apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey and citrus notes. Clean palate. Fairly light on taste, honey comes through.
maneliquor (2297) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours like a pale lager pours. Almost nothing on the nose but comes across a bit better in the taste. I was surprised by this. Actually not too bad
Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a golden lager that is slightly darker than your typical pale lager. Smell is some light maltiness and a bit of earthy hops. Flavour has some hop profile to it and not just wet hay. There is a citrus aspect with some grassy earthiness. Definately on the high end of pale lagers.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Malt shovel are really good brewers, Why the hell did they put their labels on these bottles?...This beer has little real flavour, hardly any aroma, it watery, thin and basic. Most homebrewers brew better stuff than this...
ALLOVATE (2228) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another forgotten bottle I had stashed away for bugger knows what reason. In fact completely forgotten, I bought this back in 2008 for three dollars fifty, about when the labels became more Single malt whisky than beer.
Malt nose, some damp, fresh mown grass, chaff, hay and some honey and toasted wholemeal bread. Mild spice and burnt sugar, evident alcohol vapour?, all interesting and unexpected. Light amber body, not quite bright (chill haze?). No head, no visible carb. Burnt sugar and caramelised oranges in the mouth, doughy, yeasty and just oh so slightly buttery in the tail and swallow. Light body, spritzy in carbonation and heavy in the stomach for something promoted as a ’thirst quenching lager for all occasions’. Drabby, diacetyl licked, just not quite pleasing despite the intriguing aroma. Wondering about the manufacturing of this one (pasteurised?, filtered?), given this is an older bottle how it doesn’t quite keep! Another rating coming up to be fair!!!! (345mL, 01/02/09, The beer store Morley)
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
345mL that was forced upon me by Tessa. Pour is clear straw, riveting carbonation. A baby meringue head dissipates quickly. Aroma is dump grain, corn, typical macro lager. Taste is watery, void, soapy, suddy, detergent, urine. Thought that perhaps this could be a nice all-malt, German style lager. Nope.
blackbock (108) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the clearest beers I have ever seen. Obviously filtered to within an inch of its life. There is some malt present, and an allusion to hop flavour. Very watery, not sure why someone would buy this as opposed to a megalager (which it is anyhow...) but it is very drinkable.
floydian1 (800) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 14, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught. Malt Shovel are just chasing the bucks with this watery tasteless Mexican-style pale lager. Rather cheapening the (still respectable) brand image in my opinion. Just business I suppose.
Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is best described as a dumbed down industrial version of the just ok Golden Ale. Very mainstream lagerish with mildly rough and metallic hops (PoW?) and not really much else.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 a grassy pale lager with a citrus kick at the finish. was a limited release but is now becoming a mainstay