ALLOVATE (2549) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A rating from way back in 2006 found in an old notebook. Definitely the same beer, though I remember its bottle and label being a lot different from that shown on the left.
Sample given to me by an importer. Chilled, into a Pilsner glass. Looks half decent, a mass of highly charged carbonation inside a yellowish gold body, clear as day. Big soufflé of white caps it off, slowly rising in the centre to a peak, impressive. This holds ’til the end and laces the glass nicely. Grassy, dusty old bag of hops on the nose. Inoffensive on the palate, dull sourish malt with a mix of spicy, grassy and slightly sour hops in back. Hint of roasted peanut comes through, some herbal notes linger in the crispish . A little watery, body is light and it moves quickly across the tongue without great harm. Pretty average, nothing offensive at all. Easily quaffable, ’mind-turned-off’ lager! (33cL, 25/11/06, The Beer Store, Morley)
dashammer (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
a pale amber color akin to apple juice, a big head to float a bottle cap, a strong malt aroma that grabs at the pit of your stomach, followed by a sweet carmel malt flavor. Just picked up a case at Shangy’s in Emmaus on a close out special for $13 so I shouldn’t bitch, but I will. Not really a summer brew, kind of heavy. Carbonation kind of went flat halfway through. I might use a bottle or two in my roasting pan to roast a couple of racks of ribs. I would skip this and get the Pigs Eye Pilsner for $13 in cans.
Note: this was brewed and bottled in Australia, so maybe it should be paired with a Vegamite sandwich. 4.9% ABV.
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
375ml bottle. Poured pale yellow in colour with a medium white head and malt aroma. Very thin and watery and lacking in flavour. Average at best.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a tarnished copper penny in color with a pure white head. The aroma is slightly musty with an odd malty note. The flavor is very watery with a metalic character to the hops. There really wasn’t much carbonation to speak of. The body is slightly thin and weak.
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: some light malt and hop with a touch of melon. Appearance: golden amber with a largish white head that flattens reasonably quickly. Flavour: malty and easy to drink but very little hop character. Palate: thin and gently carbonated easy to finish quickly finishes with a touch of the melon tasts.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale amber pour with a medium white head. Kind of bland flavor with a funny after taste.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This stuff was really horrible and I really can say that this was really not enjoyable...
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin head and pale amber body. Decent malt character that feels good on the pallet. Hints of caramel. A very easy drinking simple beer and you can’t beat the price for a case.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very foamy almost soapy head. amber/gold color. aroma of malts and caramel. lots of soapy lacing left behind and a lot of carbonation. tastes of malt and a bit floral with a bitter after thought. I must say that I’m not a pale lager fan but there is something about this I like. this is an easy drinker. I think I’m going to save what i have of this for the summer. this is going to taste real good in July!
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours a pale amber with a thin head. a light aroma of caramel is detected. has a thick butterscotch/caramel flavor. no bitterness detected. has a Houdini like finish, that is to say it just disappears. still though I can’t complain, I only paid $14 for a case of it and it is very drinkable if lacking a little complexity.