johndoughty (4874) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At last a beer from Australia to rival the wonderful Coopers.Hops hit you in the face and reach all parts of your flavour buds.Citrus flavours dominate what is a very, very refreshing beer.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright, lovely golden hue, big, active, frothy white head.
Aroma is bursting with fruit, fresh and citrusy, and just a touch sour, too, with a hoppy edge.
Very smooth drinking, with a sunny disposition. Fruitiness(peaches, oranges) continues through subsequent sipping. Light in body, sweet finish, pleasant character. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada PA in flavor. Bright and beautiful, this is a keeper. Goes down so easy, it’s a perfect session ale. Never lets you forget that it’s all about flavor!
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark gold, slightly cloudy, finely carbonated with a nice white head which lasts for the whole glass. Which is a hell of a lot longer than the idiot with the Crownie at the next table. Big, citrusy cascade aroma with a hint of malt. Flavour is leaning towards the hop, but not unbalanced. Good for an aussie beer.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 Bottled _ _This is the best Australian beer i have tasted, loaded with hops, rustic bitterness,with a balanced malt flavour. Amazing aroma of flowers and citrus with a brilliant golden amber appearence with good head retention.. This is a absolutely fantastic beer and I would rate it among the best beers i’ve tasted.
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 I reckon this is the best australian beer i have tasted. Coopers vintage comes real close, but i think this takes the cherry. Nice citrus flavours with spice edge. Aroma of orange and other nice things. I am going to the brewery in a couple of days and can’t what. Must try. Just writing about it makes me want it sooo bad. I had a couple last night and i can still taste it
jbj42 (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
ALL BOW TO THE ALMIGHTY!! the single best commercial beer available!!! oh the fruityness! this is incredible! dont be put off by the price, shit shes worth more than that!! dear lord! the fruit! YOU NEED THIS!!! NOW!!!! PUT EVERYTHING DOWN AND NIP DOWN THE BOTTELO!!!!! GO!!!!!!!!
KenOath (8) - Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 Orange amber in appearance in draught form (cloudy if bottled) with good head retention. Medium-bodied with subtle pale malt detectable. Initial bitterness on palate finishing with charateristic floral and citrus notes.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze body with a cream head. Clean and tasty. Sugar, pine, lemon hops. A little drying in the finish. Damn good for an Australian micro. Sampled on draught at the Australian Hotel in Sydney, Australia.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off-Amber colouring with a nice thick head. Dry, bitter, floral and citric all mesh up to a flavoursome brew. Something you cannot deny yourself.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured quite a quite cloudy but beautiful orange with a large head that had somelength. Good lacing. Lemony mango aroma with some dired apricot notes. Great hop aroma. Flavour displayed some matured malts and a great refreshing tang. Good body. Excellent beer, definitley Australia’s best at this point.