jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. lovely hop aroma. This a well made beer, where you can taste all the ingredients. An easy drinking beer with lots of flavour. A very good BBQ beer.
omega (583) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice dark pour and has a nice malty nose. Not over the top rich, but inviting. Not overly carbonated which makes it easy to drink. Flavours do fall away a little quickly but on the whole a good beer.
DeliriumT (345) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice midstrength beer better than any other widely available midstrength beer in Australia. Good balance of malt and hop flavours.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Rose & Crown, Guildford WA, April 2012. Deep amber with a decent white head. Sweetish malts, a touch of new world hop character and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle, brought back from Oz by a family friend who knows I like to try different beers. Best before 11 Oct 2011, silly cow forgot to give it me when she got back, hence me reviewing it in Dec 2011.
Poured into a Palm Speciale stemmed tulip glass: Clear, bright, deep amber body with plenty of carbonisation bubbles rising to the weak, thin covering of a head above. The wispy covering soon fell away to a collar and an island or two of small bubbles even though the body seemed to be trying to replenish the head.
Caramel and malt molasses in the nose, not too strong but there none the less.
The taste is also malty, with a crisp hop bite to balance out the maltier sweetness.
A bit too fizzy for me and just slightly watery in its body depth, even at 3.8%ABV.
All in all not bad, long way for it to come, but glad I’ve tasted it.
madmitch76 (12124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th December 2011
Bottle shared with Harrisoni at Pigs Ear. Clear amber beer. Small white head. Light crisp palate. A little juicy hop. Mild minerally tropical fruit hops. Decent.
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, peach and hops. Medium carbonation and medium bodied.
Sevenlee (1054) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Taste is also sweet malt with some caramel and a dry hoppiness. Not bad.
Jimthechap (1323) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Russet coppery brown with a white head that seemed to take fright and run away. A little bit funky on the nose with aromas also of golden syrup, toffee and spent rum and coke. Flavours of golden biscuits, feels cool in the mouth with a slight mouthfeel prickliness. Sweet, malty and very little bitterness. A beer definitely designed for a palate sweeter than mine.