WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
First off, for the low alcohol this was amazing. If you’d told me it was 5% I would have believed you. The aroma was quite sweet, and you could tell the hops were fighting the malt off while tasting it. They won in the end. Quick battle too because there’s not much finish. Surprised how fresh it is though. A nice treat, for this to be shipped all the way here so we can taste.
sajuuk (28) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 This beer pours as a clear, deep amber-orange liquid. Sparkling liquid with a minimal tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is malty and very much of hops. Things that come to mind include rum, toffee and maybe even caramel. The taste is quite sweet with a light bitterness. I would call this a light to medium bodied beer. It has a thin texture with a soft carbonation and an abrupt finish. The aftertaste has plenty of roasty hops. Overall I really enjoyed this beer, it?s very easy to drink and has plenty of interesting flavours. I was left wanting a little carbonation and more depth in this beer. It would benefit from being stronger and seeming less ?watered down.? Among very commonly available beers in Australia, it?s definitely a cut above the usual suspects.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mediocre beer, starts ok with a hint a flavour but this abates quickly. Far too boring and unoriginal.
Regus (3) - rockingham, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is about as good as it gets @3.8% can sit on this all night or just as a starter I love two before ordering.
jdpeebs (687) - 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 (642) - 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 (354) - 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 (5913) - 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 (3183) - 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 (13369) - , 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.