davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml. Great beer. Aromas of caramel, cherries, and pine. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness gently taking over. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark amber, with a frothy head.
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Coppery teak colour with a full caramel coloured foam crown. Sweet aromas of caramel, hops and malt. Smooth on the palate and very easy to drink as it is hoppy and mildly bitter. O good effort and I look forward to trying the rest of the range from Lobethal.
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, Bottled April 2008. First thing I notice about this badboy is the colour of the body! Deep amber with a creamy off-white head...is this an American-style Amber ale? My suspicions are only confirmed when I take a whiff; big ripe stonefruits peach/nectarine, rich crystal malts toffee, caramel, mild roastiness, some grass in the background. Mouthfeel is fantastic, creamy moderate carbonation, excellent balance of malt sweetness and hop sharpness, lingering for a good while. Big hop character on the body, of the likes are very uncommon in Aussie APA clones; pine, lemon zest, peach pip, with a grainy crystal toffee sweetness standing up to the tyraid. Finishes the slightest bit astrigent with a bold bitterness and lingering hop tang. Fantastic! Very similiar to homebrewed American Amber ales iíve tried. As far as large scale Aussie-made APAís go, this could well give Little Creatures a run for its money!
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Kings Head Hotel, Adelaide. Dark amber with a small off white head. Nice fruity aroma of lychee and citrus and biscuit malt. The flavour is bursting with juicy hop flavours made up of tropical fruit and a good malt backbone of biscuit malt gives support. Smooth and bitter in the mouthfeel with a noticeable resiny hop presence. An extremely quaffable pale ale.
Maris (1393) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 12/8/2011 (Batch No PA-15, bottled June 2011). Pours a light amber with little head. Has a strong and pleasant fruity, perfumey aroma. In the mouth, itís got lots of sweet stone fruit , a dash of biscuity malt, some honey, and a good dose of citrus bitterness at the back. A very nice, well balanced pale.
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I donít know if it is fair to rate a bottle found back of the cupboard 18 months after bottling. Normally I would say no, but in this case yes, because it has certainly gone the distance.
Pout is ruby brown with white head, spipcy plum pudding aroma. The flavour is complex, biscuity, spicy with some brown sugar and slight bitterness at the end. I wouldnít normally recommend letting a beer go this long, but in the case of the Lobethal Pale Ale I would say there is lots of room to be pleasantly surprised.
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle bought online from brewery although i think this is a different recipe as the bottle reads 5.6% abv, bottled nov 2011. As i cracked this bottle there was alot of gas so i poured this very carefully although the fizz overwhelmed by glass and as i right this the head is still slowly increasing after several minutes. After a turbid start the aroma is a nice sweet citrus and honey?? Also a very nice flavour to this beer heavy hops for a pale ale with spicy/citrus notes and also a nice toffee malt backing. This beer has been well crafted its just a pitty i had to leave it for 5 mins before i drank it to get rid of the excessive carbonation.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Micro beer club. Lovely reddish brown colour with a beige head. Nice citrus aromas. A very nice beer. A good version of an american pale ale.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Not expected for the style. Dense slightly off white head that hangs around for a while leaving really nice lacing. Great aromas of citrus & pine hops balanced by biscuit and toasted malt. Flavours show heaps of resiny hops with heaps of malt in the background. Finish is quite bitter thanks to both the hops and troasted malt. Canbonation is a little too high so the mouthfeel is a little off but a great beer all the same
hawthorne00 (3541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Quite a dark amber for the style with a small beige head. Aroma of nectarines, caramel, pine and kumquats. Creamy texture with a little too much fizz. Taste has some sweetish caramel with touches of stone fruits followed by a firm bitter finish. Good sessionable beer thatís not polished but is balanced.