gnoff (8937) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 First rating
Draught half pint at the brewpub on July 12, 2013.
Described as a Summer Ale with Saaz hops, at 4.5% ABV.
Hazy honey yellow color, white head. Sweet, herbal taste. Medium but high co2 mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Herbal aftertaste. Faint, malty, herbal scent.
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Lord Nelson on October 9, 2015.
Hazy pale straw yellow color, white head. Herbal hoppy, light bitter, malty taste. Light mouthfeel, medium light bitterness. Malty, herbal aftertaste. Herbal, light leafy scent.
ALLOVATE (2687) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit weary of this bottle I picked up. Best after December of last year, hmmm.
So, into a snifter it went, just on cool, and I don’t think it could have been in finer form. Looks good. Towering, sticky snow-white crown atop very cloudy, honey gold body with well-conditioned, fine carbonation. Grassy and sweet, candied fruit aroma (strawberry, pear, pineapple) with a touch of dusty, sun-drenched grains that leans more towards pale ale malt than wheat. Creamy in mouthfeel and filling for a beer of modest strength. Good body with a dry, absorbing malt finish that is dusty like the nose. Sweet, fruit Starburst candy start meets a wall of leafy hops that offer a pleasant level of bitterness to the swallow. The fruit begins to linger long between sips, bitter under-ripe melon comes to mind; juicy and dominating by the end of the glass. This is quite a pleasant ale. Be mistaken, but I’d probably place this in the Golden ale sector as it has the traits of one. Refreshing stuff! (33cL, BA 08/12/11, Liquor Barons, Greenwood)
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the brewery. Refreshing easy drinking ale with subtle flavours and aromas.
floydian1 (1216) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml green bottle (as "Quale Summer Ale" with ABV of 4.4%). Pours clear straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet golden malts with a faint trace of grassy hops. Palate is watery and uncomplicated with flavours similar to the nose. Abrupt finish. Light body. A lawn mower beer.
Maris (1204) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 330ml bottle on 11/3/2012 (the bottle describes it as Quayle Summer Ale’ and is 4.4% ABV). Pours a cloudy light golden with a thickish lasting head. Has a slight aroma of bready malt and citrus fruit. Flavour wise, it’s relatively subtle - a little honey up front, with a slightly sour, lingering lemon bitterness at the back. Not particularly exciting or noteworthy, but easy enough to drink and would work quite well in the warmer months.
bigbish (616) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as good as their other beers. Pretty bland and boring. Smooth drinking. It’s for the ladies.
mkel07 (4417) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lord Nelson. Pale peach skin amber colour with a light white head. Spritzy aroma and easy to drink and refrshing in the mouth and on the palate. A good session beer.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Lord Nelson, Sydney. Pours yellow with small white head. Grain, honey and spice notes in the aroma and flavour. Thin body and light finish.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried on tap at the brewpub. Bright yellow gold body and short head. Soft cloves in the taste then a little grainy,enjoyed the Victory Bitter more although still thought this was good.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewhouse 4.5%. Didn’t bother to let this one warm up, just got straight into it. Arrived a hazy pale yellow with brownish highlights and a small white head which was mostly diminishing. Aroma was mainly wheat and grain with some honey. Taste was grainy and quite similar to aroma with honey, faint lemon and a light bitterness. Light bodied with a watery texture, dry mouthfeel and a short finish. Quite thin and disappointing.