gnoff (8009) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ALLOVATE (2487) - 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 (687) - 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 (1089) - 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 (1048) - 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 (570) - 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 (3828) - 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! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - 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 (3063) - 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.