Jado (633) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No doubt this is a complex beer, bit Iím not sure it works necessarily. Thereís not too much on the nose, but looks great in the glass with a clear red colour and a small dissipating head. The taste is a blend of malts with fruity but not overpowering hops. Doesnít linger much. Interesting, but Iím not sure it all comes together.
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Light red-amber pour with a small white head. Toasted biscuit and nutty tones show themselves on the nose. Sweet caramel/toffee/honey (Iím getting a little of each) and floral hops in the taste. OK but not my thing
jfb (4537) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear copper colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of straciatella, butterscotch and milk chocolate, quite bready. flavour is heavy on chewy roasted malts, with additional notes of dark fruits and floral hops. medium-bodied with average carbonation and a light bitter finish.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011 Tap @ Macís Northern Steamship. Clear, light amber pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Malty nose.Medium body and carbonation. Refreshing, nutty, toasty bitter with pine and citrus hops. A touch of fruit balances it nicely - my new favorite Macs!
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber/red with a large but short-lasting head.
Nose shows generous amounts of toasty, nutty malt with some caramel in there too. In the way of hops thereís a faint fruity character. Loving the malt though.
Some of the nutty malt transfers through as a flavours but overall the malt profile seems overly metallic. Finishes with a weak bitterness and that metallic character.
Carbonation is much too high.
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
great red look to the beer. low carbonation upon opening. Pours very clearly, and tastes much like a UK bitter. Small amounts of maltiness. Mild to the taste. Smooth palate (low carbonation). Would be a good session beer.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330mL. Awesome bottle and pull off cap. Pour is clear, deeper orange to amber with an excellent, yellow to tan head with great rocky retention and great lace. Aroma is all rye malt, earthy rye. Taste is rye malt, rich malty, earthy, dirty, raw grains, fennel. Pretty solid.
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. My low expectation was certainly well surpassed. Copper colour with red flecks when held to the light. Strong beige head caps off a good solid body. Strong caramel malt aroma bursts from the glass and nutty biscuit flavours blend well together to give a smooth feel on the palate.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Clear red. Light tan head. Medium carbonation. Sweet , caramel malts, fruity, woody, quite hoppy. Moderately bitter.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dull dark amber. Light fruity aroma with some crystal malt chewiness. Predominantly chewy character, with fresh malts. Ok, probably a bit too chewy and doesnít showcase this NZ Saaz at all.