beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Very attractive deep coppery red hue, nice off white creamy head which unfortunately shows poor retention, moderate lacing. A nice mix of malty aromas (caramel biscuit mostly, some nuttiness) with very appealing strong resinous hops some fruitiness and a bit woody. Mildly sweet, moderately bitter. I think this would improve if it had more substance in the palate. Had this beer ages ago and thought it rocked, today its reasonably good and at $2 NZ for an individual bottle its great value. Pretty good for a micro turned macro.
BarossaLuke (537) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thi sis areally good bitter style beer with that NZ Nelson Sauvin twist. Lovely malt aroma which is well balanced with the hops. I’ve had NS hopped beers before and it can be quite a big up-front aromatic hop vairety bu in this beer it is all well balanced leaning toward the malt side as it should. Very nice beer, could drink this all night.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle poured into half pint glass. Bread malt nose, with caramel and chocolate notes. Malty sweet, with some subtle caramel flavour. Finishes a little malty sweet and one dimensional.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a large off white head over a burnt orange body. Aroma of maltly nuttiness balanced with reinous hops. Finishes with a touch of bitterness.
hawthorne00 (2257) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark red with light beige head. Caramel and Saaz hop aroma. Light malts and citrus. Bitterness is there, but rather more floral than usual for this style. Refreshing.
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - NOV 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Mmmm....Looks a treat but just had an unendearing quality. Very malt sweet with little bitterness to counter balance.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Too sweet for a bitter. Aroma is malty and not strong. Flavour is sweet with almost no bitterness. Looks nice, red in colour with lasting head. Body is light to medium, with a watery feel.
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very smartly copnstructured beer. shows a great mix and balance of light touch malts, pilsner-like hops and a settled bitter edge reminisce of any decent bitter from the UK. Perfectly drinkable. In fact, were it not for a modest burst from the toffee mlats early I might have been convinced I was sipping a pilsner. Gassy, fizzy finish.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery bar. Pours copper red, off white head. Aroma is quite hopped, fruity and has a soft spice. Full bodied flavour, a good hop bitterness came through with this tap version (bottles can be lacking in hops). Soft spice, biscuty. Quite nice.
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Good look frothy head strong good size carbonation tops in a red coloured pour aroma toffee honey malt biscuit some fruit flavour toffee biscuit citrus some stone fruit bitter taste good hoppiness apricot note finish fruity mild bitter fizz lingers not bad at all