TourDeBeer (122) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Lot of people saying it's a golden haze, I'm seeing pretty clear. Fruity aroma. Smooth, fresh, low carbonation. I like it?
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very estery, lots of cloves. A touch of smoke. Low bitterness. Ok, but not that exciting.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
640ml Bottle. Subtle smoke aromas. A nice twist on your average lager. Very drinkable. Shall be buying more.
Dervock (661) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a murky pale yellow with a massive frothy head with lasts remarkably well. Pineapple and a woody aroma up front with a hint of something slightly floral. The initial taste is almost smoky pine, with a roasty tatste that I can’t explain. It hits right in the middle of the palate and stays putt lingering, its not great but there is a lot going on which I like.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As the label suggests this is a big lager. It pour hazy golden and sports a very minimal white foam. The carbonation level is low and it boasts a predominantly smoked malt aroma with a hint of candy sweetness. The flavour has a smoked backbone driving the beer forward with a touch of risidual sweetness. At 6.5% the alcohol is well hidden and doesn’t dominate the flavour profile. Would I buy it again....yes I would,,,well done Malt Shovel.
mkel07 (4411) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
640ml bottle. Hazy golden amber like sunrise over the ocean. Slight white head and I expected some smoke in the aroma but couldn’t detect anything close to smoke. Flavour is a bit floral and perfumey and the beer is a bit thin in the body.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Slightly hazy gold with white head. Medium carbonation and body. Sweet. Spicy with a strange bacon flavour in the background. Medium b itterness.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 640ml. Nice, rich beer. Aromas of smoke, bread, biscuit, dry fruit, and hints of citrus. Taste is sweet all the way, with light bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, bubbly, with a thin head.
ALLOVATE (2687) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite excited about this one, though I get that way with all the Mad Brewers batches only to be plummeted straight back down to earth. Yet this one stands alone as one of their most creative works and easily the best so far.
It pours a hazy, sunny orange with minute, sluggish carbonation. Good sized, creamy snow-white crown adorns it, lasts and produces lashings of fine lace. Nose tweaks between cured, salted meats, biltong, speck, charred wood, eucalypt, lemon myrtle and camphor. Quite dusty, stingingly spicy, dry and almost sour, with just a pinch of supple fruit to give it more volume. Quite a firm, bigger than anticipated, body. Very well rounded and complex like the nose. The balance of citrus, cured meats and spice couldn’t be any better. A good prickle of spritzy carbonation to the front accentuates the flavours, this bounces across the palate, smoothing out into the dry swallow. Nice pale malt taste mid-palate is its only normalcy. Speck and over fried cacciatore lingers long along with some smoke and lemon myrtle spice. Eucalypt rounds it out like a good cough drop with an addition of raspberry bubblegum peaking through. Clean aside from its own funkiness, this just encapsulates the great Aussie BBQ as the label suggests. I Like this one, must have hit a soft nerve I never knew I had. Nice work! (64cL, BB 18/01/12, Dan Murphys Morley)
Muggus69 (1610) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m presented with a very pale straw looking beer with a bit of hazy. Holds a creamy white head.
Spicy sort of nose; white pepper, clove, vanilla, tobacco, dried fruits, lemon rind, the odd oxidised sort of woody/cardboard note; all seems a bit odd for a beer of this colour!
Medium body, creamy carbonation, slick smooth sort of texture, reminisant of a Belgian Wit.
Smokiness really manifests itselfs itself on the body, lingering throughout and long onto the finish. The rest of it, once again, reminds me of a Belgian Wit; citrus peel, coriander seed, clove and dried fruit esters.
I can honestly say this a very unique beer. Not sure if it reminds me of the Aussie landscape but is an interesting hybrid of sorts, I feel lager is a bit of a misleading title though...closer to a Belgian blond ale that anything!