BarossaLuke (498) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
So, I tried this a while back but I remember being rather fond of it. As far as Aussie APAís go itís not a hoppy as say Little Creatures, but I think I prefer it. Iíll have to go back and try it again soon.
blackbock (100) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bucketload of late hops in this one give it a nice fruity hop aroma. Unfortunately they forgot to bitter it as well :-(
alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My girlfriend picked this at random, great choice! Pours golden, with a small frothy white head that fades slowly. Mainly citrus aroma, not too strong or sweet, with a touch of floral hops underneath, very nice. Smooth mouthfeel, nice sweet citrus taste (thankfully not too sweet), with a touch of sweet and sour hops. Sweet on the swallow, with a dry citrus aftertaste. Impressive, Little Creatures is superior from a technical standpoint, but this one is far more sessionable. Excellent.
GreyShadow (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle. Sweet, yellow golden in colour. White head that stayed for a bit. Slighty fruity citrusy flavour. Went well with a gravy sauce I had for dinner.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Iíve tried this a few times in different pubs. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is biscuit malt, passionfruit, lemongrass and dusty hop notes. The flavour is biscuit malt, passionfruit and citrus. Itís ífizzyí on the palate but overall itís passable and good bitterness in the finish.
NoiZe (2325) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one during my holiday in Australia april/may 2009. Orange colored brew. Bit hoppy aroma. Sweet, floral hoppyness. Citric, mild hoppy aftertaste.
giddyupgaz (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this beer, first sip was perfect from the tap, presented well and was really good on the palate.
This is my style of beer, Iím not into massive tastes in my beer, i like the American Pale Ale style and i will buy many, many more of these over the coming years.
In my opinion it is a nicer beer than the Little Creatures pale Ale (which i also rate highly) and could well capture a significant market share.
theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too fizzy, with a lack of flavour I was expecting from this style of beer. I am not an expert in rating qualities of beer, but I canít workout what temperature this should be served at. The bottle was cold, but the beer was really gassy and metallic. Maybe it should be served warmer to help improve what little flavour it had. I think I was ripped off at $21 for a six pack. If I had known that Fosters had a hand in it I would have surely passed.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep golden, off whit head.
subtle citrus on aroma with a bit of caramel. same flavours with a slight hint of diacetyl. medium bitterness and body. tasty, refreashing on a hot day in Sydney.
Muggus69 (885) - Newcastle, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
345ml bottle. BB Dec 2009.
Clean honey-gold body with a fast-dying white head.
Aroma is quite nice biscuity honeyish malt, hint of grainy bread. Good hop quality, bit of passionfruit and citrus.
Lean body, palate seems a bit short and dries out quickly. Carbonation is moderate to high.
Biscuity honey malt comes through on the body, somewhat sweet with weak orange and grassy hops in the mix. Finishes with a slight metallic note, hop bitterness is a bit low for what itís worth, lingering passionfruit.
Itís nice and drinkable, but a bit underdone and has that metallic "Aussie twang" that iím not a fan of. Would happily drink schooners of it at a bar if they didnít have any micros, though.