Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, - FEB 3, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Is there any worse crime in the beer world? Trail blazing craft brewer sells to a major (nothing wrong with that) but fails, progressively, to maintain its rep and instead gets good at churning out bland beer. How about some respect for the brand and reputation? This is styled as a golden but it might as well be a low carb PL. No flavours to speak of, just the faintest nip of honey and Asahi-like dry finish.
Trev1979 (2) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, fresh taste, light but not watery. Would make an ideal summer beer, light on the palate, easy to drink. Recommended.
Rob_D_UK (443) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight citrus aroma. Taste was of a malty biscuit. Tasted on draught at the Mary Ellen in Newcastle, NSW.
KeefOz (626) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Empire, Fortitude valley, Brisbane. Poured a clear yellow gold colour with a thin white bubbly head that diminished quickly. Lacing was reasonably good to begin with but disappeared by part way through the glass. Low, if any, carbonation. Aroma malt sweetness but overall very subtle. Taste is subtly of semi-sweet malt initially but this fades quickly to a slight hops flavour. Light body. A smooth, crisp, light finish with a mild hops bitterness. OK but not spectacular.
gnoff (7033) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at King St. Brewhouse and Restaurant, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.
Part of a sample paddle.
Clear golden color, white head. Hoppy, bitter, dry taste. Medium mouthfeel, high dry bitterness. Malty, hoppy scent.
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold amber appearance with thin white head. Citrus aroma which follows through to the palate. Finish is quite short which is a shame. Ok hot weather seasonal beer which is probably the aim. Nothing to memorable about this one
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: bright yellow-gold with average head. Reasonable lacing.
Aroma: hints of citrus and grassy hops.
Taste: some light malt aspects, and a bit of citrus. Lots of sour and grassy flavours. "trademark" Australian macro metallic twang (almost verging on bad-homebrew flavour).
Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation, low body, a bit astringent.
Drinkability: Not. This actually tastes worse than XXXX or VB, not sure how they managed it!
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught in Sydney (served very cold). An above average Aussie golden lager but that’s not saying much is it? Sweet malts, some citrus and a trace of hop bitterness on the nose and tongue. Pale yellow pour with smallish white head. Light-medium bodied. Somewhat watery texture.
madquacker (995) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There are some biscuity malts here with an over lay of citrus fruits. Head dissipates very quickly. Still is a bit of water there amongst the biscuits and malt.
varanid99 (345) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light gold pour, thick off white head. Very heavily carbonated. Sort of smells like generic pale lager, a bit malty but not much else. Some sweetness, not much else, but ends with nasty dry bitter finish. Not good.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle- Pours a bright golden color with a small head that fades to no real lacing. Mild aroma of fruit and a bit of malt sweetness. Taste is a bit bland with some malt sweetness and bit of fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, a bit crisp and smooth. A non-offensive Golden Ale.