Stew41 (1805) - 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.
Ngejo (554) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 30, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap. Clear, golden, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, lively, & abrupt finish.
DavidAust (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe it was the atmosphere, company or situation, but I found this to be OK, which doesn’t seem to fit with most reviewers. As a lager, it has the usual crisp and clean taste with enough hops and malts to make it more interesting than a lot of mainstream "big brands" beer you find here.
magpieken (129) - - MAR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
345ml bottle. BB 12/12/14. Pale gold colour; tall, frothy, white head which lasted very well and left some lacing. Very gentle aroma of bread, grass, citrus and a little cardboard. Light to medium sweetness and light to medium bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth texture but there is an unappealing, astringent and medicinal bitterness in the finish that lingers and spoils the whole experience. I realise this bottle was a couple of months past its BB date but I’ve had it a few times before and it’s as I remembered. 6.
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg. A clear golden amber colour with a small but lasting white to off-white head. Biscuit- and caramel malt-centric with grassy hops, a light earthiness and some grain characters. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation with a short, soft bitterness in the finish.
TedE (502) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2015
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the Australian hotel. Nice spicy hop nose. Clear golden beer with lots of carbonation. Taste is papery, wishy-washy, bland. Finish is neutral then late slight vegetal hops. Not great.
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Herbal hop aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt herbal flavour. Smooth palate.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear yellow. Minimal head. Sweet honey like aroma. Some tropical fruit. Very watery body. Taste is malt driven, but very bland. The sweet honey flavour is the only thing really saving it at all.
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Minimum flavour, minimum anything to do with a beer. Fucking ordinary stuff you’d be silly to consider putting this down your throat on a regular basis
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Who the fuck calls a beer minimum chips. Doesn’t really compare to any chips I know of. Super bland lager really. Nothing at all going for it
Muggus69 (1533) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
345mL bottle BB 12/12/14
Pours a clear gold body, course bead lending to a soapy sort of small head.
Aroma is reasonable with grainy malt & floral hops notable.
Medium bodied, somewhat short on the finish, tad soapy with a moderate carbonation.
Body is pretty simple with husky cereal malts and touch of hop spice leading to a soft bitterness to finish. Relatively clean, perhaps a touch metallic/minerally as it warms (which it’s probably not designed for, I’m guessing)
Non-offensive, a step above the vast norm it has to be said.