ALLOVATE (2263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another beer to fall to the mass corporate monster. This beer used to be an unpasteurised, Hefe-weizen. Now almost resembling a typical Australian lager, it joins the blandness of the mainstream. Crystal clear yellow gold, honey- lemon like aroma with a short lacey head. Taste is in the background, slight sweetness and short clove like spice. Sessional but undemanding.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Off yellow color. Small head, nice sweet smell. Not so much on the hef taste. Still an enjoyable beer to drink, just not up to the other wheat beers ive tasted.
Stew41 (1658) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light gold, almost light brown in the glass. Did look quite largerish. Ok head hangs around a while. Nose is true to type with some spice and clove, although a little subtle. Palate is ok - I can see the wheat beer character trying to emerge very early with some nice spicy and sweet notes but just fades to a thin, no descript finish. I’ve seen worse examples but this is no excuse to not chase the real thing.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: (would call it a krystal- rather than a hefe-) Poured crystal clear light gold with a large white head of medium bubbles. Subtle banana and spice aroma, some salty mussels-in-wine, and background spinach and rocket. Taste was quite lagery for a wheat. Flavour watery wheaty flavour, finishes with some sweet lemon. Fills the mouth reasonably, but is a little thin and watery. Finishes quite dry.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours very pale yellow clear with medium-high carb. Lacks aroma, bit of banana but not much. Similar flavour, very subtle banana, clove and bubblegum. A little too bland, and thin in feel for my tastes.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Finally, an Australian pub beer approaching respectability. Golden amber color with a medium thick, off white head. Banana and clove aroma, wheaty. Taste is sweet clove and wheat maltiness. Pleasurable. Sampled at Di Biers pub in Melbourne, Australia.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plae Golden colouring with a nice head. Banana\Spice-type aroma. Wheat-honey flavour. Normally gets served at bars with a slice of lemon - in which I recommend.
gdj (10) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice wheat beer. I must say that some good beers come out of Perth. Drink it whenever I am in WA.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured, slight haze from wheat. fair head. Caramelized aroma, some citrus hops. flavour is slightly grainy wheat with some refreshing tartness. cloying honeyish sweetness.
i am sure that they’ve changed their recipe, it was never that sweet in my previous tastings
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow with a puffy white head. Slightly spiced aroma of banana and clove, similar to a belgian trippel. Light flavor, not much going on, some light spices near the finish, which is crisp and refreshing. Not bad.