DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is all sweet , yep biscuity, malt. Light bodied. First mouthful tastes very malt-driven, but after half a glass a light bitterness starts balancing things out a bit, at the expense of thinning out the mouthfeel just a tad too much for this already light ale. By the last 1/3 of the pint it has settled into its stride and is a good meat’n’potatos beer.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lovely red with hoppy spicy notes, rich malt texture and mouthfeel, the hops just don’t quite keep up with this one, hints of diacetyl in the finish but overall a sessionable beer
Pdubyah (634) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of those beers that you’d be a bit disappointed to miss out on the last bottle of, but possibly not one that would be your first choice. So a C- level beer that "could try harder" it does what it says on the label, there isn’t a pretence in the description that you agree with because you don’t get it, but because it is what i is.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours muddy brown amber with average-small off-white head and tight lace. Aromas of sweet malts, light grassy tropical citrus hop notes, fig, caramel, pitted fruit and a touch of biscuit and toast. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. The sweetness is well balanced with a generous bitterness, not so much flavour but the finish is lingering light bitterness/flavour and a touch salty and minerally. Nice malty character and unique NZ hop notes.
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tad disappointed with this. I was expecting a more hop driven beer but this was much more malt driven in flavour and aroma. Still a nice beer but not was I expected.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice red colour with a firm white head. Nice biscuity malt aroma. Malty flavour with slight hop bitterness.
mkel07 (5160) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Lots of light tan foam with aromas of hops and peaches.. Heavy in the glass with a copper almost red colour. Nice smooth flavour that goes down easy.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large head nice amber pour medium strong carbonation aromas malty some biscuit apricot caramel the flavours fruity caramel spice ginger pepper medium bitter fruit peel taste the finish tastes of fruit sweet malt spice bitter finish little dull but okay
Jado (773) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Billed as a Kiwi Pale Ale, but I’m not sure what that means. I was expecting something like an APA but turns out to be more of an English style. Deep amber pour with a thin head. Grain and a floral hints on the nose. Plenty of malt in the mouth, with biscuit and bread. Some herbal and light bitterness comes through from the hops. Body is a bit thin and the palate is short. Not too bad, but not what I was expecting.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. The description on the bottle is exactly how this beer smelt and tasted. An enjoyable beer.