imaragingbull (495) - Sydney, - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber orange with foamy thick off white head and decent lacing. Very sickly sweet caramel and burnt toffee malt aroma - biscuit, honey bread and grain with a light tropical, grassy hop character in the faint background. Light medium body, chewy caramel, light stonefruit hop presence and medium bitterness. Well balanced flavour and some fruity yeast esters - reminiscent of an old ale minus the dark malts. Satisfying.
ScottoHB (1) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really surprising beer from the Kiwi’s - rich , full bodied and with a lovely aroma in line with an Aussie pale Ale - I will now have to try their other beers in the range :-)
ofey (60) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours easy with dark amber and minimal head.
Taste is sweet with caramel and maltish flavours
Fruity overtones and bitter finish.
Will buy more in future... .
Bif (1021) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Puors a clear dark amber color with a good tan head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some sweetness and dark fruit with a bit of spice. Taste of Roasted malt with some chocolate mixed in with dark fruit and bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and quite creamy, with a nice balance. Enjoyable beer. good for a couple. worth a try.
jameslong (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Amber colour ,strong chocolate malt flavor with a bitter finish . Nice beer .
beerking123 (7) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice deep chocolate malt aroma and taste ,very sweet in the middle of your pelete ,strong bitter finish .not bad not great.
pmuzz (262) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan, it lacked sufficient flavour and body. It is a weak amber ale that leaves a lot to be desired.
floydian1 (712) - FNQ, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 330ml bottle. Amber body with small cream-white head. Nose is sweet caramel malts and mild floral hops. Quite sweet on the tongue with a smooth easy drinking mouthfeel and low carbonation. Mild bitter hop finish. Light-medium body. A little too sweet for my taste but still good.
gav12c (116) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy golden amber, with a thin white head that leaves some subtle lacing. aroma is all malt with caramel and biscuit shining through. flavour magnifies the aroma, with more caramel and biscuit with a slight roasted flavour finishing with pleasantly subtle bitterness. quite a good amber ale for the price.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright and radiant fiery copper body with a good sized, resilient, pillowy crown atop that leaves a mess of foam upon the glass. Definitely well fuelled by the abundant surge of minute bubbles below. Raw, resinous hops, roasted nuts, burnt toast, weeds and dried mown lawn, Anzac biscuits and pale timber on the nose, pleasant and surprisingly complex. Piney, nutty, herbaceous, floral; a big mix of flavour upon the palate. The hops aren’t shy, adding a fetching amount to its profile. Quite raw, rough, woody are the hops with the malt adding just a little biscuity, treacle-like sweetness to it and subtle toasty notes. Not much fruit esters come out but it is refreshingly styled. The body light and the carbonation low to allow it to settle in well on the palate. It’s honestly an easy drinker. Very sessionable. Keeps good, even as it warms. Quite nice. (33cL, BB 21/09/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)