RafeAU (218) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This has an overpowering metallic taste. is this just my bottle or is this what it is? unpleasant.
ychvirus (19) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 16, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
High carbonic acid gas, first taste is just no taste and nothing special. Design is simple and looks elegant. It seems to be related to grape something. Last taste is little special.
gyllenbock (5087) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Brisbane, August 2014. A bit hazy golden with a white head. Light with some hops, hay, citrus and grass. Drinkable but nothing special.
Morboso (77) - ECUADOR - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Re-rated this, maybe the quality level varies as the first time I tried it wasn’t good but this time I liked it, some nice piney aromas, reasonable bitterness that lingers but a fairly clean finish, pretty subdued, a bit like Gage Atomic but the carbonation in this one seems "creamier".
VinegarStroke (289) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 6/6: Bottle: Another poor beer from these guys. Clean simple short. Lacks any obvious ale lift or hops. Short light palate.
Waste of money and tasting time.
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. A particulate golden amber in colour with a fading two-finger white head. Mid-fruits, caramel and grassy hop aromas with a distinct and not entirely pleasant leafy, earthy yeast character that carries on to the palate. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a nutty, toasted malt linger in the finish. Tolerable but not one I’d be keen to revisit.
mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with a small white foam head. Minimal fruit aroma and detecting some sweetness. Very weak taste, but that is typical of a Aus pale ale. Not much to comment on
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle picked up in downtown newcastle. pale golden and very fizzy; some butterscotch in the aroma; very bland for the style - low biitterness, hint of caramel, industrial tinge. why bother?
Jado (582) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a large rocky white head (Bret infection?) and vigorous carbonation. Aromas of peach, lemon and spice (nutmeg). Taste however doesn’t live up to the nose with a very flat flavour profile lifted only by a prickly citrus bitterness at the back end. Watery body. Clean finish with a very light citrus aftertaste.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy straw colour with a poorly retained white head. Pear, honey, nut and an unpleasant metallic aroma. Further flavours of honey and nut. A touch of caramel malt, but very poorly balanced. Some bitterness but a real hollowness to the palate. American pale ale? Not good.