WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Serious disappointment. Unless garbage industrial lagers, this one has pretensions, and it fails to deliver. Hazy gold, nasty doughy bready yeasty nose. Taste of hops, sure, and malt, sure, and, well, DIRT. Nasty stuff.
Idiosynkrasie (5852) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral, mildly herbal and slightly grassy, hoppy aroma, a touch of mint and woodruff. Taste is quite identical on a mellow caramel and biscuity malty basis; soft palate, gentle carbonation. A bit too well-behaved but with subtle qualities.
Flanfl (526) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. A tad piney. No complexity here and it feels muddled. Flavours are weak, fruity and yeasty, slightly hoppy. Some bitternerss that stays for the finish. A bit dry. Meh.
zacgillbanks (4013) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a sweet slightly herbal fruity flavour with malty notes and a smooth, creamy slight zesty finish. Subtle, but not bad.
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ The Bottle Shop, London - UK. Color: hazy blond beer with no carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: malt and caramel domination well balanced with yeast notes. Good nose. Taste: medium body well balanced between sweet caramel malt ant yeast. Yeast finish and astringent. Aftertaste: fruity taste, candied apricot and yeast. Small alcohol notes. I really like it.
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity weak citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy finish.
Wim (3472) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Holiday gold blond-colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop aroma a spicy yeast hop bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish
joe19612 (2430) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a mid amber colour with a thin white head, light fruit aroma, taste is light and fruity with a dry sour finish.
ANZUShophunter (236) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours cloudy and golden in the South Oz pale ale tradition. Modest yeast and hop aroma. Sweeter than many pale ales. Refreshing on a hot day. Like the rhyme in the name.
TedE (791) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into glass. Sour nose, a bit vinegar, a bit spicy hop. Cloudy golden beer with small sudsy head. High carbonation. Very spritzy, medium body. Subtle citric aftertaste with later sherbet. Very late malt present. Refreshing, pleasant.
GoufCustom (1408) - HONG KONG - MAR 24, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in New Town Plaza, Shatain.
Cloudy hazy dull orange amber colour with no yeast sediments; No head and thin residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with barely notable carbonation; Sweet aroma of ale malt, with light grapefruit, lemon, light floral, molasses, pine, earth and yeast; Close to light sweet taste of light ale malt, with very light grapefruit, grapefruit oil, faint molasses, light pine, very light resin, thin biscuits, yeast, lemon, bitter hops and grass; Light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is very lightweight Ale, so thin you might think someone put a concentrated Ale capsule in a large jar of water. Notable grapefruits but seems fake, fairly strong pine and traces of resins, but yeast is thin. Bitter but not so tasty lemony hops rounds up. No!... Hoppiness is light grapefruit, light floral, pine and lemon in nose and taste, with a bit more resin and spice to the tongue. Bitterness is notable, seems more than 25 IBU suggests for a lasting fair bitter finish; Fairly dry after taste. Watery and bitter to mouth.
Comments: It doesn’t matter whether this is a APA or just a local Aussie Pale Ale, the watery palate, low-fi maltyness and rather half-hearted Amercian hops doesn’t really help its cause, and it has a lowly feel to it. Barely acceptable and I won’t touch it again!