pmuzz (378) - - JAN 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at Vale Ale: If any day was suitable for a good cold beer it was 17/1 in Adelaide. It was so hot and uncomfortable and I needed a solid beer to slake my thirst. However, this was the most unimaginative and insipid beers I have had in a while. It looked as it had been diluted one part beer to ten parts water! Not good at all.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bb 24/05/2014
Clean pale gold body, holds a good inch of white foam.
Good intensity aroma; citrus, melon, passionfruit, guava, light toasty cereal maltiness.
Medium carbonation and body, crisp and clean overall.
Pale cereal malts lay a backbone for tropical fruit, citrus, spice hops. Light bitterness to finish.
Nice lager... Good hop character, clean overall
madquacker (995) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild ale. Yellow see through colour with little carbonation. Sweet and watery. Nice enough.
KeefOz (626) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 23/5/14. Poured a clear golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that retained well for a while but then diminished and laced poorly. High carbonation with many large bubbles forming trails. Aroma subtly of sweet malt. taste of very sweet malt with no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth and light with a very sweet finish. Average for a craft lager.
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from BWS. Bright golden with minimal white head. Sweet malt grains dominate the nose with a subtle citrus hop presence. Taste is sickly sweet with barely there hops to provide balancing flavours (hint of citrus). Like a typical Aussie lager but superior mouthfeel than the macro breweries. Not worth the extra bucks though.
varanid99 (345) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, light gold with a thin pale head, fizzy. Citrusy aroma, malt, a little bready. Taste is sweet, malty, and a bit thin. It’s ok, definitely better than a lot of Australian lagers going around
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Winston, Hobart. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, hoppy, floral taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Floral aftertaste. Sweet, floral, hoppy scent. Nice and fresh.
MarkMaclean (44) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clear mid gold, no head and light gas. Great hop high notes light malt and very drinkable . Could slip down several of these without complaint.
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ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Bright clear gold/yellow, no head to speak of, bready, citrusy, slightly rubbery, nothing special, quite thin/watery. Such a disappointment after their IPA, which is one of my favourite session beers.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hasn’t quite gripped me as it sits in the glass. Headless, soda-like and with an appearance I’d expect from a Strongbow™ cider than a lager beer. Nose is dominated by grapefruit and lemon and lime zest with a touch of passionfruit to round it off - minerally and not quite clean. Light and a little too watery with no malt for back-bone. The fruit of the nose plays unconvincingly on the palate. A touch of rubber and plastic in the finish. Awkward in mouthfeel with light carbonation and a flat finish. Expected a lot more than this. Pretty one-dimensional stuff! (33cL, BB 24/05/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
Maris (849) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 330ml bottle on 13/6/2013. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a medium bright white head. Not too much in the way of aroma - just a bit of grain and a hint of fruit. The flavour surprised me - it’s actually rather pleasant. There’s quite a bit of bready malt, a touch of citrus, and a moderate dash of hops, which makes it quite refreshing. Has a light body and lively carbonation. I’ve come to expect to be disappointed by McLaren Vale beers, but it’s pleasing to see them come up with an above average pale lager. Like the label as well.