gnoff (9191) - 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.
zacgillbanks (3568) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Pale straw coloured with a sweet toffee and malty flavour followed by gentle citrus on the finish. Pretty bland.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Tap at the local joint. Smells like a ginger beer? Weird. Taste a little like something half way between a ginger beer, cider and lager. Weird stuff. Not great but not really too bad in any way. Just not what I was expecting. Probably dirty lines....
ALLOVATE (2719) - 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)
joe19612 (2288) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light yellow colour with a fluffy white head, light malt aroma, taste is light and fruity with a dry fluffy finish.
Stew41 (1821) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dry style although not of Asahi proportions. Looks very macro and the nose is slightly off-putting with a dry cardboard lift. Dry citrus in the mouth with again some cardboard creeping in. Not sure I really approve or agree.
Muggus69 (1673) - 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
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, floral and citrus. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry finish. Not bad.
floydian1 (1249) - 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.
Maris (1225) - 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.