Maris (914) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 From a 330ml bottle on 29/12/2009. Dark brown/reddish in colour, with almost no head. Smells of caramel and toffee, tastes the same - quite sweet, with some chocolate notes, and an almost lemony finish, with a touch of bitterness. An interesting drop, if not remarkable.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Pumphouse bar, Sydney. Was a decent beer, but was expecting more. Quite malt heavy, with a small hop profile. Plenty of earthy flavours with a strong caramel/toffee sweetness.
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, reddish mahogany colour that is quite clear. There is a small half-centimetre, light brown head that is quickly reduced to a soapy lacing.
Sweet caramel is the first thing you smell, this is blended with some background citrus aroma. There is a nice sweet malt smell that works well together with the dark summer fruits lingering at the back.
Warm sweet malts, a nice strong hop character and a mix of caramel & toffee all blend together nicely here to great a very well balanced beer that is a pleasure to drink. The finish has almost no bitterness to it & helps produce a very clean aftertaste.
On the light side of medium bodied and has a great, chewy texture to it that is smooth in parts. The carbonation levels are excellent.
Very good indeed, the beers main advantage over others is that it is incredibly well balanced throughout. It has a good, solid flavour and an excellent feel to it.
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floydian1 (826) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle into pilsner glass. Pours copper-brown with a thin tan head. Toasted malty aromas with subtle caramel and faint hints of dark fruits, coffee beans and dry wood. Tastes moderately sweet with a nice dry bitter finish that lingers. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. Quaffable. Nice.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown with a tan head. Strong Rye bread aroma, a bit of earth, toffee and a burned toastedness. Kind of feels a bit stale, like cold coffee and burned toast with butter. Medium body, not much bitterness lends to the smoothness of the mouthful and lets the bready malt character shine nicely. A soft cocoa and herbal flavour comes through lightly. The finish is bready and a touch sweet. A really nice vienna, better in the flavour and body than the aroma.
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
draught half @ the greenwich union.dark brown colour lacy white head. overly yeasty, very malty with heavy roast cereal notes, a bit like burnt cornflakes. not mine but well made.
Dredd (684) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma on this, reminiscent of a Newcastle brown style ale of coffee, burnt toffee and caramel. Appearance is a but lackluster with a very flat pour and sudsy head that disappears very quickly. Flavour is ok, kind of thin body and a real hole in the profile with some cardboard in it amongst the dark malt elements. The finish is a bit grainy chocolate. Good but i wonder if there is something lost in the journey from the UK to Australia.
scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma is malty with caramel notes. Taste is also very malty and sweet, notes of caramel, bread, toffee. Good beer
AdiBeer (593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: weird nose. Appearance: amber/orange, small white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: malty bitterness, medium carbonation. Overall: mediocre lager. Pint at the Meantime Brewery, London.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours vibrant red, off white head. Nice toasty biscuity malt aroma. Flavour is all about the malt - which is biscuity. Pretty much no bitterness, thin body. Clean finish. Clean but boring.