Jimthechap (1683) - Christchurch, - APR 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Masterpiece. A misnomer if ever there was one. Mind you, calling it Melcher’s Rubbish Dutch Lager may not be the best USP in terms of marketing but it does have the added bonus of representing the Dutch habit of being forthright at the expense of being likeable.
So anyway, clear, gold and sparkling in the glass with a persistent fluffy white head. It is good looking even if it isn’t good smelling. Aromas of grain and standard Eurolager that is evocative of the future flavour when it comes back up along with plastic pizza and too many other pints of fizzy Eurolager. The flavour is clean if a little pasticky. I have had better pints and worse ones, but this sits in the lower end of taste. Fortunately my expectations weren’t too high.
mkel07 (3540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Stewarts Cellars August 2013. Pale and thin looking in the glass and flavour was very much non existent with some wet straw and grain coming through.
waiake (106) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml can pale gold with fast fading head, faint floral grass aroma, thin & watery with a slight metallic taste, very average
GuideDogSaint (349) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml can from Carrefour, Xintiandi, Changchun. Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Not much aroma, some bitterness in the taste. Not unpleasant but not great.
Muggus69 (1226) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
OLD NOTES DEC 28, 2003
Typical smelling lager, maybe a bit more skunky than most. Pours light golden with a foamy head that don’t last. Simple, lightly hopped, detergenty mouthful. Just another lager to choose from the list, not a work art!
Mark_Eck (711) - - FEB 8, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a pale golden color. Very unenjoyable taste with a metallic aftertaste.
BeerSkull (1308) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle). Miserable beer with metallic taste. Thin watery flavor of grainy malt and grassy hops.
ALLOVATE (2436) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Medium gold and bright with a towering two inches of foam that raises up and out the glass and holds on well. Aroma of next day boiled eggs, fermented cabbage, dried mown grass, haybales and sawdust. Flat, flaccid, soapy and slick in mouthfeel. Light in body but with all that going on it was hard to swallow. Mint and lemon zest underneath; wishy washy malt and corn-like adjuncts perplex the mid-palate. Just wrong in the finish, acrid and chemical with nothing going for it positively. I couldn’t finish this, but geez it looked good in the glass. (50cL, Labelled Melcher’s Dutch Gold Lager Beer, BB 16/09/13, The Beer Store Morley)
mcnatty (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2011 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Our boss got given these beers and tried to palm them off to his staff for work drinks. Watery cat piss with a strong after taste of can.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated as Melchers Dutch Gold. Pale straw colour with big white head, big carbonation.
Big grassy hoparoma. Grassy flavours with hint of earthy malt.Metalic tingly finish on tounge