Jimthechap (1492) - 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.
Muggus69 (1108) - 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 (245) - - 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 (1082) - 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 (2281) - 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
frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2011
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bought as Melchers Dutch Gold, mainly because it was only $4 and was looking for a bargain. It looked good in the glass until I tasted it. Did Rembrandt clean his brushes with this?
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Grandmaster nails it - took the words out of my mouth. Wish it took some of the aftertaste too.........
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can (in NZ).
I love these beers that promote themselves has having won a gold medal...in 1937! I wouldn’t mind being able to go back and taste it then, as surely it would be better than the modern version. Very pale, thin, watery and faintly tasting of beer.