StevieT (774) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange caramel, tiny white head, fresh hop aroma with a hint of malt, mild bitter finish. Worth every cent.
magpieken (75) - - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light reddish brown with a nice head.
Goes down nicely with a solid hit of hops.
crazymorton (19) - - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
resin, caramel, leaves, cloudy, amber, frothy, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
slightly less fruity than i like. although a nice beer before dinner.
Ellery (28) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great beer from the New Zealand boys, lovely reddish colour, big floral nose and beautiful big bold hop flavours with a lingering bitter finish
ALLOVATE (2487) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the all-class, cork stoppered bottle, at just on cool and into a snifter. Hazy with a fiery sheen to its ruddy copper body. Head went up then went down to leave a mere frothy ring on the meniscus. Sticky, caramelised citrus nose with nuances of pine, stinging nettles, eucalypt, camphor, bready yeast and rose petals. Considering the sweetness of the aroma I expected this to be a sugary, estery bomb but it is relatively dry on the palate. Firm, chewy mouthfeel with moderate spritz. Weedy, bitter, hop flower finish with a hint of pinewood and camphor. Blood orange and lime peel mid-palate with a touch of lemon grass makes it quite tight and tangy. A little roasted peanut and hazelnut husks builds as it warms further. Solid, bready and toasted malt backbone levels it out well. This is an interesting beer. Not refined, it is quite rough, rugged and raw but it works. Well balanced, refreshing and full of character. Very nice stuff!! (37,5cL, BB 05/11/15, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
BeerdedDave (627) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber color; not much of an aroma; a well balanced beer; light caramel malt and bitter hops; slightly fruity
Maris (1049) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 375 ml bottle (with cork) or 9/3/2014. Pours a slightly murky golden orange with a big head. The aroma is light, fruity, spicy and yeasty. In the mouth, you encounter lots of sweet citrus fruit and a touch of honey which is more than matched by a very firm, long, spicy bitterness. Has a fullish body and medium carbonation. A quite pleasant drinking, which is probably most like an English pale ale in style.
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has citric fruitiness, flowers, hints of bread. Clear, copper-amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light citric, light bitter, has some malty sweetness, hints of honey. Quite subtle.
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brown with a respectable white head and good lacing. Lovely toasty citrus aroma, good fruity flavour with a good dry finish. A solid effort from a reliable brewer
mathieuc (1571) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks a lot man! Pours a dark golden with a medium white head that offers really good lacing. Nose is fruity and fresh, lightly floral. Taste is hoppy, fruity with a good malt base that doesn’t feel sweet ever. Body is medium, carbonation medium-high. Really nice! Must be really awesome when fresh?