Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden and hazy body with extra large head with large boubles. Nose with hops, fruit and citrus. Fresh bitter taste with hops in the aftertaste.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml). Poured a hazy orange color with a tinge of brown and a large frothy head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of honey with hints of grapes and some grassy hops. Flavor was of tropical fruits such as passion fruit with a decent bitterness, some honey and a spicy/peppery finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, dry texture, creamy mouthfeel and a good finish.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Bottle (750ml champagne-style), poured a cloudy pale gold with a white foamy head. A pleasant aroma, with both fruity and flowery characteristics, as well as an evident yeast presense - citrus fruit being the most dominant. Effervescent on the palate, though reasonably smooth with that citrus again coming through well. The finish releases a more earthy malt palate. A soft mouthfeel, with some qualities that are reminiscent of a Belgium blond ale.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Hazy golden colored. Citric aroma. Decent.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Overly fizzy. Dry and grassy-herbal. It’s almost got some peppery flavors. About US$6.
bozoNZ (750) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle - peppery straw golden colour, huge rocky pure white head formed. Light spicy peppery hop aromas waft past. Very well carbonated and that is the first ’hit’ dry all through, grapefruit like pith finish. Some pepper and a touch of lighter citrus in the mix. Premium price and this one has delivered although earlier samples I’ve had have been far from worth the money.
bhensonb (13611) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of light sweet malt and citrus, perhaps floral hop. Hazy golden color with a decent white head. Medium body with fizzy, approaching creamy, carbonation. Flavor is interesting and complex light fruit. Definitely some citrus. The finish is pretty dry, lightly bitter, crisp and clean. It is very good. Perhaps in the top ten lagers I’ve ever had. Maybe better than that. The bitter really persists in the long finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a slightly hazed light yellow color and a white head. The aroma is malty and lightly sweet. The flavor is sweeter, malty and had a light bitter finish.
beastiefan2k (3255) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to daijokey for bringing this to JoeMcphee’s place for CaptainCougar come to NY gathering. 375ml bottle. Pale yellow, slightly murky pour. Aroma is aged sweet biscuit maltiness with citrus highlights (good amount of lemon). Taste is sweet (light honey) with faint citrus. Ligfht bodied with medium carbonation, very quaffable yet full of flavor. This is not fresh but it has aged nicely. Brisk, light, and sweet. Bottled conditioned lager, nice, oh and my first rated NZ brew, super nice, thanks Wayne.
notalush (5637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to daijokey for bringing this to Joe’s place - hazy golden beer - honey-sweet aroma, with wildflower and lavender notes, a hint of european hops - flavor is more dry than the aroma suggests, with a light mineral quality - soft carbonation gives a creamy mouthfeel - light flowery notes, with some pils malt flavor and a faint hop bite on the tail end - light and refreshing.