Jimthechap (1492) - Christchurch, - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It certainly is a good looking beer. Beautiful golden colour with plenty of sparkling carbonation and a fluffy white head. The aroma is of perfumy hops, light and floral. I think it could afford to be a little more pungent. There is good body with excellent spritzy mouthfeel. There seems to be quite a tang of heady alcohols which leaves a lightly warming sensation but is just a little unnecessary. Why not lower the alcohols down to about 5% and call it a pilsner rather than attempting an imperial just to hand over more excise tax to the government. I would have thought of an imperial pilsner as being more of everything - more flavour, more aroma and more remarkable. This isn’t a bad nudge but does require a little more tweaking to get right I think.
Whoever did the label spelled palate incorrectly.
Dredd (685) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is magnificent, lightly hazy amber with crisp white head. Aroma is slightly carboard and muddled fruits. Flavour is a big hit of grapefruit and big bitter finish, it reminds me of a Leffe Blonde for some reason, there is a bit of alcohol heat at the finish.
Maris (916) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml bottle on 30/3/2014 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a slightly cloudy light golden with a big white head. The aroma is grassy with a touch of fruity hops. The taste brings you bready malt and lots of citrus fruit, particularly grapefruit. The lingering bitterness ends up prevailing against the sweet fruitiness which starts up front. Actually pretty good, with decent amount of character.
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The head is ok, body blond. It smells malty, bit hoppy, creamy, bitter. The taste is hoppy-bitter, stale, bit metal, bit malty. Not my taste...
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect block head strong carbonation pale gold pour aromas fruit citrus grass sweet malt crispness the flavours yes nice and crisp hops stone fruit citrus medium bitter grassy note grapefruit apricot caramel good balance sharp tastes the finish bright tastes hops the lasting bitter malt sweetness lovely to drink
Viter (27) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Average to below average beer. Golden colour white head that dissapear pretty quickly. Malt, fruit and cumin in the aroma. Sweet and fruity taste with very light bitter background. Week bitter finish with hint of the alcohol warmth. Medium body and high carbonation. There are some hints of real imperial pilsner, but not enough for me.
neverleaveopen (138) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark golden with a fine head. aroma of hay, citrus and floral notes. slightly sweet and alcoholic taste with nice bitterness. good finish.
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light straw colour. Smooth mouthfeel with malt and surprising hop presence. Light and enjoyable, but not overly interesting.
StevieT (399) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma of hops and malt, very smooth with malty taste. Very clear golden colour, I liked it.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Aromas of hay, honey. Taste is sweet, a bit rough.
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - pours pale gold with a big white head. Aroma is skunky with some cereal malt. Some sweet need up front and a very mild dry finish, not much to it. Mouthfeel is thin to medium.