KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, - DEC 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330mL bottle. Pours an amber beer with a red tinge to it. Average head at best. Starts off ok, stronger tastes of malt then I was expecting then thats pretty much it. Ends very short and abruptly. Kinda simple.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Tap in Fox Glacier. Beer served in Glacier temperature, perfect, I donít want to wait for an hour.... The head is medium, body darkred-brown. It smells malty, bt hoppy, flowery. The taste is malty, flowery, ambermalty, mild. Bit boring, but drinkable.
chinchill (1256) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap to mug in Franz Josef, NZ.
Pours very clear reddish-brown with a durable beige head leaving patches of sticky lacing on the glass.
Aroma and flavor: clean, light malty aroma and flavor with some spicy hops and hints of caramel and nuts.
Feel: Medium-light body with crisp medium-high carbonation.
O: well-crafted and balanced, although a bit too light on malt.
Andham (4) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
picked up in Melbourne (so not sure if there is a difference, possibly just the packaging).
Nice and drinkable, (from the stubby) - lightly carbinated (small bubbles) , i get a (raspberry?) aroma, (have a light cold so could be why) - not the best red ale I have had, but definately no the worst.
Quite drunkable (could see me having 1/2 doz)
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not much of an aroma, flavour a little bit of red berries on a sea of lightly bitter wash. very light as expected. fairly bland but drinkable.
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 330ml bottle on 28/2/2013. Pours a clear medium amber with a largish head. Not much to the aroma, just some mild malt tones. The flavour is okay, but relatively muted, with some sweet toffee, a bit of toast, and some stone fruit. The bitterness is light and the carbonation medium. Drinkable but far from exciting.
WVHouseofBeer (727) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours the typical dark amber color with a small off-white head. Light aromas and flavors of caramel malt, bread and dark fruit. Mouthfeel was average. Quite a forgettable beer, nothing stands out about it.
Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite sweet, syrupy, and sour. Lacks some bitterness. Less than ordinary. Great to make a gravy though!
rand (1200) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330 ml from líEmpire du Malt - Clermont-Ferrand (F). Dark reddish beer with average head sticking well to the glass, silent crackling. Malted nose, fruity acidity, butter-toffee, grenadine and hop. The taste is soft, unctuous of malt, toffy-cassonade, milk chocolate, plum and cream. Toasty notes, walnut and hop. Itís always sweet in final, creamy and sweetened with a slight hop.
LesArgen (177) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thereís an aroma of dried bread bordering on salada biscuits with some dirty socks and glaced cherries. The hops are more obvious in the mouth, with some grapefruit followed by boiled lollies and a little honey. The body is light and itís not too long, but itís quite a refreshing drop.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Jug on tap. Pours dark red amber with a nice medium head. Smells dry alcohol, some sweet fruits, raisin yeast. Taste is some sweet-bitter hops earthy leather.