BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle BB 10 Oct 2012: poured @ home into a Westvletren chalice on 07 Dec 2012, some two months after its best before date.
Looks OK: good deep golden body with a white covering that tries to hang around, but as in most beers of this style it fades to a wispy swirl and collar as you attack the beer.
Grainy nose more than hop or straight malt: taste is leaning towards malts, biscuity and semi-sweet. Crisp body and nice hop finish: easy drinking lager and with enough flavour to interest me. certainly one of the highest scoring lagers Iíve had since joining this site.
varanid99 (1006) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light gold with thin white head. Nose is sweet, malty, not much else. Sweet malty flavour, not much else going on - a bit thin, nothing fancy but definitely drinkable.
rauchbier (3802) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze Barton-upon-Humber. Gold, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Low sweet maltiness in the nose, full and sweet in the mouth with a gentle bitter hoppiness and some fruitiness, lingering sweet finish with some esters.
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle- Pours a clear golden color with a frothy head that fades to good lacing. Aroma of fresh grain, some malt sweetness and bit of pine in the background. Has a mild easy taste of malt sweetness and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Light body, mild crispness, smooth and a bit refreshing. Nothing fancy here. Nice drinkable lager, nothing to rave about but better than most macro offerings. probably best on a hot day.
jamestulloch (3428) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Sweet honey and cashew nut.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a small white head that quickly fades to nothing. Very little carbonation.
Taste: Slightly sweeter and maltier than most macro lagers. Pretty average.
Palate: Thin body with a slick mouthfeel. Flat carbonation.
Overall: Not much to get excited about here. As far as lagers go, this is okay.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. A Drinkable lager,but nothing special, Better than your mainstream lagers.
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by SEP-12. Lightly sweet, very malty nose, pours a gleaming clear golden with tons of carbonation and a rocky white head. Taste is sweet and malty, lightly grainy with faint fruity and vanilla accents in the deep bg. Crisp but relatively smooth, clean light body, fresh and refreshing. I seem to like this a lot more than everyone else.
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from stubbie a clear golden amber colour with a thick foamy off-white head that disappeared quickly. Laced well. Moderate carbonation. Aromas of yeast, hops and traces of malt. Taste malty and slightly sweet. Light bodied. Clean soft finish but a trace metallic.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An enjoyable session beer. Golden poor with slight whte head. Sweet in flavour, slight syrup taste to the beer. Cold, crisp and refreshing.
Boyd (2) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gentle malt with subtle hops that provides a refreshing clean after taste and smooth finish. Best enjoyed on itís own or with spicy asian, fish and shellfish meals.