HugoPotomus (8) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2008 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
330 ml bottle at a party after all else was finished. Highly carbonated and pale gold, head lost quickly. Nose:Weak sweet malt and no hops.
Sickly sweet malt essence flavour with no hop to balance, Cheap DB finish reminds me of caramel and chinese beers. A victory of marketing over brewing, this dilutes a weakening brand further.
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml bottle from Plonkers, Friarsgate, Derby. Gold with a billowing white head; musty lychee aroma; stewed tea taste, not the most pleasant; with a sticky damp cardboard finish.
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Little head, clear golden appearance, crisp and easy to drink. No real body slight metallic aroma. I could drink a lot of this on a hot day, but would not rush to buy this again. I have had Monteith’s in New Zealand and I am sure it was better but I guess it could of been another beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale gold. Slight grainy aroma with a metallic edge. Slight sourness. Does ’clean taste’ mean it doesn’t really taste of anything? Some bitterness. Unmemorable.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Porterhouse.
Pale gold with a thin white head. Bread, corn and ceral with some pukey malt that does it no favours at all. Slight hop giving a bitterish finish just about pulls it back from the death. Bland and seriously lacking in character. The unpleasant malt spoils it tremendously.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. To be honest this wasn’t so bad, very boring yes, but quite drinkable. Kind a clean, yet, with a slightly grassy hop finish. Mouth feel is slightly metallic and on the sweet side. Quite refreshing, but boring.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2008
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bright orange in colour with small white head. Sweet malty aroma, malt flavours.
Sadly we export to the UK. On behalf of us kiwis I apologise!!!!!!!
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared at Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Pale gold with thin white head. Not a great aroma, bit nothingy, faint hop on finish. OK, but doesn’t taste of much.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2008
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, poured a dark gold with a white foamy head. A decent malty aroma. Dry and bland on the palate though, and very grainy.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 Crisp, relatively clean and easy to drink. Has a malty aftertaste. Very slight hoppy notes throughout. A simple easy beer.