bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty english style ale, quite rich, but i do rather the lager and especially the black out of the monteith clan. cheers
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light doughy flavor, with almost no aroma. This has that generic ale flavor, and not a good one at that. Very light hops and a sweet palate, but not overbearing. A medium bodied amber colored brew with a head that dissapates after 30 seconds.
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep amber color with a thin laced ivory head. A caramel and butterscotch aroma with a little too much of the musty basement smell. Smooth malty base, but this one leaves a lot on the table.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear ruby amber under a small short lasting light tan head. Initial aroma is slightly metallic followed by medium to light fruity malts. Body is somewhat thin and unsatisfying. Woody hops and lighter sweet malts flavours. Short sweet finish and watery cola like aftertaste. I prefer ales with a bit more character and zest.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark golden ale with a whispy off white head. The hops come through sweet with a light bitter finish. I'd rather this had more kick, but a freshing brew all the same. The brewery was close to shutdown not long ago due to poor sales and an ignorant new owner. The locals got up in arms about the closure, an support for the brewery has been huge since. Had this on tap in NZ, but this sample came from the bottle.
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Attractive copper colour. Good taste when cold and fresh - plenty of fruity malt. Apart from the constant buzz of the gas, and a rather limp body from the lager brewing method, this comes across as a very tasty brew. But when warmed up and the fizz dies down this betrays its quality. But I'd enjoy another.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty english style ale, a bit shy on the hop side. Clear copper colour, fine head, full palate. Overall, the flavour is quite flat.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Don't you love copper? First rate colour with a good hop aroma in the initial palate. The only problem I see with these beers is that the Kiwi hops are not as prominent in nose. Good creamy head and fine retention.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright dark copper color. Fresh maltiness in the nose. Nice bitterness in the body with just a touch of fruit. Nice beer, just not much happening.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 Amber-brown. Caramelly, slightly toasty aroma. Light caramel character, with touch of bitterness. Maybe a little earthy.