M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish amber with medium levels of lacing. Tropical fruit, honey and malt aromas. Minimal carbonation. Malty start that leads into a medium level of bitterness in the mid palate along with nice nutty flavours. The malt is present again on the finish, intertwined nicely with the bitterness. A very classy beer based on an unfashionable style that too many microbreweries ignore.
ShaneJ (571) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle from Plonk. Dark amber, frothy lasting head, a hopped-up malty amber, toffee, passionfruit, pine, looks great, tastes great.
Re-rate November 2014 - the canned version is equally as good!
Pdubyah (416) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
if you like Amber Ale and try this and don’t like it, I’d probably give you your money back. Of it’s kind and of this beer it’s pretty good.
The low bitterness, the nice malt sweets and the floral notes make this an easily session beer.
But it doesn’t make any statement other than oi! oi! oi!
It is the first craft Aussie Beer I ever had, and it’s a swing and ding! Awesomesauce.
Theodopilos (33) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first beer review! 640mL bottle from Dan Murphy’s, poured into pint glass after allowing to warm up in room temp for 15 mins. Smells of passionfruit. Fluffy head that lasts. Good lacing. Creamy mouth feel. A great beer.
fletchfighters (1133) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
640 ml bottle
Reddish amber color, half finger of off white head, falls quickly to a collar. Not too much visible carbonation. Should be a bit more for the style and ABV level.
Some tropical fruit notes with passion fruit, lemon , wheat, caramel and malt. Slight bits of pine do show up in this though.
Toffee, slightly burnt toast ( not in a bad way), tropical notes , then a good dose of pine in the taste.
Bits of spice in the feel. Does smooth out the sweetness well. Right amounts of carbonation for the style. Get a little more grassy and pine in the feel. Bitterness picks up nicely while drinking.
Solid offering and a good amber ale that does a lot.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really nice amber ale, has plenty of good fruity hop aroma and flavour. The malt flavour has some good complexity and moderate caramel. Well bittered, and well balanced still very drinkable whilst being full flavoured.
mlaps3 (3) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear dark orange/amber into glass. Nice fluffy long-lasting off-white head. Smell of citrus-lemon, and grass notes to go along with some slight roastiness. Taste of toffee up front followed by grapefruit and citrus from the hops and gentle bitterness. Great balance, big fan of this beer.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the Union Hotel in Newtown. Another very good beer from the Goat boys and girls.
Maris (1019) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 640ml bottle on 15/4/2013. Pours a clearish very light amber with a smallish head (there are some curious yeast flakes floating around in the glass as well). Has a quite nice floral fruity aroma. The flavour features sweet citrus fruit, toffee and caramel malt and a lingering medium bitterness. The body and carbonation are medium also. Just a really solid, enjoyable brew. Agree with others that it comes across as a much an APA as an amber, but who cares about labels when it tastes good?
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a large head.
Fruity hops on the nose with apple, pear and resinous hops alongside some light toasty malt.
Hoppy flavours too with big resinous notes alongside a little fruit. More caramel and light toasty notes too.
Carbonation could be higher.