TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Josie Bones in Melbourne. Big malty mouthfeel, as you would expect, floral and fruity.
davidm (1871) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Courthouse. It offers a great combination of flavours. Aromas of orange, caramel, biscuit, with hints of apple and butter. Taste is sweet, slightly sour and bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Orange, with a thin head.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Mountain Goat Brewery. Pours was a hazy orange with a huge, healthy, beige head with great retention and lace. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, pie, fresh fruits, fruit punch. After it warms there is a slight hint of nail polish remover and acetone which I’ll pretend is not there. Taste is boozy, powerful, fruity, almost like drinking a Sex on the Beach. Really no hop presence or even pilsener presence. There is more of a fruit and caramel and candi sugar element. So does not look like a pils, does not smell like a pils, and does not taste like a pils. In fact, my first thought is that this would fare well as American Strong Ale, but as a lager- I’m not sure what it would fall under. Maybe maibock.
Mattburns (109) - USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice. Malty, crisp and refreshing. Quite sweet and a slight bitter finish just to balance.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught at Taphouse, Darlinghurst. Very surprised with how thick the mouthfeel this one had. quite hoppy and fruity for a pilsner, with a sweet alcohol burn at the finish.
Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blind tasting to the extent I thought this beer was a standard pilsner. So I was somewhat confused to taste big creamy malts and a soupy hop flavour more appropriate to a DIPA, albeit not quite was weighty. Howeverr, upon discovering that the style was indeed an Imperial the flavours are completely appropriate. Another good seasonal from Goat.