yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 02/01/2006. 330ml bottle-conditioned ale from Australia, courtesy of Jacqui.
Pal gold, murky, with a just off-white diminishing head. Delicate and fresh aroma of honey, spices and wild flowers. Very soft mouthfeel, from low carbonation and medium weight, delivers a soft banana and apple sweetness up front, that hints of wheat beer, and a spicy bitterness through the middle. Medium lengthed finish is spicey and dry, almost tart, and is quite satisfying. Flavour not quite as fresh as the aroma but is still good. Nice drop,which hints at a german hefe, but firmly remains a pale ale.
wenzeled (10) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
quite a good solid beer. nice fruitiness from hop flavour.
nice malty notes too
madquacker (1029) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plenty of solid bubbles with a citrus flavour. A very good beer. My pick of the Mt Goat stuff.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 Reading the other comments now, I’m left with the thoughts that either I’ve sampled a new improved brew, or someone’s changed the labels in the bottle shop (or, alternatively, maybe I’ve got NFI). Mine poured clear golden yellow to the last drop (some sediment solidified in the bottle), and produced a bubbly head that was there until the end, supported by the effervescent fizz in the product below. The aroma was a little bready, with some flowers and apples in the nose too. A good level of bitterness made it slide down with a more-ish tilt, although the carbonation level was a bit high resulting in a bout of eructation. A good pale ale. (3.5) Re-rate: Hmmm, not quite enamoured with it now. Too gassy, a bit boring and too much honey in it for my liking. Don’t know why it’s down as an APA either.
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale gold, slightly hazy, puffy head that fades fast. Fruity, yeasty aromas. Floral hops up front, but thin palate overall with a dry low-key finish. Nice but not very exciting.
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Tasted from the bottle into a stem glass, mine was darker than the ratings below, making me a little worried as I don’t know the age of the sample. Poured a hazy honey-gold with a short creamy white head that dissipated back a little and left legs down the glass. Buttery, toffee and honey nose with a hint of sour leafy hops and light fruity esters. Flavours of tangerines and oranges in the mouth, quite fresh and fruity with a light toasted malt and bready yeast feel coming through. Light in carbonation and body, yet quite filling in the stomach. A little too subtle in flavour, but still quite a balanced sweet and fruity beer with a lightly zesty bitter backdrop right before the swallow. Quite refreshing.
omhper (19216) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at AIBA, Melbourne. Pale golden, small head. Fruity hop aroma. Dry with clean mouthfeel, SAlty and fairly hoppy with inky finish. A simple pale ale.
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes alright but not outstanding, taking into account that this is unfiltered the appearance is not that flash, dull straw coloured body with average head. Aroma was quite nice, hops - grassy and lemon. This beer was ok and I could have quite a session on it but just having the one didn’t turn me on.
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2005 Refreshing Australian US-style pale ale. Poured a murky yellow with plenty of cat litter-type sediment and a 1cm head that settled quickly. Classic Coopers Sparkling Ale-style aroma of flowers, yeast and passionfruit. Quenching and light-bodied. Nice slug of grapefruity hops at first sip, but there’s no follow-through. It just dies on the tongue. Shame, because it starts so well. Still, it would make a good, undemanding summer session ale. Can’t find a date on the bottle, so I have no idea how fresh this is. (Bottle)
Lunkie (1398) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet hop aroma. Coloudy yellow colour with very little head. Sweet malt floral flavour with a very long taste. Fizzy palate.