davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at BeerDeLuxe. Exceptional beer. Aromas of apple, caramel, dough, and a hint of flowers. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is velvety, and full bodied. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.
ShaneJ (491) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cellar Door. Clear dark amber, creamy off-white head, citrusy, funky, doughy, biscuity, spicy, candy sugar, peaches, high bitterness, smooth creamy texture, long dry bitter finish. Amazing!
beercartel (1) - Artarmon, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian attributes are quite obvious, a good beer - just need to work out best time to have it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markfield81 (42) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Murrays have done it again, it doesn’t matter if its a dark ale or a Belgian wheat the guys know there stuff, this Belgium beer is refreshing and tasty, on a hot summers day it woile be hard to find a better beer to quench your thurst
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a large, lasting, creamy white head and lovely lacing.
Nose is very fruity, lots of passionfruit, apples and pears. Very sweet smelling. Next some doughy yeast shows through alongside soft spicy phenols. Very nice!
Similarly light flavours. And quite sweet (indicative of the use of candi sugar?). Lots of sweet malt, not so much in the way of fruit. Alcohol and high carbonation dries out the finish somewhat. I’m not sure if it’s due to high alpha bittering hops or the alcohol but the finish does feel quite sharp, almost metallic. Mind you, this fades as it warms up.
Maris (966) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330 ml bottle on 11/3/2011. Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a substantial head. Has a very pleasant sweet floral, fruity aroma with that distinctive belgian yeast note. The flavours include sweet citrus fruits (particularly mandarin), sweet belgian malt, spices and a touch of pepper at the end. This is an unusal and refreshing take on a summer ale (the use of the word ’unorthodox’ on the packaging is definitely appropriate), though you’d need to be careful about quaffing more than one, given its well hidden strength. Another fine beer from Murrays.
bmeup (508) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A selection of Murrays beers on AF1GP day. Punk Monk’s hazy golden colour and pillowy head looks inviting. Spicy, fruity and sweetness there too. Another Gem from Murrays. Yay.
Dervock (439) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 640ml - Pours hazy orange with a clean white head. Sweet perfume aroma with a violet flower aroma with sweet caramel malt and fruit (reminds me of fruit salad sweets), citrus came out stronger as the beer warmed up. Sharp bitter/dry flowery taste up front which levels out to a lingering dry finish, which last quite a while. Moderate carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. Really liked this!
SeriousBrid (2) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a very thick creamy white head.
A sweet aroma with flowery hops, orange and pepper along with the sweet yeast, also some apple, melon, bread and leather.
Almost creamy texture, I’d say it’s on the lighter side of medium carbonation. Initially tastes sweet, floral and spicy, with a peppery finish and a bit of dry bite in the end, which is the only real indicator of the higher alcohol content. It’s unorthodox and it’s very enjoyable!
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Beer Deluxe. It’s funny what Belgian yeast strains do to hops. Doesn’t matter what hop varieties you use, they all end up tasting the same. Houblon Chouffe, this... they all end up tasting like Hommelbier. That said, this is my type of beer. Polystyreney, coconutty hop-phenol blend with touches of green melons in the back. Good custardy malt flavour, but it fattens and sweetens out on the back palate with lowish carbonation rather than driving through like the best examples. Makes me wish they still made Sassy Blonde.