Rangi (500) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
frothy white head with a pale yellow poor. Smells of wheat and an even stronger taste of. Taste seemed to mellow as the beer warmed slightly.
Really enjoyed this beer in the summer over the BBQ.
davidm (1872) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml at BeerDeLuxe. Well balanced, but not very intense. Aromas of honey, caramel, and biscuit. Sweet, with light bitter notes, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a pillowy head.
Sevenlee (1096) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malty with some fruit and spices. Taste is also malty with notes of fruit, orange and spices leading to a light bitter finish. Not bad.
ALLOVATE (2228) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Firm yeast pack glued to the bottom of the bottle, the beer pours almost sparkling with just a few odd floaties. The body a sunny medium gold and donned by a big, rocky snow-white head of foam that webs over the glass. Candied lemon and sherbet nose, light touch of grain, vanilla, bready yeast, spice and mown grass. Candyish in the mouth and undeniably sour and tangy with a level offering of wheat. Very light bodied and heightened by prickly carbonation; it simply bounces across the palate. Sour citrus and wheat malt swallow, ends quite crisp. Becomes a little soapy in feel and yeasty as it warms, not enough here to truly save it. I can’t do white ales at the best of times, and this one’s no exception. Perhaps better on draught at the brewery, so a re-rate is on the cards! (33cL, BB 15/11/12, Dan Murphy’s
DeliriumT (345) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good hop aroma on this American wheat beer, but the taste and palate are a little bland. Cloudy and golden beer.
Dervock (387) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap - light hazy orange with thin white head. Sweet aroma with lots of floral notes. Flowery taste up front with a nice bitter dry finish.
BarossaLuke (531) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is what I would classify as an Australian Ale. I didn’t get much of a Belgian wit flavour to it but it has good malt ala Coopers Pale and a herbaceous and slightly spicy hop flavour and aroma. An easy drinking style that would suit the craft beer newcomer.
Maris (857) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 330ml bottle on 18/5/2011.Pours a light golden colour, and doesn’t look much like a typical wheat beer. Has a slight aroma of spice, yeast, bread and citrus fruit. The flavours are fairly subdued - a touch of wheat and some citrus, followed by a slight bitterness. Given that Murray’s gear is usually excellent, this was a bit of disappointment.for me. A little too bland and one dimensional to be a real winner.
Pyobon (800) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured very slightly hazy golden with a big white head. Lovely floral aroma with a hint of vanilla. Mouth-filling fine carbonation gave great mouth-feel. Refreshing tangy start to the flavour gives way to reasonable easy drinking but ultimately unimpressive middle and slight bitter finish. Overall, very drinkable.
ComradeK (861) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, bright amber, with a large, foaming white head. This lasts for some time, creating quite decent lace. The aroma combines fresh floral notes with faint cookie dough and some coriander - an odd yet interesting mixture. Quite strong spicy hops start it off, with a delightful hint of lemon and coriander present too. This becomes quite strong moving into the middle of the beer, creating an almost witbier-like flavour. The finish is quite sweet, somewhat like a weizen, but with cinnamon and clove hints lurking in there as well. To start, I found this quite an odd beer, but the further I got through the glass the more it grew on me. A very complex and interesting beer indeed.