Mattburns (109) - USA - MAY 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Whale Ale has a very important place in my heart. I have had some great beer moments with the Whale and even Murray’s to say that.
A very clean, crisp, easy drinking beer. Pleasent aroma, looks great, taste is refreshing and clean. I couldn’t and would’t fault anything about my beloved Whale.
ComradeK (860) - 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.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty orange pour frothy head strong carbonation aroma yeast citrus orange wheat sugar mild floral flavour very hoppy citrus bitter sweet barley malt orange floral inflence crisp tasting good prominent flavours at the finish sweet malt sugar floral lasting bitter wheat smoothness
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 First rating
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Described as a "wheat beer".
Cloudy pale yellow color, white head. Light banana, wheat, malty, bread taste. Yeast, mineral, fruity aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, malty scent. Easy drinking and refreshing.
Bottle 33 cl thanks to Dallas! (not on ratebeer) BB 28 Sep 2013.
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, malty, sugary, fruity scent. SWeet, malty, fruity, hoppy taste, fresh. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Beer Deluxe, Melbourne. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Great spicy aroma and flavour of clove, coriander, summer fruit, yeast and wheat. Solid malt backbone for a wit, not over the top and makes this extremely quaffable. Hoppy bitterness and more fruit and spice in the finish. Excellent beer.
davidm (1871) - 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.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of banana bubblegum. Taste is bittersweet lemon.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy pale amber/straw with a large lasting head.
Nose shows lots of light fruit: pear, lemon, green apple and orange peel. Underneath is sweet light malt. Later on the citrus really dominates.
First flavours are more sweet fruit before some grainy malt and a light metallic bitterness enter. The latter are not too strong but are mildly unpleasant.
Carbonation is too high even for the style.
Pyobon (799) - 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.
TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly cloudy golden color. Very smooth wheat. Easy drinking and refreshing. Nice