Maris (1172) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml botttle on 14/10/2012. Pours a cloudy golden with a small white head, with some yeast floaties present. Has a very mild fruity aroma. The flavour is more impressive, with a big pile of citrus notes up front, some biscuity malt and quite a firm hop bitterness at the back. Has a touch of Cooper’s Pale about it, but is quite distinctive in its own right. A solid pale ale.
Brenhophead (656) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1L squealer, Pours a slightly cloudy copper hue with a nice white head and a big lemon zest aroma. The lemon zest goes through to the flavour as well as doughy and biscuit notes. Overall a refreshing beer full of flavour.
downender (7050) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Sail & Anchor, Fremantle 7/04/2012. Amber with a slight white head. Aroma of citrus hops and biscuit malts. Flavour had more of the same, with a slightly yeasty edge and bitter finish. Good.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sail & Anchor. Pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma was quite subdued even as it warmed. Slight citrus - lots of lemon, leafy hops and yeast. Citrus comes out to make up the bulk of the taste. Decent enough, good quaffer
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Lively when poured into the glass with floral hop aromas bursting through. Cloudy dull oarange colur with a large white head. Malt and floral hops dominate . Lively in the mouth with a metallic aftertaste.
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good Australian Pale Ale (not Amercan). Many beers in the world with stronger flavours, but this is a beer you can enjoy and drink a lot of and still enjoy. While Coopers has moved more mainstream Nail has moved to bottled conditioned quality. Correct to all style definitions of a great Australian Pale Ale. I favour it because I drink a lot of it.
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden amber with a massive chalk white head (may have been due to the frosted glass). Grassy leafy hop aroma, a little yeasty. Sweet, softly yeasty palate with grassy hop notes. Pleasant but not overly complex.
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy head on a misty orange pour.Aroma lemon,citrus,stonefruit.Flavour,grapefruit,peach,g hop bitter,easy tasting ale.Finish,dry and sweet,bitter,weakness in body.
ALLOVATE (2654) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One I got onto the moment it hit the taps of Bobby Dazzler’s pub here in Perth some 7 or so years ago. Most know the reason behind it all but disappearing for good, but now it seems full steam ahead again for the Nail with thanks to the lads at Jarrah Jacks. From the bottle, it pours a cloudy, pale, tawny copper with a lot of pent-up, furious carbonation unleashing its vengeance in the form of a massive, dense, snow-white head of foam that lasts ’til empty and laces wickedly. Doughy, yeasty, slightly metallic from the P.O.R hops and echoing toasted grains is the aroma - not unpleasant, just nothing in there that truly shouts out. Pleasant burst of spicy and ripe citrus fruits in the mouth hit dead on and start things off nicely. Subtle tickle of carbonation moves into a smooth backdrop, and on to a firm, smooth, long-lingering finish. Toasted malt and chaff-like notes mid-palate, a little crystal sweetness upfront, some piney notes in back. Bitter and piney on the peak before some dulled down citric notes, more pine and a wee bit of pride finish it off. Could you say it just tastes like naturally brewed beer as if it is any different from other craft brews. Very fresh and raw flavours balance out nicely, it does go down a treat. Not quite what I remember it tasting like, but it’s still a charmer of an ale. (33cL, unknown bottle date, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap. Visited the pub in Perth. Clear copper color with meager fizzy head. Hoppy aromas. Mouthfeel was a bit syrupy. Bitter hops dominated the flavor. Finishes dry. Quite enjoyable hot weather beer.