ALLOVATE (2264) - 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 (1992) - 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.
BigMouth (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heres a beer that tasts better in the bottle. Easy drinking with smooth clean fresh taste. Has citrus touch. Only negative is it lacks aroma and is hard to find. Easier to get on tap? GREAT BEER.
PintTester (11) - USA - APR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first time I had their beer I loved the stout and not the ale. The last time there was no stout and the Ale was a treat. They must have cleaned the line. This was a mixture between Little Creatures with some citrus and the old swan pale ale. It was fantastic except on first mouth feel it was a bit harsh and clingy.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colouring with a smallish short lasting off white head. Bitter malty, citrus flavours with a hoppy aroma. Not a bad brew.
BeerJohn (10) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear filtered copper Pale Ale. Nice fresh hoppy aroma with short white foam head. Malty crystal caramel flavours with well balanced medium bitterness. Good quality session beer.
sirob (9) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Couldn't finish this one. Looked good as it was poured, copper colored with fine white but overiding eggy aroma was unbearable
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one was too citrusy fir my taste. The bar staff really didn't know much about what they were selling at the brewery either. Its not a bad beer though.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as bad as expected. Quite bitter. Some unpleasant lemonade style fizz, but a decent hot whether ale.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
copper colour with very little head. quite bitter and it is good. very citrusy. the flavour is somewhere between passionfruit and grapefruit. not much malt. a lot like Swan Brewerys pale ale.