Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber, aroma is a bit toasty, w mild malts. Earthy/crackery character. Well-made and well-balanced beer if lacking in hop brightness.
DuffMan (6156) - 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.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nfob03. australia's best beer according to some guy who liked it so much he rated it ten times. actually not too bad, some vanilla in the malt and trace of english mango cordial. quite bitter but the pride of ringwood isn't overwhelming
downender (5908) - 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.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap- pretty nice. Malts a lightly sweet, bland for the most part. Hops are bitter, citrusy and at times tea-like. Nice dry bitter finish, definitely not as bad as i thought it might be.
gam (3061) - 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.
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Copper gold colour and short head was the first impression of this W.A. beer. Wasn’t sure if you could term it a pale ale or something else (bitter!). Strong aroma of hops, good texture, moderate bitterness and long finish.
maneliquor (2782) - 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 (2520) - 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.
ALLOVATE (2281) - 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)