HopRedHead (293) - Perth, - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pours a bright gold colour with 2cm of head. Citrus fruit and pine hoppiness in the aroma, with a nice malt sweetness. Smells like a well balanced pale ale. Taste is really clean: hoppy, tropical fruits with a malty caramel sweetness. Really refreshing and crisp, well balanced pale lager. think I’ll be taking a growler home.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor, Perth. Amber with a slight white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and biscuity malts. Flavours of pineapple, stone fruits and rich teas , with a hint of white pepper and dryish finish. Excellent.
KeefOz (634) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml stubbie. Poured a semi-clear golden amber with a 5mm off-white foamy head that diminished quickly and laced OK. High carbonation - lots of small to large sized bubbles forming trails. Aroma with moderate hops as well as faintly of sweet malt. Taste initally a subtle smooth sweetness followed by a faint floral hops bitterness then a strong hops bitterness dominates the after-taste. Light body. Long bitter finish. More like a pale ale.
MarkMaclean (44) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden/amber colour, very low head but still slight gas on tongue. Pleasant mild malt with no aftertaste. Little or no aroma. Very drinkable.
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TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light amber color. Minerally tropical fruit nose. Light bodied. A touch sweet light bitter finish. Very pleasant and refreshing. It really takes pale lager to the next level.
Dredd (664) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delightful delicate beer. Given the label I expected a hoppy beast. Instead we have a nice amber beer with lingering white head that has a pleasent spicy aroma. The flavour is a mix of herbal/vegetable and grapefruit flavours, there is a bit of maltiness on the back palate and the finish is restrained. Memorable for being less rather than more.
Jamesshaw (15) - - JAN 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
with the name i thought it was going to be a hop bomb. aka ipa style labelled as a lager. but this was well balanced. great amber colour. restrained hops allowing aroma and flavour to come through, without being hash. bitter and overbearing. perfect summer beer
hawthorne00 (2107) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a white head that fades to half an inch. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit, biscuit, caramel, some red berries. Light bodied. Tastes as it smells with modest bitterness. For me the malt flavours don’t go all that well with the hop flavours and the cleanness of it makes them jar. Smells good though.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. A very strong golden amber colour for a pale lager and also has a big frothy head. If only all pale lagers looked this good instead of the thin clear looking beer you normally get. Passionfruit aroma fills the nose and the beer is full and smooth in the mouth with an easy drinking flavour. Perfect beer for this scorching hot day.
LesArgen (174) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was lucky enough to come across this on tap at the Vue Grande at Queenscliff, and then again a week later in my beerboys 24 pack. It’s got quite a hefty aroma for a lager with loads of hops and a little malt too. It’s less malty in the mouth but still hoppy and tangy, with a slightly watery palate. From a comparison point of view, the hops in the tap version popped a little more, but the palate was also more watery on tap.