highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another disappointment in a poor crop of new beers at this years mini-beer fest at Sydneys Australian Hotel. The Pigs Fly pale ale is passable but this "pilsener" misses the target by some distance. Piss yellow colour with a poor head. Eccentric aroma of canned pineapple and Seltzer - very medicinal with no obvious Saaz. Fizzy palate. Weak malts, low ibu for the style and that nagging Seltzer note. Problematic. Avoid. [Bottle at the Australian Beer Festival, Nov 2008]
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled at the Australian Beer festival (Bottle). Arrived golden yellow with a small, frothy, white head which was average lasting. Aroma was of grainy malts with honey, faint notes of lemon citrus and some wet paper. Flavor was overly sweet and was dominated by wet paper/cardboard with stale grainy malts and a minimal bitterness. Very little to report only words that come to mind are; unpleasant, bland and cheap homebrew. Steer clear of this one, just another pale larger to add to the list.