duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer, fruity and malty with a slight bitter finish, easy downing, and not cloying or anything, nice flavour.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good Aussie boutique beer, just as good drinkability than coopers sparkling. It is the choice of most Aussie wine makers. It has fruitiness on the palate, with a clean bitter finish.
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funny sort of colour, sort of orange, the malt might be a slightly roasted variety. Still it tasted good. I could notice the fruity taste as well as a hoppy bitterness. The light, refreshing palate was quite a surprise for its colour. The stuff I drank was brewed under licence in NSW, so it canít really be called a Barossa Valley beer, unless the still brew some up that way.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2006 bottled. unambitious but pleasant oz lager, faintly grassy, fizzy, golden, light bitterness, whatever
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2001
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy aftertaste overpowers the fruitiness too quickly, but easy to quaff.