madquacker (1069) - Canberra ACT, - OCT 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Did not know they mage this. Found randomly on a lower shelf in a FNQ bottle shop. Corn, lurid yellow, very low carbonation and put me to sleep on a hot FNQ day.
KeefOz (1100) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a light golden amber with a three-finger white foamy head that collapsed more than diminished. Laced poorly. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of malt with a strange slightly metallic tint. Taste bit bland up front but has a nice hops bitter after taste. Light (watery) body (3% ABV). Finish is pretty bland with a hint of bitterness.
mkel07 (4035) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
375ml can. Dull amber colour with a reasonabley nice head of soft foam that stayed around. Mild carbonation and a heavy malt aroma - skumky. Bitter and tart on thye palate with a long aftertaste. Light and dry texture.
Bribieboy (11) - Bribie Island Queensland, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
In Australia it is common for breweries to run a special batch of beer to be sold on special, packed in 30-can ’blocks’ and sold quite cheaply compared to the normal can or bottle 24 ’slabs’ as they are known here.
Powers Gold is only ever sold as a 30-can block and tends to be issued at major selling times like Christmas or Easter. It is usually very cheap indeed, less than $AUD 1 per can and tastes like it. Originally it was 3.5% ABV but has been watered down to 3% recently.
gam (3526) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Little brother of powers bitter and not too nice,pours out a darkish gold weak head some lace,aroma is malty but metallic,the flavour green and metallic some fruit like but finish bittery sour,I gave it away quick.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bronze gold colour with big white head. Malty corn aroma. Metalic flavour with hint of oxo cube.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
In the can. Pours pale gold with a medium-sized fluffy white head. Smells like a cross between apple juice and urine. Mild residual bitter finish. Weak and watery. Not sure that this has any sugar-donating adjuncts as it only reaches 3% ABV. Boiled vegetable flavors abount. Yuck.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of six from the "Beer down under" six pack brought back from Australia. This offering from Carlton pours a pale yellow with a thin white lace. There is a metallic pale hop presence, the carbonation is high it almost burns the throat. There is a small bitter grapefruit quality in the finish but overall it is really weak.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. My Uncle Don brought this one over from Sydney in a pack of 6 different Aussie beers. Can says that it’s good until April 06. OK. I didn’t get to try this one in Australia, so here we go. Pours with a fluffy head, and that head leaves quickly, but surprisingly leaves some decent lace. Golden color, a little darker than I anticipated. Nose is like a lot of domestic macros, but not unpleasant, just corn and hops. I glanced at the can and .... what?.... 3 percent?.... Is this near beer for Aussies? Lots of flavor from the hops when I take a slurp. Pride of Ringwood hops I’m guessing because it tastes a lot like the other Australian lagers that I have had. Not bad. Highly carbonated. I think that I could easily drink 15 of these. Pretty tasty actually.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Damn, bugger and all those really bad words. I looked at the ratings of some of my colleagues and I noticed I hadn’t rated this. So, being in close proximity to the Australian Hotel in the Rocks I wander in and find, to my dismay, that this was available. Yup, typical Queensland description of a mid strength beer with all that such a style promises. Too grainy, corny adjuncty to be a real light and not enough guts to be a heavy. These beers are a bit like a transvestite, they technically have balls but they just can’t use them to any real extent. And they certainly are trying to be something they aren’t.