hawthorne00 (3315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a lovely creamy beige head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Smells of toffee, balsamic vinegar, orchards and the barnyard. Tastes sweet with a real hard toffee character. There are candy-shop spices too - ginger, mace, cinnamon, anise. Enough sourness to balance. I guess this is from 2008, but it’s hard to tell. A pleasant surprise.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750ml) Cellared for 8 months. Poured hazy burnt copper with a large, dense, foamy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of barnyard hay with green apples, sour dough, prunes, caramelized dates, allspice and light notes of powdered ginger. Flavor was a mild (pleasant) acidic bitterness with straw, caramel, dried pineapple, dry pears, figs, muscatels, allspice, white pepper and a woody finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a lightly acidic mouthfeel and a good length finish. Very well balanced Biere De Garde.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good thick fluffy head on a red /brown pour,good carbonation,misty looking.Seasidr aroma,citrus,spice,molasses,liccorice.Flavour liccorice,fruit,spice,clove,chocolate note melon,coriander,nice ale this,bright tastes.Finish strong flavours,slightly dry.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sometimes you sit down and relax and then really enjoy a beer, well, I didn’t sit down and relax instead I had a big row with the missus, bu I did enjoy this beer. Dark coppery red body with a large off-white head. Couldn’t quite nail the aroma although it did have some pepper and a little dusty. Smooth taste, malt driven with a touch of spice and caramel.
Dredd (779) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well this is a break from the standard Otway look and feel. Pours with a deep amber colour with mammoth white head. Aroma is mixed spices and a hint of malt. Flavour is superb, initial bursts of spice, banana and sweet malt, this transitions to a drying finish of dark sugar and almost raisin/molasses finish. Very enjoyable.