mkel07 (3641) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Dull orange amber colour with quite a big head.Looks as though it has a decent body for a pilsener. There is a lot of biscuity malt aromas present and none of the grassy notes usually associated with pilseners. Tastes good and has good mouthfeel.
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Misty orange colour pour ,nice head good carbonation.Aroma malty,rich complex of hops,fruit notes.Flavour sweet and mild bitter mixes well,fruit maltiness,slight tang,has a pilsener style only a bit of crispness missing but it is unfiltered.Finish hoppy good flavour,not too dry.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear and bright golden body with lasting head. Pleasant hoppy nose with a crisp and bitter taste.
hawthorne00 (2516) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Somewhat hazy dull gold. Stable two finger off-white head. Medium bead. Nose is bursting with grassy and spicy hops with some bread behind. Nuts and very focused sweet malt with floral hops. This is clearly a fresh bottle - I suspect it could be a little oversweet if consumed later. But as is, it’s very much of the style of the brewery: not terribly refined, but full of good quality and very fresh ingredients just allowed to speak for themselves. Perhaps a bit riotous for the style, but I don’t care.
ALLOVATE (2459) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chilled and into a tulip. Nice even pour. Well conditioned; the carbonation that eddies its way to atmosphere is minute in size and plentiful, raising up a towering plume of white. The beer an orange amber in colour and hazy from the dispersed yeast pack. A pleasing waft of clean, sweet malt and spicy, herbal and floral hops hits the nose with nuances of pine needles, vine clippings, peach and honeysuckle making for an alluring aroma. First sip brought a smile; the palate is awoken by the perfect balance of malt and hops. It has a delicate sweetness to the front like the honeysuckle fruit and peach of the aroma. Clean, grainy mid-palate before the hops kick into high gear. Piney, floral, earthy and well pronounced. It peaks on the swallow harbouring some tropical fruit esters before dropping off dry, bitter and piney. A taste of rose water rises from the depths and lingers long between each sip. Mouthfeel is good; quite light, delicate even with mild to low carbonation. Gets better as it warms a little opening up more of the sweet fruit. All the elements just work in perfect harmony. I just love this beer, what a surprisingly good Pilsner. How have I overlooked it for so long. One of the best I’ve tried! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fresh and bountiful. More in the style of a NZ Pilsner, this is full of wonderful hoppy goodness that just explodes in the mouth. Special.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Continuously frothing inch high snow-white head. Slightly cloudy butterscotch/toffee hue.
Big weet-bix malt nose, with strong resin and fresh, green, spicy hop notes.
Appetizing hoppy bitterness with noticeable resinous sweetness. Very clean crisp malty taste reminiscent of walnuts.
Massive tang from lively carbonation.
Overall a good mix of bitter and sweet, with a nice aroma of hops and malt. Too much carbonation in my opinion, but really, a good example of the style.
davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml. Great malty beer, almost too good for the style. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, and cherries. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 2009 Vintage
Still waiting for these guys to put a foot wrong. As per the 2008 very much a new world interpretation but it’s a very well made and seductive beer. Murky orange / lemon in colour and a powerful, almost sweet nose with spicy citrus hop aromas. Thick palate, at least for the style, with passionfruit and a bitter finish. Very good, if just fractionally over the top.
2008 Vintage (3.4)
Pours well with a decent pure white head with good density. Dark amber in colour. Lots of lift in the nose with sweet thick hops, almost like what you might find in a new world pale ale. Thankfully the palate is much more subtle; dry, classic pils bitterness, a mild hint of passionfruit, but slightly strangely the flavours broaden out in the mild palate, and in doing so eases the bitterness. Vey balanced beer but I sense that it already losing some freshness.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Royston, Melbourne. Clear golden with creamy off-white head. Beautiful floral hop notes, malty and a touch of spice. The flavour is light malt, fruit and spice. Some mineral in the mouthfeel and smooth bitterness. The hops are allowed to do their thing here and they really hold up well with the lighter malt backbone. A quality pils and if not the best I’ve tried from an Aussie brewer.