Swanny6193 (17) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somewhat hoppy aroma. Relatively fresh, hoppy taste, although it is a bit watery. Not too much bitterness. Thin.
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imaragingbull (495) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Brewpub draught, pours clear amber orange with minimal-average head with minimal lace. Light hop aromas; Floral, herbs, citrus, light malt - caramel, cereal and grain. Average-Fizzy carbonation, bitterness generous, thin body. Finishes lightly bitter with average bitterness and light sweetness lingering.
floydian1 (718) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Redoak in Sydney. Decent English style bitter with a lightish mouthfeel and pleasant sessionability.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of passion fruit, pineapple, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours with some sour lemon and a fair degree of bitterness. Very heavy carbonation and moderate CO2 prickle. Reminds me of Passiona with a vinous grapefruit and sauvignon blanc character also. Really interesting. This is definitely growing on me.
dantheman278 (1319) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Chestnut amber, thin white head. Subtle nose, hint of fruity hops, some slightly earthy malts, hint of raspberry. Super fizzy, pretty dry, slightly sherbet, slightly nutty, very dry, fizzy slightly bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... from my gbbf haul 2011 ... amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet floral pine ... light soapy nose ... fizzy as fuck ... pine ... soapy lemon ... sherbert fizz ... soft grapefuit
Sevenlee (884) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is plenty of malt with caramel. Taste is also malty leading to a moderate bitter finish. OK
anders37 (12738) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
mickmac (481) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Clear dark amber - red gold body with an average sized off white head. Aroma-taste:big floral aroma, subdued nutty floral body. Light bodied.
ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle. Pours an unpleasant murky brown, with a large off-white head, which does last well, but does not leave much lace. There is something more than a little wrong with the way this beer smells. It certainly smells nothing like any bitter I have ever had. There are some slightly off floral notes, a bit of caramel malt and an odd, slightly sickly sweet fruity aroma. It is very estery to taste, with a heap of artificial, syrupy lime flavour up front. A rather watery body lacks any real malt at all, with the same syrupy lime persisting right through to the finish, where it is joined, bizarrely, by a mild lemonade flavour. This truly is a rotten and horrid beer. Whilst not as catastrophically abhorrent as Redoak’s Hefeweizen, it has certainly cemented my opinion of Redoak as Australia’s most overrated brewer. As for this winning the title of "world’s best bitter", I can only assume that this was a competition judged by people who had never tasted bitter before. Or possibly by people who had never tasted beer before. Or possibly by monkeys. It’s hard to tell. Either way, this is a beer that should be avoided by anybody with either tastebuds or self-respect.