TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A clear dark copper with an off-white foamy head. A warming malt aroma, hints of raisin. A delicious floral and malty palate with a smooth swallow. Yum, brilliant for just 3.8%.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Draught at Platfom Bar, Brisbane. Pours dark amber with a medium off-white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt and floral hop notes. Flavour is biscuit, caramel and citrus. Medium bodied. Good carbonation and pleasant bitter finish. Had a welcomed freshness straight from the keg.
Muggus69 (1419) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very nice clean copper-amber body with a smallish dense beige head, leaving lace on the way down.
Good nose packed with the fruity citrus hops you can come to expect from its big brother, bit of grainy caramel malt in the background.
Body is tremendously full for the strength, smooth slightly clingy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, drying texture.
Cereal and toffee malts in the background, notes of grapefruit and peach skin, maybe a touch of pine and grass, hops seem dominant and distracting. Finishes with a decent hit of bitterness, slightest bit chalky.
Fantastic ’midstrength’, would give most full strength Aussie amber ales a run for their money. Highly sessionable and flavoursome.
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good appearance, nice hoppy aroma, Caramel malt flavour that is well balanced. Top mid strength.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the aussie bar in the Gaslamp (can’t remember it’s name). Pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s nice and hoppy wtih a grassy and slightly grapefruity note as well as an underlying sweet maltiness. Meidum bodied and tingly from the carbonation.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured a copper color with a off-white, frothy head which was mostly diminishing. Aroma was of leeches, strawberries with mixed berries and mild notes of hops. Flavor was of canned fruit, strawberries, raspberries, mild toffee and a mild hop bitterness. Light bodied with lively carbonation, watery texture, light mouthfeel and an average finish.
alexen84 (31) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best mid-strength on the market. The only one with a nice balance of hops and malt. Perfect for those nights you just have to be the driver etc.
gam (3526) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour of dark red brown ,small head aroma sweet and citric ,has a nice crisp taste of berries and citrus ,carbonation was good made a difference.Some flavours weren,t strong as to make it a tangy drink,though the finish result was okay leaving a pleasant result of freshness.Very good for 3.8% beer.
sinkas (289) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic hoppy aromas with a hint of darker malts. Attractive reddish appearance, loveley flavourful yet striaght forward, a great intro to craftbrew for the average punter.
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bb 12 July 07. Nice clear amber colour with a good generous head retention. Faint malt aromas with a touch of woodiness - something like oak notes. Nicely structured malt palate. Clean and interesting with enough caramels & toffee to give it some complexity and a dry bitter finish. Nice to see a beer at the low abv range have some interest. Well made as you’d expect from these guys.