jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, easy drinking mild ale. Pours a beautiful dark amber. Nose is a slightly muted caramel malt. Mouth is biscuity malt with a thin to medium body. Extra points for price and availability.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light brown in colour with small white head. Some citrusy hops aromas and a little sweet malt. Flavours are much the same. Mouthfeel is not really there and shows the ABV.
floydian1 (1250) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml). Amber-brown body with a small off white head that rapidly disappears. Aroma is lightly roasted malts with a floral and citric hop presence. Taste is malty with medium sweet caramel and a gentle floral hop bitterness to the finish. Light-medium bodied with a watery mouthfeel. A very easy drinking session beer with good flavours especially when considering the ABV. Is there a better mid-strength beer in Australia?
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. Tasty mid-strength beer. Intense malty aroma, with floral hoppiness. Sweet flavour, with long-lasting bitter ending. Watery in the palate, with a thin body. Colour is dark red, and the white head lasts long.
Drewy (4) - USA - SEP 20, 2009 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the type of beer you could drink all day and not end up hammered. Have had multiple sessions on this during the summer months. For a midstrength very well balanced, you hardly know it is missing the extra 1% alcahol.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 12/09/2009. Nice wee "hoppy mild", reminiscent of Emerson’s M’Lord Mild Ale. A little stonefruit and a little nutty malt on a biscuity base, low enough in alcohol to drink almost all day. What more could we ask? Hmmm, if I insist: it would be to get it a little warmer and put it on handpull! Lovely drop.
sthlm (1262) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[On-tap at Little Creatures] Pours deep amber with a lasting nice beige head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is sweet, but more caramel than fruit. Taste is similar to the bright, but the malt profile is slightly different, and there is more cracker. Sessionable, but really quite boring. Not overly impressed, even for an amber ale.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Clear amber brown colour. Aroma is malty and hoppy with some caramel. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of toasty malt, some caramel, flowers and some frutiness, nice dry bitterness. Dry pleasant bitter maltish finish. Quite a bitter amber ale, reminds me more of a pale ale.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2009
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Easy to drink, but lacking flavour and hop presence. Both times I’ve had it I have experienced an off flavour. Will not buy it again.
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark copper with a light malt aroma. Very mild flavour and light body. Not really much to be said its a reasonable enough beer!