ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber colour with a thin off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma with a spicy touch. Sweet fruity flavor with a medium hoppy bitterness. Thanx to sk8viking for this one.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Heavy herbal hoppy fruity aroma and a dry sweet fruity taste. Medium body and a dry sweet finish.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Superior mid-strength amber ale in the American style. It has many of the characteristics of the excellent Little Creatures pale ale but without the body or alcohol. I wouldn’t choose this over Little Creatures but it does provide a flavoursome alternative when alcoholic intake is an issue. Poured a plummy brown colour with a healthy head. The nose wallops you with grapefruity/floral Little Creatures hops. The body has that typically unsatisfying mid-strength leanness. Flavoursome - lots of puckering citrus and some strong tea characters. Good hop/malt balance. (Bottle)
Stew41 (1653) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a weak head. Nice colour - clear dark amber with nice hue. Expressive nose, hints of chocolate, some sweet malts (crystal?), quite nice. Mouthfeel failed to live up to the palate - just too light. Has some ok nutty notes and some ok bitterness on the finish but just not enough excitement in the flavour department.
ALLOVATE (2262) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one I tasted from the bottle into a dimple glass. Poured an auburn, dark gold with a fluffy loose off-white head, that slowly formed a dense half inch of foam (5 for 5 on appearance). On the nose, it had an unusual peaty husk, like freshly turned soil, and a tangerine whiff underneath. Mouth feel was light and slightly watered down. Nutty flavours of cashew, pecan, and walnut seemed to balance the fruity esters of lemon and orange. A little too subtle, though, flavour wise (I like my ambers full bodied and strong) but still not a bad brew.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark amber with a medium white head made up of big bubbles. Aroma was predominantly fruity with some herbal hops, and faint crystal malts. Crystal malts dominated the flavour with some earthy undertones from the hops. I found the beer somehwhat watery and powdery in the mouth. Not satisfying enough to be a good session beer. However, it did grow on me as it went.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber in colour with huge thick head. Floraly hopyy aroma. Hard to describe the tatse but well balanced.
madquacker (1012) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice copper colour. Lots of citrus lemony flavours in this with the Little Creature Pale Ale hops taste in the background. A bit too watery & bland though for me.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This would have to be one of the best midstrength beers around - it has more bite than most of "mids" in which I have tried in the market. Golden with a decent head with hints of citric, fruity caramello taste.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a nice head. Aroma is caramelly buiscuity malt and fruity citrus hops. Flavour is dry with only a little grainy malt, citrusy hops dominate, lemony with a little grapefruit and orange. Firm bitterness lingers a little.