sftan (22) - - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, floral, amber, clear, minimal head, medium bitterness, creamy, light body, lively, bitter,
RichardHFish (11) - - JUL 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer, it is definitely my go-to beer, which is saying quite a bit.
Appearance:Poured from the bottle, the lovely clear, deep red amber ale has a white-ish head, while it lasts (this is where it loses a point, for the lack of head retention).
Aroma: This has the aroma that is almost characteristic of Little Creatures, a mix of floral and cirtrus hop scents, which some sweetness coming through.
Taste: To me this amber ale is almost perfectly balanced, just slightly tipping toward the hop side. There is the caramel and mostly malty sweetness as well as the floral, citrus and tropical fruit flavours from the hops. The malt profile is somewhat less noticeable than the description would lead you to believe, but it still tastes amazing.
Palate:This is possibly the only area that Rogers falters in, the body is a tiny bit lacking, but that is expected from a beer of only 3.8& ABV. The finish is slightly bitter and short, but it still leaves you wanting for more. The carbonation, however, is right on the money, just right.
Overall: Like I said, I love this beer. Being a mid you can knock these back all afternoon and not feel any the worse for ware, while still drinking a truly great tasting beer. The only negative is the price, at $56.90 a carton (the same price as the full strength Pale Ale) it is a bit steep, but then again, it’s such a good beer it’s probably worth it. Love it!
WestSydneyBoy (23) - South Penrith, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a clear dark amber with a nice frothy off white head, aroma of toffee and floral hops, taste is smooth and sweet toffee with a hint of chocolate and fruit, yet manages to stay dry, crisp and refreshing. more complex then i was expecting, really love this beer!
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Probably the best mid on the australian market. Big caramel malts with hints of toffee and that typical creatures floral hops. Awesome mid
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pored from a 330 ml bottle, pretty damn good for a light beer, better than drinking XXXX gold, by any standard the best low alcohol beer i have ever had.. but it really doesnt compare to a full strength.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Little Creatures Dining Hall in Melbourne. The pour is a clear amber to reddish brown color with a decent, white head leaving good lace. Aroma is red fruits, caramel malt, slight toffee. Taste is fruity, slightly bitter, very nice caramel and toffee atop a very mild, session body. Not bad.
Maris (983) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 330ml bottle on 3/8/2010. Has a very nice hoppy, floral, fruity (lychee) aroma. Flavour wise, it’s a little more subdued than the nose would suggest, and is not typical of an amber ale. There is a dash of malt and fruitness, accompanied by a medium hop finish. Still, this is quite flavoursome for a beer that’s only 3.8%.
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper/ruby with a large off-white head, quickly fading to a thin layer.
Nose shows juicy hops with pineapple, orange and floral characters along with a fair bit of honey and crystal malt.
Very similar flavours, at least as far as the hops go. The malt is no where near as obvious, but still shows some caramel and nutty hints. Finishes somewhat weakly.
Body is lacking but carbonation is spot on.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 quite malty, not very hoppy. caramel, toffee, roasty flavours in the malts.
thewolf (11176) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber in a slight chestnut vein. Small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Nice, sweet, very malty aroma without getting near sugar. Some carmel, light toasted, grassy hops bite. Highish carbonation, slightly thin and watery. Flavour is fair enough. Good maltiness again, caramel, light metallic, some grassy bitterness. Fairly nice for the low ABV. A slight fruity hint at the end.