mullet (849) - Melbourne, - DEC 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at the brewery. Slight caramelly fresh malt character, some gluey esters, faint herbal and orangey hop character. All of this is overridden by a pervasive plasticy phenolic character which carries right through from the aroma into the bitterness, lingering on the palate for a very long time. Would be a fairly plain but passable pale ale without the phenolics.
Davros (1924) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a small head.
A fair bit of hops on the nose, with grapefruit and pine notes. Also some sweet malt underneath and some nutty characters.
Flavours follow along the same lines in terms of hops, very spicy and piny.
Also some sweet clean malt.
Needs more carbonation.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Very nice malt-driven ale. Aroma is nutty, with floral and caramel notes. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, with a thin-to-medium body. Amber, with a luscious head.