mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s 190614. Good solid red in colour. Almost like a scotch ale. Big full mouthfeel.
Rosslew (236) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with light head but little carbonation. Malty with biscuit, caramel and soil on front of tongue. Possibly caramel. Great mouthfeel. Bit of bitterness on the finish that lingers nicely. Really like this beer as an experience. Glad it came in 640ml bottle. Got Karl Strauss touch.
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Illywhacker (9) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Resplendent deep amber with a thick but dissipating buttermilk-white head. No huge hops on the nose. Strong and satisfying malt backbone of sweet caramels, light toffee, burnt brown toast, balanced by a subtle hop spiciness. Somewhere in between the citrus and spice of an american hop schedule and softer smoother fuggles or something British. Thick silky mouthfeel. Seems more of an amber than red ale to me but has personality and complexity. Highly recommend.
bmeup (522) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@DM’s Great looking clear red ale with quite a thick open head. Earthy, fresh pine, toffee, nutty and hoppy citrus. Good beer.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, deep amber/mahogany with thick, frothy cream head and heavy lacing. Citrus and floral hop aromas with a malt background. Big grapefruit and orange hop flavours, with a smooth, roasted malt mud palate and long, medium bitter finish. Nice beer. Very bitter for an amber ale. Indian red ale?
StevieT (701) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a clear red/brown, off white head, balanced hop and malt aroma, typical red ale flavours. A very good beer.
Pyobon (956) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear deep reddish amber with decent tight off-white head. Nice aroma, mainly citrus with slight hints of pine and biscuit. Medium body with good carbonation. Great taste, than transforms significantly sweet toffee start to a nice bitter finish. The start has a fair amount of complexity with citrus, candy and cough medicine notes. This mellows nicely and then a good hoppy bitterness steadily grows for a nice sustained bitter finish. Generally I am not a fan of this style of beer, but was pleasantly surprised by this.
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit of a monster of an ale to be honest. Left wondering how the collab. came about and whether it is legit in credible aspects. Anyway, into a tulip it went. This simply shimmers in the glass. A deeply vibrant ruddy copper with no carbonation evident and donned with a soppy off-white mess of suds. Resinous, woody and herbaceous nose encompasses an entire pineforest; soil, wood, sap and leaves. There is a touch of rose water, eucalypt and pot pourri with just an inkling of tangerine flesh. Bi-polar as far as palate. Chewy, sweet, biscuity malts dominate here. Light touch of saline. Mild, dryly herbal hoppiness to the finish. Rather short with lapping floral notes. Sweetens rapidly as it warms but avoids the expected cloying notes. Good body, big and soft, creamy and frothy. A lofty, roasted nut flavour develops late into drinking. I actually quite like this one. Not sessionable by a long shot but I would challenge that and give it nudge. Impressed! (64cL, BB 06/07/15, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
fletchfighters (1117) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
640 ML bomber
Dark ruby with some orange highlights. Light tan head. Great appearance and body to head. Slowly recedes to a thick foam and leaves a thick soap like residue.
Nose is malty at first. Earth, toffee, wood, and some dark cherry notes. Once warmed up get more citrus notes and more along the line that it was hopped pretty well.
Taste is more like a fruit cake really at first. Some wood, cherry, orange peel, raisin and a lot of toffee. Pungent, dank, then just plain aggressive orange and grapefruit finish it off. Bitterness just climbs as the beer gets warmer and the malt character is more enveloped by the hops/
Full bodied for 6%. Almost chewy in some ways, medium carbonated.
Nice beer that changes and develops well as I drank on. Good stuff
Maris (1011) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 640ml bottle on 22/4/2014. Pours a clear amber with a falrly big head. The aroma features a touch of light fruit and sweet malt. Taste wise, it’s more substantial, with sweet biscuity and caramel malt, raisins, tangerines, figs and just a hint of cherry, followed by some pretty firm hops. The palate tends towards creamy and the carbonation is average. All up, a pretty good amber ale.