TedE (453) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
cooked vegetables, lightly sour, pale, thin feel, average carbonation. A cheap ’supermarket’ beer. Looks/ tastes like VB & co. but MUCH cheaper. Used to be a craft brewer label now owned by Woolworths.
magpieken (122) - - JUL 18, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very pale gold colour with two fingers of head which disappeared almost completely. Modest sweet malty aroma with a hint of honey and urinal rock candy (not that it’s a bad thing). Quite sweet taste and a little bit metallic. Very light, watery body. Not good but not bad enough to be offensive.
KeefOz (1116) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a crystal clear pale amber with a few white bubbles for a collar. Laced as a few spots. Carbonation low to moderate with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of grain and mildly sweet malt typical of a lager. Taste of sweet malt, no hops bitterness and a bit metallic. Light body bordering on watery. Crisp and bland. Aroma, tastes and palate comparable withlarge commercial brewery lagers.
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear gold pour medium head and carbonation aromas grassy malt grain the flavours grain grassy barley malt could be a lot better this is weak compared with some good pub draughts of the past very dull and no crispness
Bif (1679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light golden color with a small head that fades quickly with only bits of lacing. Aroma of wet grain, bit of citrus and mild malt sweetness. Taste is fairly bland with a bit of citrus, some malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Light body, somewhat crisp and bland. I hope this is better from the tap, as this seems like just another Pale Lager in an ocean of lagers.
Davros (2260) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours amber with a large, lasting white head.
Nose shows vegetal and industrial notes along with a faint cidery character.
Flavours include some honey and solvent-like notes. Little else.
Body feels watery.
Pretty bad stuff.
varanid99 (664) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Dark amber, fluffy white head. Agree with Allovate about the smell, although I thought more of sticky pub carpet. Malty, a little bitterness, but flavour fades quickly.
downender (6890) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Not much to say about this one. Deep gold with moderate carbonation. Sweetish malts, a touch of grassy hop and slightly bitter finish.
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml bottle. Lots of bubble and froth in the initial pour. The big fluffy white head settles reasonably quickly and leaves some fine lacing on the glass. Golden amber colour. Aroma and flavour reflect the typical pale lage style.
ALLOVATE (2595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is ordinary. Fine carbonation, head was there then it wasn’t; the body a light amber and sparkling. Tinny, metallic, bar mat after a Friday night of drinks is the aroma. It’s got a light orange sherbet note, a little Starburst™ candy, subtle straw and wood. Quite sweet and just a little acrid in the mouth. Still unexpected from the little give that was the aroma. Toasted malt, rubber, caramel, light smoke, phenols, cardboard. Mish mash of nothing at all. Sweet with little balance, finish is crisp, biting and a little gassy. Residually sweet also and lasting. Body is quite light, the carbonation a little too excited. Overall it seems like it would be better on draught than in the bottle, and better cleaned up. Forgettable. (33cL, BB 09/12/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)