varanid99 (1006) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-amber pour with no head. Fruity aroma, some citrus, some malt. Sweet, not a lot of bitterness, malty, with nice fruitiness that carries through to the end.
TourDeBeer (123) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another Aroma burst! floral, herbs, fruit
Beer is amber, clear, and minimal head,
medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
medium body, thin feel, lively carbonation.
Quite fresh, I really liked this and I’ll buy it again. Maybe put a couple in storage. Wort a try
Bif (2041) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a redish color with a decent head that fsdes to some lacing.Mild aroma of malt sweetness and bit of spice with a bit of citrus in the background. Taste of some caramel sweetness, some fruit and bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly light body, smooth with an interesting character. A surprisingly enjoyable beer. woth a try.
apcandrew (47) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish amber with little head. Aroma of citrus. Taste citrus, malt and slight caramel.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. pours brown in colour with a red hue, no doubt from the pepperjack shiraz added. Nice fruity hop aroma. Initial sweet malt bitterness with a refreshing hop bitterness on the finish.
alang51 (66) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Being a fan of the pepperjack shiraz I had to try this. Malty, caramel flavour and upon can certainly notice the addition of the shiraz. A great full bodied beer.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rustic Brown poor with medium carbonation. Slight citrys and malt aroma dominating at first but give way to fruity notes and with the addition of the shiraz slowly becoming apparent as you sip your way through this beverage. Slight dry finnish on the palate. Enjoyable beer.
omega (896) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe I was caught up in the moment in the Barossa, but I did like this beer. The addition of red wine juice gives it a bit more complexity and makes for a lovely red hue. Full bodied and rich in the palate.
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another one of those beers I’ve tried many times, even have old notes from 2008, but to be fare needed to try again.
Bright hoppy nose; passionfruit, pineapple, pine needles amongst bitter green herbs, weeds and camphorous notes. Looks the part; a deep orange amber with lots of fine bubbles and a solid, compact, off-white crown atop. Extremely woody, nutty and piney in the mouth, completely unexpected. Big, chunky malt profile, biscuity, mildly sweet and grainy. The hops dominated the nose, now the malt dominates the palate. Floral in back, bitterness is controlled on the swallow, the finish has nice balance of malt and hop with a light amount of fruit coming through. Very soft mouthfeel and medium-light in body. Just fades a little as it warms, otherwise this is a well made, refreshing little number. Unsure of whether Matilda Bay are brewing this now. Be good to see it produced at Pepperjack, but oh-well. A decent quaffer. (33cL, BB 04/09/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel and hints of fruit. Taste is also sweet malt, caramel and hints of fruit with a slightly nutty and lightly bitter finish. A little watery but OK.