Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a lot more boring than I thought it was going to be. Amber-rose’ colour, almost no head. Smells like sour malt. Slight shiraz dryness, almost salty. One is enough for me.
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thx to NoiZe. Clear redbrown color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, some grapes. Sourish taste, quite dry, skin of dark plums, some cherry pits. Quite dry palate. Strange.
skortila (5284) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Tnx to Noize. Aroma has caramel malts and lots of grapes/wine. Clear, amber coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. My first impression was that this beer was highly carbonated, but that’s not the case. It justs tastes carbonated. The carbonation is in fact some sort of fruity sourness. Quite dry and a bit too thin. This beer has potential.
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, purchased at the International Beer Shop in Perth. Wow, sitting down to rate this beer, I am surprised to find that it is supposed to be a fruit beer. Perhaps more surprising, even though I got no fruit character in my bottle whatsoever, I still liked it a lot! It poured a rich deep amber with a cream-coloured head. Enticing toast and toffee aroma, some floral hops. Medium mouthfeel, medium sweetness, with toasty, nutty, and floral hop flavours. Clearly this bottle is not representative of what this beer is supposed to be, but I thought it was very good nonetheless!
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This got better as it warmed, which is lucky, cos at first I recoiled in horror. A very strange tasting beer. Medium to full body, with nothing really dominating. Good for a change of pace
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Highly carbonated, orange-amber colour with a medium sized pink head which actually increases as the beer is left idle. Sweet and raisin like fruity and strong vinuous aroma (duh). A tiny bit of sweetness at the start but then tasted quite sour in my mouth, very watery. Not my kind of thing at all, sorry.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange-amber with a thick foamy head. Tropical fruits on the nose, with a hint of peppery shiraz on the swirl. A full and juicy malt palate, becoming a bit minerally in the swallow. The shiraz comes through more in the finish again.
mrscotty (26) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
After a lot of searching, this is probably the best aussie beer i’ve had yet. IIt is slightly thin/watery in mouthfeel but it makes up for that in a more than pleasant savoury flavour: malty, fruity and slighty hoppy. It is neither bitter, sweet, or honeyish - three of the biggest pitfalls of australian beers. The full-bodied scarlet colour is a testiment to a passionately crafted beer.
jxo (9) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Rich deep amber colour with very short lived head. Mild hop flavours. Shiraz addition seems to be quite subtle but still noticeable.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to say this is the best beer I have had in Australia yet. Actually well crafted and full bodied. Not that fruity, so not sure about its designation, but a great brew.