MelbBrewersJD (39) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting beer. Loved the ruby colour. Would have liked more aroma and can’t say I got much wine character, not that it was an issue for me. Overall an interesting 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.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I remember first trying this beer a year or so ago and not thinking much of it. I hadn’t taken notes at the time so I picked up a bottle recently for a fair judging. And am I glad I did. This one poured reddish amber with a medium beige head. A real nice aroma of ripe fruit, caramel and biscuit. The flavours mirror the aroma. The Shiraz characteristics are by no means dominating, but I think that’s actually a good thing and the reason why this beer works. It’s well balanced, fruity and has good malt backbone to match. A delicious beer.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber/brown - white head. Fruity. Nutty. Caramel. Sharpness. Peppery. Chocolate. Grapey notes. Grassy. Citrus. Orange. Nice.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
34.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light fruity. Sweet, fruity and light hoppy fruity. Mild citrusy and slight peachy. Fruity and slight bitter to citrusy finish.
jdpeebs (684) - 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.
Bif (1192) - 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.
Pyobon (795) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Clear amber with slight head. Pleasant fruity (stone fruit) aroma with hints of toffee. Light body with good fine carbonation. Taste is refreshing: fruity tang with balancing caramel toffee notes. Hint of bitterness in finish. Overall quite a decent beer.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - 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.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from a mate. pours an amber colour with a decent white head. taste is floral with peach, apricot and citrus flavours. enjoyable, but not the best