bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Australian - Sydney. Bright gold, creamy white head. slightly cloudy. Nice aroma of meadow with citrus notes. Citrus notes thru the palate too. Pretty nice beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Pours orangey gold with a white head. Served real cold here. Has a medium hop bitterness. The finish has a nice cloying, not drying bitter flavor. Slight citrus tartness at the end. This was delicious with kangaroo pie.
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange in the glass with a thin head, nothing remarkable. Aromatic nose, sweet malts, a touch herbal. Smells more ale than lager. Nose repeats early on the palate but fades somewhat, finishing subdued but with some hoppiness. I reckon this should be better given the reputation.
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy hop malt aroma. Cloudy amber colour with good head and lacing. Hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1153) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20 Aug 2005 (Moody’s ACT) - Sweet luscious fruit malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown colour, with good sheet lacing. Big sweet fruit flavour. Medium mouthfeel, fruity lingering flavour with some tang. Overall - Lacks some hop complexity.
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden beer, thin white head. Nice big spicy hop aroma, bready malt and a very fresh yeasty aroma and flavour. Long sweet malt finish mixed with spicy noble hops. Really has the guts.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Australian: Hazy gold with a thin head around the rim of the glass, though with a very fine bead that sparkled quite hypnotically. Musty pale malts in the aroma, followed by fruity hop notes (peaches and apricots). The flavour is restrained but sublime - honeyed pale malts, superb butterscotch diacetyls, and subtle fruity hops. Wonderful! Far and away the best Pale Lager I have encountered. A landmark in the Australian beer topography.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 One of the most flavoursome lagers in Australia. (And yes, I know the competition is thin.) Made to be drunk within three weeks of bottling - which is a fine excuse to knock it off as soon as you buy it. It pours a classic lager gold colour with a thin white head. The nose is fresh and zesty, with sweetish notes. It’s thin-to-medium-bodied and creamy. There’s fruit at the front of the mouth - grapefruit notes and a hint of sweet apples. The finish is surprisingly hoppy - in fact, slightly jarring. Not quite up to the standard of the bock. (Bottle)
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy straw colour with spritzy white head, disipated quickly. Fruity flavour mild bitter aftertaste.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium gold amber clear with a smallish short lasting pale yellow head. Short strong fruity malt followed by a faint plasticky plasticene aroma. Sourdough graininess malt aroma returns on glass swirl but the plasticene peturbs me too much. Medium Thin watery body. Medium mild soudough malt and floral bitter hops flavours. Intriguing wheat beer like end before moving to a strong low sweetness dry slightly stalish hoppy bitter finish. I’m not a big fan ofpale lagers but this one is at least a bit interesting. I wouldn’t mind trying a fresh one.