JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled this after the Cascade 4 seasons autumn and experienced a most rare phenomenon. Perhaps I needed to wash my palate, but as there was no water available I couldnít. I sampled this lager and tasted nothing but chicken broth and onions. Just like momís chicken soup in a bottle, even with hints of carrots and celery. Weird!?! I have to give this beer a slight benefit of the doubt since it was not its fault I didnt drink it first and also because I will not be able to retest it until I go back to Australia. This rating will have to do for now.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orangey/golden colour with a medium size white head. Grainy aroma. Taste was good, more malt,a touch of citrus, some banana at the end and a good mouthfeel.
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What a solid around larger! Nice clear golden apperence. Looks inviting in the glass and doesnít dissapoint on the palate. Light subtle fruitness with smooth munich malt taste. Just the thing for a sunday afternoon. Prefer it the the bock as it just a lttle more novel. Wouldnt say it breaks the mold, just a bit surprising.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, at the Australian Hotel, Sydney.
Golden with a nice smooth fluffy white head. Feral organic larger aroma with honey and rustic hop notes. Some smooth, lightly roasted malt notes as well. A good drop that I wish I could have had more of but the volume of choice was against me.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good lager. Nice and golden in color with a medium head. Some good fruity flavour and a citrus aroma.
Trogdor (193) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
sweet floral aroma.
slightly hazy golden with small/medium head.
hint of pineapple with light floral hops.
thin and drying palate.
rather boring aussie lager.
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A one-month shelf life? No worries there. A cloudy and tasty drop, and if youre ever in Sydney, swing by the Australian Hotel and you can get it on tap. Mother's milk!
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly cloudy golden color, citrusy nose. Fresh full flavour with a lot of malt, maybe a bit too sweet. goes down easy.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at the australian in sydney and found it to be a aley lager with a good amount of fruit and body. a little oversweet if anything but went down well. A good little brew.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Aroma is dominated by an objectionably high level of diacetyl. Appearance is very clear (despite not being filtered) and a beautiful gold colour with reasonable (not great) head retention. Good strong malt presence and mouthfeel, could do with more hops (especially bitterness). Really enjoyable beer if you block your nose!
RR: Geez, itís been a long time since Iíve had a good Scharers. I know theyíre pretty inconsistent but still. Perilously close to dropping quite a way down the scale.