gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 50 cl at Dickens Ciderhouse, Launceston. Sampled on August 6, 2013.
Also marked "Brewer’s Reserve".
Clear copper color, fluffy lasting off-white head. Sweet, malty, a bit fruity scent. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Fruity aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Copper coloured with some red flecks scattered throughout. Big intense head of brown foam that crackles as it settles. Caramel malt aromas with nuts and toffee mixed in. Flavour is a little thin but not to the detriment of the beer. Palate is smooth and this is a pretty good beer overall.
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Misty amber pour good head medium carbonation aromas hop fruity generous maltiness caramel flavour fruit caramel nutty tastes of england well flavoured amber ale good malt hop very rewarding aftertaste sweet and bitter
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle - Clear, bronze gold body with a lasting white head. Hops on the aroma with just a bit of malt in the backgound. Light bitterness in the taste that softens moreso as you get into it, some lemon notes, some bubblegum and loads of yeast as you get to the bottom of the bottle. First bottle took me a little while to get into but the second one a week later or so was great.
hawthorne00 (2882) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Just cloudy amber with a dense cream head. Aroma is floral with caramel, some spices and biscuits. A little overcarbonated but very alive-feeling. Tastes slightly sweet and very biscuity with some butterscotch, hazelnuts and flowers. Bitterness is just less than balancing. Slight touch of metal at the end? - if it was there I stopped noticing it . Rich and a little rustic. Much more complex malt character than usually found in Australian beer. Pretty tasty. Second glass with farmhouse cheddar and a pickled onion, yum. Started OK and then really drew me in.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exceptional beer. Very good farmhouse style english bitter. Lots of caramel and the body felt just about right for the style. Very easy drinking and a very quenching beer.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. Great beer. Aroma has lots of fruit (grapefruit, apple), and also biscuit. Taste is sweet, with bitter background, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with an exuberant frothy head.
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
For mine this challenges Holgate’s ESB as a top flight locally made English style beer. Masters the art of subtly yeah lacks no punch with Burton-on-Trent style powdery minerals, soft broad malts and a perfect balance of old world hops. Just goes to show good beers don’t have to belt you over the head with resiny hops. Lovely wide palate structure.
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber colour with poor head and fair lacing. Spicy malt hop aroma. Bitter malt stone fruit flavour. Smooth palate.
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
14-Jul-2011 - on tap at Beer Deluxe - Light ash malt and candy fruit aroma. Deep amber colour, with light good haze, ordinary head and suds lacing. Unusual fruity candy ash malt flavour. Ash malt and medium bitter hop finish, with lingering ash malt and light hop aftertaste. This beer is not my style but they seem to have pulled of a mix that works for me.