ALLOVATE (2383) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
The epitome of 80’s draught beer as it sits in the glass. Amber, sparkling and fuelled by a persistent flurry of carbonation. Soapy, adhesive foam atop lasts and leaves a film of white frost upon the glass. Aroma is dominated by a note of leavened white-bread dough, raw and floury with only a gest of metallic hops to break it up - not good. Dowdy and floury on the palate too with so much metal in the finish I’d barely be mistaken for thinking I was sucking on the fender of an HQ Holden. Light bodied but expectedly soapy in feel and slick as it slips past the tonsils. Each swallow had me shudder. I couldn’t finish this one. So close to those macro’s of the 80’s I near keeled over with flash-back dread, Not for me!! (33cL, BB 13/01/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours gold with a small fading head.
Nose shows cardboard-like malt, vegetal notes and very faint caramel.
Sweet flavours, some clean malt at first before cardboard stale notes and grainy malt show through.
Body feels watery, too much carbonation.