fletchfighters (998) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
In the mold of VB, Tooheys, and XXXX.
Sweet corn, Vegetables, sweet bread, metal, and sugar. I think a couple of hops were put in for fun.
Just buy the Old Southwark and pass this by.
jonno (2096) - JAPAN - SEP 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Probably better than xxxx or vb but still just an industrial pale lager. A tad more bitter than most but nothing to go ape over.
madquacker (1015) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was pleasantly suprised. Was expecting Reschs but got a malty grippy and grainy brew with a bit of character. Not as chemcially as I would have expected. How come this cannot be got outside of Sth Aust?
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
[Bottle] Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is metallic, corn, musty, and a little green apple. Taste is also metallic, with the hop bitterness transitioning quickly into a sweetness that is really unappealing. Malt shows through at the end, but by then it is too late. Muddled and pretty disgusting. Fairly thin, with a finish that isn’t too long (thankfully). Alright, I will admit it, I only purchased this because I was trying to tick styles off. It says "original classic bitter" on the label, I mean come on! I was robbed...but I guess that is what I guess for style ticking.
alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Many people here in Adelaide call Southwark "The poor man’s Coopers". A bit severe since Southwark is capable of good stuff, but also some disappointments, and this is one of them. 25 IBU’s, but the bitterness seems almost artificially added, and overall it tastes like licking a rusty gate. Would go well with some meals (the reason for giving it points at all), but otherwise will leave you screaming for water. Not remotely sessionable to me, but I’ve heard horror hangover stories from people who’ve drank it heavily, the "Green Death" myth in action. A big disappointment.
Jonesy99 (2) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2007 does not count
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin body, bitter sweet flavour. Best drunk cold on a hot day. Nothing special about this one.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale golden body with a very short head. Fairly sweet taste with a stale soapy aroma.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bright orange in colour with small white head, sweet mallty tatse. Misuse of the word "Bitter". was ot very bitter at all, just another Aussie macro.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Drank this one on the odd occasion Cooper’s wasn’t on draught in my two years in Adelaide. Pours a clear gold with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma was definitely hop driven, but not the delicate floral Kentish hops, Pride of Ringwood came to mind with a mix of grassy, metallic, stale hops of a different variety. Nose follows into the mouth with a heightened oxidised edge and biting carbonation, thin body and bitter in the back with a little sweet malt and corn starch to attempt a compromise. Finishes off quite crisp and forgettable. Come to think of it I don’t know why I drank it, I suppose it was because it was beer and I was at a pub and thats what you do there. Not the best from Southwark.
theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Supposedly Australia's most bitter beer with an IBU (International Bitterness Unit, whatever that is) of 25.
Still it tastes pretty ordinary, I couldn't finish the bottle. I think it would be a lot better, as is VB, if it was much colder to kill the taste. Pretty ordinary stuff. Cheers folks