motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a little too sweet but otherwise quite well-made and indeed more bitter than most aussie drops
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2003
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty bad, typical Aussie "bitter". Rusty metal/tinny, with the traditional POR hrashness on the finish, malt sweet (corn), i not really bitter at all, thin body. Pretty lame, but better than a lot of Aussie bitters.
bluevegie (3031) - 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.
ALLOVATE (2228) - 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.
jonno (2014) - 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.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I hate bitters that are described as lagers, especially when they are brewed to have a sweeter finish. It is sweet but there is no balance in the finished product. An inoffensive beer.
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.
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.
madquacker (998) - 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?
fletchfighters (934) - 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.