bozoNZ (715) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle. Pours a bright gold with a decent head. Soapy citrus nose, Sweet & short rather than being anything outstanding
ChrisTurner (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle -- Golden yellow lager with a smallish white head that disappears leaving a fair bit of lacing. Pretty much standard lager aroma with a bit of lawn clippings. Watery palate but quite crisp and refreshing. Flavour lacks any real wallop or bitterness, but there’s certainly nothing nasty there apart from a vaguely metallic bitterness in the finish. As Oz lagers go, it ain’t a bad drop.
madquacker (949) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a pale yellow with a disappearing head. Watery and bland, but not a s bad as most aussie macros. Boring neverthe less.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In the bottle from the Coogee Bay Hotel bottle shop. Looks like all the rest- pale yellow with a white head. The head has a fairly good retention in that it remains large long after the pour is over. Has an aroma of lemon soap. The flavor is sweet like flower water. Very mild palate, smooth with low carbonation. Easy and quick to drink. Maybe it’s the awesome location, outdoors on the balcony of the Coogee Hotel overlooking the Bay at sunset, but I’m quite satisfied.
beerledgend (1145) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
brigh gold colour with big creamy white head. no aroma. pretty much tyipcal Aussie macro. Another misuse of the word "premium"!!
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep golden colour, with lots of initial bubbles and frothy white foam on top. Basic clear Aussie lager aromas and taste, with a bit more hoppiness maybe. Afterfeel is dry mouth.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep colden colour, with a very nice white fluffy head with good lacing. Light grassy aroma, simple sweet malts in there too. The flavour is a little more interesting, although the malt profile is again fairly basic, the hops are strong and dont deliver the harshness that you’ve grown to expect from POR driven beers. Nice clean finish, overall a nice basic lager.
omhper (17472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small head. Grassy hops up front. Malt sweet with firm but clean mouthfeel. Sugary finish with medium bitterness. Too sweet for me.
highlandlad (1375) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Disappointing "award-winning" Aussie premium lager. Pale gold colour, 1cm rocky white head and fizzy champagne-like carbonation. Head had some length and laced surprisingly well. Bland premium Aussie lager aroma - pale malt, hint of citric hops. Fresher smelling than some of its rivals but not very inspiring. Palate is spoiled by the burp-inducing fizzy mouthfeel. Malty middle and a nasty metallic finish. Buggered if I can see why this won awards. (Bottle, best before 2/8/05)
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark gold, ours a very nice creamy head. Nose doesn’t give much. Easy going palate; appropriate fizz levels. Certaintly a softer, malt driven style with a sliver of cripness. Not bad but won’t set the world on fire.