farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PJ O’Brien’s at Melbourne Airport. Very impressed. Nice fruity flavour and easy on the palate. Plenty of substance to this beer. Was in Sydney last week and was at PJ O’Brien’s but alas, this beer was nowhere to be seen. I’d be very willing to try this again soon.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried on tap at the Regatta Hotel. No 2 of the 4 that I tried that night. Wouldn’t exactly call it a pale ale so maybe a golden ale is an apt description.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t mind this beer. Drank heaps of it last night when the Pilsner was tasting a bit weird (perhaps a slight infection.)
Pretty pale but very clear and holds a good head. Aroma is light diacetyl, biscuity malt and faint fresh (dry hopped?) hoppiness which I guess would be NZ Saaz. Firm malty flavour with a fair bit of fruitiness in the middle there and a solid bitterness. Like eczematic said they must either filter or lager the crap out of this because it’s very clean, which makes it all the more weird when the fruity flavour finally sneaks in. It’s quite odd. Nice though.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like the way an australian brewery has the label ’pale ale’on an actual pale ale as opposed to a lager. This beer certainly is complex and has a vrange of flavours from sweet honey to pawpaw and with a good touch of hop to give us a nice dry bitterish finish
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An alright beer. I'm not sure I would call it a Blond Ale like RateBeer does, it definitely seemed like an American Pale Ale to me. Gold color. Farily thin with some citrus fruit taste.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with a light, dissapating head. Cascade hops and light maltyness. sweet honeyish flavour followed by fruity citrus and pine hop character sharp drying bitterness.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
predominantly cascade hop aroma.
light golden with small fast disipating head.
cascade hop and light malt flavour.
thin and dry finishing lightly bitter.
light sessional ale.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17/10: Golden clear with short white head. Very poor retention. Head was gone within a minute. Floral hoppy citrus (cascade? williamette?) aroma. Mild mouthfeel, though thin finish. Taste was like a thin less malty little creatures. Grapefruit/citric, bitter finish. Average APA.
winkle (477) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apparently they were aiming for a European rather than America style pale ale with this. Has a fairly asertive citrus nose clean white head and a hazy gold body. Fruity body and a citrus finish. This one was from the Brisbane brewery. Not bad.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn't quite deliver. Really pale yellow, with a blotchy head, lightly floral hops aroma. Kind of like a cross between an American and Australian pale ale. Light and crisp with some tropical fruit. Pretty boring. Crisp, slightly citric finish, low bitterness.