ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Funny what pops up when going through old notebooks. Had no idea what this rating was, but it cam flashing back once I searched for its page (slight chill down the spine!)
From notes alone. Yeast pad in base of bottle - BIG question mark. Even Japanese malt doesn’t come as pale as the beer I see before me. It’s a drawn pea yellow, I mean really watered down lemon cordial-like, and suffering a bad case of chill haze. Soda-pop carbonation results in a mere island of white atop. Smells of salty loaves and spent lager yeast. Oh, I taste it then I don’t; it is spry, short and nearly lifeless in the mouth. So many carb’s lagered out of it has rendered it close to soda water but without the biting carbonation. Yeasty, soapy and pasty in the finish resulting in a film upon the tongue. This is not beer at all. Ugh!! (33cL, BB 09/02/10, Dan Murphy’s Albany)
deanso (6722) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle shared at a friends birthday.
Great name. The beer was disappointing though. Very malty & not very exciting.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fairly clear gold body with poor head. Dull bready sweet malty aroma, flat cardboard taste, didn’t really like the Platts Folly but I struggle with this one even more.
Muggus69 (1553) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Faint but fragrant hop aroma, bit of ripe fruit and citrus.
Clean pale gold body, short-lived white head.
Lean texture, somewhat drying with a medium-to-high carbonation.
More subtle musky, tropical-fruit-like hop begins on the palate, and dies. Not a great deal else happening. Finishes reasonably clean, low bitterness, bready drying note.
Certainly one of the better "low carb" beers i’ve come across, but that’s not saying alot.
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle split with P. Straight from a white trash bag as we sat locked out of apartment. This beer sucked. Smelled like a regular macro, tasted corn, malt pretty offensive.
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2009
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a pale straw colour, clear with a thin small white head with not much aroma to speak of. Very flat taste.
madquacker (1074) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found this quite drinkable. Malty and fizzy sherbert taste with some spice. Don’t know about the organic part.