Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Green bottle with white block lettering, the ampersand links the words ’stone’ and ’wood’. A PALE LAGER, FROM AUSTRALIA. It pours clear pale straw. Nil hops. Nice and bland. "Not offensive", that’s a POSITIVE! What’s the point? CUB and Lion Nathan already dominate this market.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
After a fizzing pop the beer pours lovely and golden with a loosly packed white foam. Strong yeasty and unpleasent alcoholic aromas dominate. The beer is lightly bodied and slightly watery. Its flavour is sweet and theres really not much else. This lager certainly lacks imagination.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Out the bottle, chilled and into a pilsner glass. Big burst once the cap comes off sees it rise up and out. Very lively on the pour too. A few minutes later and I have a bright medium gold lager with a mixed bag of bubbles raising up little more than a single loose layer of white suds. Dry, grassy hop, mildly vegetal nose with a good whack of fresh cracked, black pepper and a hint of lemony sour malt and barnyard grit (Australia’s first original Euro-lager on the nose!). Dry palate with a herbal zing to it. Mildly bitter, metallic POR-like swallow, dusty, with some cardboardy malt. Body is light, watery, well-lagered with some fizz. Metallic aftertaste lingers. Not too good at all really. They captured a little ’VB’ and ’Crown’ in the flavour of this one, hopefully intentionally to justify its all Aussie macro taste, despite the Euro-trash aroma. Hmmm!! (33cL, 01/03/11, 1st Choice Liquor)
Pyobon (853) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear pale straw colour with decent white head. Vegetably hop aroma. Light body and fizzy. Tangy lemony start, followed by slightly sweet maltiness with a slightly bitter finish that is unpleasantly harsh. Mostly bland, but the flavour that is there is poor. Overall bland, unimpressive, but ultimately drinkable.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
yellow with little to no head. not very pronounced in the hops, slightly sweet. was hoping for a more bitter finish
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear and amber in colour with goosd carbonation and an audible crackle as the pillow of fluffy white foam settles. Hop aroma with an underlying hint mof sweetness. Lively in the mouth with a mild bitterness, easy drinking.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. A solid lager without much to add. I am sure if pleases the punters during mid summer.
bmeup (498) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow gold & clear. Thin white head, fades. Very ordinary like a dry beer, the tide went out and took everything with it. Over priced standard lager.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle - Sickly pale gold colour. Very thin white head. High carbonation. Thin body. Watery taste. There are mass produced lagers better than this.
High in gas
and bland in taste
Makes this lager
one big waste
Jade (398) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear, pale golden colour with a white foam head. Has a lightly bitter taste with a thin feel. Only average carbonation, leaves a bitter after taste. By the books pale lager.