yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
tastes similar to VB not a good taste im sorry but this beer isn’t to my liking
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle- Pours a dark copper color with a small head that fades quickly to bits of lacing. Very mild aroma. Just a trace of grain and that’s about it. Taste is quite bland with just a bit of hops crispness, some grain and a bit of malt sweetness in the background. No real bitterness and a clean finish. Very light body, very bland. A non discript beer by an unknown brewer. Nothing to see here, move along.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
375ml bottle- Another very boring beer, lacking in any flavours or aromas.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sweetish gold lager with plenty of fizz, sweet malts and a touch of tired hop. Not for me.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Funky smell, clear golden colour no head. Watery, empty flavour, virtually no bitter after taste at all.
Not a great beer, very poor.
Pyobon (795) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Note - I suspect that this beer has been relaunched. The ABV is 4.4% and the packaging is different. I also suspect that the brewer may have changed. I believe that this is a brand owned by a supermarket that was brewed for them by Boags (who seemd to go to great lengths to disgusie this factor - and for good reason). The wording suggests that it is brewed on the mainland with some Tasmanian ingredients. Maybe this makes it a new beer? I emailed an enquiry, but in the absence of a response I am posting my review:
Bottle. Poured clear gold with white head. Harsh aroma with some grassy hops. Thin and fizzy. Flavour is thin, grainy and harsh with some metallic bitterness. Overall, its not bland, but its not very nice.
joergen (18873) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can at Ølbaren.
Clear golden coloured with a medium sied white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of metal and berries.
Fruity flavour of caramel, metal and berries with notes of hops.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2009
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
375ml bottle. Was about what I expected it to be - very thina nd watery and low on taste and flavour. Not the worst beer I have had but in the top 10
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a pale yellow colour with white head. Aroma is grain and metallic notes. Flavour is one dimensional, some hop bitterness in the finish. Boring.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown 750ml bottle, BB 19/08/09
Served chilled in mug.
Effervscent clean golden body building a sizeable portion of white foam.
Minimal aroma, metallic skunk detectable, faint floral hops, some rice-like graininess and bread.
High carbonation but still quite soft, drying skunky texture, thin overall.
Rice bread-like maltiness to the body, gritty graininess, some hops detectable floral-like. Finish is chalky dry, skunky, with a pretty hefty metallic bitterness.
Not good, offputting ’Aussie bitter’ skunk seems more apparent in this than other beers of its class. Makes for tough drinking, even if its made for the opposite!