ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
First Thunder Road so I still don’t know what to make of the brewery. Into a tulip, chilled. Quite lively it settles misted by proteins; an orange gold in body with a fluffy white crown that holds and laces well. Doughy, gritty, spent grain nose with a hint of lemon and dried grass. Similar palate. Quite foamy and soapy in feel but light in body. A hint of citrus and dried grass, herbs atop a bready flat malt profile. Light floral perfume in the finish offers a point of difference. Sweet overall and residually so. Quaffable but not altogether interesting!! (33cL, BB 03/11/16, 1st Choice Liquor, Riverton)
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap, Gertrude Hotel. Acidic grainy nose. Clear golden beer with thin white head. Light carbonation. Good body, bitter taste. Finish has a slight touch of plastic malt then sour fruity bitterness all the way home. Easy drinking, enjoyable.
KeefOz (1563) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BB 03/11/16. Poured a crystal clear mid- to dark amber with a 2-finger off-white frothy head that retained well and produced sudsy lacing. Carbonation moderate with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of pale malts, possible spices and possible hops. Taste is malty with a hint of hops bitterness; becomes more malty as it warms. Light body. Crisp, smooth, slightly dry and refreshing with sweet malts dominating over any bitterness. Pretty standard lager.
mrjez (479) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Retreat, Melbourne. A pint of deep amber with decent white lacing. No real aroma stands out, faint malt, earthy, musty macro lager feel. Bitter with a decent malt bend, goes down smoothly, lingering bitterness. Standard beer overall, nothing really to remember it by.
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Carlton Yacht Club, Lygon St, Melbourne. It is a sparkling ale with light caramel and citrus (oranges, peach) on the nose and tongue. Mild-to-moderate bitter finish. Quite a lively mouthfeel with a light-medium body. Amber colour with a decent white head. Could do a lot worse.
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Arbory 210515. Pleasant enough beer without being to complex. Maltiness overrides any bitternes that may be there. Ejoyed this on the deck overlooking the Yarra River.
ddaedalus (7) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. struggles to fit classic english bitter qualities as hop flavour is so apparently aussie but very pleasant, balanced and approachable. great wine ester
omhper (23731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria. Clear deep golden, small head. Spicy bready nose. Mid dry with light-medium body and clean, crisp mouthfeel. Spicy and doughy with mid bitter finish. A straightforward, nicely drinkable ale.
hawthorne00 (3544) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (Heritage Tavern, Balnarring). Clear orange with a well-retained white head. Sweet and smooth - biscuity and a little peachy - with herbal and light citrus notes. Quaffable rather than interesting. All very seamless. Comes across as a (very) superior riff on typical Oz pub beer.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber, thin head, light aroma has a touch of caramel and a touch of fruitiness. Moreish, slightly biscuity malt character w delicate yeast fruitiness. Aside from the whole "keg" thing this is quite British in character.