GlassBrass440 (145) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brilliant gold with a moderate white head that leaves islands of lacing. Light Belgian phenolic aroma. "Sweeter" phenols reminiscent of coriander or pink peppercorns. Honey and light malts finish up the aroma. Flavor is a mix of spicy phenols and sweet malts. Again sweet on the finish and the moderately high carbonation does little to clean it up.
Stuu666 (4667) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden, nose is yeasty, banana, taste is bitter, sweet toffee, dry.
allmyvinyl (4813) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas are bready, lemon, light white pepper. Saisony really, but nice. Taste is light sweet, touch of honey. Clean finish. Not bad.
cgarvieuk (15586) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Crisp golden glowing amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet candi fruits nose... Juicy fruits.. Doft sweet yeasty fruits.. Lught bitter
waiake (286) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle strong citrus spicy aroma taste is similar with orange fruity hoppy flavours finishing quite bitter & tarty, good brew
beer-yum (689) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 Makes a nice change in taste from the regular ’Anglo’ beers that are ubiquitous in this neck of the woods. Probably a little too strong for those not used to the Belgian styles - but that’s not something I’ll hold against it.
Pdubyah (454) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look, he said in a louder voice, this isn’t all that and a bag of chips, but what is is is a beer that smells like a Belgium beer, looks like one, and drinks like on, a bit of sourness but a background of malts. So what to make of it, It rounds out the Tripel and Dubbel that they have, and might make a great domestic beer of they could get away with the underlying sourness.
I really would go again, except their Dubbel and Trippel are better, a lot.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale clear golden. White head lasts forever. Fruity nose with a lot of bready doughy notes. Medium body. Fruity palate with a bitter finish.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is good, body blond. It smells fruity, aromatic, hoppy, malty, yeasty. The taste is fruity, hopparomatic, malty, fruity, bit alcoholic, creamy, intensive, delicious!
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle #5 from the Tuatara Mix 6 Pack. Not sure about dates on these as no date info on bottles or pack, but the two yeasty beers in this pack are pooched. No haziness, no dominant yeast character, just bubbly, apply tasting beers. This one survived a little better than the hefe, probably because of the abv, but still nothing exciting. Will have to rerate fresher stuff.