ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a large off-white head, which does not last all that well but does leave reasonable lacing. Fruity hops aromas of strawberry and kiwifruit mix with pine, a touch of charcoal and some rye toast. Fruity strawberry up front blends nicely with some caramel malt. The flavours sharpen into potent kiwifruit hops leading into a body of caramel and toasted rye malt. Bitter pine hops come through in the finish, which leaves an aftertaste of pine and strawberry. The hops flavours in this beer are very enjoyable indeed. If Waimea is a new hop variety, then I can only hope that it catches on.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I added the commercial description to this beer and I’ve thought that this wasn’t a terribly good idea because people are suggestible when it comes to imagining flavours. Yep, pine and strawberry, caramelised sugars and bread. They’re all there. I would only think to add tangelo to those descriptions and this seems to be my predominant impression of Waimea hops. The impression of the beer overall is favourable but I think in terms of body it could be a little bigger. That said, I’m glad I purchased it.
(I wish someone would pay me to drink beer, or is that a little obvious for anyone on this site?)
mkel07 (4933) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from The Wine Emporium. Lots of malty goodness in the flavour. Sweetness left in the mouth.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great APA, good flavours and balance. I love the resinous strawberry flavour. Doesn’t last long which is a shame.
Gramoit (388) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hoppy aroma. Pretty good APA this, plenty of flavour including some sweet malts and plenty of hops. Really good session beer, would be great if they could put these in smaller bottles.
Ungstrup (33792) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, spicy hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, spicy hops, citrus fruits, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.
Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows grassy, herbal and fruity hops with a bit of lychee and peach. Also some sweet malt with a hint of biscuity, toasty malt.
Very similar flavours, sweet malt, soft toasty notes,grassy herbal hops. Pretty sweet, maybe a bit heavy-handed on crystal malt?
Could use more carbonation.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent blocky creamy head misty aber pour medium carbonation aromas stone fruit citrus maltiness caramel the flavours apricot cumquart medium to strong ibu caramel richness nice mix of tastes citrus hops the finish resiny touch stonefruit citrus aftertaste good malt flavours lasting bitter class ale
Brenhophead (686) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650mL bottle. Pours light amber with a white head and a very nice caramel/berry aroma. It taste like a beer flavoured toffee bar, very unique and compelling. Not like any beer i have had previously.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subtle earthy chocolate aroma. Bold hop flavour, malt and hop bitterness. Well rounded.