GT2 (5647) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL. Bottle #141 brewed 18 Mar 2010. Pours a clear amber to near red with a large, fizzy, yellow head with decent retention and no lace. Aroma is odd: sort of like a funky sour ale but not quite as nice. There is white wine sulphites, salty ocean, orange blossom, lemon, and HUGE BRETT! LIke a freaking massive amount of funky brett. Taste is lemon, dry, cedar, blueberry skins, blueberry bagel, earthy Brett, orange creamsickle, sour cream. Really a prime example of post-bottling Brett infection. Dry, prickly palate.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 23, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
brewtopia06, bottled. regular amber colour with a slim head. aroma of bubblegum and spam. nasty, composty bitterness, i dunno
DuffMan (5183) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another awesome Tassie craft brewer whose products were happily available nearly everywhere we stopped on our Tassie journey. Hazy slightly orange gold with a sizable white head demonstrating good retention and lacing. Aroma is of faintly roasted caramel malt, a little grainy, and leafy. Flavours are slightly yeasty, mildly sweet caramel with strong presence of leafy/stemmy hops and a soundly bitter finish. Delicious!
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Went down quick enough but I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing. Slightly murky, pale amber body with decent white head. Hops on the nose and in the taste with not enough malt showing to make this really enjoyable.
gam (2654) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Neat head and good carbonation amber colour,aroma caramel fruit vegemite like taste but sour,flavour vegemite caramel fruit bitter,grapefruit lemon different for sure finish malty smooth smooth bitter.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2009
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle. Deep amber almost orange colour with a volcanic mountainous head. Looks lively but very cloudy and murkey. Tastes a lot worse than it looks with sour flavours dominating.
hawthorne00 (1852) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 10C. Hazy amber. An inch of stable fluffy creamy-beige head. Modest aroma - some caramel, citrus and woody hops. Taste is sweet with some bitterness out the back. There’s also some wood and sour apple juice character. The hop note at the end is crude and a bit nasty. I’m in two minds about this beer. On the one hand, bits of it are crude and some of the tastes verge on the unpleasant. On the other hand, it has character and - dare I say it - terroir. It has that aliveness and rambunctiousness that good low ABV English styles have that so often seems to get eliminated when things are more refined. So many Australian brewers are trying for good: this is a rough draft of great. But it is pretty rough.
davidm (1772) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml. Interesting beer. Aromas of caramel, pine, citrus, apple. Taste has a touch of sourness, and average length. Palate is oily and highly carbonated. Amber, with a thin head.
Stew41 (1569) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ll see if I can add a bit more than the previous note. What is immediately apparent is the high quality packaging complete with neck label that details brew date - nice touch. Dull orange in colour with a nice creamy head and decent, chunky lacing. Plenty of hoppy, herbal notes to smell, quite appealing I have to say. I was expecting a wall of hop action in the mouth but it never really arrived. Quite mild really, and I struggled to see much malt action, but regardless this beer is well put together and has a nice elegant hop kick on the finish. More pale ale than golden me thinks. Certainly did not get as much out of this beer as eczematic.
eczematic (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i can’t believe it, a beer that makes POR taste good. this is a rough rough rough beer but it’s a welcome change from the well-brewed but over-clean brews of redoak, moorilla, knappstein etc. and brewed by a winery too! anyway. beautiful clear amber with excellent creamy head that leaves good lace. nose is a great combination of nutty, biscuitty malt, strawberries (like an english yeast of some sort) and yes the familiar old POR weedy reek. except here it does a so-ugly-it’s-beautiful sort of backflip. if americans make a virtue out of abusing nasty high alpha hops like chinook then we might as well follow suit. anyway in the mouth more of the same - big malt flavour (apparently all grown, and malted at the brewery) and a heavy, impossibly crude POR bitter thud at the end. this is great.