ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fiji island lager hey, got to put that one in the basket!
Produces up a deep amber with a loose, diminishing foam that manages just an autograph of lace. Nose is soft, almost absent, but what I do pick up is fresh, damp kelp, almond meal and steaming, glutinous rice. A little too much DMS and diacetyl plague this one for taste. Buttery and vegetal with a slickness and late drabby hop note. Umami here too; the seaweed is the dominant flavour. Rubbery, plasticine phenols come through as it warms. This is not in good form at all. A fresh batch on a vacation visit is warranted here. Not easy to finish! (33cL, BB 20/12/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Thin nose, chemical stink, grain. Medium straw color. Harsh thin malt initial, light white granular sugar, sour fruit juice, some citrus. Thin, somewhat unpleasant body. Really seems like it has some added spirits....
Ngejo (142) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 16, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, light body, lively, & long finish,
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden. This has an appeal if only because it is the sweetest of the Fijian beers that I drank. Not exactly clean, but fresh enough and with more texture (less carbonation attack) than other lagers. Decent. Bottle.
thorongil2 (1147) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit, sweet champagne; light neutral flavour; refreshing if not exciting
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 330mL ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ Tasting ][ 2/1/14 ]
>> Thanks bro for the Fiji tick. Clear orange gold pour with spotty lacing. Nose is old apple sauce, bathtub, sugary macro. Taste is mealy apple, soap, artificial peach. Palate is sugary, some bathtub ickiness. Not super great. But when in Fiji, beggars can’t be choosers.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Clear golden pour with a short white head. Grainy sweetness on the nose. Apple, bread, and white grape juice. Flavor is, as expected, just kind of flabby and sweet. Tons of corn syrup, white grape, and apple juice. Light bread and grain, water, and low carbonation. Meh.
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JAN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Is a standar lager beer clear golden in appereance small foam head, and low carbonic gas content. The taste has a medium body in which the malt flavor is more evident. The hops flavor are less evident just like a light beer. Quite good for a sunny and hot day in the Fijian islands.
Blairgus (2541) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17 nov 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is sweet red fruit, faintly tart, light granola malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Light granola malt, sweet, a tad fruity. Nice enough.
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Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque color with a malt and bready aroma. Taste is crisp with a minute corn taste. No distinct aftertaste, all flavors dissipate quickly. A good light bbeer, for that hot day.