munsemj (18) - Montana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Could be just the fact that you’re in paradise but beer was actually a great surprise. Golden sparkling pour. Very clean and fresh tasting brew. Slightly sweet but delicious, I could drink these all day (actually I did). Perfect beach beer.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours tarnished brass with a creamy white head. Aroma is floral and bready. Med minus body. Flavor is quite floral and bready. Gets a touch of citrus in the finish.
KeefOz (906) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a crystal clear yellow golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that held quite a while and laced quite well. Carbonation high with lots of coarse bubbles. Aroma of grain and slightly sweet malt is quite pleasant but typical of a lager. Taste quite sweet and no obvious hops bitterness, a bit bland. Light body. Crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Aroma, taste and palate do not differentiate it much from other lagers.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Fiji tick! Pours a dark gold with minimal head. Aroma is very sweet. Corn and grains. Taste is light bitter. Follows aroma with some light herbal hops. Interesting. Pretty standard pale lager with a hint of something a little extra. Neat.
floydian1 (958) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 5, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle (330ml) with BB 20/12/14. Deep golden appearance with medium loose white head. Nose offers not much - some honey, sweet grainy malts, wet cardboard. Taste is bland sweet syrupy malts and little else. Palate is light and thin. I was reminded of those Asian lagers that add rice to the malt bill.
beerguy00 (105) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a yellow with a pretty large frothy head. Aroma of lightly sweet malt. Mild flavor, sweet malt, a touch of citrus, a bit of floral hops. Very session-able.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is sweet toffee, grassy, taste is sweet, dry, thin.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Craig’s. It pours clear golden with decent white head. The nose is sweet, doughy, orange muffin and straw? The taste is crisp, grassy, dough, touch of paper and cardboard with a dry finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Smells ok, tastes so-so.
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Thin white lacing.... Soft fruits nose... Light sweet fruits... Soft orange....
ALLOVATE (2406) - 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 (2127) - 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....