crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. dark clear ruby red, with tanned head, moderately carbonated. quite hopped, with maltiness, with quite a bit of bitterness, and some sourness. not a great mouthfeel - quite sharp, medium bodied, with slightly sticky texture. essence of spruce or herbs.
DelBoy1203 (3) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown colour with a few centimetres of beige head that thins quickly. Nice hoppy flavour once the beer reaches a decent serving temperature. Malty after taste. Light-bodied with a medium to low carbonation.
A delicious beer that can be enjoyed with a meal or as a session beer.
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK, time to rate the Rabbit. I hate rating beers that Iíve happily quaffed in the past with no hesitation, kind of like Kaiserdom Pilsener and Oettinger Pils, I start to see them in new light and am quick to fault them after rating on this site, and that sucks!
Damp, fresh cut herbs, weeds and forest floor must on the nose, just a touch of powdered cocoa, rust and nutmeg spice. Looks the part, looks the part, looks the part, then it doesnít. Head goes up, glides then falls back to a loose bubblebath of tan that leaves a fine lace. Bright and radiant, tawny chestnut body, well charged with medium bubbles. Mild acridity to it, tones of rust and tannins grip and twist the tongue, weedy and gassy into the swallow, dusty with mild bitterness with pronounced hopping. Quite thin, watery, has a good sweet length to it like toffee and chocolate malt. Drawn woodiness, not much backbone to it, mid-palate is barren of flavour, dry. Been a while since my last and this seems a weaker (not just ABV) version of itself. Much better not to have rated this as now I donít feel like another, and that also sucks!!! (33cL, 4.9% ABV, 04/06/11, West Coast Liquor, Clarkson)
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin bubbly tan head ... sweet roast malts ... light fruity toffee ... quite big hop nose ... over fizzy ... little caramel ... little licorice ... big toffee ... nice but theres a little odd something
bottle at the bow ... deep brown ... thin off white head ... soft spicy toffee malt nose ...soft toffee malt ... ligt sweet malts ... little too caramel mal... stick 3.4
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pored from a 330ml bottle, highly sessionable! a bit watery as it warms, but a nice beer to take a sixer to bbq. it tastes like the picture in the label suggests fresh and crisp, a lovel dark beer on a hot day.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Little Creatures Dining Hall in Melbourne. Open fermented brown ale. Hmmmm. Well, the pour is fire ruby with a healthy, rocky, grayish tan head that leaves very nice lace. Aroma is toffee, brown fruits, raisins, slightest maple. Taste is all malt-forward, some borderline sickly sweetness, diluted chocolate malt and boxed wine character from crystal and other specialty malts.
nickd717 (3470) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle shared by someone at dbuckinghamís tasting. Always good to get a random Australian tick. Pours a clear medium-brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma is...whoa, wacky tobacky in your FACE! Weed is big in this one, along with nuts and caramel. The flavor is also big on Mary Jane, which dominates the hop profile. Thereís also caramel malt, toast, nuts, and cocoa. A little thin on the palate with average carbonation. Below average for the style overall. Didnít really want more than my small tickerís pour here.
WestSydneyBoy (23) - South Penrith, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours a nice clear brown color with off white head, taste is caramel, chocolate, grapefruit and blackberry and english yeast fruitiness. get cascade hops in the aroma as well as chocolate. very complex yet balanced brown ale, slightly lighter in body then most interpretations of the style which helps with its drinkability in the aussie heat.
OldMrCrow (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Sydney.
Light cola pour. A touch of molasses and a bit of agar, crystal malt and a bit of dark fruit, coming in too sweet and under-hopped, as if it were trying to be a dark ESB and falling short of the challenge.
Mjollnir (386) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin off-white head that settles to a ring. Aromas of malt and dark fruit and slight floral hops. Subdued flavours, mild sweetness and bitterness with some roast in the aftertaste. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation, slight astringency in the finish.