KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
BB 120414. Poured a slightly hazy golden colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that diminished very quickly to a few bubbles for a collar. No lacing. Carbonation high with small bubbles but the carbonation level reduces quickly. Aroma of grain and light malt is OK but there is a metallic part to the aroma that is quite off-putting. Taste of artificial sweetness and no bitterness. Light body which is very thin and watery. Smooth finish but overall is a poor example of a pale lager.
ALLOVATE (2383) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tinny, high aluminum nose doused in bay leaf, cow pat and horse’s balmy hoof - ugh!. Settles out with the appearance of an effervescent apple juice - headless bar the soft pffft of effervescence. Tangy, vinous, almost artificially sweet with a grape skin astringency to the swallow. Bitterness there is none. Clang, clang, tang, num, num, my tongue is well spangled. This is a subspecies of beer best kept for deglazing snags on the barbie. Just not right at all!! (35,5cL can, BB 18/05/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
tone76 (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours to a straw colour with reasonable head. Well carbonated. Caramel nose. Quite thin mouth feel, with light bready flavour. Dry finish with little bitterness. Typical of Australian style pale lagers, yet this is brewed in the USA. A relatively simple, uncomplicated beer that is light enough to drink in a session. Sold at Dan Murphys and BWS for less than AUD$35 per 30 cans. OK for the money.