ShaneJ (903) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014 Aarleks (409) - Sydney, - MAR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Very slightly hazy, but glowing with a pathetically feeble head that looked like an apology. A distinct dishwater aroma had me wondering whether a wrong valve had been opened in the brewing process, but some citrus-pine and gentle toffee notes managed to keep me interested. In the mouth spicy hop notes dominated with some peppery alcohol that lingered to a mild afterburn. A touch of residual sweetness in the toffee flavours was nice, but this was pretty forgettable.
Bottle from Plonk (March 2014), now called Golden Altbier. Dark golden, small white head, caramel/toffee, mild grassy bitterness, sweet spicy finish, light body, low carbonation. Ok. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Toffee aroma. Cloudy brown colour with little head. Malt toffee flavour with dry finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
Very little head. Cloudy caramel colour. And there are caramel notes on the nose. Bit of toast, too. Butter in taste with light citrus tinge. Light bitterness at end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone KeefOz (1952) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Poured a clouded honey brown colour with a white collar that laced poorly. Carbonation low. Main difference was that there were lots (and lots) of yeasty particles settling out which was not a good look. Aroma subtly of malt. Taste of subtly sweet malt and a spicy bitterness. Light body. Crisp with a lingering bitter/spicy finish. Rated 11/10/2013. Poured a cloudy honey amber colour with a one-finger off-white foamy head that diminished quickly and laced in rings. Moderate carbonation as seen by medium sized bubbles forming trails. Aroma of subtle sour malt and earthy hops. Taste of sweet malts, hops bitterness with spice. Light body. Crisp and light with a long mild hops bitterness finish. OK. Niksko (635) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a dark gold with not much off white head that fades quickly. Smells nice. Sweet nose. Some hop character. Honey and floral notes. Taste is fizzy with a bit of stone fruit and some sweet malts. Light body. Kind of bland and boring.
Maris (1612) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 15/3/2013. The bottle is labelled 3 Ravens Golden Altbier and ABV is listed 5.0% but the description is the same as that listed above. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange. Has a relatively slight fruity aroma. In the mouth, its quite flavoursome with lots of sweet citrus fruit (orange), some distinct spicy and herbal notes, and a medium hop present. An enjoyable ale. Stew41 (2118) - Phuket, THAILAND - AUG 15, 2010
Very similar to the white ale. Some spice and cinammon, ahla Belgian wit in style, but there’s also an overlay of simple sweet and slightly cloying malts. Easy to quaff but not great in the true sense of the word.ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2004 Total Score: 3
Nothing head - fades quickly. Copper, burnt orange colour. Lively nose, fruity, with some ever so light stewed notes. Quited lifted and a little sweet. Interesting palate, some sweet malt notes drives the profile although the finish does firm up with some bitterness. Not bad at all.
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 330ml bottle at beer and brewer. fairly plain beer, might be a good one for those new to the craft scenewhiterabbit (28) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2010 Total Score: 3.4
nice smooth beer, easy to drink. fruity on the nose with a nice spice afterwards
Pours dirty yellow with quickly deminishing head. Aroma is far too sweet if not a little synthetic. Taste is soapy in taste but finish is surprisingly the most pleasant part of this drinking experience.
Poor effort from a brewery that is made some half decent brews in the past.
gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
330mlbottle misty gold pour strong carbonation medium head aromas malt earthy fruit hops caramel flavour citric some malt caramel earthy note mild bitter on the tongue at the finish fruity aftertaste thirst quencher at best
Earlier Rating: 8/12/2008 Total Score: 2.5
Thin but strong head,good carbonation,aroma sweet malty.Flavour fruity/spicey,medium taste could be stronger,no real pick up.Finish is dull like Raven White.