ALLOVATE (3074) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2005
I did my best and judged this one with the same regard I give to all falsely named and marketed ’Ales’ or ’Top Fermenters’ in Australia (especially lagered beers passed as ales). It makes you shudder!!!. Anyway, poured a pale straw body, with a slowly forming dense white head that managed to stick around ’till the end. Aroma of recycled cardboard (stale hops), mulling CO2 and only the slightest hint of pale malt. Little malt in front with bastard ’Pride of Ringwood’ hops throughout and a short dry aftertaste ,made it hard to think of seconds. Not good at all, just another falsely named beer of OZ! Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2004
It’s just no good. Did taste a bit better out of the tin in Tasie, that probably had something to do with the fact that we hadn’t had a beer in 24 hours. Just weak and dull. Why do most Aussie beers try and make themselves so boring? Its like them are not trying to offend anyone. This beer is a good case in point. jgb9348 (6515) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Golden coloured body with some light orange highlights and a thinnish white off-white head. Aroma of nice light hops (with more of a floral quality), pale malt and some slight caster sugar essences. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppiness (compared to other Aussies) with a strong malt backbone the whole way. Long refined aftertaste showcasing the malt, but bringing bitterness to the palate with the hops. Overall, a nice and welcome variation from the norm with subpar Aussie beers to date. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle at the Crown Casino on 03-June-2004 in Melbourne, Australia. JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
a little better than the cascade light, but still a boring, uninspired beer. Yellow body with white head. Weak hops in the nose and taste is bright hops and skunky malt. Spicy finish. Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2004
Bottle: Poured gold with a medium head that didn’t last. Aroma of hops and weak pale malt. Flavour was similar. Nice enough body with a good bitterness. Certainly not a Pale Ale.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2004
Looks like a pale lager. Aroma is of pride of ringwood hops, slight grassyness. flavour is of cane sugar and horrible pride of ringwood, this beer is so blatantly a lager, how they get away with calling it an ale is a mystery to me. Rubbish. ps: calling it a pilsner is disgraceful(Trogdor and Muggus, i’m looking at you) theread (58) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2004
Man, I like this. Not a pale ale but a lager I would think. Nice hop bitterness and malty taste, but not overpowering. You could drink this one all night if you could get past the 5% ABV. Quite easily drunk and much better than VB and the like. Cheers folks. Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
A cracking all-rounder of an ale: refreshing, tart and punch-packing, able to be drunk all night, and a winner with a host of food options. Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
Boring lager passing itself off as a pale ale, only redeeming quality is that this beer is well hopped for bitterness and aroma, as with many cascade products. more like a czech pilzner than a pale ale. mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 This beer pisses me off because people always tell me how they like "pale ales" and cite Cascade as their favourite. I politely point out that it is not a pale ale at all but I really want to smack them over the head. Anyway... I always thought this was bad but I had it on tap and it was OK.
Quite similar to Cascade Premium on tap - lightly malty and lacking the metallic bitterness that most megalagers have. Might drink it again soon. RR: I had it again and it was pretty bad. Don't know how I thought it could compete with their Premium - funky fruit and metal mostly.