Bif (2364) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at the Brewery. Pours a dark copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of pine, some malt sweetness and a bit of fruit. Tatse of malt with a bit of caramel, some fruit and trace of grain. Easy bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly medium body, mild crispness, smooth with a nice balance. Nice beer for the style that goes down easy. Worth a try. BlackHaddock (7762) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
Brown 330ml bottle, best before June 2011, drank 1st June 2010. Poured into a Batemans half pint tumbler. johndoughty (5566) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Good old gold, rusty amber colour the head a dirty yellowed smokers fingered nicotine colour.
The smell was all malt, fairly sweet malts at that, caramel and molasses. A yeast aroma becomes apparent as the beer warms in the glass, but no hop esters at all.
The sweetness from the smell isn’t allowed to take over the taste, a hop bitterness sees to that, so no aroma hops, just bitter acid producing plants used?
The best Aussie beer I’ve had since arriving on BA/RB? I think so, full bodied and interesting flavours made this a very drinkable little bottle.
Bottle. Orange with a small head. Slightly tinny even though it was in a bottle which is a bit worrying.Some fruitiness and a presence of bitter. Taste like it should be a supermarkets budget price tin can. Definitely not for me. floydian1 (1502) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 28, 2011
330ml bottle. Appears translucent dark amber with a medium cream-white head that dissipates to a lasting collar that provides a soapy lace. No strong aromas but what I got included caramel, butter, vanilla, orange and flowery hops. Taste is butterscotch malts balanced by a decent hop bitterness. Palate is medium-light bodied with a creamy texture and low carbonation. This is a well made sessionable English-style pale ale. jestersdarts (5) - , AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2011 does not count
A thin pale ale, little to no aroma, malty, fine carbonation. Pleasing enough, but not too exciting.
ALLOVATE (3075) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
A bottle I’ve had lying about for around a year or so now. crispi (133) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
Cool but not cold and into a Pilsner glass. Bright, orange copper body. Big, big, rocky white crown is ever-growing fuelled by a lot of fine carbonation. Looks good, the head needs to be chewed off to get to the beer though. Molten toffee nose with hints of candied almond praline and marzipan, a little unexpected. Sweet start, toffeeish, with a descent malty mid-palate and mildly spicy back-end. Light in body and rather flaccid in mouthfeel. Rough, weedy swallow with a little tree-bark and peanut peelings lingering shortly. Not much here, too shy on flavour but what it does have isn’t too pleasing. One for the re-rate bin! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Mandurah)
Bottle. Cold from fridge. Served into a snifter. Light ruby amber. Some essence of apricots. Not too hopped. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
Draught at Monks, Sveavägen, Stockholm. Amber/orange color, small head. Candy aroma, sweetish, toffee, vinegar notes. Malty flavor, sourish notes. Buitter, some hops. Vinous, maybe about to get old? GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
330mL. Pours a hazy orange with a decent, semi-rocky, creme head. Good lace. Aroma of grass, orange perfume, toffee, toast, light caramel, something a bit sickly. Taste is grassy bitter, dry, watery, soapy, light toast and cracker. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
Porterhouse, Stockholm (As Gippsland Bitter). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is berries, wood and some slight fruityness. Flavour is the same with a pleasant bitterness to it. Quite pleasant, even though it’s rather berryish in the flavour.