ALLOVATE (2981) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
A little overdue for a light beer bottled in 2011, but this one come through alright with a bit of age in it. A small beer it isn’t these guys went all out too make sure the hops delivered on their preservative qualities. Into the tulip it is all foam and froth but this is quickly fleeting to settle a mere ring of white. Yeast on in it is only mildly clouded; a deep, russet copper in colour. Aroma is bursting with rough piney hops, spicy phenols and sticky, toffee’d malts but it is the hops that shine. Low esters and reminiscent of a pineforest in the heat of Summer with inklings of camphor, bitter herbs and heady spice. Although thin this has so much flavour. Carbonation, with the lean body, makes the mouthfeel a little awkward but who cares. It is long lasting and fuelled by hops, malt, phenols and all things yeasty. An abundance of pineforest, topsoil notes lean in amongst some nutty, dry gritty malts and fruity, vinous notes. A well rounded herbaceous bitterness numbs the swallow. There is a floral, malty, clove-like linger that draws the glass back to the lips. I struggled to take notes as I drank this. If it weren’t for the appearance and mouthfeel it would be three thumbs up, but we know that is impossible - I only have two! A delicious, low alcohol ale that is a stand alone in Oz at the minute. Well done Hopdog!! (33cL, Bottled in December ’11, Freo Doctor, Fremantle)
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with clear amber highlights and lovely creamy cap. Earthy aromas of malts and hints of resinous hops show through.
The palate is to me bitter then come the roasted malts followed by more bitterness, its certainly clean tasting and full flavoured it drinks the same in my opinion as a full strength beer and no wonder this beer won a Bronze medal at the 2012 AIBA awards.
mkel07 (5693) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Certainly looks much better than most mid strength beers going around. Copper red in colour with some murkiness and a decent head of light tan foam. Aromas of grapefruit, malt and pineapple. Spritzy in the mouth and very easy to drink. A great session beer.
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
some funny acrid/phenolic/rotting grain type characters, seems to mellwo after sitting a while maybe its early days for this beer
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddy amber body with short head, a little caramel and lemony notes in the aroma and taste, light in body but flavourul enough to enjoy.
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Damn, if I was driving somewhere this would be an awesome, flavoursome quaffer. Very, very good as far as low alcoholic beer goes
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Shit I put in the wrong name. It’s called Midgee. Large very light brown head over a slightly hazy garnet body. Aroma-Taste Resinous, spicey, golden syrup-caramel with a modest bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.