TedE (1332) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2017
Schooner on tap at Hobart airport. Clear amber beer with thin creamy white head. Constant stream of fine bubbles. Nose is grainy and sweet. Laces well. Easy drinking, honey notes, malty. Finish is more malt balanced by grainy notes. Really good beer. Exceptional lager. drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - DEC 11, 2015
4.7%ABV. Pale Lager
The one I had was sold at tap as "Iron House Limited Edition German Pale Lager", so while the deScription seems to suggest that this is the same beer I had on tap as the straight lager, I cannot be completely sure. This may explain why I apparently liked mine better than everybody else.
Tapped out a slightly cloudy blonde. 3°SRM.
Mouthfeel is soapy with nice carbonation. There is a slight sourness that coupled with the hoppy finish is somehow suggestive of a nice yellow grapefruit. The grain flavors are pale malt with water biscuits, soda cream crackers and raw peanuts. There are some wheaty-rye type flavors of raw rough dough, multigrain bread and wheat flour.
Good medium hoppy finish with nice hebaceous bitter flavor like a grapefruit peel. There are some nice bright citrus flavor notes as well; lemon zest, grapefruit. Some neat pine and grassy flavors as well.
Overall impression is that this drinks more like a pils than a lager mainly because of the pronouced hop character.
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Bottle 330ml at the last jar, near uni. Cidery lager, in a good way. Aromas of green apples and citrus. Taste is sweet, with sour notes, average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, cloudy, with a thin head. mkel07 (5993) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
30ml bottle. Light straw in colour with a fluufy, cloud like white head that hangs around. Clear until the last bit is poured, contains some sediment but this does not detract form the overall appearance. Light flowery and lemon rind aroma, like the first day of spring. Crisp and lively in the mouth with a refreshing sweetness. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2009
Tried from the tap at the Tassie beerfest. Gold body with short head. Mainly malt flavours noticeable in aroma and taste, drank alright for an Aussie lager.
gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2009
Good head misty gold pour aroma grassy floral a sweetness,flavour good bitter malt is smooth not over sweet but mellow,slightly off sour bitter,finish session ale have tasted a lot better. Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 20, 2009
Lots of honey and citrus right through the nose and palate; somewhat unexpected. A touch sour too, such is the relatively high intensity of the citrus. Not a great beer, but not bad for the style. Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours pale golden with a nice white head that dissapears pretty quickly. Nose has some serious honey going on. Palate has lively carbonation with the overt honey notes popping up again. Typical Aussie malt brings some dry musty grain. Some mild dry grassy bitterness on the finish. Overall, really flavoursome but none of the characters I tend to go for. Almost too overt that the malt comes across cheap or adjunct?? I can see what they’ve tried to do, just not my thing. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Sampled in Tassie. Quite a good brew for Australia. Pours nicely with a light head. Nice dark brown hue. Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2008
330 ml bottle - Straw gold in colour with a long lasting white head. I don’t generally enjoy pale lagers but this was one was a better than many. An interesting flowery aroma and flavour. Medium carbonation and body. Only a very mildly bitter finish but quite refreshing.