SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2004
Nice red with a head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma has that faint wet dog smell a few australian beers have (Braidwood noticeably has it) I'd love to know what that is, I am guess some kind of hops? It's not a bad smell but it does remind of wet dog.... Nice full palate and plenty of malt finished with that same wet dog flavor hops. Nice balance. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2005 Beautiful dark copper color. Head is creamy for about 5 seconds then disappears. Some caramel tones noted. Very dry and lots of malt. Much fuller-bodied than I expected it to be. An apparent mustiness in the finish. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Amber color with an off-white head. A fruity aroma. Medium body, fruity with some spicy hop character. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
I found this to be a nice surprise, a medium-bodied amber with nice appearance, good malt character and enough hops to hold it up for a good finish. Enjoyable. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
This amber ale pours with a beautiful clear amber body topped by a thick off white head with good lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, grassy and hoppy with a slight fruitiness and a nice maltiness. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with a nice hoppiness in the background. The finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. It's medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry. A good session beer.
Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 on of australia's best mass-marketed beers, toffee caramalt and honey flavours, good body without being heavy, smooth mouthfeel. mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2003
I just don't understand people's attraction to this beer. Fruity apricot aroma and a bit of yeastiness. Sweet and sour flavour in a not good way. No noticeable hop character. Occupies a space somewhere between boring and offensive. Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2003
From the bottle. Smells great with a bit of hopiness, a bit of something sweet like butterscotch and looks a fantastic red colour. Not a whole lot of flavour to it, small amount of caramel and some hops but I agree with the description finishes slightly nutty. East to drink this beer. KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
It pours a nice amber/reddish color with a creamy head. Its a smooth taste with a nice malty flavor. Not quite as good as their pilsner, but another great beer from the James Squire line. grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2003
finally got round to trying it and I reckon it is the best of the range. nice dark copper colour. a tiny bit of roasted malt flavour but mainly a sweet malty taste. it is quite thin, and has a slightly lagerish after taste. great.