hawthorne00 (4113) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2010
Tap. Quite a dark amber for the style with a small beige head. Aroma of nectarines, caramel, pine and kumquats. Creamy texture with a little too much fizz. Taste has some sweetish caramel with touches of stone fruits followed by a firm bitter finish. Good sessionable beer that’s not polished but is balanced. Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2010
Reddish brown colour with minimal head. Hops and currant (fruit of some kind) on the aroma. Creamy, oaky, sour taste. Actually quite nice. madquacker (1170) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2010
Purplish sweet and estery... not what I would call a pale ale at all!! Still pretty nice though a little too sweet for me. More like a korbinian?? mkel07 (6394) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
330ml bottle. Coppery teak colour with a full caramel coloured foam crown. Sweet aromas of caramel, hops and malt. Smooth on the palate and very easy to drink as it is hoppy and mildly bitter. O good effort and I look forward to trying the rest of the range from Lobethal. Stew41 (2081) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 19, 2010
Solid beer. Works the style well, particularly on the nose with great cut of hops and mildly caramalised malts. Slightly more aggressive to taste as some IPA-like metallic flavours come through. Quite fizzy, perhaps to a mild fault.
Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours ruby with a nice head that quickly fades to a layer.
Aroma shows loads of juicy, fruity hops with some piney resin as well. A fair bit of clean malt is present.
Lots of caramelised and almost toasty malt flavours show through, but seem almost harsh. Quite prominent bitterness, though the malt still overshadows.
Carbonation is too high. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle. Clear, dark amber body with a bubbly, quickly diminishing beige head. Hoppy aroma has notes of caramel, pine, citrus and mint. Flavour is both hoppy and malty with additional notes of toffee, nuts, chocolate and spice. Medium bodied with a slightly thin mouthfeel and a fairly long spicy, bitter finish. Pretty good APA, not the best Australian example, but in the same league. bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2009
Clear reddy amber body with no head. Mainly light caramel showing in both aroma and taste. Not too sure about this beer need to try it again sometime. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Not expected for the style. Dense slightly off white head that hangs around for a while leaving really nice lacing. Great aromas of citrus & pine hops balanced by biscuit and toasted malt. Flavours show heaps of resiny hops with heaps of malt in the background. Finish is quite bitter thanks to both the hops and troasted malt. Canbonation is a little too high so the mouthfeel is a little off but a great beer all the same nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2009
Draught at Kings Head Hotel, Adelaide. Dark amber with a small off white head. Nice fruity aroma of lychee and citrus and biscuit malt. The flavour is bursting with juicy hop flavours made up of tropical fruit and a good malt backbone of biscuit malt gives support. Smooth and bitter in the mouthfeel with a noticeable resiny hop presence. An extremely quaffable pale ale.