SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy gold with an ivory head. This is a bit sweet. Is there corn in this? Seems higher alcohol than as stated. Harsh palate and fairly nondescript. Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 10, 2006
Tough to pick the style on this one. Lots of citrus happening on nose and palate with plenty of zing. Well made, this beer would be an excellent hot weather session style given the sharp refreshing hoppy cut. Malts gradually fill the palate out and drive a decent finish.
omhper (25107) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy pale amber. Spicy hop aroma. Medium sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel. The finish is somewhat soapy, but holds a nice bitterness. A pleasant uncomplicated beer. Lunkie (1932) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
Sweet floral malt aroma. Clear red amber colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet bitter malt flavour. Fizzy palate. vanvenlo (1881) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
20 Aug 2005 (Moody’s ACT) - Some light sweet aroma, this beer screams for more aroma. Clear red-brown colour with suds lacing and ordinary head. Light sweet malt with some vegetable flavours. Sweet vegetable finish. Overall - a bit too much nothing for me.
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2005
Can’t say it looks, smells or tastes like a pilsener (in a blind tasting I reckon I would guess at an American Pale Ale) but in its latest incarnation it’s a bloody good beer. Poured a deep orangey-gold with a skinny 0.5cm head. It has that APA fruit salad aroma, with strong orange marmalade notes, passionfruit and grapefruit. Tart grapefruit on the tongue with some sweet caramel notes and a fine lingering spicy-bitter finish. (According to the brewpub website, Saaz hops.) Nice sweet-bitter malt-hop balance in this one, and none of the carbonation problems with the bottled Quayle Ale. This is very good in the bottle, even at a wallet-threatening $9.95 a pop. (630ml bottle, Best Cellars, East Sydney) caesar (7133) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2005
Clear yellow color, short white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some grain. Soft sweet and light bitter taste. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Deep golden coloured beer, with some suspended yeast. Aroma is fairly bready and spicy. Strange that they call this a pilsener as it really tastes like Goldings in here. A touch of caramel malt. Flavour is bready, a little yeasty, with a heavy spicy hop flavour. Well-balanced. Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Tap at the Lord Nelson: Hazy amber without much head. Some tropical fruit aromas (NZ Saaz??) with passionfruit being the most prominant, backed up by some malty notes. Malty taste (tastes like a bitter in fact). There are some yeasty notes here also but definitely a palate dominated by malt and herbaceous hop flavours. This is finished with a lingering light bitterness and easy carbonation. I wouldn’t have thought this was a pilsner, though it does taste somewhat different to the last time I had it. A nice refreshing beer nonetheless. madquacker (1143) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2004
Hoppy citrus flavours predominate. Goes down easy on a warm day. A good micro brew. They could lose the faux nautical crap from the pub though.