samsomuk (416) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018 theread (58) - Wagga Wagga, - JUN 11, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too fizzy, with a lack of flavour I was expecting from this style of beer. I am not an expert in rating qualities of beer, but I can’t workout what temperature this should be served at. The bottle was cold, but the beer was really gassy and metallic. Maybe it should be served warmer to help improve what little flavour it had. I think I was ripped off at $21 for a six pack. If I had known that Fosters had a hand in it I would have surely passed.
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2018 On tap in a nondescript bar at Southern Cross Stn, Melbourne. Pours clear amber, white head with lacing. Little aroma, biscuit malts, a little metallic. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, biscuit malts, a little floral hop. Medium bodied, moderate carb, dry finish. Pretty dull, watery doriangrey (129) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2017
Sure this used to be ok ish so either it’s got worst or I’m more used to better beers. Was one of the earlier craft beers in Australia so has some merit for this but has now become a mass produced tap beer. Bland, chemical tasting with a touch of amber and hops. Better than most of the mass produced offerings but well below average craftyrocker (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2017
330mL bottles at Lunar Park. Previously had as both bottle and draught.
Appearance: Golden body. Small white head. 3
Aroma: A little metallic and boring. 6
Taste: Pale malt. Crystal/caramel. Minor citrus hops. Medium bitterness. More gutsy than a macro lager. 7
Palate: Thin body, lifted carbonation. 2
Overall: Not bad but a little incoherent. Fantastic when paired with sweet chicken tandoori. 13 Parmenion777 (382) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Pours a clear straw gold colour with a thin near white head. Aroma is biscuity malt and floral hops. Moderately sweet biscuit malt taste with some of the floral hop flavours from the Yakima. Disappointing finish, not much there. Piepenhenrich (1291) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.
jjsint (3611) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2017
Bottle from the Robert Gillow, Lancaster. Brownish amber, clear with a spotty bit of a head. Resinous and citrus peel aroma. Tastes sweet with a plastic note. Finish is more bitter. Fairly artificial all things considered, big resinous notes but not much else. Vighals (4548) - SÃ¸rumsand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Gylden brun klar med lavt beige skum. Lukter maltekstrakt, kandis og noe trevirke. Middels fylde. Søtlig maltig smak. Lett bitterhet. Noe honning. Kort. FireGlider (717) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2017
Clear dark orange color with medium white head. Creamy malt aroma with some hop notes. Light malty bitterness in aftertaste. Easy going. AcctError489186 (5) - - AUG 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 aroma: peach, piny, fruity
appearance: nice Crystal light Amber, clear
flavor: showcase topical American pale ale, dry, clean, very little bitterness, easy drinking
macca147 (762) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2017 On tap at Prince Hotel, Kirrawee. Pours a bronze gold with a lingering white head. Aroma: Biscuity malt, pine, caramel, grass, mild citrus notes. Taste: Biscuity malts dominate the flavour balance. Mild caramel and citrus flavours. Nice flavour balance, smooth consistency. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A lingering bitterness dominates the back end of the beer. Slight watery texture at the back end. Easy drinking, and definitely sessionable, but not particularly interesting or unique. Would order this over the other mainstream Australian pale ales, but there are definitely many more interesting Australian pale ales out there.