floydian1 (1464) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 25, 2012
650ml brown bottle. A clear golden beer with a decent sized white head and a scanty lace. Honey golden malts dominate the nose with lively citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges) and notes of bread and peppery spices. Well rounded grainy mouthfeel with a medium body and medium sweet malt flavours balanced by a fulsome hop bitterness. Like a Bohemian pilsner but with an added fruitiness and complexity. I rather enjoyed this.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Nice hop aroma. Great slightly hazy orange colour with thin white head. Crunchy hop flavour that lingers on the tongue for ages. Amazingly well balanced, another great Stoke beer. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2012
Apparently I call this an ale at my peril. I have never known a lager to have wheat malt, but I’m happy to be proven wrong (with accompanying liquid proof). Golden colour with a fulsome white head that is creamy and looks like it should be scooped off with a spoon. Aromas are of uncut grass, citrus (grapefruit and kumquat) and smell really good. Cool at first and then more grapefruit, grapefruit and then grapefruit. Possibly gooseberry and grapefruit and then grapefruit. Having thought about it while the bitterness grabs the sides of my tongue with grapefruit-like tartness, there is a lingering grapefruit flavour that sits side by side with grapefruit. Okay, so there’s a bit of grapefruit, but joking aside there’s also lemon meringue and quite tasty grapefruit.
I’m not taking the piss, I’d quite happily recommend this beer and buy myself another. Maris (1513) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2012
From a 650ml bottle on 2/6/2012. Pours a light clear golden with a small to medium head. Has a modest aroma of biscuit, grass and citrus fruit which doesn’t reveal the intensity of what is to come. This is quite a difficult beer to categorise. It has a touch of caramel malt and lots of citrus fruit (orange and lemon) but it’s the long, slightly sour bitterness that really stands out (it’s quite grapefruity in that regard). It’s got some APA, IPA and Saison elements to it. This is a beer with a very distinct character. Interesting stuff, though the lemony sour bitterness is perhaps just a little over the top from a balance perspective. Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle recommended by Eric at CK, thank you sir! "Try the Stroke beer" he said. Hazy golden yellow color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of peppery and dusty lemons and straw. Taste is peppery lemons and cigars. Decent.
M_Sack (720) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
Gold coloured with a big attractive head. Weakish aromas of malt, honey and a touch of citrus. Flavours of citrus, caramel malt, bread and a nice spicy/bitter finish. An ale in my mind and a very good one. Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Good beer, only bought it as half price ($4 AUD for a 650ml bottle) Lovely aroma, taste like an ipa, decent ale, wouldn’t pay full price for it tho. but at half price was double the flavour and less cost than any other aussie crap lager in the bottle shop tho. Carbonation a bit high to nitpick, but still a verty nice drop
gam (3927) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Nice blocky head soft medium carbonation golden pour aromas grainy crisp fruit caramel strong the flavours citrys grain caramel mild bitter oily touch lovely bitter could drink this alnight the finish hoppy goodness some crispness grain lasting ibu spicy note good maltiness morishingly good mkel07 (5963) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours a strong sunshine orange colour with an even layer of white fam. Looks pretty good in the glass. Malty aroma is pleasing as is the flavour. This is a good session beer. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is ok, the body gold. It smells malty, hoppy, citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, aromatic, fruity-citrus. Nice 3.5