Skarecrow (941) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2016 beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, - MAR 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. I had a sample of this when it first came out and was suprised how good it was (and the dark as well). My summer holiday beer and now one of the best ’regular’ beers in the supermarket although not readily available. Attractive amber hue, slowly diminishing medium sized creamy beige head, good lacing. Very nice aromas; malty caramel base, toffee, fruity especially marmalade, smokey, rocky shore/kelp, fresh leather, manuka wood shavings. Well balanced flavour profile; medium to medium strong bitterness, medium sweetness with a long duration. Medium body, creamy oily texture, soft carbonation, long velvety smooth finish. Pretty good I’d say.
330ml bottle with B 15/10/2016
Hazy amber color with little head.
Aroma was quite grainy with tell tale oxidation.
Mild bitterness and slight malt character.
Otherwise uneventful - perhaps a fresher bottle would have helped.
bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
Rating #1777 - 2015.06.26. Bottleshare. Clear amber colour with a bubbly white head. Trie Aroma is caramel and hint of citrus. Taste is mild malty sweetness and a little earthy hoppy note, drying out the finish. DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Golden amber hue, average white head. Watery caramel, apples, plastic. Drain pour. TedE (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2016
330ml bottle into pint glass. Subdued sweet malt nose. Copper coloured with sudsy white head. Many tiny bubbles. Full body, smooth and bitter in the mouth. The bitterness carries through to the finish. Late malt balances everything beautifully. Nice beer. canadiankiwi (149) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2016
Acceptable for a cab off the rank Amber but nothing to write home about when compared with the likes of Sassy Red.
blipp (9696) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Mild sweet malts, some light fruity citrus, mild bitterness, and a relatively clean finish. Pretty good. ANZUShophunter (573) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
From bottle in shaker. Pours amber (no surprise) with aroma of toffee/caramel that carries through to the taste. Finish is smokey and spicy, unique amongst the ambers I’ve tried. exeter (569) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours a dark amber colour with a micro-head and very little lacing. The major flavour is toasted malt with dark fruit and maybe some pine resin in the aftertaste.
No, but really what is Paleo water other than a catch phrase? gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Amber with modest head, gone in 10 sec. Sweet malt, honey, chocolate hint in the nose, taste sweet malt, toffee, bit woody/earthy. Ferris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle - Sweet caramel and some twig. Clear orange with a decent beige head. Twig, bitter and a herbal caramel sweetness.