tombutlin (259) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Disappointed. I saw the famous M in the chiller in Rarotonga, and having spent the week drinking Heineken, I thought it was Christmas. I didn’t have my glasses on, to notice that the bottle was Lager, and ordered it. It really could have been Heineken or Mac’s Gold, and that is no compliment. Seriously, if you’re a premium brand like Mike’s, you can’t produce a bland beer. Fair enough to produce beers that some people don’t like (I don’t like most stouts), but a bland beer is bad form. Bad Mike. But I will still sample your hoppy brews, but will check the label first.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured pale gold with an appealing malty aroma & a head that quickly dissipated the taste is crisp sharp full of mild malty hoppy flavours with a hint of citrus & honey & a light bitter finish
3fourths (9274) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 The label says Bottle Conditioned but obviously it is not. Faintly hoppy aroma of grass / citrus, mostly pale malt-focused crackers and toast with some simple syrup and honey / agave notes. Medium-light body, medium sweetness balanced marginally by neutral hop bitterness, the finish is basic malt extract syrup. Medium-low carbonation under-delivers. It’s clean, at least, just simple and bland. Clear gold. From bottle.
madmitch76 (23332) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th September 2011
Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Palate is light and crispy. Okay pale malt. Light citrus. Semi dry finish. Okay.
Ungstrup (35688) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of spicy hopsand malt. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of malt, hay, cardboard, and a bit of caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
Coaster87 (2) - - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden, with little to no head. Quite weak with very little body. Slight citrus aftertaste.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Summer Beer Festival, Rome. Cheers Alex. Poured clear yellow gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma is dominated by malts, flavour has straw, grass, malts, light hops, bit of toffee. It was free and I probably enjoyed it a little more than I should of as a resut of that.
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose reminded me of oatmeal which is confusing as typically I have breakfast in the morning so it didn’t sit right with me. Colour is nice and golden with good effervescence. Good length of flavours but nothing which makes you sit up and say wow.
Brandman (2900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at GBBF. Golden body, white head. Just another pale lager with no remarkable taste.
mkel07 (5424) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Clear and light amber colour and carries a flat white head. Looks a bit on the thin side. Modest aromas and you struggle to find anything that stands out. Flavour is musky and not a lot else.