varanid99 (1131) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma is malty, slightly spicy, with a bit of grassiness. Taste is malty, grapefruit, bitter, but not really very well balanced. Not my favourite
ALLOVATE (2962) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Nose is of caramelised citrus almost burnt sugar with a strange nail varnish twist usually reserved for high alcohol Polish lagers. Cannot fault it in the glass; a seemingly misty, sunny orange gold with fine, scarce effervescence. A tight, rocky, inch and a half of snow-white foam settles in atop and daubs a wickedly thick lace. And that’s where I should have stopped things. Tart, sweet, fruity astringency like sucking on spent white grape skins twists the palate into a frenzied spasm. Another sip and, oh yeah, this one is rockin’ hard to quaff. Sugary, but in an artificial way with a chemical back bone and sharp bitterness that doesn’t meld well. Lasting, layering, filmy aftertaste of burnt fruit sugars and cheap wine - I mean really cheap. Alcohol is hot - fusel hot. How is this imperial? I’d favour a sixer of Skol over this. Hate to say it but is Monteith’s f&*ken serious pumping out chloroform meets drainpour such as this!? Not good!! (50cL, BBE 04/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
Dredd (855) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is magnificent, lightly hazy amber with crisp white head. Aroma is slightly carboard and muddled fruits. Flavour is a big hit of grapefruit and big bitter finish, it reminds me of a Leffe Blonde for some reason, there is a bit of alcohol heat at the finish.
Maris (1441) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml bottle on 30/3/2014 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a slightly cloudy light golden with a big white head. The aroma is grassy with a touch of fruity hops. The taste brings you bready malt and lots of citrus fruit, particularly grapefruit. The lingering bitterness ends up prevailing against the sweet fruitiness which starts up front. Actually pretty good, with decent amount of character.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The head is ok, body blond. It smells malty, bit hoppy, creamy, bitter. The taste is hoppy-bitter, stale, bit metal, bit malty. Not my taste...
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect block head strong carbonation pale gold pour aromas fruit citrus grass sweet malt crispness the flavours yes nice and crisp hops stone fruit citrus medium bitter grassy note grapefruit apricot caramel good balance sharp tastes the finish bright tastes hops the lasting bitter malt sweetness lovely to drink
Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Average to below average beer. Golden colour white head that dissapear pretty quickly. Malt, fruit and cumin in the aroma. Sweet and fruity taste with very light bitter background. Week bitter finish with hint of the alcohol warmth. Medium body and high carbonation. There are some hints of real imperial pilsner, but not enough for me.
neverleaveopen (250) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark golden with a fine head. aroma of hay, citrus and floral notes. slightly sweet and alcoholic taste with nice bitterness. good finish.
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light straw colour. Smooth mouthfeel with malt and surprising hop presence. Light and enjoyable, but not overly interesting.
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma of hops and malt, very smooth with malty taste. Very clear golden colour, I liked it.