samsomuk (416) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017 Theodopilos (68) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first beer review! 640mL bottle from Dan Murphy’s, poured into pint glass after allowing to warm up in room temp for 15 mins. Smells of passionfruit. Fluffy head that lasts. Good lacing. Creamy mouth feel. A great beer.
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 375ml can sampled during Aussie trip 2017-18. Pours copper amber with a white head. Aroma of bread & toffee malts, fruity hops. Taste is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light spices. Medium bodied, carb was fine. Dryish lingering bitter finish. Solid amber ale craftyrocker (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 I tried some cans from late 2017. I believe the recipe changed since the January 2017 cans. It is now watery, cardboard, hop-less and gross - **AVOID**!!!
Below is my review for a BB Jan 2018 can (Jan 2017 batch).
Aroma/Appearance/Taste/Palate/Overall: 8/4/9/5/18. 375mL can (contract brewed) into an oversized wine glass. Had several.
Appearance: Hazy amber with an off-white head. Very suitable colour to style. Fades to a ring with some lacing.
Aroma: Toffee, caramel, spice. Very distinctive.
Taste: Toffee and caramel malt. A little spicy. Subtle fruity apricot/Galaxy hops appear near the finish.
Mouthfeel: Perfect viscosity and perfect moderate carbonation.
Overall: Perfectly balanced and tasty. Definitely deserves to be a Top 50 amber ale. One of my top 5 beers. colui72 (1159) - HONG KONG - APR 5, 2017
Copper with a medium white head, lot of lacing. Aroma is quite malty, with ripe fruits and hops. Sweet an malty, lot of caramel, spices and a good hoppy balance (unusual for this style), which adds some tropical fruits and hints of citrus. Creamy and full bodied, easy to drink, very tasty. Pretty damn good! Kurtos (226) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2017
Pours a nice amber, moderate bitterness nice and happpy, taste as per marketing description
Quite a solid beer. DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2016
375ml can. Copper red, white head. Burnt toffee malt and citrus hops providing fruitiness with a slightly toasty and slightly bitter finish.
CurlyJoe (385) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2016
Mild aroma with hints of malt. Clear brown in colour with plenty of great brown/white head. Tastes of malt, bread, coffee and some hops for good measure. Fantastic drinking, great mouthfeel with perfect viscosity. All around tasty beer. danjs5 (357) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2016
Pours a deep cloudy amber with a thin head. Floral, melon, citris, caramel aroma. Front carbonation, backend malt and hops. Fresh mouthful and lingering sweet aftertaste. Clean palate. Very nice and we’ll balanced ale. Tezminator (306) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2016
Nice aroma of fruit and toasted caramel. Similar taste with stronger fruit, though. The wheat (?) gives it a special flavour. More bitterness would be to my liking, but it is a good beer. sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2016
Can(s). A burnished dark amber with a small, mostly fading and somewhat lacing white to off-white head on the pour. Aromas of caramel, biscuity pale malt, citrus, citrus pith and orangey mid-fruits. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a moderate length and intensity pithy, near grassy bitterness to end. Itsumishi (49) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2016
One of my favourite Australian session beers. Delicious and great value.
Poured from a tinnie. Pours a deep golden amber with white head that settles quickly but then stays as a thin layer. Nose is full of some slightly funky hops and bread and toffee malts. Taste is caramel, toffee, citrus. Palate is a little acid and thin. Medium carbonated. Quaffable, well balanced. Delicious.
Better after it warms up a bit and goes a little flat.