Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 21, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
"Bitter" here is the Australian context. Pale gold. Aroma is a big plasticy. Watery taste, pretty bland. Maybe some malt, but mostly plasticy. Not very successful.
explosivedog (732) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2016
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2016 On tap at Brewery Restaurant and Bar. Pours terrifyingly pale, like a watered down apple juice. Aroma is malt vinegar, some caramel and a touch of hops. Taste is mostly water, savoury vegetation and perhaps a little caramel. It’s far too fizzy. Ultimately this is tough to get down, and not one I’d recommend. It’s like somebody mixed a little bitter into a pale lager and then watered the whole lot down.
gyllenbock (8623) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Erakor Island Resort, Vanuatu, August 2014. Clear golden with a white head. On the thin side with malt, bread, some light fruit. Also some notes of vegetables. Drinkable but far from interesting.
mkel07 (5576) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Nambawan Brewery. Rating from January 2014. Average at best. Hard to tell the difference between the bitter gold and draught.