mkel07 (6405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2009 Bribieboy (11) - Bribie Island Queensland, - MAR 28, 2008
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
This used to be a great beer produced by an independent brewery in competition with the big brewers. Carlton United Breweries (Fosters) took them over and gradually denatured the brew until nobody wanted to drink it, which gave them the pretext to axe the brand. (Typical big brewery tactic).
I have not seen this beer on sale here for a couple of years. Fosters still have rights to the Powers name and put out a feeble Powers Gold at Holiday times as a cheap ’opportunistic’ special.
375ml can. Amber in colour with a medium white foam cap. Clear with no real aroma or taste. Typical of mass produced pale lagers. Very unisnpiring. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2008
(Can 37,5 cl) Pours a clear, golden with a white head leaving some laces. Sweetish aroma of malt and corn. Medium body with sweetish notes of chicken fodder. No bitterness. Classic Aussie swill. 230108 gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2007
Light gold colour, poured a good head,this beer was very gassy on the stomach.Aroma was very hoppy slight fruity and sweet like.Flavour, bitter tended to be sour,hoppy flavour .Finish,bitter a beer I grew tired of,very boring. gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2006
(375 ml can from a friend from Australia) Pungent sweet scent. Clear golden color with a white head. Acidic mouthfeel and taste. Medium bitterness.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2006
In the can from a sampler pack at the Sydney Airport Duty free shop. Yellow color, white head of vanishing presentation. Aroma of grains and metal. Thin and watery. Bitterness is limited and harsh, not flavorful. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
Is there a scarier phrase in the Australian brewing world than the one on the label of this beer: "Queensland brewed"? The Sunshine State has a great deal going for it, but the beer... Ah well. Despite the name, this is another pale gold lager. The aroma has that wonderful Pride of Ringwood metallic ring with some wet grass and butter. Typical CUB lager burp-inducing soda-water carbonation. A hint of honey and peachy fruitiness in the mid-palate before the curse of POR washes it all away in a metallic finish. (375ml bottle) mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2005
Big, fat, toffee, earthy crystal malt aroma with diacetyl and mushrooms. Quite interesting. Crystal malt flavour isn’t so dominant but it’s there, light acidity and metallic bitterness. A bit watery, some pineapple. It’s actually not that far off a real bitter, which is a bit of a surprise. dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2004
Pale gold, coarse carbonation to form a thin head which drops to nothing within a minute. Carbonation finished in a similar time. Pleasenet, sweet malt/honey aroma, but not well balanced. thin body, drying with a harsh metallic bitterness, and still a notable sweetness. Sounds like it should be nicely balanced but somehow misses out. bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
This beer was alot better than I expected, but it is still not good, it looks like an average lager but with a nice head. Average, average, average, pretty poor. cheers