Maris (1553) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 3/8/2010. Has a very nice hoppy, floral, fruity (lychee) aroma. Flavour wise, it’s a little more subdued than the nose would suggest, and is not typical of an amber ale. There is a dash of malt and fruitness, accompanied by a medium hop finish. Still, this is quite flavoursome for a beer that’s only 3.8%. Davros (3240) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
Pours copper/ruby with a large off-white head, quickly fading to a thin layer.
Nose shows juicy hops with pineapple, orange and floral characters along with a fair bit of honey and crystal malt.
Very similar flavours, at least as far as the hops go. The malt is no where near as obvious, but still shows some caramel and nutty hints. Finishes somewhat weakly.
Body is lacking but carbonation is spot on. ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 quite malty, not very hoppy. caramel, toffee, roasty flavours in the malts. thewolf (12706) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle.mcsimmo (30) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
Deep amber in a slight chestnut vein. Small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Nice, sweet, very malty aroma without getting near sugar. Some carmel, light toasted, grassy hops bite. Highish carbonation, slightly thin and watery. Flavour is fair enough. Good maltiness again, caramel, light metallic, some grassy bitterness. Fairly nice for the low ABV. A slight fruity hint at the end.
Head quickly disappears after pour. Thin body. Hints of caramel. Malt characteristics stand out most, with a slight hops taste, which is nice but lacks resonant flavours. A little boring but ultimately drinkable.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle - clear, copper, with beige head. Medium body and carbonation. Very fruity aroma. Caramel malts, citrussy. Fruity/flowery hops. A bit of bitterness and a slightly dry finish. bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber/red thin head. Pleasant mild rasin toast & floral hop aromas. Flavour same. Soft in the mouth and light bitterness. For what it is it’s fine. jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2010
my fav mid strenght beer, i love the fact you can drink alot of these and not be on the floor. still has all the flavour you would expect from a full strenght beer. maddogmyers (3) - USA - MAR 1, 2010 does not count
Excellent beer, had a pint on tap, crisp clean taste with a hint of fruit, very similar to James Squires only BETTER! money well spent! Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2010
A reddish brown beer, with a thick creamy head that dissipates. Has a very malty aroma. Very little carbonation. A creamy texture, but quite a light flavour. Leaves a citrus like aftertaste. Not nad, would be nice on a summers day.