Davros (3183) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
Pours dark amber with a large quickly fading head.
Nose shows lots of fruity hops: pineapple, mango and orange blossom are all noticeable. A fair bit of caramel, toasted and nutty malt shows as well.
Flavours almost perfectly mirror the aroma - lots of light fruity hops with caramel, toasted and nutty malt following.
Moderate carbonation suits the beer well. bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
1st beer @ the warf in Darwin June 13th 2010. Unusual beer this one. Spicey & citrus hops & a bit sweet in the malt department. Suprise. Really good. hawthorne00 (3951) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle, about 10C. Red-tinged amber with a small but tight beige head. Quite high bead, nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, wine, grass and flowers. Taste is mostly sweet with modest bitterness. The wine character is noticeable is odd but quite pleasant. It’s just a touch and adds a syrupy contrast to the otherwise straightforward malt as well as a little sourness. Unusual and pretty well done, but I could have done with a bit of bitterness to keep it from getting a bit dull. Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle - Orange/red in colour. Good off white head. Fruity aroma. Low to medium carbonation. Medium body. Sweet, Caramel malts, and dark fruits (no doubt from the shiraz grapes). Hop flavours but only a very mild bitterness A slightly spicy finish. Different and quite pleasant. Dervock (1347) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle - Pours a hazy amber with large tight head. Floral aroma, hint of peaches. Nicely balanced beer not too much carbonation. Malt falours come through first followed by a nice dry hop finish.
mkel07 (5978) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2009
355ml bottle. Large rocky beige head and ruby copper coloured with good carbonation , looked very inviting. Aromas of peaches and stone fruit witha velvet feel in the mouth with a nice sweet flavour and hint of bitterness.. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle. I remember first trying this beer a year or so ago and not thinking much of it. I hadn’t taken notes at the time so I picked up a bottle recently for a fair judging. And am I glad I did. This one poured reddish amber with a medium beige head. A real nice aroma of ripe fruit, caramel and biscuit. The flavours mirror the aroma. The Shiraz characteristics are by no means dominating, but I think that’s actually a good thing and the reason why this beer works. It’s well balanced, fruity and has good malt backbone to match. A delicious beer. Bazal (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2009
Interesting. Pours a coppery colour with little head. The aroma is of late season cherries, sweet and slightly sour. The taste is floral, with cherry and plum notes and a slight shiraz pepperiness an dry character. A little thin in the mouth to really appreciate the full flavour I think. It’s certainly a unique and very drinkable beer, and with a bit of improvement it could be excellent. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2009
Had this one during my holiday in Australia april/may 2009. 2008 vintage edition. Red, amber, copper colored brew. Aroma of ripe fruit, floral hops. Longlasting head. Tick texture. Floral hoppy, aftertaste of pepper and wine. Nice combination, but a bit strange. Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2009
This is a lot more boring than I thought it was going to be. Amber-rose’ colour, almost no head. Smells like sour malt. Slight shiraz dryness, almost salty. One is enough for me.