MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the George IV Inn. Arrived a straw golden orange with a frothy white head which was mostly diminishing. Aroma was of sweet malts, honey, lemon with some grassy, slightly spicy hops. Flavor was again sweetish malts a light bitterness, honey, lemon citrus, wet paper (mild) and a hint of pepper. Light bodied with medium carbonation, slight watery texture, dry mouthfeel (mild) and a ok finish.
madquacker (1136) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a deep golden yellow. Complex flavours of citrus, hops and salt. Very interesting and complex in style. Not bland. Need to try it again to better get across it.
bozoNZ (777) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Australian - Sydney. Bright gold, creamy white head. slightly cloudy. Nice aroma of meadow with citrus notes. Citrus notes thru the palate too. Pretty nice beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Pours orangey gold with a white head. Served real cold here. Has a medium hop bitterness. The finish has a nice cloying, not drying bitter flavor. Slight citrus tartness at the end. This was delicious with kangaroo pie.
Stew41 (2005) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange in the glass with a thin head, nothing remarkable. Aromatic nose, sweet malts, a touch herbal. Smells more ale than lager. Nose repeats early on the palate but fades somewhat, finishing subdued but with some hoppiness. I reckon this should be better given the reputation.
Lunkie (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy hop malt aroma. Cloudy amber colour with good head and lacing. Hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1855) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20 Aug 2005 (Moodyís ACT) - Sweet luscious fruit malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown colour, with good sheet lacing. Big sweet fruit flavour. Medium mouthfeel, fruity lingering flavour with some tang. Overall - Lacks some hop complexity.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden beer, thin white head. Nice big spicy hop aroma, bready malt and a very fresh yeasty aroma and flavour. Long sweet malt finish mixed with spicy noble hops. Really has the guts.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Australian: Hazy gold with a thin head around the rim of the glass, though with a very fine bead that sparkled quite hypnotically. Musty pale malts in the aroma, followed by fruity hop notes (peaches and apricots). The flavour is restrained but sublime - honeyed pale malts, superb butterscotch diacetyls, and subtle fruity hops. Wonderful! Far and away the best Pale Lager I have encountered. A landmark in the Australian beer topography.
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 One of the most flavoursome lagers in Australia. (And yes, I know the competition is thin.) Made to be drunk within three weeks of bottling - which is a fine excuse to knock it off as soon as you buy it. It pours a classic lager gold colour with a thin white head. The nose is fresh and zesty, with sweetish notes. Itís thin-to-medium-bodied and creamy. Thereís fruit at the front of the mouth - grapefruit notes and a hint of sweet apples. The finish is surprisingly hoppy - in fact, slightly jarring. Not quite up to the standard of the bock. (Bottle)