Brewed by Scharerís Little Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Picton, N.S.W., Australia
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A traditional all malt beer, fermented in the traditional German method with a long cold storage. Quite full-bodied with a big malt start, balanced with quite a high bitterness and hop flavour and a dry finish. The Lager has a hoppy, aromatic, and sometimes honeyish nose. No added sugar, preservatives or chemicals; unfiltered and unpasteurised. Available in 780ml champagne style bottles. Should be consumed within 3 weeks of bottling.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
slightly cloudy golden color, citrusy nose. Fresh full flavour with a lot of malt, maybe a bit too sweet. goes down easy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
Had this at the australian in sydney and found it to be a aley lager with a good amount of fruit and body. a little oversweet if anything but went down well. A good little brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Aroma is dominated by an objectionably high level of diacetyl. Appearance is very clear (despite not being filtered) and a beautiful gold colour with reasonable (not great) head retention. Good strong malt presence and mouthfeel, could do with more hops (especially bitterness). Really enjoyable beer if you block your nose!
RR: Geez, itís been a long time since Iíve had a good Scharers. I know theyíre pretty inconsistent but still. Perilously close to dropping quite a way down the scale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24781) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
Bottled. Deep golden and hazy. Orangey aroma. Light bodied, but still with nice malt accent. Very flavourful and promising with balanced bitterness, but also beginning deterioration in form of acidity. I really need to seek up this brewer to get their beer fresh whenever I go down under. Thanks duff for sending this and all the other beers!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2003
This can be iffy, but when on-song it is a beauty. The waft of tettnanger and hallertauer combine to give a great flowery nose. The mouthfeel is rich and has a peaches and cream character. I like the orange hue even if it is a bit cloudy when poured from the bottle. I agree with head retention comments though, in days gone by the 3 pack used to come with a flyer that advised it was best to 'bounce' the beer of the bottom of the glass to get a head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
Tartish nose. Slightly bitter body and a little tart. Some fruit, but not the most fresh tasting I thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (17158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
Hazy tan colour. Citrusy, flowery hop nose. Touch of yeast. Fresh tasting, light, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
31/3 at George IV Inn (Picton): Lovely natural hop aroma. Short lasing white head on a murky yellow-amber liquid. Very fruity, malty taste balanced with the perfect amount of bitterness. Lovely hop flavour too. Smooth, medium mouthfeel. Nice lacing on glass. Great price $2.50 middie!. Slightly more ale-like in taste than a lager though I must admit (expecially with the body).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 Very fruity, especially peaches. This is a great in-pub beer sans cool pub: very lame that heaps of losers at the Australian after a hard day selling real estate insist on a VB from the tap next door. Liked it a little better than the bock because I was in the mood for pouring it down fast after losing netball. Peace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 Not quite what it used to be. The fruity aroma is still there and it does retain some of the original quirky character. Mild tropical fruit notes are considerably muted compared to the old version which was occasionally pretty wild. More citrus than I remember too, which I donít think really sat with the more earthy malt flavour. Still, quite a pleasant drop, just tastes more sanitised than it used to.

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