Dredd (972) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
Pour is cloudy caramel with white head. Aroma is mainly caramel notes and flavour profile is brown sugar and bread with some bitterness at the end. Not bad, but suspect it sat on a shelf somewhere too long. Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
750mL bottle. Pours clear golden with a nice big white head and a subtle floral aroma. Spicey/grassey in the flavour with a slight caramel backing. Very nice considering i dont normally go for English pale ales. imaragingbull (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle at brewery poured into glass. Cloudy light copper orange with ok head and lace. Decent earthy and floral aromas mixed with a nice caramel and stonefruit. Nice complex malt character and decent bitterness, however finishes with an unpleasant residual yeast character. Ruined it somewhat for me. floydian1 (1490) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 10, 2011
Green bottle (750ml). Pours clear copper-brown with a decent cream-white head that lasts. Heaps of English hops on the nose (flowery perfume, citrus with oranges dominating) on top of biscuity malts. Smooth refreshing palate with a perfect balance of caramel maltiness and dry hop bitterness. Extremely drinkable with a medium-light body and lowish carbonation. The large bottle size is justifiable for this style. Rather reminded me of a fresh pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord served in an English pub - for which there is no higher compliment.
vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2011
14-Jul-2011 - on tap at Beer Deluxe - Light ash malt and candy fruit aroma. Deep amber colour, with light good haze, ordinary head and suds lacing. Unusual fruity candy ash malt flavour. Ash malt and medium bitter hop finish, with lingering ash malt and light hop aftertaste. This beer is not my style but they seem to have pulled of a mix that works for me.
Lunkie (1963) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2011
Murky amber colour with poor head and fair lacing. Spicy malt hop aroma. Bitter malt stone fruit flavour. Smooth palate. jonno (2917) - JAPAN - MAY 10, 2011
Exceptional beer. Very good farmhouse style english bitter. Lots of caramel and the body felt just about right for the style. Very easy drinking and a very quenching beer. mkel07 (6397) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2011
750ml bottle. Copper coloured with some red flecks scattered throughout. Big intense head of brown foam that crackles as it settles. Caramel malt aromas with nuts and toffee mixed in. Flavour is a little thin but not to the detriment of the beer. Palate is smooth and this is a pretty good beer overall. hawthorne00 (4115) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle. Just cloudy amber with a dense cream head. Aroma is floral with caramel, some spices and biscuits. A little overcarbonated but very alive-feeling. Tastes slightly sweet and very biscuity with some butterscotch, hazelnuts and flowers. Bitterness is just less than balancing. Slight touch of metal at the end? - if it was there I stopped noticing it . Rich and a little rustic. Much more complex malt character than usually found in Australian beer. Pretty tasty. Second glass with farmhouse cheddar and a pickled onion, yum. Started OK and then really drew me in. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle 750ml. Great beer. Aroma has lots of fruit (grapefruit, apple), and also biscuit. Taste is sweet, with bitter background, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with an exuberant frothy head.