AtronSeige (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma: Strong Spice/herb, citrus, fruity,
Appearance: Slightly hazy dark gold body. Spare white head.
Flavour: Herb, spicy, fruity, medium-high bitterness.
Palate: Medium-light body. High carbonation.
Overall: The spice/herb is quite overpowering.
440 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Hanno and Allison!
6B. Blonde Ale jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Tap @ brewery in October 2007. A dark golden amber color with a white head. A wonderfully strong roasted malt aroma. It smells so fresh and tasty, not unlike a homebrew. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
rbsxg05, bottled. golden with a sparse head. bizarre aroma of red berries, bike tyres and brown sauce. quite sour, a bit composty, flat and got progressively worse bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2006
Another strange one from the Sydney RateBeer Xmas gathering. Cloudy orange with not much of a head. As noted previously, some savoury sauce somehow finds it’s way into the aroma, along with a dodgy chardonnay. However, this doesn’t stop it from having a rather bland flavour. Somewhat lasting finish, but I don’t know if that’s preferable! beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
Bright orange colour, slighlty hazey. began with burt sugar but as warmed up became more hoppy. Big hoppy taste but dry finish.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2006
I really liked the aroma of this beer, tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, onion, brown sugar, a really funky mix of aromas to find in a beer. Unfortunately these characters didn’t translate to the taste, which was an underwhelming soft lagerish palate with just a hint of that saucy aroma. Interesting and surprisingly drinkable. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2005
If this is a typical African golden ale, there is indeed much to learn about the Dark Continent. Like why they drink barbecue sauce-scented beers. As other Sydney raters have noted, the bottle sampled at our gathering smelled like it should be splashed on a burger. There was some golden ale-style grapefruit there but it was overwhelmed by stewed tomatoes and smokey notes. Ugh. Deep gold colour, poor head. On the tongue, the beer tasted acidic and plain odd. Tomato juice was dominant. Strangely, it was drinkable, in much the same way that tomato juice is. But a golden ale? Hmmm... (Bottle, Sydney RateBeer Xmas gathering 2005) Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2005
After a great deal of sniffing one of the group said something like "Ooh Aah". and then it hit me, Glenn Mc Grath’s barbie sauce. Probably not as much smoke as the great pace bowler’s condiment but definitely a strange flavour to incorporate. While this could have been overlooked the whole experience here was not pleasant. Quite vegetal flavour and not a pleasant mouthfeel. Thankfully there were small smaples and so by deinition it was not a drainpour. Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle (RB Sydney XMASG ’05): Clear gold with a pleasantly casual head. BBQ sauce aroma - smokey, slightly sour, salty. At first I wanted to like it, then I thought no... no I don’t. In the mouth I found the same sorts of things with sweet tangy sauce-like flavours and some vegetal hops. Definitely not great. ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 20, 2005
A hazy straw-coloured beer, that has a dry aftertaste. Excellent for a hot Karoo day.