mkel07 (5565) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
111116. A good beer to start off the weekend with is this 4.7% ABV amber ale from South Australia. Great looking can with clean lines, very stylish indeed. This beer was purchased from A Point of Difference Liquor and while the outside of the can looks good the beer inside looks a whole lot better. Deep rusty copper colour almost bordering on red with an even layer of fine foam with a wonderful aroma of caramel malt and toffee with a trace of vanilla. More lively in the mouth than I was expecting with a balance of malt and hops with neither one dominating. Judging by the look and aroma of the beer I thought that it would be a bit more full bodied and flavoursome.. Finishes nicely however I would like the flavour to be a little more intense.
varanid99 (1139) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with a thin off white head which fades quickly. Toffee/burnt sugar aroma, sweet dried fruit as well. Taste is malty, slightly burnt sugar, not much else.
TedE (1177) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle into glass. Clean distant hop nose. Hazy bronze beer with lasting white head. Irregular carbonation. Crisp in the mouth, a little zing. Excellent finish, tastes like a malt biscuit. Very similar to James Squire Amber Ale.
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Melbourne Street Fine Wine Cellars. Fantastic aroma, love the sweet burned raisin smell. It does lack in taste, yet there is a slight salty bitterness to it.
ShaneJ (864) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taster at Canberra Small Brewers Beer Festival. Dark amber, not much head, mild caramel/toffee characters, mild bitterness, gassy hops. Ok, nothing special.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
HTH with Tall poppy (8-wired) at Vale Ale head quarters: Another jejune amber ale. No complexity - in fact it was flavourless - with a watery mouthfeel. Not the best.