Stew41 (2082) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 14, 2017 mullet (849) - Melbourne, - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Albert St Food & Wine. It’s a bit of a concern that this is my favourite Thunder Road beer. I mean, I’m sure they’ll eventually branch out into something more adventurous but this is it at the moment. Anyway, it bears a reasonable resemblance to a Carlton Draught-type beer, with a subtle line of citrusy hop (Cascade or Galaxy perhaps?) woven through. Similar sweetish, spaghetti malt character to the lager with a tiny bit of toastiness to it. It has quite a familiar feel to CUB’s products except without the rough edges, which is kinda cool. More authentic-tasting and probably a better beer than Temple’s equivalent.
Ok - cool looking can but otherwise this is a good (I guess!) replica of crab macro PL. A little more flavour depth than the factories but otherwise rather characterless. Mushy bitterness in the back palate but a reasonable body of malt right through the beer. ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
First Thunder Road so I still don’t know what to make of the brewery. Into a tulip, chilled. Quite lively it settles misted by proteins; an orange gold in body with a fluffy white crown that holds and laces well. Doughy, gritty, spent grain nose with a hint of lemon and dried grass. Similar palate. Quite foamy and soapy in feel but light in body. A hint of citrus and dried grass, herbs atop a bready flat malt profile. Light floral perfume in the finish offers a point of difference. Sweet overall and residually so. Quaffable but not altogether interesting!! (33cL, BB 03/11/16, 1st Choice Liquor, Riverton) TedE (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2016
Pint on tap, Gertrude Hotel. Acidic grainy nose. Clear golden beer with thin white head. Light carbonation. Good body, bitter taste. Finish has a slight touch of plastic malt then sour fruity bitterness all the way home. Easy drinking, enjoyable. KeefOz (1916) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2016
BB 03/11/16. Poured a crystal clear mid- to dark amber with a 2-finger off-white frothy head that retained well and produced sudsy lacing. Carbonation moderate with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of pale malts, possible spices and possible hops. Taste is malty with a hint of hops bitterness; becomes more malty as it warms. Light body. Crisp, smooth, slightly dry and refreshing with sweet malts dominating over any bitterness. Pretty standard lager. mrjez (675) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2016
Tap at Retreat, Melbourne. A pint of deep amber with decent white lacing. No real aroma stands out, faint malt, earthy, musty macro lager feel. Bitter with a decent malt bend, goes down smoothly, lingering bitterness. Standard beer overall, nothing really to remember it by.
floydian1 (1491) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 29, 2015
Tap @ Carlton Yacht Club, Lygon St, Melbourne. It is a sparkling ale with light caramel and citrus (oranges, peach) on the nose and tongue. Mild-to-moderate bitter finish. Quite a lively mouthfeel with a light-medium body. Amber colour with a decent white head. Could do a lot worse. mkel07 (6406) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at Arbory 210515. Pleasant enough beer without being to complex. Maltiness overrides any bitternes that may be there. Ejoyed this on the deck overlooking the Yarra River. ddaedalus (8) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Great beer. struggles to fit classic english bitter qualities as hop flavour is so apparently aussie but very pleasant, balanced and approachable. great wine ester omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Keg at Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria. Clear deep golden, small head. Spicy bready nose. Mid dry with light-medium body and clean, crisp mouthfeel. Spicy and doughy with mid bitter finish. A straightforward, nicely drinkable ale. hawthorne00 (4116) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
Tap (Heritage Tavern, Balnarring). Clear orange with a well-retained white head. Sweet and smooth - biscuity and a little peachy - with herbal and light citrus notes. Quaffable rather than interesting. All very seamless. Comes across as a (very) superior riff on typical Oz pub beer.