Grumbo (4263) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017 Bif (2391) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a pale golden color with a fair head. Mild aroma with a bit of citrus, malt sweetness and grian. Taste is similar to the aroma mild and fairly bland. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Light body, touch of crispness and a bit too sweet . Another run-of-the-mill lager.
Bottle enjoyed during a holiday in Australia. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. Tasting notes not kept, just rating. deepdrinker (367) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 Seen in most bars in Sydney this larger may be a nice alternative to VB. Though dont expect much of a party for the palate PellicleLove5 () - - NOV 18, 2017
The Beer of the Gods. Consumed this in regular quantities while visiting Australia for the Weekend in 2008, have come close to madness trying to find this beer in New Zealand but to no Avail. Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Dec 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle a clear light gold with a medium sized head of foam that shrank quickly leaving a fine broken layer.
The smell has a bit of hops and malt that I've smelled before in many a macro brew. Not impressive at all.
The taste has a bitter-malt buttery flavour to it. If I had tasted this blindfolded, I'd just know it was an Australian brew. Hey, it was a staple of mine back in the early 70s when I lived in Australia.;^)
The finish is not good at all and when the aftertaste finally left my palate, I was a happy camper.
After a few more sips, I find myself saying...yeah I'm glad I got to try this again but I'm certainly glad my palate has evolved in the right direction. I think I'd prefer a Canadian brewed Fosters over this.
Bottom line: I couldn't give a very descriptive review of this beer cuz not a lot was happening with it. *Another* old favourite bites the dust. :^( macca147 (754) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2017
On tap at Marlborough Hotel, Newtown. Pours a pale biscuity gold with a white head. Biscuity malt and mild caramel/citrus flavours. Thin bodied. Watery texture. Moderate bitterness. High carbonation. This is a generic macro lager.
craftyrocker (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2017
375mL can, BB 14/Mar/18, lightly chilled in an oversized wine glass.
Previously had countless schooners at the uni bar before my craft beer life.
Appearance: Light golden body, clear. White dissapitating head. Not great lacing. 2
Aroma: Grass, grain, herbal, industrial lager. The more you smell it, the worse it gets. 2
Taste: Minor malt sweetness, wet cardboard, slight bready malt, corn, metallic, skunky. Malty aftertaste. Low bitterness. 3
Palate: Medium-high carbonation, light-average body. 3
Overall: The Tooheys brothers helped ruin Australia's beer industry. Can't believe this was my favourite beer before getting into craft. Ironically a typical Aussie will bag you out for buying Tooheys New, while they themselves get pitiful Corona and Crown Lager. 6 bytemesis (9502) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Can thanks to @@ron. Pours clear golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is corny, grassy, grainy. Flavor is light sweet, and light bitter. LIght body. Pretty standard adjunct lager. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Got a can of this fucken piss from an Aussie pissant named fletchfighters. Chugged straight from the can. Unlike the other quality Aussie lagers that I received from fletchfighters, this one is a little stale (or maybe that's just the house yeast, ha). Cardboard, stale grains, dull bitterness, paper, and a bit of creamed corn. This piss takes like piss. No wonder 2pac didn't like this. Fucken hell, this is for pussies and chicks only. northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 19, 2017
On tap in Karunda. Light yellow body. Some sweet biscuit notes. A basic pale lager. jann3 (423) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Clear golden with a decent head. Malty aroma with some grassy hops. Taste follows the aroma, mostly malty but some crispy flavours too. Medium carbonation. A decent brew for a bulk lager. (375ml can from a random liquor store in Sydney)