Dervock (1321) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2017 crispi (107) - - JUL 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark golden, leaving lace. Almost like a UK bitter, but more hoppy and florally. Quite bitter. Refreshing.
Bottle - pours clear burnt bronze with a decent white head. Aroma is lots of sweet biscuit malt and a bit of citrus. Taste is sweet malt only slightly more bitter into the finish. Nice amber. jmgreenuk (9333) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 2, 2017
Tap at The Catfish, Melbourne. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is light toffee caramel hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich woody, metallic, light floral hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Ok but overly hopped and not in a good way. A touch light, lacking any kind of fruit and with a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. danjs5 (221) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2017
Clear light brown, deep amber colour with quickly reducing frothy head. Sweet malt aroma. Smooth sweet and satisfying biscuity smokey and toffee malt flavours combined with feint pine and fruit, almost fruitcake. Lasting backend bitterness. On a re-try a year or so later on, and it tastes even better than remembered. Agree that this is really a brown ale. A real treat. StuffWine (161) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours an inviting dark amber with a good and lasting light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and toffee refreshingly cut by light citrus hops. Flavour is satisfyingly similar to aroma, sweet malts, toffee, with piney hops bitterness. Medium body, dense soft carbonation, finish is long and refreshing. Think I will be making this a semi-regular buy, loved it. Skarecrow (699) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2017
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s Melbourne
Chestnut brown color with great head and good carbonation.
Aroma is toffee and biscuit malt but I could not discern any pine or grapefruit hop notes as per the label.
Taste/palate is toffee/malt with mild bitterness and smooth finish.
Not bad but reminded me more of a Brown Ale.
ThirstyBird (2918) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
At the Crown in Berko, pours very dark Amber with a tan head. The smell is roasted malt, dark fruit. Toasty, slightly smokey, some dark chocolate and dark fruit. The body is light/medium with fine, soft carbonation.
ANZUShophunter (427) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2017
From bottle in tapered shaker. Pours reddish amber with nice frothy head. Citrus and pine hop aroma takes a while to kick in. Taste of caramel from the malt against significant hop bitterness in the finish. Quite rich for a brew under 5% abv. CurlyJoe (232) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 Toffee/caramel aroma. Burnt caramel taste, not too sweet. Lots of flavour. Bitter finish. DavidAust (273) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2016
330ml bottle to glass. Aroma of tropical fruits is large immediately upon opening the bottle, doesn’t translate as well once poured. As the name suggest - red copper tones to the beer colour. Average head. Palate, clean crisp up front, a little bready towards the end. All good. Not a wow, beer - but nice and goes well with a really wide variety of foods. Good transition beer to try before plunging into a big beer. Welcome medium level alcohol for those days when you want to have a few. Great to take to a BBQ. invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Rich amber. Hoppy, fruity nose, massive grapefruit and pomelo on the tongue. Well carbonated without being excessively so. Quite good but perhaps needs a bit of spice or malty sweetness to balance out the citrus bitterness.