Northern Rivers Pale Ale
Reviewed by LaitueGonflable on 01.04.09 in bottle
Overall:
25 / 100
(Nasty)
Pours a clear, golden colour with nice dence lacing and a thin beige head. Virtually no bead, slow and just confined to the edges. Nothing really special here.

Intense honey on the nose with little else. Yeah, very sweet and syrupy, maybe with a bit of a salty character. Maybe just enough to remind me I'm drinking beer and not honey.

Interesting. The intense honey on the nose is just a really slight hint here, with a lot of rugged, gritty bitterness on the mid-palate and finish instead. A bit simple, in fact quite simple. Could use more fruit on the palate, instead it's just honey and hops. Mouthfeel is very thin, I think we clearly just need more malt, for a greater body. Not a great pale ale.
appearance: 3.0 | aroma: 2.0 | taste: 2.0 | feel: 1.5 | drinkability: 2.0