Hell-Cats Beer Review – Beez Neez

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Company info:
Matilda Bay Brewing Company
Port Melbourne, V.I.C.

[www.matildabay.com]

Bottle size sampled: 345ml

Alcohol: 4.7%
Standard drinks: 1.3

Cap type: Non-Twist

Cost: I picked this up for $3.99 AU

Label info: ‘A unique hand crafted specialty beer. Pale golden colour with honey aromas. A light malt palate and just a hint of bitterness on the crisp, clean and refreshing finish. It is quite simply, the Beez Neez of beers‘

What the label really means: Straight to the point and enlightening.

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Label: It’s jack-o-lantern orange makes this label very unique. It’s warming, cheery and bright. I like the bold ‘Beez Neez’ smeared across the middle of the label like it’s been ripped from underneath the traditional label above. It’s rough and ready, tough and uncompromising. I am very surprised at how well the orange works, and really think this is one well designed label.

I give it a label rating of 7.5 out of 10.

AROMA:  Wheaty, fresh, zesty, hoppy. Smells good.

Taste: GLASS – I can detect very subtle hints of honey mixed in with this very gently brew. I note an unflattering after-taste of a watered down brew where the flavours have all but dispersed. In fact it’s so unflattering it’s almost dirty dishwasher tasting. Put that aside, swallow quick, and you’ll find this is an easy to drink ale but that’s where it ends. It’s a bit too generic and boring, and I need more flavour.beezneez_glass

I give it a beer from glass rating of 6.5 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – From the bottle, Beez Neez cuts to the watery flavour even quicker. It’s flavourless, lack-lustre, and really tastes like it could well be Matilda Bay’s demented problem child.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 6 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Lamb…lamb sausages in particular. Perhaps with some chargrilled vegies. Bring it.

Best season to appreciate: An afternoon sun brew – Summer.

All-nighter beer? It’s easy to drink all night, as I discovered on the weekend, so in that sense it’s an all-nighter. But expect, as I did, to feel a little cheated by it.

For more tasty beer reviews, head over to Mason Hell-Cat’s beer blog.

BLAZER: Looking Sharp as a Razor

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Quite possibly one of the most popular big men brands in 2013, Blazer have etched a reputation for themselves through high quality, stylish clothing for large men. Celebrating 25 years in the biz, Blazer have garnered a loyal following among big and tall men in Australia. Their range is vast, their fabrics are luxurious and they pride themselves on creating good looking, functional menswear at an accessible price.

Never ones to get caught up in the latest fads, Blazer distinguish themselves by staying consistant and continually producing big mens clothing that is blazer knitmade with the promise of style and durability. This no nonsense attitude has seen Blazer garner a loyal following. Large sized men are always on the lookout for labels they can trust, not cheaply made knock-offs that promise the world and deliver nothing. That really is the essence of why Blazer are so popular with big and tall men. When you purchase a mens Blazer garment, you are buying quality, comfort and unique style.

Even better, Blazer have gear to suit any social or casual setting. Whether it be a pique polo for those warm weekends watching the game, a casual shirt to wear out to dinner with friends, or v-neck sweater for those chilly morning walks to work. You name the setting, and Blazer will have the perfect accompaniment.

So raise your glasses big & tall men, and let’s toast an Aussie brand that have managed to keep us looking stylish no matter what our size or shape. Onya Blazer!

Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing are currently taking 20% off all Blazer products when you order $200 or more. Get in quick to take advantage of this exclusive big men offer.

Breakaway Have You Covered This Winter

HP_BANNER_1Since 1976, Breakaway have continually set their standards high, establishing themselves as an iconic Australian menswear label. We love their no fuss, laid back style of casual clothing and smart, innovative designs. It is these qualities that has seen the Breakaway brand become increasingly popular with big and tall men.

HP_BANNER_3Breakaway design their gear in-house, sourcing their high quality fabrics from around the world to create unique big mens clothing for all seasons. Their Autumn/Winter range features products like stylish jackets and comfortable long sleeve polos, all made from high grade fabrics.

What we love most about Breakaway though, is their subtle innovations. These guys are one of the most consumer-focused brands we have come across, always designing their garments according to the wants and needs of their customers and constantly researching new ideas and techniques to stay at the forefront of the menswear market.

A good example of this is their recent patented “Smart Pocket” innovation. Essentially a pocket-within-a-pocket, it is a feature included in all their new season garments. Designed to carry smart phones, glasses or pens without looking4007001 bulky, the contents of the Smart Pocket become virtually invisible.

It is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” inventions that give Breakaway clothes an added edge.

Another great idea is their new range of suede touch blouson’s. They offer two stylish looks by being completely reversible, giving you the flexibility of owning what is essentially two jackets in one. Genius!

So if you are scratching your head trying to figure out what to wear during the approaching colder months, we suggest giving the new range from Breakaway a try. Menswear that is not only high quality and comfortable, but innovative.

For a limited time, Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing are taking 15% off all Breakaway stock. So if you are looking for jackets, polos, pants or shorts, check out this offer as soon as possible.  

the big & small (short) man (how to dress to impress)

Some good tips for the big and short man! Is this you? Check out our online store and we may be able to help.

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copyImageThe big and small man. You either know him, or are him. Did you ever identify with Skeelo when he sang “I wish I was a little bit taller”, while feeling rounder than the average bear? Do you tend to buy oversized clothes to disguise your size? Did you know that that just makes you look ridiculously bigger and shorter?!

While you can’t make yourself taller and becoming slim may take some time, you should love the skin you’re in. And I’m going to share some tips that’ll help.

1. The tailor is your best friend!! This actually goes for everyone; a well tailored outfit can turn you from a zero to hero. The trick is to get a piece of clothing (shirt, pants etc.) that fits the biggest part of your body and get the rest of that garment tailored to your body.

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2. Never ever ever ever look…

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Sam Worthington: Aussie Guy with Style

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In his latest film, Drift, Sam Worthington returns to his roots by not only starring in his first wholly Australian made film since his breakout role in the uber-hit Avatar, but also by playing a surfer in Western Australia where the Aussie actor was raised.

A NIDA graduate born in Surrey, England but brought up in Perth, Worthington exudes and effortless everyman vibe in both his acting and dress sense.

sam-worthington-tshirtNot afraid to don a sharp suit for an important premier, it’s pretty clear that our Sam is most sam-worthington-in-brown-polocomfortable in a relaxed t shirt and jeans. This laid-back, tough bloke exterior is said to have been what attracted James Cameron to cast him in Avatar. At the time, Worthington had been going through somewhat of a life crisis, selling all his belongings and living in his car. He had forged a decent career in Australian films, but was hungry for something more. It was around this period of soul searching that he auditioned for a film he knew nothing about and got the call back. It turned out to be for Avatar, the most successful motion picture of all time.

In Drift, Worthington gets to do what he loves most, make a film with mates he grew up with and play a character most like himself, someone who would rather walk around in casual clothes and swimwear than red carpet tuxedo’s.

And that is what we find most appealing about Sam onscreen and off. It comes as no surprise that before getting into acting, he was a no-nonsense bricklayer, a guy who epitomised the rough and rugged Aussie style, and it is that side of him that still comes through today.

His ability to look smart in a sharp mens suit and dress shirt while also not afraid to rough it in a pair of shorts and t shirt is something you rarely see in other self-conscious, image-obsessed Hollywood stars.

sam worthington in shortsThis is what makes Sam Worthington one of our chosen “guys with style”.

Drift opens in theatres on May 2nd

Check out the latest deals and the range of t shirts, jeans and quality menswear by visiting Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing and browse the online store.

Mason Hell-Cat’s Beer Review

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All of us here at The Significant Man are pretty chuffed to welcome our good friend Mason Hell-Cat to the fold. We will be syndicating regular beer reviews from his terrific beer review blog, the aptly titled “Mason Hell-Cat’s Beer Blog“. Be sure to head on over and check out his site. You’ll find a healthy archive of the most extensive and wide ranging beer reviews on the internet.

First up for us though, is one of our favourite brews here at The Significant Man; Little Creatures Pale Ale. Over to you Hell-Cat!

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Company info:
Little Creatures Brewing Pty Ltd
Fremantle, W.A.

[No website listed]

Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 5.2%
Standard drinks: 1.4

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $3.99AU
Case price: Approx. $60.00AU

Label info: N/A

What the label really means: N/A

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Label: I love this label for its sheer simplicity. It’s not over-crowded, it’s not tacky, it’s just simple, honest to goodness design at its finest. The little cupid character clutching a big glass of foaming beer has become iconic in Australia and instantly recognisable as the logo for the Little Creatures Brewing company. It has a touch of elegance, a touch of class. It’s a label that I am proud to hold.

I give it a label rating of 8 out of 10.

AROMA: Delicious…there is a gentle waft of mellow Summer fruits that rises up, tucks you into bed and gives you a goodnight kiss on the forehead.

Taste: GLASS – One of my all time favourite beers, it is an absolute pleasure to be reviewing Little Creatures Pale Ale for my 100th review. It’s a fresh, thirst quenching ale with a pleasing back of the mouth burst of bitterness. I have had this brew dozens of times before but on this tasting I am noticing a subtle nuttiness that flows through. It’s smooth, it’s delicious, it takes me away to a better place – of rainbows, star-drops, and midgets on ponies.

I give it a beer from glass rating of out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Drinking this from the bottle it appears to pack more of an all-mouth punch and becomes a little more flavour intense. Just as good, just as refreshing, just as memorable. My only drawback is the distinct absence of the nostril surrounding aroma.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 8.5 out of 10.

A word from the wife: ‘Smooth, delicious and irresistible…just like my man’

She gave it a taste rating of 9 out of 10.

Song of choice: Try this along side the Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong‘

Accompanying food: A grilled seafood platter with plenty of lemon would make this an arvo barbie in cupid-driven heaven.

Best season to appreciate: It’s definitely a good thirst quencher – Summer!

All-nighter beer? Absolutely! This was the beer of choice for me at my wedding so it’s tried and tested.

For a whole lot more tasty Hell-Cat beer reviews, get on over to Mason Hell-Cat’s Beer Blog.

Don’t Adjust Your Screens – It’s Jimmy Stuart Shirts!

Jimmy Stuart 1We get pretty excited when a new batch of Jimmy Stuart shirts come in. No other brand is producing shirts as bold and dazzling as these guys. A real credit to a young Australian company looking to make a big splash in the menswear market.

Not afraid to make shirts that are brimming with bright colours and featuring spectacular, often eye-popping designs, Jimmy Stuart clearly understand that not all big and tall men are afraid of stepping out in audacious, confident clothing.

It is this “Big, Loud and Proud” attitude that we love here at The Significant Man, and we know the Jimmy Stuart brand is onto a winner with this new range they have released.

In keeping with the Jimmy Stuart tradition, they have included several big, loud shirts full of colour and stylish patterns, but this time they have included several more subtle designs and tones for king size guys looking to add some sophistication to their casual wardrobe.

Perhaps the most impressive element of all Jimmy Stuart shirts is the quality. It would be easy to produce such bold designs and cuts using inferior materials, but instead, all of Jimmy Stuart’s shirts are crafted with pure precision, and made from only the highest quality fabrics. Put simply, these shirts are built with passion and designed to last for years.

Here’s just a taste of the new shirts:

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For a limited time, Ron Bennett Big Mens Clothing are taking 15% of all Jimmy Stuart shirts. Make your way to the online store and check out the Jimmy Stuart collection. Go on! Inject some bold Jimmy Stuart style into your casual wardrobe! 

Great Scott! He Did it!

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It’s been a long wait, but thanks to Adam Scott, Australia has its first green jacket! The 32 year old snapped up victory with a nail-biting pressure putt to take out the prestigious US Masters and become the first Aussie to win the tournament in its 77 year history.

The Significant Man crew couldn’t be happier about Scott’s win, especially since us Aussies are all used to seeing this at the Masters:

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Yep, that’s Greg Norman’s infamous “Shark Tank” from the 1996 US Masters when he somehow gave up a 6 stroke lead to hand the green jacket to Nick Faldo.

Those were some dark days for Aussie golf lovers…dark days indeed…

…But lets put that behind us and celebrate this:

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..and of course this:

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We love your work Adam Scott!

Keen golfer? Why not get that winning look and browse our range of big mens mercerised polos. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro or just enjoy the odd weekend swing, we have all your golf clothing needs sorted. Our comfy large size shorts are a smart choice for hot days on the course, while our huge range of big and tall polo shirts will have you looking sharp from the fairway to the 19th hole clubhouse.