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Aotearoa Mata Blondie

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Brewed by Aotearoa Breweries
Style: Witbier
Kawerau, New Zealand
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mata Blondie is a refreshing, cloudy Belgium style Wheat beer brewed with a specially selected Belgium Yeast strain. Mouth-watering aromas and flavours of coriander and citrus are evident, along with a secret indigenous NZ spice.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (290) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a hazy neon gold with a short lasting white head. Aromas start with a whiff of pilsner malt then quickly go big on coriander seed, tangerine peel, and honey. Flavours are of orange juice, coriander seed, and sage. An acidic tang in the honey finish. Sweet but with a light body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2015
Mainly tangy citrus in the aroma along with banana cloves quite a funky smell really the taste is crisp fresh subtle citrus spicy flavours dry citrus bitter finish bit too mild overall but grew on me as it went down

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2015
Yellowy colour with a rocky white head and a faint haze. The aroma at first instance is spicy with cloves and turmeric? Some bubblegum and banana as well, but the undoubted star is the spice. It is a tangy little bugger this one offering locquot, lemon, kumquat and maybe even a little cinnamon and cardamon. It’s endearing, quenching and likable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (819) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
Aroma of ginger and flavour of lemon makes this a refreshing summer drink. Maybe a little watery though...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at Brothers Beer, Auckland, August 2014. A bit hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of lime, citrus, some spices and yeast. A bit strange to be honest.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
massive head overflows everywhere, that was a bit of a surprise, i always enjoy weird things like that...anyway, lots and lots of orange is the most apparent thing, unfortunately there isn’t much complexity around it, and it doesn’t have much bite to balance. but it’s not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3952) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle in Fat Dog, Rotorua
Palest hazy white-blonde with lemon aroma. Slightly peppery fresh corriander with lemonpeel, and orange. Medium body and carbonation. A lovely wit. Secret ingredient horopito chili.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fletchfighters (1256) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
Clear straw yellow color, thin white head and some visible carbonation. Funky lemon nose mixed with some classic wit nose. Strange. Lemon and pine taste. Very soapy. Some odd funk in this. Heavy lemon tart feel to this. Needs more orange. Strange stuff

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Not my kind of style and this is definitely not how I would normally like this style. Loads of lemon zest and sour undertones. Doesn’t come together, not for me

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
gbmhunter (1) - - JUN 14, 2012 does not count
Tasted horrible. Lingering bad flavors due to the overuse of some ’special nz spice’...wouldn’t drink this, even if stuck on a deserted island with crates of this to spare.


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