DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím having a hell of a time rating this. First up, itís a nice beer, no doubt about it. My initial thought when I cracked this beer was that it was going to be yet another lager where the Nelson Sauvin dominates the conversation like some drunken loudmouth in a sports bar and drowns out all the subtler elements that make a pilsener such a nice drink when made well.
Luckily, the Sauvin has had its head pulled in here and the other flavours get a good word in. The Sauvin is a strong beast and canít be entirely contained in the finish, though, where it really builds and lingers around the sides of your mouth. In the end, it tastes good, and I necked the bottle in short order, but I think an even lighter hand with the sauvin would be better.
DKL (13) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden yellow with a fine head that lasted well. Pineapple, granadilla and straw aroma. Subtle fruit flavours well balanced with hops to give a lemon pith impression. Dry, lingering aftertaste. A very good pilsner.
omega (584) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. Actually found this to crisper out of the bottle than on tap. A solid pilsner that is not overly hoppy and easy drinking.
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Almost orange-gold in colour with a fulsome white head and plenty of sparkle. Left good lace down the side of the glass. Thereís a dash of passionfruit and lemon to the aroma, while while not strong, thereís nothing wrong with it. That subtle fruitiness comes out in the flavour with a gentle bitterness at first that suggest soft squishy fruit-burst lollies. Then thereís lemon pith and peel that give a good finish.
Actually rather pleasant pilsner and I look forward to the next.
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the source. Clear yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of straw and aubtle pepper. Taste is white pepper and straw.