BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, - JAN 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper. Thin white head with minimal lacing. Aroma is malty with citrus hops poking through. Taste is nutty malt well balanced by citrus hops with a clean, bitter finish. Light carbonation and thin body. More of a light amber then pale ale but very refreshing and pretty good. Needs more hops!
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronzey orange colour with no head. Big malt aroma. Biscuit malty flavour follows through to mild hop bitterness and slight roast malty taste.
Cantabrian (410) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Different from what I expected, from what it says in the label. I was full of chocolate stout when I tried this. The sweetness and astringency, the dark copper colour, the thin body, it all seemed out of place. Deserving of a future re-rate.
lisagirl (172) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
horribly astringent bitterness is really all i get from this. maybe iím missing something, but i couldnít get past a few gulps. horrid. bad bottle maybe? i suppose itís a novelty that a mainstream beer is too bitter, heh.
beer-yum (86) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My favorite Boundary Road brew. An excellent beer for the price and a good beer regardless. While I tend to stick with the higher priced real craft beers Iím always happy to have one of these if offered.
garthicus (2358) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: ruby red, small off white head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, toasty malt, hint of vanilla & spice. Flavour: Very malty, quite toasty, sweet, sticky, hint of grassy hops with a long spicy sweet finish.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, med head. Earthy aroma w a hint of apple fruitiness. Earthy, slightly caramelly character. Well-balanced.
DylansDad (202) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my (accidental) gateway to craft beer. I bought it at supermarket expecting the usual thin watery crap. Didnít like it, ended up drinking my broís green bottle slosh. A week later the rest of the un-drunk 6-pack was still in the fridge and I really needed a beer. I held my nose and drank. BANG! Now I realised what was wrong with this beer: it actually has flavour!
Once I started drinking the real stuff, I started looking down my nose at this beer, but as I drink this bottle right now I have a new respect for it.
A nice, medium bitterness quite nicely balanced with the malt, nice malty aroma, ok mouthfeel, not too watery. Great value for money.
monobrow (7) - Wanganui, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nuts, brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, had a 330 ml bottle , but is also on tap in town @ one pub. I really enjoyed this , still do but realised its not quite in the same league as Epic Pale Ale . But itís great to find it on tap , when mostly dire / average is whatís on offer . I enjoyed the mouth feel , long finish & taste.
Not bad when $13 for 1/2 doz. ,
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.