beer4eternity (207) - Tauranga, - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Yummy cocoa powder aroma at first, some medicine/bandaid, damp rotting leaves, leather, caramel, slightly smokey, interesting in a good way. Wonderful deep rich copper hue with a large slowly diminishing light beige creamy frothy head and good lacing. Mild-medium caramel sweetness, moderate-heavy bitterness, mild sourness. Soft carbonation, light-medium body, long dry peppery very astringent finish. Different and enjoyable.
Dartaway (3) - - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and refreshing, with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Great beer for a sunny outdoor afternoon 28/01/14
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A simple malt-driven pale ale with toasty, nutty bread crust malt and orange jam and pineapple rind hops. Sweet, moderately bitter, rough carbonation, goopy cara malt and orange gelatin candies in the finish. Chinook-like nuttiness and earthiness. Pretty basic stuff, no off flavors but nothing stands out.
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Deep orange colour with a head that lasted well. Has an earthy burnt caramel aroma. Some good bitterness to balance a bold caramel taste with hints of cocoa.
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. All round decent beer from this kiwi brewery. Flavour and aroma are quite big and there is a long finish.
kiwianer (3361) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is ok, the body blond-golden. It smells sweet, hoppy, citrus, mild. The taste is hoppy, citrus, fruity, refreshing, malty. Ok, a good ""drinkbeer""" 12/11/11/10/-/11
333dogs (2) - Tasman, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great value beer with substantial flavour. Caramel colour with decent head. Nice malty base. Letdown for me was the headache I had after drinking four which is what I get with stein lager classic or Stella.
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 (867) - 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 (264) - 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 i’m missing something, but i couldn’t get past a few gulps. horrid. bad bottle maybe? i suppose it’s a novelty that a mainstream beer is too bitter, heh.
beer-yum (546) - 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 I’m always happy to have one of these if offered.