KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, - JAN 2, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
330mL bottle. Pours a golden lager wit ha short lasting white head. Looks ok in the glass. Weak aroma which is hard to make out. The beer is very thin, totally lacking in flavour, both malt and hops. This beer leaves an almost sticky aftertaste in your mouth. I struggled to finish the bottle after i drunk a few decent beers...
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great tasting, crisp and refreshing beer. Its a great beer and affordability is a plus its above a lot of other more expensive beers.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clar golden with a pure white head. Pale malt aroma thatís a little fruity. Light bitter taste with a small bit of sweetness. Medium body. Not a bad beer as lagers go.
Jimthechap (1330) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is the third of the big three New Zealand macro-brewers interpretation of a premium lager. It borrows from the marketing of Steinlager Pure and the flavours of just about every green bottle Eurolager. Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Possibly, this review seeks to examine how theyíve gone with that interpretation. It appears on the golden side of Eurolager with the minimum of apparent carbonation and no head. The aroma is mainly of lager malt and some metallic hop. Itís about as average as average aromas for average beers gets. In the mouth the carbonation comes out and the flavours are as mild and inoffensive as it could be. What makes Eurolager so popular isnít just its light colour and drinkability when cold, but that it does have a particular twinge of bitterness. This beer just doesnít have it. It is just a rather shallow impostor, which is disappointing.
KungFu_Kiwi (6) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 330mL bottle. A weak beer which is almost tasteless. I wouldnít buy this again. It might be pure and crisp but that is about it really.
Lazlo_Panaflex (6) - - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
For a country that actually makes spectacular wine and craft beer this is a disappointment. The initial aroma is of aluminium foil and the taste on the front palate confirms it. A truly horrific beer. The only time I would drink this beer would be if I was hiding in a bar trying to pick out a rape victim for later on. If I was to sum up this beer in one word, shame would be that word.
WVHouseofBeer (719) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just another useless and tasteless pale lager. Not much of an aroma or flavor. Watery.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 6, 2011
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle: I should have set it back in the beer tub as soon as I saw it was in a green bottle. It appeared clear since I didnít waste a pour. The aroma was pure sun riddled skunk cock, I almost wanted to screw the top back on since it was a twist, but I had used the bottle opener like a dumbass. The taste was very bitter, sour past its best days grain. I could almost make out laughter of the distributor that brought this gem into South Korea!
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle. Green bottle and skunky cereal aroma prepare you for what is to come. Amber colour underneath a slight white head. Flavour is mild and grainy.
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. Light golden hue, thin white bubbly diminishing head. Has what I would call "typical N.Z macro brewery lager aromas" - cereal grain a bit of cardboard, slightly sulphury, but there some ok green hop aromas - pine, green grass though not strong enough and fresh smelling to redeem it. Moderate malty sweetness and light bitterness. Light to medium body, average carbonation, metallicity in the mouth-feel and finish. Thankfully I didnít buy this and now know that I donít need to.