Princette (8) - Auckland, - JAN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer, grew up in Christchurch drinking this stuff, and my uncle works at the brewery so always had free samples. Its well finished, mouthfilling, creamy and a strong tasting provincial beer. Sometimes you get it smelling a bit off, but the Canterbury water makes it eminently drinkable. The only bugbera is its hard to find outside of Canterbury and Otago (And you would lynched for drinking it in speights land). Its a secret beer well kept. If anyone visits Christchurch or Canterbury you must drink at least a 6 pack of this stuff.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
sweet malts, light bitterness, water. all of these nz draughts are starting to get to me. lovely pour though. turns metallic as it warms up.
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Glad to see that some members of ratebeer do like this beer. I’m of the policy that we should always support the home team, but this is just asking too much. It pains me to see the abandoned building - damaged by our recent earthquakes - with those gorgeous dust-covered copper kettles, waiting for action that could still take years. But there’s nothing special about the beer. Poor aroma, quite nauseating, weak, with beautiful dark copper colour and a reasonable non-offending flavour. Nothing else. It could be worse indeed, but nothing to desire.
Brodies_Best (229) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle at Mt Hutt Lodge. Amber pour, clear and quite carbonated. Not too much head. Yeasty aroma with sweet malty caramel notes. Not too much taste but quite drinkable.
deusax (431) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Amber colour, creamy texture, a bit dry. Caramel notes, light sweetness, no bitterness.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. An amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt as well as light notes of metal. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and metal, leading to a bitter finish.
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml can. Faint caramel honey biscuit malt with grassy hops aromas, no bad aromas just very lacking in intensity. Small white frothy rapidly diminishing head, golden light amber hue. Caramel sweetness in the flavour. Medium bodied mouth-feel. Didn’t enjoy the metallic finish
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Sullivan’s in Christchurch. Pours a red-copper-amber color with a medium creamy eggshell head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, sugar, and light hops. The flavor is very sweet and sugary, and has an unfortunately artificial quality to it. Smooth, but finishes sticky. Easy to drink, but far from anything special.
walkerrosewood (8) - , New York, USA - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
easily the best beer I’ve ever had, but I’ve just begun. Hard to find. My Uncle’s brother stocks up when he’s flying to antarctica and stops in NZ.
kiwifly (2) - Mosgiel, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2008 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
a very poor beer used to be called wards beer and going down the gurgler until they changed the name to canterbury draught then all the guys in christchurch thought it was great thisk buggers in canterbury.