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Crafty Beggars Pale and Interesting

Brewed by Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Co.)
Style: English Pale Ale
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
It’s interesting because it’s a new, smoother take on pale ale and it’s pale because we brewed it in a secret cave.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
Not as bad as the crafty beggar lager but this is still pretty sweet sugar pop

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2015 I drank this in a bar with a limited range and was sucked in the use of the word "crafty". It is tasteless junk. I gave this 4 stars for Appearance, because it looked exactly like beer, with a golden colour, carbonation and head. So congratulations, you nailed it for the least important factor. Otherwise this is a dire beer. Avoid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (330) - - DEC 11, 2014
Simple, lagery, refreshing taste but not more and not less. Not very interesting beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
TuiSamesi (13) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2014
I wouldn’t let another one pass my lips unless I was in an absolute desert. Its utter rubbish masquerading as a craft beer. Avoid - if not you will suffer the dire consequences of being sucked in by slick advertising junk.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
foris (1) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
shit beer, disapointing false advertising, especially when there are so many good pale ales out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joe19612 (2302) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Tap at Harry’s Place, pours a gold colour with a thin white head, weak fruit aroma, taste is light and fruity with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
330ml bottle from The Beer Cellar 150513. Clear orange colour with some floral hop aromas and an even head. Smooth clean taste but not really that interesting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
danimonio (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
I made a mistake choosing this beer to drink on a Friday night.... I am having a hard time chasing the taste... it is like drinking a bottle of water with a hint of beer. The aroma very faint which truly represent the taste of the beer itself. This beer seems to be too pale and not interesting!!!!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Karori (8) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
Was "forced" to try this on the interislander ferry between Wellington and Picton.. Typical captured audience being offered rubbish beer. I thought this beer would be the pick of a poor bunch. The label is full of marketing crap about how fanstasic the contents are. The beer had no flavour, aroma or mouth feel. It was a total dissapointment and no better than the other bland beers produced by Lion breweries. Save up your money for a decent beer....

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
malmostoso (9) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
What a disappointment. It’s a very uninteresting beer, with little flavour and not even a hint of bitterness to make it at least refreshing. A waste of a drink, I’m afraid. The only redeeming quality is the low alcohol content, making it OK to drink if you don’t want to get sloshed.

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