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

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


Jimthechap's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (2009) - Christchurch, - NOV 15, 2012
Always the cynic, I muttered a string of mild oaths at the twee marketing-speak on the reverse of the label, however, I was confident of a positive result because of the goodish showing of the Wheat Ale. In the end I was a little nonplussed. It looked clear and golden with plenty of head. Aromas at first were a little funky, but that subsided into some good citrussy hop - bitter orange and lemon juice with a nod toward herbal grassiness. Not an enormous noseful, but good enough to make me think that at last, a mainstream brewer using hops in recognisable quantities. It was a little thin in body with plenty of gassy carbonation (which didnít sit well in the stomach). Useful citrus hoppy flavours with a tangy finish which didnít endure terribly well. The verdict was that this beer was alright, but no more. It lost points for the marketing wank and gained them as being a good hot weather ale that you shouldnít expect too much from. íPale because we brewed it in a secret caveí indeed. Wankers.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
waiake (374) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
Not as bad as the crafty beggar lager but this is still pretty sweet sugar pop

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
tombutlin (74) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (257) - LATVIA - DEC 11, 2014
Simple, lagery, refreshing taste but not more and not less. Not very interesting beer.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
TuiSamesi (12) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2014
I wouldnít 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.

0.5
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joe19612 (2073) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Tap at Harryís Place, pours a gold colour with a thin white head, weak fruit aroma, taste is light and fruity with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4035) - 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.

1.5
   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!!!!

0.9
   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....

1.2
   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. Itís 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, Iím afraid. The only redeeming quality is the low alcohol content, making it OK to drink if you donít want to get sloshed.


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