Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 didn’t sit well in the stomach). Useful citrus hoppy flavours with a tangy finish which didn’t 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 shouldn’t expect too much from.
’Pale because we brewed it in a secret cave’ indeed. Wankers.
beer-yum (1048) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grassy aroma in a golden amber pour. Hop forward to start with an ’almost there’ body but a hint of cardboard in the finish.
UjoKlobasa (239) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Lower carbonation, golden color, no head. Bland, semi lager taste. Not good.
waiake (580) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not as bad as the crafty beggar lager but this is still pretty sweet sugar pop
tombutlin (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2015
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
belgis (341) - - DEC 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Simple, lagery, refreshing taste but not more and not less. Not very interesting beer.
TuiSamesi (13) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
foris (1) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
shit beer, disapointing false advertising, especially when there are so many good pale ales out there.
joe19612 (2368) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
mkel07 (4669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
danimonio (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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!!!!