Jimthechap (1620) - 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.
joe19612 (1839) - 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 (3334) - 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!!!!
Karori (8) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
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....
malmostoso (9) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
OMG Crafty Beggars! You guys are truly crafty, you almost had me believing that you actually made a beer with flavour! But no, because you’re not ’too crafty’, that would involve actually using hops. I almost caught a glimpse of some hop aroma there, but as quickly as it came, it was gone. Pale and Interesting?? No, more like Pale and Un-interesting.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange in colour with thick white head. Nutty aroma. Hoppy flavour, short sharp metalic finish. Big boy trying to be craft brewer, yeah right :) !!!!
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting take on a craft beer. Obviously their marketing is aimed at craft beer drinkers, however the beer itself is more mainstream and very drinkable. As a craft beer drinker I was initially disappointed but the beer grew on me the more I drank.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone