Brewed by Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Premium Lager
Clare, South Australia, Australia
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Carefully crafted using Sauvin hops to produce a distinctly fruity and floral beer.Brewed with the finest quality ingredients and a minimal intervention brewing process.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
edwardfricker (9) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2007 does not count
An amazing lager. Without doubt the best I have ever tasted, so perfectly balanced with a gorgeous fruity bouquet of hops aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fastfalco (1) - Blackheath, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2007 does not count
Just love it! Just come back from Tasmania where I was determined to search out all local brews. Stumbled across Enterprise lager (yes, I know it’s from South Australia) after trying yet another disappointing Tassie beer and thought well, this is just great! Now trying to buy it locally (Sydney) but can’t get hold of any.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lachstarr (3) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2006 does not count
Tropical fruit flavours with citrus notes that leap out. Palate finishes long and cleanly. A bavarian style lager by Paul Smith, out of the new Knappstein microbrewery, definately someone i’ll be keeping an eye on. Excellent drop!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DAT (3) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2007 does not count
Brilliant packaging, pleasant Sauvin aroma upon opening the bottle. Clear, bright gold colour with small but lacy head. Wine-like flavours with loads of melon, berries and passionfruit. Only gripe I have is I just had to drink the whole 4-pack in one sitting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drab1ne (9) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2010 does not count
Almost a wine taste to this one dark ochre in colour. I don’t get much of a lager taste from it a least not a golden draught style lager. This is a meaty beer with a lot of flavour but definitely better than many of the other ratings I see given to it at least I think so. Knappstein’s are more renowned for their wines but this is a worthy drop to savour. A solid toffee sultana sort of taste that doesn’t develop much of a head to it. Probably a drop you’d only want a couple of bottles of at a time that would couple a good meal and nice bottle of wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2006
As with many others the term premium lager and the winery source had me feeling very sceptical. Add to this the presentation and you can hear the wine drinkers voices waxing lyrically and condescendingly about how good it is to drink a proletariat bevvy once in a while. WRONG, WRONG WRONG. From the moment this is poured there is a feeling that this one has broken the mould. Very pale body and creamy head but the crispness and herbaceousness of the nose are readily present. The slightly higher ABV does seem to give this a degreee of oiliness in the glass which does not disappoint when savoured. The mouthfeel is thicker than the typical premium lager which, together with the muted carbonation, also lends itself to the comparison with a good dry white wine. This is a delightful beer from start to finish. For bulk sales this is marketed in a 16 pack, 4x4 rather than the common 6x4. Perhaps this is due to the price point which allows the carton to retail for around $53. Not cheap but this is not your typical swilling beer anyway. After all, it is a premium lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yeastlove (9) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
WOW ! Big juicy fat fruit flavours with a well balanced long finish, but its not the finish that I like. Its the intial hit of passionfruit followed by what reminds me riesling grape juice in the middle. Great session beer if you can afford it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmy01 (40) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 Very fruity. Citrus and other fruit tones - ? melon. Medium body. Light finish. Nice use of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alang51 (66) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
Pale straw colour. Citrus,grapefruit taste. Lots of flavour for a lager, maybe due to the sauvin hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DRi (7) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2006 does not count
I was as skeptical as the next man about this "premium lager" and was more then pleasantly suprised by the resulting beer. Big aroma of blackberry, gooseberry and a pleasant compound that I find easiest to describe as Lantana or Nettle. Fantastic mouthfeel and a long lingering bitterness.

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