mkel07 (4301) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Deep crown of loosely packed white foam from the initial pour. Bright golden amber colour and the aroma is fairly light but it does pack some citrus hop aromas. Flavour is smooth and mellow and quite light on the palate. Finishes cleanly with but does not really stand out.
hawthorne00 (2820) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pale gold with an inch of loose white head that fades rapidly. Earth, sharp citrus, hay aroma. Taste is sweet and grainy with decent bitterness. Quite mouthfilling with tingling citrus. I liked it more as I had more. It’s not really trying to do anything different but it does the golden lager thing very well.
argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Crystal clear straw body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grassy, light bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/spicy, some grapefruit, light bread, lemony lager yeast. Clean light-medium body, some crispness.
youngcaptain (7) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not as good as the Epic Pale but damn good for a Lager, loads of zingy citrus aromas, super refreshing !!
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared by andy. pours a clear golden yellow. skinky, herbal, doughy bread and biscuity malts. okay not great.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of lager yeast and noble hops. Poured yellow/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of lager year, malt, grain, water, slight corn, and noble hops. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Lager yeast, water, corn, and noble hop finish.
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a smallish long lasting white head. Mild aroma of grassy hops, wheat and malt. Somewhat sweet tasting with gentle bitterness. Exceptional lager!!
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL Bottle. Pours straw yellow with fluffy white head. Aromas are of straw, floral/spicey hops and oats. Flavours: Sweet malt with a hint of grassy hop resin. Well structured. Clean, bitter finish. Very, very good for a lager.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle from Friar Tuck in Fenton. Pours a pale yellow color, completely clear, with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grassy and herbal hops, straw, wheatgrass, and barley malts. Flavor follows suit closely. Light-bodied, with a grassy mouthfeel and high, crisp carbonation. Very dry throughout and on the finish. Great hop character- fresh, crisp, and herbal. I’m surprised to see how much other Americans are buying this for; at one of the notoriously highest-priced stores in the St. Louis area, it was about $5. Well worth it, too, as it’s the best pale lager I’ve ever had. New Zealand, you’ve done it again.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear light pale yellow body, medium white head. Grassy herbal Saazish aroma. Very tasty. Light body, very drinkable, dry bready pale malts, moderately spicy hopping. This beer is probably way under the radar, but definitely worth drinking. Only downside is the price.