KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours polished pale yellow, mediocre head - I usually pour straight down to get what is there but this was not all that excited to be there - and mediocre lacing; the hype - bursting with hop-fueled taste? These guys brew Mayhem and Armageddon. Who do they think they are kidding? OK, not wild. Tart-ish and sem-dry; nose has hints of fruit and earth; medium body and slightly oily
Mayhem and Armageddon are hard acts to follow - especially in the IIPA starved desolation of the Long-ish White Cloud. But this is a decent Pale Lager. I’d call it a good session beer - there are trains home and lots of taxis
DylansDad (340) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma bread, honey, hot butter, lemon and grass.
Taste is same with a bit of fruitiness.
well carbonated with puckering lemon and bitter tang.
Very clean and well made, but not my thing.
Stuu666 (4805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is dry toffee, grassy, floral.
Earplay (35) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear pale appearance and moderate aroma, fairly yeast and malt dominated with some hop coming through. Mild bitterness and smooth mouth feel. An enjoyable easy drinking lager.
Rangi (622) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a lager but a very well made lager. Subtle all round. Some pleasant biscuit come through with a nice amount of sweetness. Great clear amber colour. Refreshing. A nice well made lager but have a epic pale ale straight after and you wonder why lager has been the most popular style for so long.
k0mpsa (1464) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at christchurch casino. Aroma is baaic malty lager, some hops on it. Aroma is malty, some hops. Mainly basic lager, but pure and fresh taste.
BrewBoxer (2259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Nelson blue NYC. Pours a crisp bronze gold color with no head. Taste is smooth easy drinking with a nice flavor
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3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Lightly hazed gold with a thin film of a head. Aroma of lemon, soap, minerals and over-cooked popcorn. Medium sweetness, tart. medium-low bitterness, medium body is a bit chewy and goopy with a sugar syrup consistency, combined with a popcorn flavor and texture and a sour lemon candy finish. Can’t find anything to like about it.
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. A clear, bright bronzed straw colour with a small, slowly disappearing white head. Green, slightly grassy and almost vegetal hop notes coupled with subtle grain and biscuity pale malts. Light to medium body and medium carbonation with a clean, low to medium intensity though moderately protracted finish. Solid lager with decent hop presence without being out of character for the style.
beer-yum (693) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice enough brew (that is handily eclipsed by many of its Epic brethren).
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body is blond. It smells sweet, hoppy, fruity,malty. The taste is hoparomatic, fruity, refreshing, bit alcoholic, bit bitter. Very nice for a Lager. 11/12/11/12/12/12