bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
PET from brew pub (tasted 10/01/07) Clear bright golden, decent white head that lingers. Moderate malty aroma. Medium-full bodied mouth, nice slightly grassy/citrus middle & dry hop finish. Possible a bit stale but given I transported it back to ChCh & stored a few weeks that’s probably understandable
omhper (18346) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden. Grassy hops are there, but it’s dominated by bready malt. It’s medium bodied with clean mouthfeel and medium bitterness. It’s more like those modernized, clean Czech lagers, than the good old ones with loads of diacetyl and lots of saaz hops.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pale golden colour, thick white fluffy head. Nice strong grassy/earthy hop aroma. Some thin pils caramel malts. Flavour is quite grassy and earthy with a moderate but very clean bitterness.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had the 4.3%abv version.
Sweet honey aroma, malty sweet taste no bitter hop after taste. Is appealing to main stream kiwi drinkers. Colour was gold straw colour with very small white head.
Is passable but not tradional pilsener.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 23/03/2005. Classic english pint glass on tap at the brewery’s ale house.
Pleasant light grainy malt flavour up front is followed with nice long-lasting citrus hop notes in this unfiltered lager. I don’t come to Galbraith’s for lager though... so time for another bitter.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lets loose a sulfur stench like Rotorua. doesn't taste bohemian in the slightest, it's way too pale, dry, grainy and light. Hops are pleasantly spicy/herbal, there's a reasonable bitterness but not a lot, lacks body, roundness, guts, diacetyl - mmm diacetyl.