waiake (197) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle gold hoppy malty aroma taste is bitter crisp not too hoppy quality
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Far from a Helles, this is a hoppy and clean Pilsner showcasing bright German Spalt hops and toasty Czech pale malt. Lemon and lemongrass and spice, cut grass, touches of leafy greens and peppercorns... the hops are juicy and vibrant and oily and lip-smacking. Malt is toasty, cracker-like and lean, only a faint touch of raw barley malt showing through after it opens. Highly attenuated so it dries quickly in the finish as the bitterness adds to the perception of dryness. All the while the body holds up remarkably, itís crisp, smacking, a little savory, the carbonation is low but soft... there are no flaws or faults, every component is expressed well and the integration is seamless. From bottle dated best by October 2014, so best guess is 2.5 months old.
Stew41 (1754) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite authentic actually.Talcum powder tang wins me over and a touch of lemon adds to the appeal. Crisp finish.
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet cereal malty. A touch of honey and floral character. Low bitterness. Well balanced. Nice.
omega (723) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean refreshing beer with light sweet hops. Mild carbonation makes this an easy drinker.
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first run in with this brew was at a Champagne sponsored tennis tournament and I was glad to see not only a palate cleanser available, but it was available for breakfast as well (shows you what sort of tournament ensued). Now I rate this in the cold, sober light of day.
Pours crystal clear with a bright white head that is slowly subsiding in my glass. Fruity, passsionfruit, herbaceous hop aromas. It has an aroma, but it is simple, clean and uncomplicated.
Flavourwise it bears similarity to Hoffbrau intially and gives tasty lager flavours that would make this an ideal session beer. Good malt flavours that endure. Tick in the box from me.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the keg. Some malty sweet biscuit Munich malt goodness with a little bit of noble hop lemon/floral on the nose. Nose is a thick slice of Germany with a little poise. Very european in style, more so than any beer i think Iíve had in NZ. Nice.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, hops, malt, and flavor follows suit. Very Euro, but without the Euro skunk that plagues so many German, Czech, and other Central European lighter styles. More bitter than expected. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Galbraithís Alehouse, Auckland. Pale golden with small white head. Aroma of malt and floral notes, though not as clean as I would of liked. Crisp flavour and good bitterness. For a lager itís definitely of of the better ones Iíve tried.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maybe it’s because i’ve walked miles and this is my first beer but man that’s a good drop! Slightly ’feet’ on the nose but the flavours are great a very assertive nutty malt palate with a dry dry finish, like yalnikim says, probably to hoppy in the finish for the style but i don’t care.