Cantabrian (807) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of grapefruit and ice wine grapes, lime rind, with a squirt of skunk. Flavour is hoppy bitter, a bit grassy, but still balanced with the same fruits as on the aroma (except the mustelid). Very creamy palate, nice for this lager. Nothing too exciting about the appearance, lemony gold with a creamy white head. Really much better than the average lager. I could drink more of this.
BungEye (24) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Went into this without reading description. Obvious skanky nelson Sauvin on the nose. Pale light base malt colouring. Pillowy foamy white head. Flavour is similar to nose enjoyable, boozy. Small amount of bitterness. Almost Saison like but without the spice. A beautiful well crafted beer, but I could really only drink the one and saviour that flavour.
Rangi (567) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear highly carbonated poor with fizzy white head. Pungent hops from start to Finnish. Tropical passion fruit - great kiwi hop flavour. Nice difference the highly hoped lager from the ale was that it seemed light not overly filling then again might have just been because it was the first beer of the day.
Niksko (325) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden straw color with foamy off white head. Nose is approachable. Floral, some passionfruit, slightly spicy phenolic aroma, a tiny bit of orange marmalade. Flavor is pretty similar. Passionfruit, a little spice, slightly sweet marmalade note, lightl bitter finish. Very focussed, with a light body, fine carbonation and moderately long finish. The yeast character in this is really the star. The phenols and the slightly marmaladey sweet note taste very Belgian and they make this much more than a ’premium lager’. Interesting for sure.
gazagaz (8) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent lager from the Aro Garage. Resiny floral herby aroma due to mega amounts of hops. Nice medium white head and golden coloured beer. medium bitter taste, crisp finish
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 An excellent lager that would probably make any ale drinker happy. Clean taste somehow remains complex (and that is not the brew talking). Probably better than my initial rating indicates - will endeavour to try again soon and update with an amended score (as required).
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An unfiltered, sparkling, strong golden lager which has undergone secondary fermentation with Champagne yeast. From the bright tank it was highly gassy with a billowy white head. Champagne yeast is immediately evident with a strong calcium minerality and bright phenol profile, it’s airy, dusty, earthy but clean with developing floral perfume character. Wonderfully clean with high carbonation, soft malt texture, medium sweetness, medium bitterness with a rich, filling mouth feel. Nelson hops giving it that obligatory Sauvignon Blanc fruitiness with softer touches of dried grass and herbs. Well-made and interesting but novel; likable in small amounts.
majormax (7) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice colour and aroma, head retention is decent. Flavour has hints of tropical fruit, particularly pineapple. Palate is quite dry but has a lovely fizz. Overall a very nice drop.
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious. From the aroma you know exactly what you’re getting. Floral, spicy, lemon, grapefruit, grass, hay. Hop-forward with a nice clean bitterness, this delicious fact does tend to emphasize the light(-ish) lager body. A little under-carbonated, maybe. Maybe. My bottle was gone before you could say a one syllable word.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body blond. It smells malty, yeasty, hoppy. The taste is dry-malty, special yeasty, bitter-dry, hoparomatic, nice! 3.7