Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I took this Wellingtonian beer to celebrate Canterbury Rugby 6th straight provincial cup title, this time winning against Wellington in the final. Little aroma, except for a sweet, rather skunky lager whiff over a roasted malt base. Nice "Dunkel" appearance, like green timber with very creamy head. Flavour of roasted malts and a char bitterness, plus a herbal, metallic bitterness on top. I could not get any smokiness. This felt more like a Dunkel. The mirrors turned out to be as lackluster as the Lions.
beer-yum (239) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Sample from a can at local restaurant. Was an enjoyable brew (albeit not my favorite style) and I’d be happy to have another sometime..
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source courtesy of Jos, thank you sir! Hazy deep amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of lightly toasted bread. Taste is sweet burnt caramel and light fruit. Tasty, sublte and easy to drink.