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Brewed by West Coast Brewing
Style: Premium Lager
Wesport, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2008
I picked this up in the Langham hotel Auckland. After being told to sit down when I approached the bar to see what they had I asked if all the beers in the fridge were on the list. This is because I spied this one as a beer Iíve yet to try. Iím sure it would be better in different circumstances but I have to say this is just an average beer. OK, itís a pure bloody organic thingy, but does that mean it has hydrocarbons in it? I mean if something is inorganic it is defined so due to the absence of hydrogen or carbon atoms right? Well the carbon is in the fizz and the hydrogen is a part of the water but there are all sorts of other chemicals in the mix. So, to the review. Not much to say really but for the fact that this has a hint of grassiness in aroma similar to a Euro lager and the body to match. This beer is another warning to the premium lager style that lets us down every time. This is probably the sort of beer to drink when all the lights are turned off on earth day, washing down a slab of prime quality tofu and pureed chick peas prepared by virgins wearing reindeer hide gloves who have signed an oath of silence.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Credited to "Green Fern Brewery". Slightly hazy golden with a creamy, white head. Fresh, hoppy aroma. Medium body with a good malt base, some floral accents and a dry, fairly hoppy finish. Thereís a vague sourness lurking underneath. 290108

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Skunky malt aroma. Good cap, fair label, average yellow lager. Pleasant and malty at first but then does a Mr. Hyde and gets unpleasantly sour/metallic. Medium body, grainy aftertaste over German hops. Very average.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
asedzie (617) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with quickly dissipating white head. Very light white wine and green apple aroma. Not much to it, really. Green apple flavor, some diacetyl butteriness. Not sweet, which is a plus. A little stale bitterness in the aftertaste, maybe its only saving grace.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HugoPotomus (8) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2007 does not count
Has a strong hop bite to the nose when you crack it open.Hops come through first with malt in the finish. Slightly cloudy because they donít use plastics to take out the sediment.I drink a lot of this and it treats me well.Make sure you check the best before date,I have bought some old stock and itís not as tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blondchick (3) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2007 does not count
Pours golden with a slight haze.Herbacious hops on the nose with underlying malt sweetness.Good balance in the bitter/sweet and has a smooth mouth feel.Crisp hop finish.Found to be excellent for not hurting my head in the morning!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2007
330ml bottle. Pours a fair gold, faint head but fades fast. Not crystal clear. No aroma with a reasonable carbonation. Great hop/malt balance with a nice dry finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Tasted 02/01/2005. 330ml bottle from Commonsense Organics. Darkish gold, hazy, with an off-white disappearing head. No lace. Tiny bubbles. Loads of honey and grass on the nose, not all that pleasant, with a little lemony and herbal note underneath. Sweet sugary, slightly cidery, flavour with a short, but strong, grassy bitterness in the finish. Light-medium weight with a prickly, burpy, carbonation. Organic lager for hippies who would otherwise drink an average mainstream lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1757) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2005
Medium amber in colour with a thin lifeless head. Nose shows lifted larger notes, very clean with some hops. Palate is fairly run of the mill, not much malt action but possess a very distinctive herbal, peppery, earthy character from the hops. Quite unique and save the beer from falling into the bland larger camp.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
Copper orange body, poor head, the main thing going for it is that it is organic, smooth hop taste, a little lemony, light to medium body, short finish.


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