Brewed by West Coast Brewing
Style: Premium Lager
Wesport, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   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!

   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 don’t 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 it’s not as tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2003
nice orange colour, powered with big head. Had it too cold as had chill haze. Mild hoppy nose. Nice balance of bitterness and maltyness with clean finish. Second organic certified beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Pale gold, clear, mildly skunky-hop nose. Nice palate of grassy hops, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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. There’s a vague sourness lurking underneath. 290108

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2002
Pale-golden colour, cloudy. Marshmallow aroma. Quenching citric flavour. Failry spritzy, moderate bitterness. Sweet at the start with a astringent/skunky finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1933) - Phuket, THAILAND - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (758) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt combined with a light note of straw. The flavor is sweet with notes fo malt and straw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2011
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 Reviewed 2008, extract from notes: Golden straw colour with an active white head. Aromas of straw but very little in the way of hopping. As for taste, well it could be just about any green bottle stubby. Cold, a little bit bitter and there. My main beef is that the packaging makes it appear to be just the same as Steineken or Heinlager so expectation isn’t very high to begin with. Re-reviewed 17 Apr 2012 Not too much to add barring an improvement to flavour that gave a grassy, resinous bitterness that was prolonged and improved the way I saw this beer.

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