Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: Kölsch
Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Some say she’s the luxe life. Exuberant. Snappy. Bright. Chatty. Sunlit. Lush. Passionfruit. Blueberries. Sparkling. Refined. Considered. Dry. And frankly, refreshing.

beer4eternity's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - FEB 5, 2011
330ml bottle. Thanks to Cam & Marita. Clear wonderful gold hue, thin white creamy/fine bubbly head quickly diminishing to a ring with some lacing. Mixture of pleasant but light tropical and citrus fruits, brown spices, vanilla, a bit of green hay, and interesting but not unpleasant yeast aromas - dough, sweat, and soap. Good balance between sweet and bitter - nice taste but short duration. A bit too thin and watery, soft carbonation, crisp dry astringent finish. Nicely marketed beer, overall it is nice but very lacking in substance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (531) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
1st time I’ve tried a kolsch this poured pale yellow with a fine fluffy head which slowly faded smells of fruit & malt the taste is carbonated crisp tropically fruity sweet yeasty malt & bitter hoppy in the background agree with others below this is well blended & very clean

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2015
Mild hop aroma with a fruity note. Flavor is of Pilsner malt, fruity yeast and light phenols (wasn’t expecting that). Clean bitterness and a soft finish. Doesn’t really say kolsch to me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leonardus (47) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2014
Um ja, I’d also go the moral free lusty busty blonde German girl in a bikini Jimthechap refers to, from no doubt ’mammaries’ from one of his many excursions into the verboten hinterlands of beer swilling Bavaria of old. Oh, to live it, swilling a stein of this would not be too bad, ja gut, but well, what is it exactly, a specialty beer based on a German bier brewed in Koln as they the brewers claim? (lovely place Koln by the way, there in 1982). Yes, it is straw coloured, and it reeks of hops, it is dry, like a real good lager should be actually, and, it works very well in its present state. So, a good brew, and with a story, thanks to Jimthechap, to boot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2014
The head is good for a kölsch, body is golden. It smells sweet, malty, mild. The taste is malty, thin, almost not hoppy, bit yeasty, mild, boring - good for a kölsch...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
rating from backlog, it was super fruity, not that great but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DylansDad (480) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2013
In one word: Clean. Two words: Clean and light. I could go on. Crisp. In a way, this beer occupies the same bland/light/refreshing ground as countless other wretched macro lagers, yet without the industrial adjunct misery. Clinical in its execution, this beer goes down like water, but in a good way. Each mouthful left me wanting another. Slight hop presence sitting on a slightly fruity then nutty malt. lightly carbonated and good-looking. One of the most sessionable beers I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear yellow, white edge head. Aroma of freshly mowed wet grass and meadow flowers. Taste is floral and bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Light blond, thin head, slightly spicy hop w mellow, clean pale malt. Good malt character, dry herbal hop, a little fresh grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pdubyah (551) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2013
I don’t get a length of taste or a depth. So I would then describe this as "thin" all over. Lacks body, lacks a defining taste. I for sure don’t get fruits, other than a vague passing passionfruit. Disappointed that I didn’t enjoy this more because I wanted to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
Very pale colour with a persistent bead of carbonation and the remnants of a white head. It appears as if you shouldn’t expect too much but the aroma suggests otherwise. Lots of fragrant passionfruit and hibiscus, papaya and lychee. Just tropical fruit all over. There’s all that in the taste along with fresh, light golden malts and a lovely sherbety tingle that goes on all over the tongue. It starts to dry on the palate and your enduring impression is "I want it to be hot outside, I want it to be bright and I want a stonking great stein of this stuff." I also wouldn’t mind a lusty, busty moral-free blonde German girl in a bikini to enjoy it with, but then you can’t have everything can you?

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50