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Brewed by Harringtons Breweries (Christchurch)
Style: Pale Lager
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A clean refreshing lager, moderately hopped. Brewed using only the finest natural ingredients. The result is a smooth Indian lager that is the perfect beer to enjoy with spicy foods.


OJB's rating

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - JUN 7, 2012
The colour was medium amber gold, with a medium frothy head, and moderate carbonation. The aroma was light and fruity, with malt and light bitterness. The flavour was quite sweet, with malt and light bitter hops. This beer had smooth soft flavours. It was a simple lighter style, lacking a bit in flavour.


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2014
Slightly cloudy with a very fluffy head. Not much aroma, a bit of bakers yeast and citrus that also comes through in the flavour. A bit sweet, but generally nothing exciting. Too boring to justify craft beer prices.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
not as bad as expected, some more pleasant sweetness than usual. otherwise boring.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (811) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2013
What makes a lager "premium"? If not related to the price, it should certainly have a positive feature. I was hoping this "East Indies" Premium Lager would have more of a hoppy note, but in reality it was more of of an "Indian Style" lager, sweet grassy, straw, like a Kingfisher.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11156) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft at the source, courtesy of staff, thanks! Hazy golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet hay. Taste is bittersweet straw.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mistretta (5) - - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
very sweet, with strong lemon citrus notes, mild hops punch, with a bit more of the hops flavor in the aftertaste. a bit too sweet for my taste, but not a bad summer brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimthechap (1622) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2011
Looks lagerish with a thin film of head across the top. A sort of musky aged smell to it remiscent of pilsener malt. Not a great deal of hop character at all. Flavours more of the same: malt driven, wet and coldish. Not great, but not bad either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Draft. A light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as hints of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, metal, and alcohol. A very simple beer - hence boring.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
Pours pale gold with a lasting head. Nose is grassy and spicy with hints of bready malt. Pretty plain, and there’s also a vegetal note in the background. More malt shows as a flavour, mainly bready. Very sweet with practically nothing in the way of balancing bitterness. Again, notes of corn and cooked vegies detract from the experience. Carbonation could be higher.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2010
500ml bottle. So clear you can read through it. Amber and honey in colour topped with a snow white blanket of foam. Aromas of plums and cherries with a mild bitterness and softness on the palate. Easy to drink and would cut through the spiciness of a hot curry nicely.


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