Earplay (15) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear pour, limited hop aroma, mainly malt with some sweetness. Taste is clean as expected mainly dominated by malt character with a light lingering sweetness, maybe crystal malt? Overall a sessionable beer.
czar (4152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. hazy light yellow pour with a small white cap, minimal retention and lacing. pils but feels slightly grainy, husky cereals, peppery, grassy nobleness, flowers, white wine, yeast traces. average carbonation, light body, dry graqssy-very peppery finish. nz touch. and not entirely clean. but nice.
lesifflebiere (1207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bière ambrée, tirant presque sur le brun pâle, avec une limpidité relative et une minceur à toute épreuve. Film de mousse en surface. La bouche est mince également, avec les malts pils très apparents. Manque d’amertume, les houblons dorment au gaz. Une bonne grosse dose de plantes vertes, et la pédale douce sur les malts, et nous aurions ici une pils très décente ; en attendant, c’est l’ennui.
neverleaveopen (147) - GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear pale golden with a fine head. nice aroma of grapefruit, citrus and grass. well-balance taste, nice bitterness and lively carbonation.
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear pale gold with a short head, hard to get more than a half centimeter from it, which is sadly typical of New Zealand beer. Has a *very* faint aroma but what’s there isn’t anything to enjoy: DMS gives it a radish / turnip / carrot note, there’s notes of chipped concrete, some lemon and lime gummy candies and a faint leafy green arugula note. Light body is thin and watery, carbonation is low, there’s little froth and no heft to the malt. Very plain, under-developed Pilsner with fermentation problems.
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from a Harringtons mix 6 pack, best by stamped 10 Dec. 2014, served in a wine goblet.
Pours very clear, light amber with a decent off-white head.
Aroma: mainly earthy/floral hops; quite hoppy even for style.
Flavor: nearly as hoppy than the aroma suggests, but only mildly bitter. Lasting hoppy aftertaste.
Feel: Medium body with medium, crisp carbonation and a dry finish.
O: hoppy, NZ style pilsner. Recommended.
joe19612 (1811) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a bright gold colour with a good white head, malty corn aroma, light citrus bitter taste, with a dry bitter finish.
Leonardus (27) - - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 I have to agree with ’jimthechap’ on this one, it is also one of the best pilsners I have tasted in recent times. I really enjoyed this pilsner. It blows Speights triple hop, and Stokes McCashin pilsner clear out of the water, (and pilsner Urquell for that matter!). It’s not a complex pilsner, but has crisp clear notes of saaz hops to deliver that slightly bitter and distinct hop flavour, with a nice light and pale colour. Reference to the top fermented Bohemian style rocks. The alcohol content is spot on at 5.0 % alc./vol, and overall hats off to John and the Harrington boys. Splendid chaps, bloody good drop. Great new label too on 330ml bottle I might add.
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is ok, the body blond. It smells sweet, malty, bit hoppy. The taste is bit hoppy, aromatic, malty, bit herb, bit boring. Medium
Cantabrian (780) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Agree with Lisagirl below. It does have a nice Saaz type of hoppiness to it, but that is stitting on a rather ordinary lager base. The fact that it is organic made me feel magnanimous about my conribution to a pesticide-free land, lower yields on agricaulture and higher prices on produce.