tombutlin (86) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
And now my 6 pack of assorted Harrington’s beer is empty. Definitely to be avoided, although generally no worse than Heineken or Macs Gold or other lawnmower beers. Little aroma and a very underwhelming taste. The aroma was quite nice, but I just can’t remember what it was. I can just imagine the arguments at the Harrington brewery. The brewer wanted to create something strong, but the accountant wouldn’t let him add enough hops. The marketer decided to oversell the rather plain result and the beer drinker is left ruing his purchase
Pdubyah (517) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There isn’t a hop harsh bite that you might be thinking you’d be getting with this style. The bold hop aroma does not translate well into hop taste on the palate, but the overall flavour is very even and makes this a very drinkable beer of the style. I’d like more of that rough bite thing, but then I would. At the end of the glass though nothing really stand out memorable, it’s just another lager beer.
DylansDad (448) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unlike some other posters, I got a big 3 finger head, although it was frothy and didn’t stick around. The appearance and aroma are very clean, light malt dominates. Taste is light, mouthfeel thin. The flavours ARE there, they just lack cojones. One for the ladies. No offense.
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finally tried this after a handful of enthusiastic recommendation. To be honest I’m disappointed. It’s a pretty boring pilsner, similar to Boundary Road or Mac’s offerings but more expensive. A little bit fruity, a little bit malty, some grass, too much carbonation and too light palate. Much prefer Pilsner Urquell which can be found cheaper.
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty clean pilsner with light citrus and tropical notes. Quite light on the palate.
waiake (431) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle with updated label, aroma is unassuming malt & hops, while the taste is luvly hoppy flavours & lingering without being overbearing as I sort of expected
Earplay (44) - 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 (5684) - 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 (1471) - 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 (181) - 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.