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Hawkes Bay Force Premium Lager

Hawkes Bay Force Premium Lager
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Formerly brewed at Hawkes Bay Independent Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Napier, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 1.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
May the "FORCE" be in you. European in style, but a true "KIWI" through and through. Clean, crisp and fresh tatsing.

Cconners' rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cconners (11) - Tauranga, - MAR 10, 2008
Except for the the colour slightly lighter than the first I tried. The smell was sweet corn with a faint aroma of hops but well hidden.The taste was corn with almost no bitterness, thin and watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle. Dark golden, medium white head. Swet, slightly bready aroma, no real hops in the nose at all. The palate is much the same, but with a mildly bitter finish. Nothing bad here, other than plainess, but certainly not worth $6 a bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Pretty much a nothing beer, nothing bad but nothing at all good! Not quite as sweet as it’s cousin ’premium draught’ but alond the same lines...sweet NZ rubbish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2008
500ml bottle, pale light straw golden, decent head but thins. Very light sweet aroma. Short and sweet malt flavours. Very sweet. Call it a honey lager...???

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2008
Tasted 27/05/2008. 500ml bottle from Island Bay New World. Pale gold, big lingering pure white head, sweet, very light esters, tinny grassy hop character. Short. Classic kiwi sweet pale lager. Clean and well made but why would you bother?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2008
Bottle, a clear light gold with a thin white head. A simple and soft malty aroma, some sweetness, but not offensive. Again, a soft malty palate, growing a bit too sweet in the finish. But a pretty good lager really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle 50cl. Golden clear body with medium size white head. Fruit and a little malt in the nose. Flavour dominated by sweet malt and a litte fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(On tap) Clear, golden with a white head. Lightly sweet malt and fruit in the nose. Medium in body with lightly sweet malts, a whiff of flowers and a very discreet bitterness. Just a tiny bit more character than in the two previous Hawkes Bay beers. 020208

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2008
Similar lemony flavour as I got in their "Special Reserve", making it rather awful. Disappointing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2007
Pale yellow/straw colour with small white head. "The bad tatse that keeps on giving." Dog do in fresh grown grass.

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