Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím sorry that I cannot give this beer a more thorough review as I had it on the hop at The Hop (did you see what I did there?). Appears golden and clear with plentiful sparkle. Aromas tend toward summer fruits, passionfruit and dehydrated papaya with very gentle flavours and restrained bitterness. It is, as the description says, sessionable and refreshing. Uncomplicated, but tasty enough.
Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was an interesting first timer, with fruity NZ aromas of passion fruit and sweet ice wine. Those elements where present in the flavour too, but with less intensity and in the end there was little bitterness to excite the taste buds. If the intent was to make a sessionable beer, they nailed it. I can certainly see the poolside consumption. Not bad for this newbie Hop Baron, considering that we are parochial Christchurch and that we already have our pretty damn good Beer Baroness!
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
#6 hoptoberfest at the volstead - pretty typical golden ale. rather unexciting, though itís pleasant enough.