3fourths (8110) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quiet white wine / Sauvignon Blanc / fruit cup aroma hops with slightly husky Pilsner malt crackers and biscuits and such. Brash carbonation, equally rough malt, notes of saccharine and rice cake, some dirty laundry soap off-notes and a lasting calcium carbonate residue in the mouth. Yeast seems to dirty this one up a bit, though overall itís very non-expressive so it doesnít suffer too much. Draft at the brewery in Riwaka.
Jimthechap (1709) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
To look at it, it does what it says on the tin: itís golden and has a pronounced flow of carbonation from the bottom of the glass in a constant stream to the top. This contributes to a stable white head. The aroma of grapefruit and lime is appealing along with some grape character. This is manifest in the flavour with tangy bitterness and Meyer lemon. yes, it is a light coloured beer, but it doesnít suffer from lack of flavour. This contradicts the usual perception that Golden Ales are the airheads of the beer world. Tasty stuff.
beer-yum (510) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good smell but thin taste. Pretty sure they can do better and I will try again to confirm.