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Brewed by Hop Federation Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Riwaka, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed with New Zealand malt and Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hop varieties. Our Golden Ale has a clean bitterness with a refreshing ruby grapefruit and passionfruit finish.

3fourths' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2015
Rating off memory. This is an ok beer. Pretty generic and somewhat mild hop aroma. Some creamy malt flavour with a subtle citrusy hop background. Decent body and quite quaffable. Nothing special, but it gets the job done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (534) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 bottle 500ml appealing citrus aroma leading to a crisp & complex taste finished really good with citrus fruity mildly bitter & subtle hoppy flavours

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014
Good smell but thin taste. Pretty sure they can do better and I will try again to confirm.

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