Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Invercargill, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A smooth all malt golden lager with an enticing hop aroma of passionfruit and lime, styled to compliment hot spicy food. Another beer brewed with passion from New Zealand's southern most brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2007
What a great beer itís reminiscent of Emersonís pilsner but with more body and less spicy fruitiness which actually balances it out better. Itís got a firm bitterness to it that hits after the delicious creamy buttery maltiness has left the palate. Another great lager from the deep south of New Zealand, what is it about that area and good pilsner/lagers? Emersonís, Wanaka and now Invercargill!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Deep bronzy gold, thick white head. Very hoppy nose, lots of tropical fruit and citrus. The palate is fairly bursting with hops as well: passionfruit, guava, and lemon rind. Incredibly bitter finish. A delicious, flavourful, well-crafted lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2009
Had this one a few times now, and evrytime impressed with it. Lovely light nose of passionfruit and a picture in the glass. Thirst quenching with a sweet malt finish, One of the best NZ lagers for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (745) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 28, 2007
330 ml bottle. Nice golden, better head retention that the WASP. Decent aroma of passionfruits & citrus zest. Nice dry biting, peppery hop flavours. Shows a beer has some character when you burp and get a kick back from the hops. I like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2008
2L rigger from regional. Pours a nice amber, with a fluffy white head. Aromas of passionfruity hops, vanilla, citrus and a nice bit of malt. Hoppy fruits come in bitterly straight away in the taste, and slowly relinquish some malty caramel. Bitter finish stay around for a while, quite pleasant. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3568) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 8, 2008
Pours a sparkling golden with a small white head. Quite sweet and somewhat bitter. Strongish malt aromas of grains. Slightly fruity. Also a hint of dates. Light alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish. Nice full roundness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 Retasted 29/06/2005 at Cellar-Vate tasting. Gold with a thin white head. Big passionfruit aroma, nice malt sweetness and fruity, peppery hops. Med-light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Dry finish. A lager with more of a pale ale style. Yum, a good, tasty, quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2009
One of those "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" beers. Iím not sure why itís taken me so long to rate this either. Itís a slightly different beer to when I first had it, less tropical, more caramel, but still very tasty and a great Friday night quaffer. The 5.2% abv is a bit of a kicker though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2011
330ml bottle. Llooks fairly robust for a premium lager with a strong orange body and crisp white foam head. A little bit a haze but this does not detract vfrom the appearance. Hop aromas mingled with passionfruit and citrus but not overpowering. Smooth and light on the palate with some fruit flavours coming through. An all round good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle, a fair bit of carbonation in the dark gold pour, with a bubbly head on top. The aroma is malty with some hints of toffee. A smooth malty palate at first, then hoppier and drier. Caramal and fruity flavours on the tongue. If only more lagers could have as much character as this!

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