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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We’ve blended four malts and two hops with kamahi bush honey to craft an authentic taste of New Zealand... the perfect anytime beer.


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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle - cloudy gold. Thin white head. A little watery, with medium to high carbonation. Citrus and honey. Dry finish.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2014
Maybe this was the go to beer I should have gone to after today’s cricket and lawn mowing session. It is golden yellow with a skim of white head. The aroma sings proudly of its honey component. This is not something I am usually a fan of, but it seems to work in spades. There is also lemongrass there as well. Considering the strength of the honey in the aroma, it is surprisingly well-balanced to the point of almost being restrained in the juicy flavour of this beer. It also becomes dry and lemon-like in the finish. I should have had this first.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heyden (45) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2014
Light zingy citrus aroma. Clear pale filtered complexion. Very light to taste, hardly any hops or bitterness. The honey coming through late. Minimal after taste makes it very drinkable.Very light and sweet, not sure if I like the balance of it. But it’d be refreshing in summer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3380) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
The head is medium, body blond. It smells honey, sweet, malty, aromatic. The taste is sweet, crispy, honey, aromatic, tasty & crispy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Faint aroma has some hints of caramel maltiness and slight citric/grassy hops. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is a bit grainy, slightly hoppy, light bitter and has a hint of honey.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rulymel (155) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2013
In this case, we have a clear golden beer with a thin white head, which does not leave a good impression in the glass. Slight aroma of cereal with notes of honey, but do not stand out either by intensity or character. In the mouth we find a beer too common, much like a bland pilsner with a honey aftertaste forgettable. Maybe in summer, with hot temperature it can be more interesting, but I doubt that honey give refreshing tone needed.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
there is plenty of honey, but not much else. thin with a typical lagery base. drinkable enough, but you’d hope all that honey would be utilised for something more interesting.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pdubyah (415) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2013
Label says Pilsner, Web Site says Pilsner, this web site says Golden or Blonde Ale, tastes like a Wheat or Belgium beer. The heck. This is a beer that could put you seriously wrong in your thinking. I notice too that in various reviews that the ABV content wanders around like a lost person in a mall he said diplomatically. A minor tragedy.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
12oz Bottle. Poured a yellow color with a white head. Some grainess, honey, and a trace of citrus.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
Bottled. A yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes malt, straw, and honey. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, honey, and straw, leading to a dry finish.


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