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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, - OCT 5, 2011
330ml bottle delivered from the brewery. An opaque golden hue with a thin white creamy head and good lacing. The aroma is ok; honey toasty malt but fairly scant regardless of temperature. Flavour is also a bit scant; sweet, with mild bitterness. Texture is a bit thin, light medium carbonation, long dry finish. This was just ok, I have made nicer home brew honey beers than this.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3315) - 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 (4349) - 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 (92) - 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 (262) - 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 (278) - 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 (8530) - 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 (28462) - 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.

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

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2012
Pours gold with an almost non-existent head. Nose shows floral honey and bready notes. Delicate, but very tempting. Similar flavours at first before transitioning to full-on grain malt. Unfortunate really, I feel let down after that promising aroma. Body seems a bit watery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2011
Been dodging this one in my fridge so probably not a true rating, though I may not bother with it again, taste of cardboard and the honey dries out the finish.


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