KingKickbutt (3) - Hamilton, - OCT 29, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m giving this beer the second highest overall mark I can give as it’s mu second favourite mass-produced beer in all of New Zealand.
Best drunk from a crate, cap taken off with a fish slice and with your mates sitting around, one has to have a guitar.
You’ll be back!
KeefOz (717) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted 4/2/2014. BB 06/03/14. Poured a clear pale amber with 5mm of white foam that diminished quickly to a collar and laced poorly. Carbonation low with small bubbles. Aroma subtle sweet malt and not much else. Taste of sweet malt fading to a very slight hops bitterness. Light body. Bland finish. Ordinary.
3fourths (7768) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A simple malty red lager that loosely resembles Czech polotmavy without the savory, round body. Honey, toasted corn kernels, burnt barley malt / cigarette ash, light touches of DMS / cauliflower and a growing off-note of copper pennies. Mild sweetness, low bitterness, low acidity, medium-light body with a watery finish, faint roughness of carbonation and a touch of malt husks.
cagou007 (238) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale amber color with a thin white head. Aromas are malts, citrus, nuts... maybe a hint of caramel ? A short hoppy finish. Actually, I don"t think itís a great beer as such, but it was the first one I really drank with friends at 15, while spending a month in Withianga, New Zeland. Amazing souvenirs... the first beer of a long long series and the begining of a love story with that magnificent beverage !
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The head is ok, the body orange-brown. It smells malty, intensive, bit flowery. The taste is malty, stale, bit bitter. 8/6/6/6/-/6
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a can. Aroma almost non-existent, which is probably for the better because all I detected was the smell of a swimming pool changing room, after hours.
Appearance: nice colour, clarity etc, but the head soon degenerates into dishwater. When I was young I used to enjoy hoovering up the suds, but now itís a bit off-putting.
Taste: Itís all at the front. Malt sweetness, with the faintest hint of bitterness. Then itís all over as soon as it began with no middle or finish.
Not a beer to enjoy for the taste, but easy to drink enough to get your buzz.
BTW, the taste changes from ok to disgusting pretty quickly, so you are forced to drink fast.
madquacker (1015) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark orange colour with a small head. Harsh and confronting after the elegance of NZís craft brews. Strong flavour of water.
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle, this beer has little aroma, Deep amber colour with a small white head that soon disapreared. A malty balance with small amount of hops, be enough to keep the mouth feel fresh.
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a "Big Red" 440ml can. One of the biggest positives is that I did not pay for this. Little of anything in this beer, Cardboard nose, little happening on the palate. A working mans beer.
EMunk (99) - USA - NOV 20, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Enjoyed a pull of this at Pub ín Grub in Taupo, New Zealand near the lake. Not a bad brew to enjoy with Dinner, but nothing special either. A typically Lager, but right up there with the Bud Selects of the world.
Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad. Looks good dark amber, almost red. Nothing special about weak carbonation. Nose is weak and sweet. Taste is too sweet and malty and not enough bitterness, but not as bad as some other mainstrem NZ beers. Totally drinkeable, but better very cold.