Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia. Pale yellow with decent head. Subtle but scrumptious Nelson hop aroma. Body is too light and a bit watery. The pure hop flower is a delight. It this had more body it would be much better!
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear light golden with smallish white coloured head. Great hop aromas with plenty of pine resin, citrus and certainly some of those wine type aromas that come with the nelson sauvin hops. Great hop aromas. Offset somewhat by light caramel malt sweetness. Taste is very clean upfront. Some hop bitterness comes through on the finish. Unfortunately flavours dont really match the aroma. Nice easy to drink beer all the same.
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a delicious beer! Hops smack you in the face from the moment you smell it then the flavour is even stronger. A little malt in their to even things out but other than that this really just lets the hops do the talking. A really well crafted hoppy ale.
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of hops and grass. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops and grass, leading to a dry hayish finish. Nice pilsner.
Maris (1042) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 17/4/2010. Note - my bottle listed the ABV as 4.8% not 5%. Has a nice floral, fruity aroma. This actually tastes more like an APA than a pils. It’s got a lovely, subtle and quite sweet honeyed flavour with some fruity notes, which is balanced by some nice hop action. Quite impressive.
cammo99 (4) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As expected from the name, this beer has strong hops flavours, with the addition of a little maltiness. It’s quite easy to drink, but the hoppiness gets to be a bit much after 2 or 3 of them, definitely not a subtle flavour.
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden colour with high carbonation. Light aroma. Very bitter flavour. Almost too bitter.
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I like this beer... in fact it’s hard to find one I don’t! Good amount of hops, nice maltiness, a real pleasure to have. zebracakes... 4/20? really? Why rate it?
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean, lager with fruity hop aroma. Poured witha nice fluffy white head that lasted quite well. Definateyl got that Nelson Sauvin flavour on the palate which makes a good, fruity lager that stands out from the masses of mas-produced boring mega lagers. Well done Macs!
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a pale yellow hazy beer. First impressions, chill haze, slight disappearing when warming, but not fully. is it mean’t to have yeast in it?
Anyway pleasant bitterness and light malt flavour, but hops not as prominent. Nevertheless, a good NZ drop, bitter than the average. Not as sauvin as say Knappstein but anyway who cares.