beerledgend (1145) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poued big creamy head but had chill haze from being too cold in the fridge. Did disapear when warm. Grainy aroma, sweet malty taste with bitter hop after taste.
(Was prevesioly called Mac’s Premium reserve.)
aussybeerlover (3) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tasty beer..best in NZ!!!Melbourne bitter is the best though. full and potent, quite rich wilth a tang through the swerl that happens to be a beer sip.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy gold color, generous white head, nice lace. Malt nose, slightly sweet start, top thin, the finish is lightly hopped, acidic, dry with light to moderate carbonation, clean and crisp, a great Summertime Beer. Thanks Beer_Legend
bozoNZ (715) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle bb 31/05/07. Bright straw yellow, good clean white fluffy head. Sweet floral aroma, full mouthfeel. More sweetness than dryness but reas balanced nonetheless. A touch creamy, marmalade. Nice beer.
LeopardMan (53) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 300 ml. bottle into a 440 ml. tumbler.
A slightly dirty yellow lager which packs a nice enough bite, is pleasantly fruity but not overly so and produced a white fluffy head which lasted longer than those found on most bottled or canned, easy-to-find lagers.
Certainly worth drinking again but I’m glad that it was priced to clear as it’s a bit too expensive for many of us.
DuffMan (5202) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mine has a silver label titled "Premium Reserve". Anyway, pours clear gold, moderate head, a little lace. Great aromas of fresh grass and malt. Palate holds up with the same, nicely balanced and flavoursome.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some perfume sweetness. Nice enough, certainly better than macs gold and quite distinct form it. I had the Special reserve which is claimed to be the same as the Nelson. Light carbonation.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear and golden. Interesting, slightly grape like aroma. Full bodied with good carbonation. Malty, grainy and mildly vinouse flavor with a bitter finish.
winkle (466) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow-gold colour with a smallish head. Quite malty,medium bodied with a lite bitter finish, ok stuff.
madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: Pale yellow coloured. Light dusty. Huge white head. Has lots of carbonation. Quite good nose, without beeing outstanding or by any means great. Sweet and malty notes. Citrusy and fruity flavours. Light bitterness. Is quite watery in the aftertaste. A light little lager with no outstanding points.