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Formerly brewed at Matsons
Style: Pale Lager
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Matson’s Lager, as the name suggests is a golden lager style beer. It is medium bodied, with a clean malty flavour and light hoppy aroma. The addition a little malted wheat also adds to the beers complexity.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - APR 16, 2013
This appears on the golden side of lager with minimal head from the pour into the glass. There runs an almost standard lager malt aroma with just a faint suggestion of noble hops, or I could be talking out my arse and it smells of non-noble varieties. To give it its due, it smells like a legion of standard lagers. Sadly in this age of celebrated differentiation, it isn’t enough. The flavour is a little plain with pale malt and a twinge of bitterness. Probably ideal as a quaffing beer on a warm day when critical analysis is the last thing on your mind.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Drank this last night whilst watching my mates play indoor football. Forced to sit out due to a fractured ankle i thought I might as well enjoy a beer whilst i watched. bargain price of $3.50 which almost exactly matched the change in my pocket, so I was pleased, but only momentarily. Had a sip and thought ’somethings amiss here’ . It claimed it was all malt but it was so thin and wrong tasting i doubted its veracity but looking closer saw the label indicated a small amount of wheat in the grist which might account for the thin-ness in the mouth. No hops to speak of and possibly the least appealing beer I’ve had in a while. At least the boys won at football though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 On tap at Matson’s brewery bar. Pours golden with a thin head. Bit of malt and hop in the aroma but not very strong. Starts with bitter hops then a robust malthy body comes through which stays with you for a while. Quite a nice aftertaste which mkes you want another sip. Excellent social beer but nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
(On tap) Clear golden with a small, white head. Vaguely perfumy aroma. Light-bodied with weak malty accents. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. 190208

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2007
Tasted 27/10/2006. 5oz taster from the brewery bar. Honey malt sweetness, carbonic dryness doesn’t quite cut through, and absolutely nothing to show in the hop department. Another well made beer with "Old school beer drinker" written all over it. Why, oh why? Good plant, obviously well used (given that the beers are prtty clean), but there’s nothing going for these beers in the recipe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozoNZ (756) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2007
330ml bottle. Light straw golden, fair fluffy head. Faint citrus/lemon aroma. Brief but unremarkable, slight hints of dryness and flirts with wheat but nothing to test the tastebuds. Again, fairly mainstream.

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