tombutlin (208) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On the scale from Lager to Double IPA, this on raises its head like a shaggy dog on a summer afternoon. Barely detectable hops, but a quite pleasant body to remind you it is 1 evolutionary step up from a lager. Possibly worth drinking on a very hot day when you’ve had too many IPAs and have hop overload
Homebrewilly (8) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper coloured, tiny head, tiny bubbles. I can smell this one! Yes this tastes like hops! Hops are well rounded in flavour without too much bitterness, herby with light citrus and pepper flavour. Very light and is going down fast. This is a good beer for a light one.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 malty fruity quite fragrant tastes citrus fruity hoppy peppery with a decent bitter hoppy finish
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is medium, the body is yellow-blond. It smells strange, bit malty, bit hoppy. The taste is coconut-bitter, bit malty, bit bitter, bit watery.
Leonardus (57) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can’t say I can immediately recognise this as a pilsner. More like an American ale of some description. Very disappointed with the mouldy (not crisp) unflattering taste. The label refers to everything pilsner, except perhaps the ’sauvin’ hops which does tend to deliver a strong gooseberry taste. Won’t buy again.
DylansDad (583) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very cereal aroma with grassy top notes, there is a thickness and vegetable-oiliness which suggests neither pilsner, nor refreshing. Taste is similar, but is saved by quite a nice level of bitterness to cut through the thick malt base. I would not drink this beer again for its pilsner-ness, but I would drink it again just for its drinkability.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber colour with a white head that sat, sat, sat and then as quick as a wink upped and buggered off. Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry abound. A rather fragrant beer this and while not extraordinarily complex, it is mellow, fizzy and quenching. Don’t expect the earth, but do expect quality.