TedE (898) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Nose of malt and pepper. Slightly hazy golden beer with thin film on top. A few bubbles. Full bodied and flat in the mouth. Taste is a cleansing bitterness followed by a dry earthy hoppiness, some peppery raisin notes very late on. Excellent lager (more like a pils), moreish.
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours hazy white gold with a huge white head and a floral aroma. There is a flat pils flavor with a dry nondeScript finish.
jmgreenuk (7308) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 3, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Messrs Barley Malt & Hops, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy straw colour with a broken frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is skunky lager malt, some hops. The flavour is moderate bitter with a watery, light hop bitter palate. Light bodied with lively carbonation. It’s hard to imagine how this beer actually won any awards!
GoufCustom (1528) - HONG KONG - FEB 13, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Transluceent deep straw golden colour; Near zero head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with acyive slight carbonation; Unpleasant smell of Pils malt, with wet cardboard, strong bread, dough, strong yeast and very thin grass. Close to medium sweet taste of malt, with floral, sugar, strong dough, strong yeast, light lemon, moderate to light bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body., fairly slick palate; Mouth feel is like a yeasty unfiltered German Lager, but its malt is rather light, quite empty and has a dirty feel to it. Slightly flowery and pretty sweet. Very doughty and fair lemon to round. Close to okay but not quite… Hoppiness is muddled by the yeast so that you can’t smell any NS fruitiness from it, but only very thin grass nose, lemon, and stronger grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, medium astringent sweet malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sweet, yeasty and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one feels like a Zwickel and too cloudy and muddy to be a Premium Lager. You can’t smell the NS because of this , and the taste is lesser malt than expected and too much yeast. The strong hoppiness comes too late to save this. Just not very good at all.
jamaty (1777) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dorada ligeramente turbia. Aroma con predominio de la levadura. En boca buen amargor, toque cítrico y algo metálico también. Pero el conjunto es agradable, refrescante y bebible.
mkel07 (4982) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s 070515. Not a lot going on with this beer. Straw coloured with a white head and not a lot of aroma. Flavour is minimal as is the finish.
k0mpsa (2395) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma is mainly malty, some hoppy fruitiness. Rich malty body balanced with light hops. Good lager i think.
tombutlin (205) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Moderately hopped, with floral and spruce notes. Golden colour and fine strong head. Easy to drink, but no award winner
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much in the aroma. Some pils malt but that’s about it. Flavor is sweet (slightly fruity) with an almost balanced, clean bitterness. Appearance is just off crystal clear and bright yellow. Little head. High carbonation. I’d like it better with the sweetness dialed back a tad and more in the aroma (though that could be my senses at the moment).
beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Little to differentiate it from countless other bog standard premium lagers.