PGNZ (7) - Hastings, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colour is light amber, hazy straw body reasonable short lasting white head. Aroma is faint sweet, spicy/grass. Taste is smooth, spicy, grapefruit/orange, some grass, pleasing slightly bitter finish. Bottle
kiwichurchie (7) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light body, little aroma, thin head, bready malt flavour, slight sulphur hint in the taste.
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Dixie Browns Lake Taupo. Pours a bright gold colour with a white head, fruit floral aroma, with a medium bitter taste with a dry finish.
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is grassy, bit grainy. Clear, golden coloured with a white head. The taste is grassy, bit malty. Crisp mouthfeel. Nice.
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clean, dry, hoppy lager that shows faint glimpses of the white wine character that Nelson Sauvin are known well for. The fruitiness comes across much like skinless pear, Chardonnay, bubble gum and such, with a pale malt cracker and toasted bread character. Medium-light body, medium sweetness in the approach, drying in a relatively bitter finish. It’s cleanly fermented and the hops are juicy but the malt expression is mild. There is a noticeable twang of corn syrup and the carbonation seems forced rather than natural, which gives it a coarseness not found in other Moa products. Clear gold with a small white head. From bottle.
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly dirty gold, a little hazed....with a tall, cream-white head.
Sweet, bready malt aroma.
Taste is light fruit, bread.
Mild, grassy hopping.
Very light, but very flavourful.
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is medium, the body light. It smells malty, less hoppy, a bit bitter. The taste is malty, mild, a bit bitter. Boring.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lounge beer at the Air New Zealand lounge at AKL. Bottle. Clear golden yellow color, fizzy white head. Aroma of grass and hay. Taste is mildly bitter hay and straw. Straightforward.
ShaneJ (473) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel. (old-ish notes on my phone) nice malty lager, bready malt, pine hops, quite nice.
DanNZ (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super clean, super smooth, beautiful summer afternoon brew. My favourite beer of all time. Nuff said.