Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Greymouth, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2005
Tasted from the bottle, the initial waft of tangerine citrus and sweet lively aromas hit dead on, but failed immensely inside the mouth. Honey malt in the front (look hard!!!), soapy and chalky palate, up starred by a minimal spicy bite and a short mildly sweet, dry swallow. Lovely scent, pity about the prey!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2005
Tasted 05/02/2005. Standard stubbie from Seatoun Four Square. Darkish golden colour with lightweight airy head that is gone by the time Iíve put the bottle down. Big bubbles donít look promising. Strong corn syrup and vegetal aroma has me checking the best before date. Iíve still got until September according to that. No malt OR hop flavour or aroma. I canít believe I used o think this was Monteiths best effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoozeHag462 (11) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2004
Better alternative to Export Gold, smells and tates so much nicer. Easy to drink and everyoneís happy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2004
quite cloudy, tastes and smells to much like honey. too fizzy. a bit thin and bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1790) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2004
Pours a nice clean head. Good colour depth, gold tending to brown. No descript nose with some faint sweet notes. Refreshing palate, good fizz, but Iím battling to find any defining flavour notes. Finishes a fraction thin. Edit: some ok malty notes appeared later and filled the berr out a bit...I'll bang on another point for the development.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vanvenlo (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 28 Aug 04 Aroma: Slight simple sweet malt aroma. Appear: Clear golden colour, quickly dimishing white head, suds lacing. Flavour: Ordinary harly malt low hopped very ordinary. Palate: Light biterness lingering tingle thin watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1508) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Hoppy aroma. Clear yellow colour with small head. Spicy hop flavour. Fizzy aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2004
Orange straw colour with a white fluffy head that lasted most of the distance and left some lacing. Slight malt aroma which took a while to come through. Not a lot of taste, a balance of malt and hops, slightly soapy on the finish and almost oily texture. Thirst quenching beer and nothing more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2004
Somewhat pilsnerish, but not really quite there, not enough hop aroma or bitterness for that. I swear that I could taste the use of sugar in this brew, but the bar-wench told me I was dreaming.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2004
Pale gold, big head with large bubbles that is gone as quick as you look at it, leaves some lone bubbles atop the beer. Looks pretty bad in fact. Aroma is that stinky bloody wet dog thing. I didn't expect that, I thought this would be good dammit. Fortunately the aroma doesn't continue into the flavour, in fact nothing does. Fizzy light palate with the slightest hint of malt and neglible hops. I am actually fundamentally disappointed I spent the weekend trying macro beer that I expected to be bad and this is only just better than the best of them. However it will have to lose some overall points for having the image of a quality beer when it is actually a lowest common denominator beer.

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