StuffWine (137) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured clear dark amber with good white head. Aroma quite faint of light grains and only slight hint of hops. Taste is sour grains and not much else. Light bodied, slightly oily mouth-feel, short finish. Whar fruit whar?
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden lager is definitely a marketing term. This is just your average run of the mill pale lager with a VERY slight fruity flavour.
Dervock (726) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - pours golden with a big white head. Aroma is dominated by a metallic twang. Mild flavour some hints of Apple. Medium mouthfeel.
chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery in Greymouth, NZ
Excellent clarity in this golden-amber ale. The aroma is quite light, perhaps even for style. The flavor is initially just as expected for a golden lager, but this beer has an appealing, and surprisingly malty finish. Well-crafted and balanced, as well as very fresh (of course).
Feel: Light body with medium-high, very crisp carbonation. Clean, dry finish.
O: recommended as a somewhat malty golden lager.
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad one but still not impressive. Some apples with a bit of a hoppy background and some dust. Just missing a bit too be awesome.
Idiosynkrasie (5548) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious grainy and strawy aroma, hints of corn. Taste is rather expressionless, minimally grainy, soapy, strawy; one-dimensional, monotonous.
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Monteith valt over het algemeen tegen. Ze weten heus wel te brouwen maar is naar mijn idee gebrouwen voor een groot publiek. Alles is erg vlak van smaak. Niet echt craftbeer te noemen.
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours out of the bottle in a light golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of hops,barley and malt. Taste of ripe hops, hgreen grains,apples,flowers and cloves. Hints of straw. Refreshing - okay. But too dusty and dull.
Sevenlee (1669) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is brewing cereal with some malt. Taste is light. Quite watery. Nothing special.
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
The name says it all. Golden lager. About as plain and simple as that. This brewery doesn’t deserve the title of a craft brewery. Either NZ doesn’t appreciate the term or the craft beer culture here is embarrassing.