Rangi (497) - - JUN 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appears to be a well made lager. Clear yellow poor with slight white head that disappears quickly. Slightly sweet. Refreshing.
kiwianer (2955) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, body blond. It smells malty, sweet. The taste is malty, sweet, spicy. Sweet, less sour. Ok…
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden and clear, thin dissipating head. Aromas of gooseberry, grass, tangelo and meringue. Initially full with loads of carbonation. Light, soft and slow to develop flavour. A tinge of bitterness and dries on the palate. Tails off herbally (roemary and chives) with freshly buttered toast. Not a full on flavour attack but pleasant.
"An easy drinking lawnmower beer" quoth the brewer. Bang on.
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The colour was golden amber with a moderate head. There was a crisp green hoppy aroma. The flavour had smooth ginger and biscuity malt, and medium bitter hops and dry yeasty finish. This beer had nicely balanced flavours with a crisp light bitter finish. A very pleasant beer without being outstanding.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Doesn’t look too bad compared to most pale lagers. Thick merengue of white foam that leaves a good bead of lacing on the glass. Deep golden amber colour with a citrus hop aroma. A bit dry in the finish with some mild bitterness in the flavour. Overall this is pretty good for a pale lager.
KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JUN 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Aroma: Hoppy, floral;
Appearance: golden brown with large head dissipating quickly leaving minimal lacing;
Taste: surprisingly mild yeast with very little bitterness;
Palate; medium to light body, trace of astringency, finishes quickly to a yeasty aftertaste;
Overall: Not all the remarkable but a nice drop.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Misty gold pour good frothy head carbonation aroma fruity lemon mainly hop mix flavour spicy fruity citric a mourishing yeast taste bitter smooth malt sweetness equal finish bright beer spicy note fruity hop taste good bitter
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very transparent amber with a small head.
Nose shows peachy and spicy hops with a fair bit of sweet malt (slightly grainy) and honey.
Flavours are very similar, but with more grainy malt and a slightly herbal flavour that I also remember from their Captain Cooker beer (that at the time I thought was the manuka). Very light bitterness.
Light body with carbonation that really could be higher.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1.25L Rigger. Pours slightly hazy gold with a white head that quickly disappears. Hoppy nose with notes of honey, malt and caramel. Flavour is much the same with hoppy bitterness up front giving way to sweetness on the back palate. Very aromatic and flavoursome for a lager, could be a little bigger but still very good. Not too sure about the big plastic bottle though.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1.25L rigger. Pours golden with a medium white head that lingered. Pleasant aroma and flavour of biscuit, fruit and honey. Clean mouthfeel. Light hoppy bitterness is the finish. Extremely drinkable. A lager that’s actually hard to flaw...how about that.