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Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Pale Lager
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A good value beer that trades well on its black can and traditional image. New Zealand Lager is a full strength, easy drinking lager with a full flavoured finish. A stable favourite in parts of Auckland where it has a loyal following.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
This beer isnít great but its alright, drinkable, cloudy and gassy good price

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2013
Inoffensive, and in saying that, better than I remember from my youth. Its watery tepidness makes it completely forgettable, which, in a cheap beer like this, is a good thing.

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mutante (4) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
This is evil poison but the size and shape of the cans make it perfect fodder for wizard sticks. HOW TO PLAY WIZARD STICKS: * Get a box of NZ Lager or something else that comes in the big cans. * When you finish a can attach it to the bottom of the new one with gaffer tape. * When there are no beers left, fashion helmets out of the boxes. * Shove each other a bit and exchange insults until either party says I DECLARE WIZARD STICKS. * Go down the park and have a big sword fight with the cans you have taped together. * Get into a massive argument with your girlfriend. * Donít be too upset because your mate has passed out and itís therefore not too embarrassing. * Realise that bitchy flatmate has been listening the whole time. * Pray to whatever gods you believe in to strike you down.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jimthechap (1560) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2012
Golden colour with a persistent white head and apparent carbonation. Smells of pale malt and a little skunk. Cold, yellow and mostly tasteless. Thereís not a lot to this beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ingevara (788) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2012
A very standard lager. Dry composition, smooth and mild. No special flavors, slightly more emphas to the aroma than usually for this kind of commercial brew. Easy drunk, easy forgotten.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ZipferKiwi (8) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2009 does not count
This beer is terrible - cheep and not refreshing - never brought it but had it in a can, might be better if it was in a frozen glass and straight out of fresh stock

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2009
Not a very nice beer at all - even though it was free. 330mL Bottle, drunk out of the bottle to. Very watery tasting beer with almost no malt to speak of. Faint traces of hops to finish, which leaves a unpleasant taste in your mouth.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2008
440mL can. Cheap and refreshing, A few points for being clean and hoppy. Slight phenolic aroma, but overall a wise choice that will add awesomeness to any average night.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aaza (3) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2008 does not count
cheap an cheerfull, love the 440 ml cans, not for the faint hearted though.Good for barbacues etc, sometimes need a dash of lime juice with the first one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skullbeast (1) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2008 does not count
A classy black can, pours clear and pale yellow, goes down smooth, with an easy drinking light bodied lager style. Invigorating to the palate, with a harsh bitter tang and acrid aftertaste, however this does diminish upon regular and excessive consumption . A gold star for value, best served at room temperature for ease of skulling.


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