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


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 1.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 18, 2002
golden-blond with few head, herbal aroma, medium-bodied with a dry finish - decent and well-balanced

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 14, 2016
Canned 440ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him, kajser27 and franski. Yellow/pale golden coloured, small white head, weak corny nose. Bready, corny, watery, slightly salty and notes of vegetables in the finish. Drinkable but thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Can from The Beer Cellar June 2013. Best thing I can say about this is that the can looked pretty good. As for what was in the can well that’s better left unsaid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Marko (4979) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 7, 2016
Thanks Krešo! Shared with ogivlado, kajser and franski. Pale yellow-golden body, big white head that went away fast. Sourish corny aroma, kefir, vegetables, uh. Empty herbal aroma, vague apples, dry grainy note, perfumey. Very dry bready finish, vegetables.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (4175) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2008
440ml can. Wow, this is a first, this is a pale lager, and i can actually smell some hops!!! WOw, there is an actual nice hop aroma, and a good amount of sweet malt. decent flavour, wow, this is a good pale lager, imagine that! never thought i would ever say that!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
20.2 oz bottle-A golden body with a decent head and an aroma of corn and a little hops. Taste of any other pale lager with a bit more to it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Canned 33cl. It pours a pale yellow lager with a qucik diminishing white head. Sulphury grainy nose with a hint of lime and burnt plastic. Watery taste. Acidic. Notes of burnt plastic and champagne in the taste. Decent lacing. Unpleasant acidic finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jimthechap (2064) - 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. There’s not a lot to this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 8, 2016
Shared with ogivlado, franski and Marko. Pale golden-yellow, clear, small+ white non lasting head. Aroma is of some malt, grains, some sulphur, bit grass. Taste is low+ sweet malty, some grain, cracker, buttery, bit green apple, grassy light+ bitterness, dry finish. Light+ bodied, watery, average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2006
Awwwww, how prutty. A fiern leaf un a bleck cen. Putty about the contents eh? Wolfmother is good metal, this is rubbish.

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