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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
girafferaffle (2) - Hildesheim, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2007 does not count
Brilliant pinger to wastedness ratio. Available at all top shelf 24 hour supermarkets at a ’reasonable’ price

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.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3260) - 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!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingKickbutt (3) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
I have only sampled this beer once whilst playing poker so my memories are foggy... Doesn’t smell too bad, looks good in the can, the flavour is unique, the palate... I did however get a good impression - I won poker drinking this beer!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 18, 2002
golden-blond with few head, herbal aroma, medium-bodied with a dry finish - decent and well-balanced

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. * Don’t be too upset because your mate has passed out and it’s 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2002
Light straw colour,very hoppy aroma. Not much taste but sweet n back palate, very boring.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Headbanger (3386) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ingevara (816) - 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.


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