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


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ingevara (867) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dunedin (1) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2007 does not count
the finer points of NZL -its cheap -its easy to hide in the bushes out the front of the house party because its black cans camouflages nicely. -you can always spot the ppl who have taxed your beer cos your the only one drinking it -surely its the national beer that gives your a touch of pride with every sip

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
This beer isn’t great but its alright, drinkable, cloudy and gassy good price

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mkel07 (4522) - 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 7/20
CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2008
It does not taste very good, but this is a cheap NZ beer which is 5% ABV so it does have a lot going for it. Highly bongable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DylansDad (481) - North Shore, Auckland, 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.

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sully (1379) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Embrouille (2831) - 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.

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