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Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Premium Lager
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 1.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
NZ Pure lager has a subdued malt backbone overlaid with a subtle hop character from the NZ Hallertau aroma hops used late in the boil. A refreshing easy drinking lager, perfect ice cold and straight from the bottle.


Jimthechap's rating

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - MAY 13, 2013
This is the third of the big three New Zealand macro-brewers interpretation of a premium lager. It borrows from the marketing of Steinlager Pure and the flavours of just about every green bottle Eurolager. Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Possibly, this review seeks to examine how theyíve gone with that interpretation. It appears on the golden side of Eurolager with the minimum of apparent carbonation and no head. The aroma is mainly of lager malt and some metallic hop. Itís about as average as average aromas for average beers gets. In the mouth the carbonation comes out and the flavours are as mild and inoffensive as it could be. What makes Eurolager so popular isnít just its light colour and drinkability when cold, but that it does have a particular twinge of bitterness. This beer just doesnít have it. It is just a rather shallow impostor, which is disappointing.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lagerboy (1581) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
440 ml can. Clear golden yellow, lasting firm white foam. Grassy sweet lager malt aroma and taste, vegetal, light skunk. Average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Disappointing effort from NZ. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pint can pours a pale yellow/straw with a huge white head. Barley and malt aroma with some yeast and faded hops. Mildly sweet malt thatís about it, enough body on the palate to remind me it isnít water. Not much flavor, crushable and non-offensive, I could and would drink a lot of these on a hot day.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (2817) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
I guess thisíll bring down my New Zealand average. Well, anyway, pretty typical inoffensive lager. Slightly sweet grainy flavour. Nothing notable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alex_leit (684) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Light straw-yellow with white foam. Aroma: malt and rice, some spicy hops. Taste: clean, refreshing, malty, slightly watery but drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
440ml can. Clear yellow with a nice white cap. Nose has grass and grains. Clean taste, bit of grain and light grassy notes. Light bitterness and grass aftertaste. Light bodied. Nothing wrong with this really, just boring.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
440ml can pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy and grainy. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a grainy malt sweetness. A typical macro lager. Not good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yeosquad (1) - SINGAPORE - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
New kid on the block in singapore! Saw it at NTUC warehouse club and decided to give it a try...Glad i gave it a try cos i LOVE it!!!!! Taste smooth and refreshing. Definitely ideal beer for our hot climate. Can drink cold directly frm bottle...great for BBQ n home parties

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pdubyah (529) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
MrsPdubyah says she would drink it. Itís a malt lager with a bit of hop bite but not much, it looks pretty, drinks well, um, that is all.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TedE (547) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Slight hop/malt nose. Pours a pale yellow with big lasting white head. Some carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by slight metallic bitterness which lingers. Hot day? Drink this ice-cold from the bottle and it will do the job.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is medium, body blond. It smells malty, mild, watery. The taste is malty, mild, watery. Bit bitter in the aftertaste.


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