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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: 22   MEAN: 1.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08   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.


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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
WVHouseofBeer (931) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Just another useless and tasteless pale lager. Not much of an aroma or flavor. Watery.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (2769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
I guess this’ll 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 (497) - 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 (2940) - 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 (4809) - 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 (518) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
MrsPdubyah says she would drink it. It’s 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 (494) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 18, 2014
I think the description needs to be translated. When they say subdued they mean nonexistent. Where they subtle it means maybe if we say it has hops you might actually think there are some. It by refreshing they mean wet then I guess they are correct. Always skeptical when they say serve "ice" cold meaning that it either does not taste good or the only redeeming feature is that it is cold. And I probably rated this beer too high because it was free.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2013
Looks OK, but has little aroma or flavor. Best enjoyed ice cold after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day.


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