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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: 18   MEAN: 1.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 (919) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Just another useless and tasteless pale lager. Not much of an aroma or flavor. Watery.


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 (486) - 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 (368) - 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 (3427) - 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 (781) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
A great tasting, crisp and refreshing beer. Its a great beer and affordability is a plus its above a lot of other more expensive beers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Clar golden with a pure white head. Pale malt aroma that’s a little fruity. Light bitter taste with a small bit of sweetness. Medium body. Not a bad beer as lagers go.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jimthechap (1944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - 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 they’ve 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. It’s 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 isn’t just its light colour and drinkability when cold, but that it does have a particular twinge of bitterness. This beer just doesn’t have it. It is just a rather shallow impostor, which is disappointing.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2013
330mL bottle. Pours a golden lager wit ha short lasting white head. Looks ok in the glass. Weak aroma which is hard to make out. The beer is very thin, totally lacking in flavour, both malt and hops. This beer leaves an almost sticky aftertaste in your mouth. I struggled to finish the bottle after i drunk a few decent beers...


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