Rangi (648) - - OCT 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An easily drinkable enjoyable beverage. Great clear clean poor followed by a nice clean crisp beer. Very slight fruitiness to the beer.
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Quite disappointing. I was hoping to get a beer like Anchor Steam. But what I got smelled of green apples and pilsner malt. No hop character at all. Flavor isn’t much better with a generic malt profile and a touch of plasticy phenol. Appearance is golden with a large, white, lasting head.
joe19612 (2228) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with mid size white head, malty and hoppy aroma, taste is light with malt and fruit with a dry finish.
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unfiltered, toasty, slightly fruity steam beer with contrasting crispness and softness. Orange marmalade, Munich malt toast and bread crusts, bit of nectarine and honey. Slightly grainy with medium-high carbonation (natural!), soft approach with creamy, fine carbonation, turning to a crisp smacking of bready / crusty malt and orange pith across the mid-palate into the finish. Yeast adds to the creaminess, though it’s still a little too "doughy" at times. Lightly sweet, a little tart with moderate bitterness, malt and hops equally expressive, and a nice balance of sweet, bitter, acidity and carbonation makes it appealing. The malt is succulent, hops just juicy enough, mouth feel is savory with only a faint husky edge to it, still enjoyable.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body is brown. It smells malty, fruity. The taste is fruity, malty, aromatic, hoppy, darkmalty, quite bitter, nice!
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from New World Freemans Bay. Pours golden cloudy with an off white head. Loads of carbonation. Aroma of raw malts with slight hints of hops and caramel. Bitterness is smooth and creamy. Very drinkable
Leonardus (47) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks Roy from Rolleston New World for recommending this very pleasant brew.
My first impressions, after a couple of mouthfuls, was this brewer knows his craft, and I think this unfiltered brew has captured some past and present brewing complexities very well, and to his credit without any undue fuss, I’m sure. Nice and natural, and that has to be a gift. I’ve tried the 25oz pilsner also, and that too is an impressive brew. I’ll buy again.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze colour with thick white head. Mlty biscuit aroma. Green hop bitterness. Pleasant but nothing outstanding.
Pdubyah (540) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It does not have a lot of length or carry and is pretty one dimensional. This would be a beer that would carry you throught a whole night of fun and company but it wouldn’t be memorable as the drink you had. It’s ok. but just ok. I’d like to see them push themselves a bit and stop being safe. Like they’re going to listen to me :-)
omega (816) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refreshing beer that has good balance and is very easy to drink while still having some malt to make it interesting.