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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 1.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional draught beer, Ranfurly has developed a strong relationship with ‘The Ranfurly Man’ over the years. A real character, drawn from the heartland, ‘The Ranfurly Man’ brings out the tough, macho pride in all of us.


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1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yungbeerguy (31) - - SEP 7, 2013
Cheap beer, poor taste not much can be said about it, try it to see what you think don’t expect a lot from it...


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marko (4766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 20, 2016
Enormous thanks to Krešo for lugging this all the way from New Zealand! The can got battered in transport and half of it was spilled through a tiny puncture. It still retained some carbonation when it was opened, so yay there. Will rerate if possible at some point. Anyway, poured a deep amber body, quite nice, traces of a white head. Mild sweetish plum jam and rubber notes in the aroma mingling with a dry graininess. Doesn’t smell bad, only a bit industrial. The taste... ah.. yeah, the same vague mild fruity sweetness, light rubber, over a more or less characterless body, a mild touch of tartness. Vague herbal notes, absolutely no bitterness. Certainly slightly more character than expected from a 4% macro lager, but it’s still very much an industrial 4% lager, with, perhaps, a touch more complex grain bill than normally.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2015
after an earlier lovely porter this was as expected not that good 440ml can smells bit grainy malty taste is mostly caramel malt & water

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4004) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
440ml can of beer for macho men, it appears. Pours amber with a large foamy off-white head. Plenty of sticky lacing is left on the glass. Aroma: light mix of bready malts and herbal hops; a bit floral. Flavor: Mild; good balance although it is sweet up front and mildly bitter by the finish. The hops dominate eventually in the mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste. Feel: medium-light body; very smooth; good, very soft medium-high carbonation. O: a decent but unremarkable NZ beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2010
Can. A dark golden beer with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma has notes of metal, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, metal, and straw. The body is light.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
Clear golden with a small short lasting head. Somewhat fruity hops in the nose along with hints of malt. Flavor was somewhat rotten with yeast flaws and caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (39627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
44 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white and quickly gone head. Aroma is cornish and slight metallic. Cornish and bitter. Slight metallic and dry finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
joergen (25617) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
Can at Ølbaren, thanks. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of metal with acidic notes. Fruity flavour of berries and metal. Light watery.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DuffMan (9027) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
Supercan. I’m surprised at the categorization of this as an American Dark Lager, since this poured a pale golden and had a stinky creamed-corn aroma. Flavour was sweetish, bland, and forgettable. This was a crap pale lager all the way, nothing remotely dark about it.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DirtyPissHead (4) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2009 does not count
If you’re living on the bones of your ass and trying to fight off the shakes this will do the trick. Otherwise it should be avoided at all costs.


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