fletchfighters (915) - - SEP 23, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
long lost bad notes from when had this in Fiji last year.
In a can. Even better.
Yellow straw color. fast fading white head.
Light straw and malt. Some corn sweetness but not much really.
Sweet taste. Lots of corn sweetness with sweet malt.
After a week in Fiji I thought this was the second best beer I had drank all week long. Much better than the Fiji range that was local. Must have been the can
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of Cantabrian, thank you sir! Pours crystal clear golden yellow, fluffy white headwith good retention. Aroma of white pepper and straw. Taste is plain and lager-like. No real faults. Not a bad developing country lager.
Jimthechap (1321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Many grateful thanks to Cantabrian for this beer.
I stuck my nose over the glass and for all money, it could have been Becks or Heineken, Beineken or Hecs. It has that self-same international lager aroma (so at least it traveled okay). The flavour was the same as the afore mentioned other lagers. I have to say, for a beer from the back of beyond, it could have been miles worse.
ttoadee (462) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw pours, no real head. Little skunky in the nose, light malt there too. Thin across the tongue, but oddly sweet. Not much finish. I remember this being better in years past.
pineybob (16) - MYSTIC ISLANDS, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
My biggest complaint when I had it was consistency. Namely that there wasn’t any. I had bottles that I would have rated in the high threes and a couple I threw out with most in between. I looks and pours nicely, aroma seemed off which is not all that uncommon. As others have said it’s cold wet refreshing but unlikely to win any medals. Hopefully Heineken has dealt with the consistency issues
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cold, wet. with essence of beer but on a hot day beggars can’t be choosers.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours yellow and fizzy. Smells and tastes like a skunky version of Heineken. Some appley splashes on the finish. Nothing going on.
gam (2900) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This was the other South pacific,not so popular,gold in colour.small head good carbonation.Aroma is wet straw gone off smell,not hops.Flavour chewey bamboo like,slight bitter ever so slight,finish bland and slight bitter,but watery.
badfinger (55) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Who new they could brew beer in new guinea? Not great but kind of exotic, light and smooth
Lunkie (1303) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Horrible aroma similar to stale crap and sweat. Clear amber colour with poor head and lacing.