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Brewed by South Pacific Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Hohola NCD, Papua New Guinea

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For over 60 years, SP Lager has been our beer Ė PNGís favourite. Itís the beer you have when youíre sharing the good times with mates, relaxing with your wantoks, getting ready for a night out or just throwing in a line to catch dinner.

Itís a flavoursome full-strength (4.5%) brew available in 330ML bottles and cans (sold in packs of 24, 12 and 6) as well as 500ML cans (sold in packs of 24 and 6).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimi1986 (1) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2010 does not count
So on the plane to PNG i started on the Export ("white can") which is a lot sweeter than the "brown bottle" so I wasnít overly keen when my I hadmy first brown bottle - but it didnít take long to change my mind about this beer! after a stint in PNG practically living on the stuff Iím now trolling brisbanes bottle-oís looking for it! Love the SP!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
floydian1 (1338) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 16, 2009
330ml bottle (4.5% ABV). It is a bland run-of-the mill tropical lager and I wasnít expecting it to be anything else. Pours clear straw yellow with a negligible white head. Aroma of very sweet honey lager malts and little else. Tastes syrupy sweet with a medium-bodied fizzy palate. No hop presence to speak of. May be just about passable if accompanied by spicy Asian foods.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Smells of crisp pilsner malt and some stray hops. Tastes watery but refreshing. Good for what it is.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (4988) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2009
330ml bottle. Middle of the road pale lager. Clear and straw in colour with a white head and good carbonation. Aroma of hops - not too bad. Didnít realise this brew was still around.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Andrew4000 (1) - , PAPUA NEW GUINEA - JUL 2, 2008 does not count
A truely inspirational brew. I had my last 15 or so beers just last night. Does not leave you with filthy, poke your own eyes out headaches. Very cheap, readily available and is just good plain tucker. Recently available in south east QLD, check web site for locations

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2008
The last time I drank this was in 1974 it was cheap but everybody liked it,a lot sweeter than xxxx bitter,aroma was is sugary,malty.Flavour well sweet,a bit of a pick up taste,there was another one,in a different bottle not as good.This one sugary,malt,slight tang at the end and sweet finish,bitter was not high.Yes it was a fairly well accepted drink,quenched the thirst.Medium head to start back to lace,fair carbonation,light gold colour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2007
Fits the regular pale lager mould with no surprises. Mildly sweet, no hop flavour to speak of, nothing nasty at all really. Itís fresh tasting enough and really quite drinkable. The best part about it is that you can win your school fees! Good to see a brewery taking an interest in kids education!


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