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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
South Pacific Lager is SP Brewery’s mainstream brand. It was launched in 1952.

MotherBrother's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
MotherBrother (835) - Aalborg, - FEB 6, 2013
Thanks to my old man for bringing me this random new country tick. Pour clear light yellow, with no head. Aroma of straw, slight floral, grass. A little bit more fresh than your traditional lager. The taste is a little sweet upfront, with a bitter lingering finish. Watery body, with a slightly fizzy carbonation. Guess this would be better on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ANZUShophunter (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
From bottle in shaker. Pale golden with lively CO2. There’s a bit of European influence in this lager but it falls a bit short.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Manslow (422) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Butelka, dzięki Sylvia.Kolor jasnosłomkowy, piana znika bardzo szybko. Aromat trawy, lekko słodowe.Smak lekko słodko-gorzki. Piwo tylko z nazwy raczej woda ze słodem, słabe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (908) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s in Australia, brought to UK by Vinnie. Country #102. Pours a pale gold colour with a thin white head. Sweet malt aroma, sweet taste. Very light body. Medium carbonation. No aftertaste, just a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 20, 2014
I prefer export but if you are in Port Moresby and this is all you can get tuck in and stay inside. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StevieT (1112) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
From a bottle. Aroma is not that flash, pours a clear pale yellow with almost no head. Tastes quite bland, is smooth though, I doubt I’ll drink it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Cantabrian (954) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
Momentum is everything for this type of beer. But even in a hot, muggy day, under the traditional ceiling fans, I could not take a second bottle that was offered to me. Grassy, straw and caramel. Bitter, but not nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1175) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2012
Poured a light golden amber colour with a thin white bubbly head that retained OK and laced OK. Aroma of sweet malt. Bland sweet taste. Light body. Aroma, taste and palate comparable with other large commercial brewery lagers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickenixon (2) - - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
SP Lager, or a brown bottle, stubby or whichever other affectionate name you have for it, is always a good choice. It doesn’t overwhelm, but neither is it boring. It has a light blonde appearance and is not overly carbonated. There are citrusy overtones, there is sweetness but I wouldn’t call it cloying, it could use a bit more hops, but it’s not something that disturbs the overall experience. It reminds me somewhat of red stripe in flavour, although red stripe has a bit more bitterness. It is by no means an "advanced" beer, and people looking for a taste explosion might be underwhelmed. It is however, a beer supremely suited for its location. When you’re sitting in Port Moresby with the sweat pouring, it hits the spot in a way few other beers could manage.

   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 wasn’t overly keen when my I hadmy first brown bottle - but it didn’t take long to change my mind about this beer! after a stint in PNG practically living on the stuff I’m now trolling brisbanes bottle-o’s looking for it! Love the SP!

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