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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).


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

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!

3.7
   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 doesnít 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 wouldnít call it cloying, it could use a bit more hops, but itís 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 youíre sitting in Port Moresby with the sweat pouring, it hits the spot in a way few other beers could manage.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidAust (145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
Quite a surprising package. Nice simple lager with minimal bitterness. This is not a beer to sit and savour, this is simply a nice drink on a hot day to quench the thirst and refresh. No lingering finish - just a clean crisp lager finish. Definitely at its best when fresh in PNG. Appearance is just what you expect from a mass produced lager - yellow and minimal head - if you were expecting something else you didnít read the label. But the flavour is nice with no chemical aftertaste - just simple lager beer done reasonably well. Safer than the water too.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3805) - 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!

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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1262) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (4663) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
MotherBrother (865) - Aalborg, DENMARK - 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.


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