PictouRx (120) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seemed to be the most mainstream and popular beer on tap and bottle in NZ, at least on the south island establishments I went to. Last sample of it was in Christchurch at Speights Ale House on Bealy st. Had a pint poured from draught tap. Golden with a foamy head, lively carbonation. Get somewhat bitter, mixing on sweet. Overall a mainstream beer, almost on the light side with only 4%. But has more character than any light beers here in NA like Coors light.
DedicatedToFun (670) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an average glassy yellow with a light head. Aroma is barely-there corn malt. Flavor is molasses-esque malt and corn.
omega (490) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pride of the South? I pity the South because this is a bland beer that is really more for swilling than anything else.
lisagirl (145) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
blech. pale ale - of course. some of the blandest rubbish around. ah well. i mean, it’s surely downable at 3am after a bunch of vodka shots and there’s nothing better to do.
DylansDad (160) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
It tastes and smells exactly like those phoney imported mainstream German lagers that you buy at the lowest common denominator supermarket. It’s water slightly contaminated with artificial euro-lager powder. Southern men like to portray themselves as hard, no-nonsense, salt of the earth types, yet their beer screams corporate buggery and limp-wristed-ness. Soft and un-manly.
floydian1 (719) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark gold/amber colour with a thin white head that quickly reduces. Light aromas of sweet malts and faint grassy hops. Taste is similar with a lightish body and low-medium carbonation. Hardly any bitterness to the finish. Pretty forgettable but still better than most Aussie macros.
Sevenlee (886) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Auckland Airport. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is quite malty, light toastiness and sweet caramel. Taste is moderate sweet leading to a malty with a very lightly bitter finish. OK, quaffable but unmemorable.
DockerDan (19) - Killaloe, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the Bottle from Thirsty Camel in Maddington. Pours golden amber with slightly off white head that did not hang around. A slightly sweet balance of malt againts the hop but not too unpleasent. Very little aroma. No offensive but not much to get excited about.
clattyarse (13) - Penrith, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW! I pretty much lived on this beer during a recent trip to Christchurch and was painfully disappointed when I discovered you can’t get it anywhere in Sydney. Highly recommended!
petergaynor (100) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle pours yellow with a little white head. Aroma not much, some citrus hops. Not much taste, what you would expect from a mainstream ale.
Brodies_Best (121) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, pours goldwb with off white head that fades to thin patchy foam. Mild malty aroma, malty sweet taste and aftertaste. Easy drinking.