PictouRx (131) - 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.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg - Clear, dark straw yellow with a small and fading foamy white head. Sweet malts, some grain, lemon, mid-fruits and grassy hop in the finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, firm mouthfeel and a soft intensity, moderate length finish. Straightforward, quaffable, no-quibbles.
jrscruff (19) - Killaloe, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. Expected a lot more from this. Nice colour, but very bland, watery flavour and gassy aroma.
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent beer, grassy hop flavour, not too "gassy" and a good drop.
JanEric (919) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Providores Marylebone London. Amber small head. A bit doughy nothing special. Slightly bitterness short finidh. Mwaah
Imaena (1628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. One of the great beers of the Southern Hemisphere let me down. Its blah blah boring. Glad that some good brewing is happening in NZ these days in other places but this is a let down.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, 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 (582) - 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 (262) - 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 (290) - 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 (799) - FNQ, 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.