pubscout (28) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this brew, perhaps because i wasn’t expecting much. A relative brought me back some exotic beers from the South Seas, and this was one. Can’t buy the argument that it doesn’t travel well. this one did. And it went a damned sight farther than Australia, mate.
It was malty, with a nice mouthfeel, the nose was more than acceptable and the flavor was beyond what I’d anticipated. I mean, New Zealand? I’m not saying it’s worth the cost of a South Seas vacation just to get some, but if I ever wind up in New Zealand, it’s comforting to know there’s a decent beer there.
k0mpsa (1454) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can at christchurch. Aroma is malty, some fruity notes. Taste is mainly malty but hint of hops and fruits on the back.
Bule (977) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours a straw color with a bit of head. This used to be my beer of choice before I discovered craft. First time drinking it in a long time. Nicer than most similar beers.
Arek (369) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
05.06.14: Can 0.33 l, China Southern Airlines, China.
Bursztynowe piwo o fajnej, ale szybko redukującej się pianie. W smaku, aksamitne, trochę płytkie z fajną, łagodną goryczka na finiszu.
Borup (6644) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, fruit and caramel.
Sten (693) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured beer with a small white head. Malty aroma. Flavour is malty, medium sweet and a bit watery. (Bottle 33cl)
coranc (35) - IRELAND - JUN 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Grass aroma, faint hop. A session beer. Reminds me of global brand beer.
Beerhunter111 (8913) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orange bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht fruchtig, hopfig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, leicht hopfig, Karamell.
Leonardus (46) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guess what, I’m only rating this beer for one reason. NZB never, ever, ever muck around with the brewing process of Speights Ale and its original taste, as you did with CD many moons ago and absolutely f*d up, or you will lose a shitload of very reliant and extremely supportive customers. That’s all I have to say. Don’t alter anything with Speights Gold Ale. From an ex publican.
KeefOz (1007) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted 6/2/2014. Draught at Admiral’s Arms, Coromandel Town, NZ. Poured a semi-clear amber with a white collar that produced OK lacing for a while. Carbonation very low with rare small bubbles. Aroma subtly of malt and no hops (a bit lager-like). Taste of semi-sweet malt and no bitterness. Light body. Crisp, clean with a bland finish. More larger-like than ale-like.
3fourths (8339) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is mass-marketed across New Zealand’s south island by the marchismo Marlboro Man and Butch Cassidy adverts asking if you’re man enough to drink simple beer. There’s some serious brand-loyalty among south islanders and this is the beer that they’ve settled on, though a large contingent still drinks DB. To be fair, GOLD MEDAL ALE is not awful, I can see how it came to be one of the big, bland, simple beers that people drink their entire lives, and it has more flavor and body than a lot of it’s equally-bland competition. It actually resembles a lager in body. Lightly sweet and syrupy with some papery notes. Carbonation is a bit brash, flavor is basic amber malt extract with off-notes of copper pennies and metal. There’s not much to like about it, but it’s not a dumper. In Franz Josef you run out of non-Monteiths drinking options pretty quickly.