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 wasnít expecting much. A relative brought me back some exotic beers from the South Seas, and this was one. Canít buy the argument that it doesnít 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 Iíd anticipated. I mean, New Zealand? Iím not saying itís worth the cost of a South Seas vacation just to get some, but if I ever wind up in New Zealand, itís comforting to know thereís a decent beer there.
DedicatedToFun (653) - 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, itís surely downable at 3am after a bunch of vodka shots and thereís nothing better to do.
DylansDad (157) - 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. Itís 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 (718) - 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 (884) - 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 canít 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.