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.
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 (1630) - 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 (1595) - 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 (584) - 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, itís surely downable at 3am after a bunch of vodka shots and thereís 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. 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 (800) - 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.