KeefOz (745) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tasted 9/2/2014. Draught at "Right Track Sports Café", Auckland, NZ. Poured a clear pale golden colour with a maximum of a one-finger white frothy head that diminished quickly. Lacing virtually nil. Carbonation very low with small to medium sized bubbles. Aroma slightly of sweet malt and a subtle trace of yeast. Taste bland - sweetish with no hops bitterness at all; lager-like. Light body. Bland lager-like - forgot to put any hops in, let alone triple hop it. Not a pilsner.
chinchill (1264) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap and served in a “handle” at Ratbags in Dunedin, NZ.
Looks like a typical pilsner: pours golden amber with streams of small bubbles. Excellent clarity. Decent head.
Aroma: typical in both quality and strength. More hops than grains.
Flavor: the triple hops may add some complexity and balance but this is less hoppy than most pilsners.
Feel: medium body; nice crisp carbonation.
O: a decent but unimpressive pilsner that’s poor in comparison to the Emersons Pilsner I had earlier in the day.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The head is medium, the body blond. It smells malty, watery, a little bit hoppy. The taste is a bit bitter, malty, watery, mild.
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer is exquisite in my opinion its subtle and goes down well, slight bitterness and is easy to drink, worth purchasing
Pita (1) - NAGORNO-KARABAKH - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Promised more than delivered...little citrus flavour and full-mouthed bitterness one expects from a well-hopped beer.
Clean and fresh...a light summer beverage produced to a budget rather than a full-rounded pilsener.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. I’m actual surprised that there is some hop flavour upfront. But a half second later, that’s it. Just watery, metallic, grainy malt after that.
Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first observation is that the description on the bottle is just a touch masturbational and needs an overhaul. This sort of thing should not be left to some pointy-shoed marketer but someone with imagination and appreciation of the brewing process. I could rail at this for hours but will direct my attention a little more constructively. However: "The thirst quencher to share with mates"? Go and dip your head in a bucket of warm wank.
The beer appeared clear and light-golden with evident bubbles but nil head. The aroma gives off a bit of perfumy aromatic hop, carbolic soap and gooseberry. This comes through in the flavour, especially the soapiness, oddly enough. There is a nudge toward hoppy bitterness that reminds you of the gooseberry and this carries it toward a medium-short finish. Not a show stopper, but pleasant enough for having a few in the sun.