Princette (8) - Auckland, - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty taste in bottled variety, much nicer on tap. Fresh light brew overall, best of the commercial beers in New Zealand
beerguy00 (65) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours an almost clear yellow with a small head. Skunky aroma...skunky flavor...a tiny bit of sweetness and bitterness, but you really have to look for it behind the skunked flavor. Rule of thumb...try not to buy beers in green bottles. Couldn’t finish this beer. I would try it again if I knew it was fresh, I bought it at a reputable store who always gets rid of their old product and stock the shelves with new, fresh beer, so I don’t think it was actually bad because of UV exposure...but I would be willing to try it again if I could find it fresh, maybe on tap in a keg so there is no UV exposure. As of right now, I believe it is a fair rating though.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity aroma. Pale clear golden colour with reasonable head. Nice and fruity up front with apple hints in aftertaste. Light body with low carbonation.
exeter (283) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The smell was pure skunk. A friend recommended it, the bastard. The taste though was different, but in an average way. The head died pretty quick but the edging left lacing. Pretty much like the scent, but minus the major skunk. Really pils like. Prominent hop bite in the swallow leaving behind a trail of toasted malt and maybe a bit of lemon rind?
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a decent looking clear to somewhat light hazy yellow color with a decent carbonation seen rising a rocky foamy two finger white head.
The smell had mainly a grassy/hay-like qualities running over top of a light skunkiness (yes, I know I have a green bottle, its okay, I shall proceed).
The taste was grassy and hay-like again and added a light sweet corn-like feature to it that was okay but not great. The aftertaste was kinda harsh and assaulting a bit through the skunky yet sweet corn-like feature.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, I say this was a decent pale lager, its nothing to go bonkers about but if anything I think I’d try this again on tap.
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
very faint malt aroma. golden and clear with a nice head. taste is slightly malty but VERY watery.
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 330ml bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a sudsy thick white head which gradually recedes leaving decent lacing. Color is a clear light gold with abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: initially a bit of skunk (green bottle), once this dissipated remaining aroma is a combination of pungent grassy hops and sweet bread dough.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a drying finish.
Flavor: nice combination of lightly toasted barley, a hint of caramel and toffee, strong grass hop presence as well as some bitter hops in the finish.
Overall: excellent and well done pale lager. Would like to try it from a can or on tap to see if the initial skunk is not present.
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Is this Bud packaged under New Zealand label? Bit of a stale/rotten aroma. Cheap sweetness, followed by water aftertaste. Suspiciously similar to Budweiser.
davidtjm (313) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde pour with a thin head. Nice hops aroma, crisp hops taste with grass notes. Nice lager in my opinion
Beerhunter111 (7081) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig, leicht süß. Geschmack wässrig, leicht malzig getreidig, minimal herb.
3xdogs (2) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap a the local pub. Very drinkable when not poured from the bottle. Some malt flavours and a mild hop bitterness.