beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - JAN 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. White small bubbly fully quickly diminishing head on light golden body. Light honey hay grass corn grain stale malt cardboard box, usual NZ macro lager aromas. Tastes light to moderate bitter, moderate sweet. Light medium body, creamy watery texture, average carbonation, long dry finish which I found a bit harsh and unpleasant. What am I missing that the bestowers of accolades for this beer found?
Aquilo (586) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ultra clear yellow with a middling white head. Aroma is rotting leaves and unclean armpits, with a hint of nutmeg. Flavor is rather bland, there is a hint of something fruity in the finish, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Overall, this is a boring beer trying to be a Heineken replacement. It’s drinkable, but I’ll avoid it in the future.
Beerringer (4) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Give me a reason not to love this beer, it’s the best beer in the world, my fridge would be fully stocked if it wasn’t so expensive.
The smell right off the top is so pleasant.
tombutlin (86) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 I’m rating this for old time’s sake, as I drank a fair few kegs worth of this as a young and naive man. Slightly more interesting that the usual generic international lagers, but only slightly. Definitely sessionable, if you are still young and naive and can afford to waste half of the following day, then this is as good as any. A touch of grass and a taste of bread and hay
euniceradio (176) - Colton, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear pale gold. Lots of CO2. Head is huge with thick creamy lacing. Aroma of light grass, big lemon/lime and pale malts. Taste is lemon zest, pale malts and grass/citrus hops that are emphasized by a lot of carbonation biting the palate. Mouthfeel is light yet oily. Finish is a little bitter. Overall.... pretty good for a "green bottle".
KansaiBeerLvrs (3054) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
2 yuan for a 330ml not sure if it is this or not, mine was made in China but did have Motueka written on the side... can. It pours a light gold with a decent head and some soapy looking lacing. The nose is grainy & mentholated rub... Urgh. Thin bodied with cardboard, menthol, sugar and... Nothing terribly beer like. Yuck.
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waiake (431) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle standard lager used to drink swags of these, still ok but tastes more sweet than anything else
slowrunner77 (7078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"pretty good for a pale lager...but still a pale lager. taste is a touch malty and slightly sweet...not as skunky as some, but can have a touch of it, or it can be refreshing."
vipinvelp (2827) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What can I say, its a Pale Ale. It looks like one, it smells like one and it tastes like one. But in a warm Dubai that is OK, and it comes from far away, so who cares. (Dubai 201409)
worldbeertaste (1740) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear gold with a white small head. Smells of grain and pale malt with citrus and light hops. Crisp. Light watery body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweetness with corn, grass and a light citrus. Ok pale lager
Sten (710) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured beer with a white head. Hoppy aroma, taste of mild hoppyness. (Bottle 33cl)