Brewed by Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Premium Lager
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


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You are holding in your hand on of the purest beers we can make, no additives, no preservatives. Water, malted barley, hops and yeast. All sourced from the purest place on earth, New Zealand.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 3, 2012
Fizzy soft damp sock smell. In the mouth lots of fizzy carbonation that tries to make you ignore the skunky sourness. Very little bitterness, just more damp sock on the aftertaste. Good example of the New Zealand light-lager style. There might have been a hop waved somewhere around the brewing vat, at some stage.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
not really getting a whole lot of difference between this and the premium, even side by side. both passable pale lagers, but not anything to return to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Where and how: bottle 330 ml
Aroma green bottle issue up front. Musky wet cloth, but not too heavy as there are worse cases. Lighter, herbal notes with grainy backing.
Appearance :
Top: bright white top, sparse lace.
Base: straw gold.
Palate : mid-lighter body, lighter carbonation but I would not call it flat.
Taste: soft feel with semi dry finish. Mild hop presence.
other notes beyond green bottle issues this is fairly refreshing offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rolfc81 (73) - - SEP 13, 2014
Very good light crisp lager. Like a European lager.....................................

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbaaron (1355) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pale yellow with a faint white head. Skunkish aroma. Corn. Grass. Light and watery. Sweet. Bleh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Niller (742) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours light yellow with a white head. The taste is slight sweetish with notes of hops, grain. Slight creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Sweet hoppy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Holmen1 (2791) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Flaske fra Gl. Strand Øllagerjuli-14: bryggeriet sier "one of the purest beers we can make, no additives, no preservatives etc...". My verdict: hardly any flavour or taste, just plain boring. NZ brewers have proved they can do a lot better than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (752) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This light yellow colored beer has a mildly sweet aroma. It has the subtle flavor of sweet orange. It is very crisp and very mild. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MRMedellin (211) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 31, 2014
Clear golden beer, small head with a bad retention. Grain aromas rule over the others, the taste reveals a light body, watery texture, standard carbonation and a regular flavor, like a macro lager with no specific particularities.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours yellow with a fading white head. Aroma of malt, light corn, light grass. Flavor is malt, corn, white sugar, cardboard, hints of grass. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 080514

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pretty standard lager fare. Pale yellow. Malty, sweet. Ok.

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