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

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


PictouRx's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PictouRx (149) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
Almost reminded me of a Heineken on seeing the bottle and smell but whilst in NZD decided to go for it. Pours a golden color, medium foam head, grassy notes. Some sweet and bitter in the taste , goes down smooth. Not bad overall, better than some skunky Heinekens I have tried, a hit and miss with them though. Maybe this beer as sourced direct from NZ and not exposure to any light or shipment.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ordybill (321) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- ahh, the green glass skunkiness Appearance- Straw yellow with a large white head. Taste- Skunky and rather dull, not good palate- A light bodied brew with medium carbonation. Overall-Avoid this beer, it is dull, skunky and very forgettable, Overall: Hardly exciting, but not at all distasteful. This is the beer we should have been drinking in college. Doesn’t require a lot of thought, goes Dow fast and easy

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (1549) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle pours a clear pale straw/golden with a large white head. Aroma of skunked grassy hops. Malt and yeast flavor, yep that’s a pale lager. I’d take it over say bud light.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6572) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rolfc81 (91) - - SEP 13, 2014
Very good light crisp lager. Like a European lager.....................................

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbaaron (1453) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pale yellow with a faint white head. Skunkish aroma. Corn. Grass. Light and watery. Sweet. Bleh.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Niller (753) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Holmen1 (3022) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Flaske fra Gl. Strand Řllagerjuli-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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (791) - 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

2.3
   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.


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