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Sunshine Gisborne Gold

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Brewed by Sunshine Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Waikanae Beach, Gisborne, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Born of sun, sea and hot afternoons, Gizzy Gold, as itís known locally, is our classic thirst quenching and award winning session lager. Dry, crisp and refreshing, it has a lightly toasted maltiness over a solid Green Bullet hop backbone. Fermented at a low temperature with its own imported yeast strain, itís a time proven brew to wash out the salt out after a hard dayís surfing, working or playing. A gift to you from us old Gisborne surfers.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (201) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2014
500ml bottle pours pale & frothy, light malt grassy aroma with a bitter mildly hoppy taste that finishes quite dry, very refreshing

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
Itís probably about time I reviewed this beer given its long standing, but you just donít get it in the South Island of New Zealand. It is as it says on the label, a golden lager that also has a white head and large bubbly carbonation. It looks like a classic lager in the glass and has a very light malt aroma and subtle metallic hopping. It isnít the most complex beer - mild maltiness and little else to commend it to beer snobs. It tasted to me like Mackís Gold used to taste prior to Lionís takeover. An aperitif beer? I bet it has never been described as that before, but thatís how and why I had it and it fit its purpose well.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Crystal clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of whitenpepper and hay. Taste is peppery straw. Light body.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sx_fusion (8) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2011 does not count
The first sip reminded me of opening a bag of hops. Great drinker, interesting and unintrusive hop profile. Itís not trying to new a highly hoped pils, that is the greenís job. Instead it is an easy drinking yet satisfying pale lager. I would order this over a steinlager, stella or carona any day.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer4eternity (207) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
500ml bottle fresh from the brewery. According to the brewer this is the same recipe as Gisborne Green (Pilsener) just with 20% more water. Strangely the Gisborne Green was more about the hops and this was more about the malt. Given the choice between the two I would always choose the the more intense aroma and flavour of the Gisborne Green. However this was OK as a beer and easily much better than your average pale lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2010
Reminiscing on this. Grassiness is the memory that sticks in my mind more than most. A NZ beer that has its own distinctiveness,

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vintner (1) - USA - OCT 6, 2009 does not count
Clear and brigh gold. Fine mouse with good stability. Overt but not excessive hop aromas with fejoa and grapefruit . Delicate malt structure displaying honey/straw notes and a slight toast background. Solid hop back bone finishing very dry, a great refresher or session beer with a bit m,ore charachter. At its price (just above domestic green bottle price) a very good buy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Pale golden lager. Not a whole lot on the nose, some honey sweetness and toasty malt tastes. Finishes a little sweet but a nice enough beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2009
Bottle at the film archive. My favourite ístudent beerí, it is affordable and availible. Lovely golden colour, with white head. Malty with a hoppy bitterness to finish. Head and shoulders above such brews as Macís Gold.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2009
Not a bad beer really, slight vanilla on the nose, quite a refreshing bitterness that lingers, as fairly commercial lagers go this is ok


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