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Sunshine Gisborne Gold

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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1622) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
It’s probably about time I reviewed this beer given its long standing, but you just don’t 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 isn’t the most complex beer - mild maltiness and little else to commend it to beer snobs. It tasted to me like Mack’s Gold used to taste prior to Lion’s takeover. An aperitif beer? I bet it has never been described as that before, but that’s 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 (11156) - 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. It’s not trying to new a highly hoped pils, that is the green’s 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 (201) - 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 ’student beer’, 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 Mac’s 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

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2008
Rigger from Regional. Pours light golden with white disappearing head. I was surprised when I first tasted this as I was expecting something on par with Speights. What I tasted was far superior. This is quite a simple beer, little aromas to speak of, perhaps some malt. I was surprised to clearly taste some nice bitter hops, with a malty background and lingering bitterness. For its price range this is the best I’ve tasted.


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