donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and a little flowers. Medium body with sweetish malts and flower notes and a surprisingly distinct bitterness. Surprisingly characterful for a NZ Pale Lager. 210208
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 Slightly golden body and nice dense head. Pretty anonyme aroma. Bitter/hops in taste and aftertaste. Generally a bit thin.
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a relatively faint pale yellow with a short minimal fine head. Muted bready aroma with a touch of honey. Strange first taste, perhaps more bitter than expected. Some earthyness and yes, can get the mineral thing too. Lightens at the finish. As a local ’alternative’ from a small brewery a pretty good effort. I do however prefer the draught version that I understand is not as heavily filtered.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought in Auckland. Pours a plae yellow with a short fuzzy white head. Aroma of grains, bit sweet with some hoppiness. Flavour is rather thin, hoppy and maltish. Simple rather boring brew.
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at The Malthouse, Wellington. Clear golden, near no head. Dusty orange aroma. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Notes of peach and other fruits, low bitterness. A straight forward lager a notch above the mass market products.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted 30/03/2005. 3330ml bottle at Neil Miller’s Cellar-Vate tasting.
Honey aroma with a touch of hops. Flavour is a bit caramelly with good grassy hops and a cleansing bitterness. Mr Miller reckons it’s strongly "mineral" but I think he must have got that another time because it just turns to boiled veges for me. Started good and went downhill. Still, it’s certainly well above the average NZ beer (which is brought down considerably by a few shockers).
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2004
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
i was pretty thirsty after trudging through wellington looking for a good pub and settling for a crappy irish one. very sweet with nz cascade character and some serious rasping nastiness. maybe i should have had the guinness
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
weird, i got the same thing as nasullivan - at first i thought it was just an ordinary cardboard/cheese sweet lager, but then i got weirded out by peaty smokiness?!?! what the hey?
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw gold in colour, big white head, high hoppy aroma, big bitter bite. Flavour lingers in mouth for a long time. Who knew that they could brew beer on the East coast, must be the water.
Neil must have had a bad batch. This lager is similar to most mass produced beer in NZ.