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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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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
(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

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19805) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13023) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
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.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2004
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

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,

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1743) - 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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
Smoky nose and pale beer. The head disappears quickly. The taste is thin, nasty, sharp and has a strange cardboard and smoky taste. A really poor beer that is a drainpour I fear.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
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?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2003
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.


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