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Sprig and Fern Tasman Lager
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Brewed by Sprig and Fern Brewery (Tasman Brewing)
Style: Heller Bock
Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very strong Pilsner style golden lager. Big on hop flavour and aroma. Matured for an extended period of time. The price definitely isn’t criminal, but it has done time and you must consume with due respect.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Keg - Sprig & Fern, Wellington. Clear golden with a small but lasting white head leaving a soapy lace. It’s all about the sweet-toned pale malts here whilst remaining crisp, fresh and juicy. Delicate citrus and floral hop characters intermingle with biscuity malts on both nose and palate. Light to medium body with soft to medium carbonation and a lingering bread dough and yeasty sweetness in the finish. Disguises its modest ABV well. Effortlessly, eminently drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Gummy candy, pineapple juice and orange jelly aroma. Sharp hop acids balanced the crystal malt sweetness and a faint toastiness gives it some Pilsner resemblance. Thin and watery body leaves the mouth disappointed, the syrupy malt extract texture and flavor is off-putting but flavor and aroma-wise there are few faults. Drinkable in a pinch. Clear amber-hued gold with a short white head. From draft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
The head is ok, the body is blond. It smells sweet, flowery, citrus, malty. The taste is sweet, citrus, malty, bit alcoholic. 10/9/9/9//9

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29169) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2012
Rigger from Franks in Fendalton, Christchurch. Golden straw coloured beer with a coarse white head that sank into a film on top of the beer, but otherwise clear and with plentiful carbonation. A good noseful of grape, vine and green berryfruit. Tingly mouthfeel with surprisingly good hop contribution, probably Nelson Sauvin as there’s a definite character there: ripe gooseberry, round and full green grape with some herbal notes. Not strenuously bitter, a little restrained which gives the malt the final say in the finish. Unfortunately this means the finish is fairly short. In all honesty this wasn’t a bad beer, or an unpleasant beer and it was certainly drinkable. Lager cops a bad press from a number of reviewers simply because they’re done so often, but making good lager is not easy at all. I rather like this. Given the time and the place (summer and finishing a long shift at worse), this beer is certainly welcome. It also passes the ’Would I have another?’ test. I would ask though, why does it have such a high abv?

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Sweet honey aroma. Bright straw colour with white head. Typical of mass produced beer.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
Very smooth and subtle; almost like a golden ale rather than a lager. But the lager element shows up in lack of nose as well as the lightness of colour; and all in all it’s a bit sweet for my tastebuds. A nice thirst quencher, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4435) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
On tap @ Sprig & Fern, Nelson. The aroma is quite hoppy, citric. Clear, golden coloured with a white head. The taste very clean and crisp, quite hoppy, citric, has some veggie tones. Great lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2009
Draught at Tasman Brewery, Richmond. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt, fruit and honey. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Smooth hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2009
Pours golden, white head. Fruity aroma, apples, hops. Malty background. Flavour is very smooth with fuity apples, hop bitterness and a nice vanilla. A nice malt base and dry finish. A very well made lager.


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