Brodies_Best (202) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On hand pump pours slightly cloudy, yellow golden with white head. Aroma is of peaches, dust and baking soda. Taste is very light then smooth bitter milkiness comes through. Creamy aftertaste.
Cantabrian (680) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Twisted Hop, at a tasting session with Travlr and Jimthechap. Lovely beer, with a great balance between a seductive maltiness, apricots, and a citrus (grapefruit?) bitterness. It goes down so damn easy and still has an alluring mouthfeel. One could indeed doubt if anyone could concoct a better bitter than this.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at the Campus Club near Hamilton, courtesy of Allen, thank you sir! Clear go.den color, small thick white head. Aroma is fruity citrus and fresh hay. Taste is peppery and moderately bitter very easy to drink.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very spicy and yeasty, along with light fruits and a fairly lasting bitterness. not sure if this is what it normally tastes like, but it was pretty good.
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is exactly what it says on the tin, a great session beer. It is a very smart example and the best available in New Zealand in the lighter cask conditioned style.
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. a golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with lovely notes of grass and hops, leading to a hay-like finish.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the best of the twisted beers in my opinion. a huge and wild blackcurrant aroma, along with appetising fresh yeasty caskbeer smells. salty, drily malty and fruity, with not too much crystal malt to get in the way of the bitter and moreish finish. very skullable. a nice kiwi-hop tweak of the classic english model.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the tasting rack at the brewpub, cask conditioned. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, fruits, and citrus. Flavor of dry hops, with citrus and other fruits. Bitter, with a dry finish. Light bodied, flavorful, and sessionable. Really good bitter.
DuffMan (5812) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the tasting tray shared with my lovely wife at the brewpub in Christchurch, enjoyed with the charcouterie plate and cheese plate. Light orange amber with a lacy white head. Very aromatic fruity and floral hop aroma (orange blossom?) with an underlying stemminess. Very light, but VERY flavourful palate driven by the fresh aromatic hops. Nice bitter finish.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Twisted Hop, Christchurch. Pours a beautiful golden with a creamy white head. Good lacing around the inside of the glass. Fresh aroma of citrus and floral notes. The flavour is malt and fruit. Smooth and bitter finish. A great session beer...delicious!