nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at MarchFest 2009, Nelson. Pours golden with a small white head. Pale malt, citrus, grass and floral notes. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Thin bodied with OK bitterness. A decent pils.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2009 Pours golden yellow with a soaring snow white head. Aromas are fruit driven with alot of citrus and some tropical. Palate shows more of the same with some added grassy notes and hop spice. Weight and carbonation is spot on for a pils. Similar to the brilliant emersons pils, however this is a little more restrained, crisp and clean.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow hue. Soft, thin white head.
Lime zesty hops, passionfruit sweetness, malt and grassy notes.
Sweet, fruity flavours. Hops present as citrus and are nice and strong.
A straw malt underlies complex fruity flavours, some of which I identify as peach and apricot.
A mild bitter finish.
Can get a bit too sweet after a while, but still awesome.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy, pale golden with a small, white head. Very fresh aroma of fruit and summer flowers. Quite a solid, malty body with a good malt sweetness before a very solid hop bitterness with loads of aroma hops and fresh flower notes. Yet another example to show that capable New Zealand micros can brew excellent pilseners with locally grown hops. 040208
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden and slightly hazy body. Small head. Fruit and fresh hops in aroma. Carbonated with smaller boubles than i would expect. Nice fresh taste with bitter aftertaste.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Crispy and hoppy.Nice and balanced.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, a slight haze to the gold colour with a white foamy head. A lovely crisp hoppy aroma. A crisp and clean palate, a good fruity flavour. A superb pilsener.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle Batch 1015 Halswell New World. Nice bright gold, slightly milky. Decent firm head. Well balanced nose, grassy & fresh. Again, nice even balance between malt & hops. Butterscotch, herby & a bit of pepper too. Was waiting for a big finish but didn’t arrive - perhaps it’s only flaw.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big grassy hop aroma light gold colour with firm white head, mild bitter taste, hint of vanilla, not too bad.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2006 Tasted 11/05/2006. 500ml bottle (bottle-conditioned?) from Regional Wines, Wellington. Batch 1001.
Bright gold, medium carbonation, with a sudsy off-white head that disappears but leaves a spidery lace. Quite grainy on the nose with hints of grass and a little butter, at first, and then some pepper, later. More grain in the flavour, some lolly-like malt flavour at warmer temps. Quite dry, overall, with a long, grassy, bitterness and a touch of astringency on the palate. Light-medium weight and good, balanced, medium carbonation. Good drinking, appeals more as I get through it and would be top class without the astringency. Reviewed 26/04/2006 - Same descriptors but I’m even more impressed this time: so fresh, so well-conditioned, a lovely, quite bitter, pilsner.