craiggyNZ (9) - - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpump at HZ. My definition of a session ale. My glass evaporated before me. Nothing hugely 'in your face' going on, but I could happily have another (and another..)
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kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is good, the body red-brown. It smells maltaromatic, sweet, malty. The taste is malty, sweet, grain, bit hoppy, In the aftertaste bit sour-sweet.
Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 From the comments below, seems to me way different from the beer of 2-3 years ago. Very cloudy amber, chicken broth cloudy, really, with a beige head that hangs around, no matter what. Little to whiff, exempt for a faint aroma of pale lager. The referred sweetness is vague, mostly hidden under a rather strong grassy, citrus bitterness. This wouldn’t have been my first choice, as I’d have expected more of that paradoxical sweet, more mellow, malty, "bitter". Still, it’s not bad!
beer-yum (507) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 A solid bitter beer. Nothing special - but enjoyable nonetheless. Would not skip a session fuelled by this.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
i only had this recently, but oddly can’t remember much about it. all i remember was typical a middle-of-the-road session with pleasant fruit and bitterness. was nice anyway.
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Plonk. A really nice english bitter, classic ESB aromas and flavours. Loved it.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad beer, nice bitterness with a subtle hint of hops that are not overpowering. An OK beer.
Brodies_Best (248) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with good head. Aroma is slightly malty and hoppy. Bitter smooth creamy taste. Kinda made me burp after each swig though. Not sure why.
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ The Free House, Nelson. The aroma is just light hoppy, bit malty. Clear, amber coloured with a slight off-white head. The taste is slightly toasted, has some hoppiness, citrus, quite clean.
hawthorne00 (2471) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Bottle. Cloudy dull amber with a coat of off-white head. Fruity aroma with apples, pears, oranges and a little toffee. Lovely soft mouthfeel. Taste is strongly malty with sweet - and slightly buttery - toffee and fruit before a decent whack of slightly spicy bitterness. The finish doesn’t emerge seamlessly - there’s a bit of a lurch. [3.2]
New look bottle, 5.3% ABV. Pours bright this time. Aroma is fruity but subdued (-1), taste is a little cleaner and less butterscotchy (+1). Firm bitterness. No great magic to it, but a pretty solid strongish bitter.