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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2014
330ml bottle pale gold with a fine fluffy head mild grainy malty aroma similar taste is crisp clean smooth but a bit bland overall

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"nothing stands out, or is overly offensive about this lager. Pale yellow in color, smells of grain, corn, and light hops and tastes the same. Pretty light all around. I’ve had better Hellesseseesese but it wasn’t "bad"."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benlawrie (6) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
Nice aroma and appearance, but unfortunately thats where it ends. Sessionable, but there is better options out there

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (786) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Aroma is straw, lemon grass, light graininess and slight sulphur. Taste is a light sweet maltiness paired with a fairly well balanced bitterness. There is slight tartiness on finish but it doesn’t last long. Fairly basic character overall. Body is straw/gold with a bubbly pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2014
A serviceable brew that stands up to most of the competition. Competitive local price makes it a no-brainer safe bet in New Zealand.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (970) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
(Bottle) Clear pale amber with short lived small white head. Aroma not very distinct, but also not special - sort of malty and vegetabley. Refreshing light body and lively carbonation. Pleasant and unusual flavour profile - subtle, low-key, pleasant all the way trough with a very late aftertaste making a significant appearance at the end. The main backbone of the taste is pleasant sweetish malt with some subtle fruitiness. The finish has a developing combination of hop bitterness and biscuit. Nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Tasted 8/2/2014. Poured a clear golden colour with a one-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar that produced poor lace. Carbonation very low with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of mild malt if anything at all; no obvious hops. Taste of sweetish caramel malt but no real bitterness. Light body. Bland.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sagearch (1) - - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
Not much to say about the appearance: it looks like a lager. But the taste is phenomenal. As good as any Bavarian lager, but with an aftertaste that explodes on the tongue after a few seconds, and really completes the experience. My new favourite lager, by a long shot.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Cereal / grape nut malt with faint spice and lemon noble hops in the nose. Has a pleasant mineral character that speaks of German hard water and while the crispness and malt texture are enjoyable, there are some quiet but still off-putting notes of raw Pilsner malt, rice cake, butter, corn kernels and the like... it’s a crude barley malt smell similar to the ambient air inside a maltery. Light body, light sweetness, low bitterness, some malt acidity holds it up but the sweet rice cake and raw cereal / grape nut flavor isn’t something I can get into. Crisp and lip-smacking finish is decent but it does dissipate rather quickly into a watery, thin finish. Clear gold body, still with a short white head, from draft at Andrew Andrew in Auckland.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 330ml reptilian bottle from a Tuatara mixed 6 pack. Crisp, dry feel. Mildly hoppy with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Good balance.


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