ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sunny gold and bright as bright. Well fuelled, persistent fluffy white head drabs a cloud of foam down the glass. Aroma a blend of peppery, herbal hops, lemon zest and toasted grains. Soft, foamy mouthfeel and very light bodied. Fresh chilled it was dry, dusty and dominated by a New Zealand hop back end that is fruity, citric and herbaceous – low bitterness, also peppery especially after the swallow. Malt sweetens as it warms. Very easy drinking, balanced and quaffable. Don’t quite get that they grasped a Deutsches Helles but a tasty lager none the less! (33cL, BB 29/09/12, Freo Doctor)
bulldogops (775) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Tuatara Mix Pack (1 of 6) 5%. Bold golden pour with a thick, white foam, decent retention. Aroma is strong malty sweetness, caramel, ripe fleshy fruits, cereal grains, mild grassiness. Taste is boldly hopped for a lager, lots of earthy notes, but balance is quite impressive. Crisp, refreshing, and smooth tasting.
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle direct from Brewery. Pale gold/yellow, slight haze, thin, quickly dissipating head. Munich malt characters dominates, mild citrusy/grassy hops, some yeast characters, quite dry, medium body, easy drinking. Nice.
NLawrence03 (6) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
light beer. had after a hopwired so extremely disapointing after such a great brew like that.
nice colour to it and a small head which resided quickly. a sweat maltiness to it with carbonation...only slightly better than your run of the mill mid-range beers.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange colour with big head, but disappears quickly. Sweet bready aroma. Sweet malty taste. Short sweet aftertaste.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With thanks to my kiwi buddy Mark for bringing this home from NZ to Ireland for me. Appearance: quite a light yellow, good visible carbonation with a small snow white head. Aroma: Deep malty grassiness, a little fruity, yeasty too. Flavour: great fresh grass flavour, nicely balanced with the malt, some citrus and fruit in the finish. Simple, refreshing.
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out a faint gold beer with almost no head. Light aroma. Faint grains, my floor, small fruity things. Tastes a but more interesting than it smells. Grainy, a touch sweet but mainly malts. Wisps of fruit but they fade. Mellow mellow spice. If you like boring as shit this is for you.
DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK, I get it, now. When I had my first bottle of this a couple of months ago, I would have rated it very low. Way too sweet. But today I had a Peroni and then this. They are the same beer, same aroma, same basic taste, it’s just that tuatara did it a lot better than Peroni Naturo Azzuro. But in the end, this style of beer is still not my cup of, er, beer, but I can tell you that if you are choosing between the two lagers, go for the Tuatara.
Tonybaldeagle (52) - - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty, refreshing, easy to drink lager that has hints of banana and leaves a pleasant, mildly dry palate. The hops are not overpowering and enhances the flavour.
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CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(330ml bottle) Part of the Tuatara 6-pack. Somewhat bready and thin. Very grainy. Average.
andrewturba (730) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a straw-yellow with quickly disappearing small white head. Aromas are light of pale malt and faint noble hops. Flavour is sweet pale malt with a light noble hop bitterness on the finish. Not my beer of choice but in the category it is decent beer, very session-able.