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


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ALLOVATE's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, - NOV 16, 2012
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle from BEPlus, Xiamen. Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ChairmanDrew (1) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2015 does not count
This "classic Munich style lager" is basically more like your average Partyburner or any other cheap German mass produced swill. Throw in a dash of dishwashing detergent and that’s the flavour right there (maybe that’s what they mean with the tagline "crisp, CLEAN & refreshing). Head fizzes like a low effort homebrew. Easily the worst from a overrated brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
GlassBrass440 (178) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a brilliant dark yellow-gold color with a shy, white head. Not too much going on in the aroma. Faint hops and some pils malt. Flavor is again mild with pils malt. There is a slight plastic-y after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (93) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Not bad of a lager. Pours light yellow, little head. Aroma and flavour of sweet corn, malts, and wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2806) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Very pale golden coloured with a floral sweet fruity citrus flavour followed by a very dry spicy lemon and slight tart finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (301) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - 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"."

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (916) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (709) - 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.

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