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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - JUN 6, 2012
There was a light pale amber-orange colour, with a light head, and light carbonation. The aroma showed medium malt and light bitterness. The taste had slightly sweet orange citrus fruit and malt, with medium hop bitterness on the finish. This was a medium body beer, quite well balanced, and was fresh and clean, but lacking a bit of intensity and complexity.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
GlassBrass440 (123) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (67) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2620) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (242) - 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 (6164) - 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 (832) - 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 (655) - 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 (995) - 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 (993) - 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.


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