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Brewed by Tui Brewery (DB Breweries)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Mangatainoka, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
’East India Pale Ale’ was first brewed in England last century for the colonies East of India such as New Zealand and Australia. The beer was unpasteurised and secondary fermentation occured in the bottle during the long journey. Thirsty settlers loved its natural effervescent character and we reckon it still hits the spot today.
Brewer’s Comment: This fine ale is a thoroughly refreshing beer with a light palate best suited to beaches, barbecues and all beer related occasions.
Serving Suggestions: Serve lightly chilled on its own or with any manner of barbecued meats. At restaurants, or when trying to impress others, try and use a glass. Do not mix with salad.
Cellaring: Yeah right!


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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PictouRx (168) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
Had this on tap at various establishments on my journey through NZD lately. This beer as far as draught is ok overall, certainly did not get any hint of IPA from this compared to others I have had, and fairly weak as well. I remember little hoppy character, poor head, and somewhat smooth.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (2227) - PORTUGAL - AUG 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Malts, bread in the Aroma. Average carbonation and light watery body. Taste is more on the sweet side but light. Overall, drinkable in hot summer day if there isn’t anything else.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maits (113) - ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2016
Dark amber clear with no head. Firstly sweet aroma, then comes some hints for bread in aroma. Mild amber lager, a bit sweet bread taste with metallic notes in the end.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
indrekr (377) - ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2016
Appearance: clear, golden, amber, white foam, rocky head, stays average time. Aroma: bread, mead, sweet but quite weak. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter. Palate: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, no finish.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ALIBALI (539) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
ÜBEL!!!!! Schmeckt wie leicht säuerliches Malzwasser. UNNÖTIG !!! Maximal ein bisschen geschmackvoller als Wasser und so nur als neutraler Durstlöscher geeeignet, wobei hier die 3,50 Euro für die 0,33l Flasche sicherlich zu viel sind. Getrunken am NEUSEELAND Stand der Kieler Woche 2016.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sdg (153) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Nicely designed bottle. The beer pours light brown, white but quickly dissipating head. Aroma is mainly malt, citrus and what I think could be green apple or pear, but overall very watery. Taste is slightly sweet; notable is that there is none of the expected bitterness at all. The beer has a light body and a very thin, watery mouthfeel. Caronation is above average.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAY 8, 2016
08-May-2016-0,33L Flasche. Helles Rotbraun, klar, cremefarbener Schaum. Aroma: Minimal malzig. Antrunk minimal malzig + röstig. Ziemlich nichtssagend. Bewertung 2 im Hinblick auf den genialen Werbespot ( since 1889 temptation has been rising => brewery run only by women/ georgeous women .... )

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adasko (1828) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Session IPA? It’s a joke not session IPA. It’s almost the same as tasteless lager from macro brewery. Almost no aroma, except a bit of malts, no taste at all.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lukehamilton (1) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
A refreshing aroma with 4% alcohol content makes it perfect refreshment for summer. Bottle, 330 ml with a neck shorter than that of, for instance, Corona. Taste, light sweetness. Light body. Good for happy hours.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2016
Clear red-brown color with foam layer. The smell is much like wet grains with no really recognizable hopping. The most present thing in the taste is the carbonation, even though it is not massively overdone. It has a sweetness with a malty character and it lacks a style corresponding hopping. Calm aftertaste. I would rather characterize it as an amber lager or a red ale.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrNosha (1606) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2016
330ml Dose. Kastanienfarbebes Bier. Malziges Aroma, wenig Hopfen. Süffiger flacher Geschmack. Kein Pale Ale, der Name täuscht!


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