Brewed by Samoa Breweries (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Apia, Samoa


on tap


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Light gold in colour, Light head

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2016
1L plastic bottle - shared by Brunnsbe - thanks!
Cidery aroma, certainly fruity. Massively oxidised taste, but far from unpleasant. Flat watery palate. I suspect this sample, which was presumably between 5 and 10 years old, might even be better than fresh!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rosenbergh (10382) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Enjoyed at the SOPP 2016, Helsinki, Finland. Thanks brunnsbe & oh6gdx for this treat!
Cloudy golden color with no head. Paper, newspaper and wet cardboard. Very papery. Might be quite old bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottled (thanks brunnsbe!). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy, some cardboard and mild sweet old malts. Flavour is very similar with also some slight notes of grains.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umbongo82 (19) - - APR 5, 2016
Itís refreshing on a south seas summer day. Standard tropics lager, nothing to write home about

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
textical (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
The best beer I have ever had. Where can I buy it back home? Samoa is too far to go!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3505) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Gold with an inch of white head that lasts OK. Clean aroma of hay and light spices. Light bodied. Mild grainy sweetness, pepper, grass. Touch of sourness you often pick up in light lagers. Moderate but slightly harsh bitterness in a dry finish. I guess this is good nick. "May I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plains?"

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Green bottle, skunk nose. Nose does not get better in the glass. Pale yellow, good head, even carbonation. Chalky mineral water taste. Abrupt slight malt finish. Itís 37 degrees Celsius in Sydney this evening and this beer makes perfect sense right now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2014
BB 020515. Poured a clear pale golden colour with a one- to two-finger white frothy head that diminished slowly to a collar. Laced well. Carbonation very high and coarse. Aroma typical; lager - malt and grain; no obvious hops. Taste initially sour malt then becomes a bit sweet but has a distinct tangy possibly chemical bitterness. Light body, a bit watery. Crisp, light refreshing with a lingering tangy bitterness on the finish. Best drank cold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Doug! Pours a pale gold with a nice white head. Mild aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, and a bit of grass. Drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
I had this beer a couple of years ago and I forgot to rate it. And Iím not going to have it again for a new tasting. Not memorable. Well, it is not worse than the Fijian or PNG lagers. But that is not a great achievement per se. Tick mark.

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