umbongo82 (17) - - APR 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s refreshing on a south seas summer day. Standard tropics lager, nothing to write home about
textical (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer I have ever had. Where can I buy it back home? Samoa is too far to go!
hawthorne00 (3315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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?"
TedE (812) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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. It’s 37 degrees Celsius in Sydney this evening and this beer makes perfect sense right now.
KeefOz (1426) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
RobertDale (5098) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Cantabrian (971) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I had this beer a couple of years ago and I forgot to rate it. And I’m 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.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale watery yellow, fizzy head that lasts no time. Extremely thin, watery body. Slight chemical taste. Terrible.
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
21/IX/2012 - 355ml bottle @ home - BB: 26/X/12 (2012-1060) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the bottle!
Clear pale yellowish beer, big creamy white head with some irregular bubbles, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: corn, rice, grains, bit metallic, hay, slightly spicy touch. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: carbon sour first, then sweet sugary, grains, overripe fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: medicinal bitterness, bit metallic, watery. Meh, another country tick, right? ;-)
fletchfighters (1376) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Poured a clear straw color. Lots and lots of little carbonation bubbles with the pour. One finger bright white head. Good head retention and body to head. Looks better than the Fiji stuff I have had.
S-- Crisp aroma. Little bit of hops and a good malt body. Grassy smell, with a touch of spicy and floral. Smell like a European lager.
T-- Bread, grass, a little floral, and a little bit of a hard mineral taste. Nothing too offensive though.
M-- Clean, crisp, long lasting grass feel. has a bit of a hard sparkling mineral water feel with the metallic mineral taste but a better feel than others. Spicy and prickly carbonation. Clean and refreshing.
O-- Maybe I have been in the South Pacific too long. I liked this. Easy to drink even warm. More of a sparkling mineral water taste warm but if I like this warm. Would be really good ice cold on a hot, humid day. Better than a lot of the Aussie beers in this style.