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


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.84   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Light gold in colour, Light head

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Pours straw color with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, some dry malt, watery. Tastes dry and bland with some stray hops, some adjuncty goodness and an artificial spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
9th September 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle in Raratonga. Unusually sour citrus in this lager but overall has a watery body. Refreshes well though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2007
Tasted 23/10/2007. 750ml grenade from BrewNZ (I got the fantastic crate too!). Reasonable tropical lager with german-style tendencies. Pale yellow gold, bright, with a thinning white head. A little sulphur and herbal hop fruit. Clean, dry, low-medium bitterness. Boring but I’d rather this than a franchised Heineken, if I ever happen to hit Samoa. These guys should make a Foreign Export Stout. Drunk about just over 1/2 of the bottle before switching to Duvel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2010
First time I has this was like a bad VB, but grew on me over the two weeks I was in Samoa. Like Fiji Bitter in Fiji, somwhow it works in Samoa. That said was very chemically and the Samoans don’t seem to know how to serve this sort of beer very cold all the time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear straw color. There are some light citrusy hops, not much maltiness. Overall not a lot of flavor, but certainly better than most U.S. macro pale lagers. After living for a total of two years in a place where this is the only beer available I have come to both love and hate it. It’s extremely drinkable but certainly not the most exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2007
750ml bottle. Very faint yellow/pale straw colour. Pours with a relatively even head that surprisingly persists throughout. Some moderate grassy but more doninant pale malt aromas. Some bitterness & carbonic almost tartness possibly from the carbonation. Not the worst by any means.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
Another country rating :)
Thnx Bonkers for bringing this from Samoa. It’s not a very good brew. Too flat and dry. Some cirspy hops. Pretty drinkable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RobertDale (3710) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenhorn1 (822) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
12 oz bottle. The large bottle increases to 6.7 ABV and much better tasting. Pours straw and it is your typical boring pale lager. Not much flavor, slightly skunky, and grassy. Very light. However, there is not much else to drink in American Samoa, except for coors light, so I would welcome this beer anyday.

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