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!
fletchfighters (1410) - 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.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
umbongo82 (19) - - 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
hawthorne00 (3539) - 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?"
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.