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Brewed by Waiheke Island Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A German style golden beer with a firm, dry malt palate. The use of NZ grown Saaz hops for both flavour and aroma gives this beer a deep floral, citrus character. An excellent brew to serve with spicy food, or as a perfect session beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Hazy pale golden colour with a nice spicy/grassy Saaz hop nose. Flavour is quite hoppy with minimal sweet caramel malts. Grassy and spicy flavour with a touch of lingering bitterness. Nice brew.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2005
pale straw colour with no head. More like a pale lager than a pale ale. very soapy flavour. must have got a bad batch

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2004
Baroona, got to be the right style, Baroona, got to have the right smile.......er hang on I think that is an old advertisement for a moselle. Oh yeah, Muroomba! OK then, this was a good looker in the glass, clean straw and white head. Nose is a good hoppy presence and taste is light, fruity and clean. Another example from EnZed that they can do a fine beer. Actually, my father-in-law was born on Waiheke Island. Uh, yeah. I suppose, so what. But, ah........... forget it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2004
pretty big kiwi passionfruit aroma. slightly doughy but lacking in bitterness. pretty drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2004
Bottled. Blond beer with generous hoppy aroma. Lovely pale ale characteristics Nice contribution from I think, Ecz.
The gathering: duff, eczematic, motelpogo, Spiesy, Sully and late arrival Linc.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2004
definite kiwi hops in use here, heaps of kiwi fruit/passionfruit, pretty light texture otherwise, simple, tasty and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004
pale gold, very slightly hazy. aroma of bread, grapefruit, passionfruit, slight nuttiness - mixture of pilsener and APA smells (NZ cascade + NZ saaz). sweet and honeyish at first, clean and slippery in the mouth, then very crisp, acidic like an NZ sav.blanc. - soft, pilsenery bitterness grows, along with bread and vanilla in aftertaste. Very clean, drinkable accessible stuff, obviously lagered - is this a "cream ale"?


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