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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 2l rigger from the brewery. Bright straw gold, thin whispy white head. A waft of orange & cut grass on the nose. Lovely palate. I do love this beer. Woody & dry with hints of marmalade, a fantastic malt / hop balance. Could drink it all night. Retasted 04/08 330ml bottle - not a shadow of it’s former self. missing body and character. Light colour, biscuity and nutty but nothing else. 4-2-4-2-9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1325) - 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"?

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
Keg at the brewery 31/12/12
Clear pale blonde with slight bitter flavour, clean brewing profile, low flavour, motueka herbal nose, light carbonation biscuit malt with a touch of custard in finish. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reviled (13) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2009
Tasted at the brewer which was unfortunately suffering from a warm ferment. Happy to say that the take away bottle I got was tasting excellent! Pours a crystal clear golden colour with a thin head. Nice floral slightly fruity hop aroma.. Very clean taste with a bready malt flavour, crisp and quite well balanced. Goes down very easily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2009
Very pale, straw colour with small head. Aroma is spicy, with some fruitiness and a character I couldnt quite pick. Light refreshing on the palate, clean and quite good. A mate brought this back for a trip to NZ and I found this a good end of the day drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8260) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Pale malty base, faint fruity and spicy hops, and mild bitterness. I was told this was single hopped with Cascade... who knows, maybe I had something different?

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2004
pretty big kiwi passionfruit aroma. slightly doughy but lacking in bitterness. pretty drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1380) - 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.

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