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Formerly brewed at Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Pilsener
Wanaka, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crisp, floral hop aroma with a rich malty sweetness that is beautifully balanced by its spicy hop bitterness.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
m2swim (13) - Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Out of the keg at the brewery. Golden body with a receeding head. Smells of malt, fruit and then the nice hoppiness that hits just right! Overall, a very nice beer.


1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2015
Pours crystal clear gold with nearly no head. Huge amounts of diacetyl and some DMS. Even worse is some butyric acid. Taste is of buttered popcorn and minerals. Little in the way of malt backing and only a faint bitterness that lingers into the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bule (1114) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy pale straw color. Finding it difficult to find much flavor in here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Tried off tap at the little bar next door to the BeerWorks. Clear pale golden body with short lasting head. Crisp taste with not a lot of body, pleasant bitterness makes it fairly easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2069) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold colour with a short white head, aroma is floral and hoppy, taste is light with fruit with a crisp bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2014
The head is medium, the body golden. It smells maltaromatic, bit spicy, sweet. The taste is spicy, malty, hoparomatic, bit bitter. Medium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2767) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.6% ABV 330 ml brown bottle purchased in Wanaka and consumed a day later in Queensland NZ. BB date of ? 2014. Pours clear amber with a smallish, bubbly, short-lived, off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma: Floral hops, sweet malts, and a trace of vanilla. Flavor: Very good balance even though it is sweeter than, say, a typical Czech pilsner. The hops do dominate eventually in the mildly bitter aftertaste. Feel: medium-light body; lightly crips and smooth; good, medium carbonation. O: a good pilsner with a sweet caramel malt twist.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
A most foul aroma of popcorn, yogurt, creamed corn / DMS and butter / diacetyl... pretty much no hop or malt presence to be found. Medium-light body, medium bitterness, dry, husky and silty texture. Mild acid on the palate confirms diacetyl and a sour graininess grows as it opens. Pretty awful stuff and not worth more than a few minutes with. From bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 A very nice brewery with two great guys running this plant. Owned by a belgian/Swiss couple. They produce for local market. Though, at the time visiting they only had the 3 populair ones and not the great ones as it was waiting to be bottled. The Beers i tasted where just ok, nothing special. Keep up the good works guys!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
better from wanaka, light hops with hints of citrus. still a very weak palate though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CJMunchel (51) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2013
A crisp light beer to the consistency of bud light, with more hop flavor. Nice small white head when poured and a golden color. Would drink this beer at a party. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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