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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Crisp, floral hop aroma with a rich malty sweetness that is beautifully balanced by its spicy hop bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - NOV 11, 2011
330ml bottle. Opaque golden hue with a thin white head which rapidly diminished to a thin creamy ring. Fresh malty aromas, white bread dough, lots of marshmallow, grassy, light floral. Tastes very nice; sweet with a long bitter finish. Palate is also very good; medium body, soft texture, lightly carbonated, long bitter astringent finish. Its been over 10 years since I previously experienced this beer at the brewery and the passion the brewer had for brewing then still seems to have made it into this bottle of Brewski. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bule (1041) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy pale straw color. Finding it difficult to find much flavor in here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3063) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2005) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3415) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2558) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8395) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (905) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2013
A nice pilsener! There’s more to it than just a Bohemian attitude, but not enough to drive it away from the style. Crisp, grassy, hoppy, very pleasant.

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