yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 20/12/2005. 330ml bottle from New World Metro, at JT’s.
Copper, diminishing off-white head, medium carbonation, slightly appley aroma, some toasty malt noted too, little in the way of hops, short finish.
The only thing "wrong" with this beer is that it’s a bit too strong, at 4.8%, to be the standard quaffer that I assume it is intended as. It’s the standard, mild, kiwi-brown lager, which is definitely not my thing (but it is done better than most).
DuffMan (8044) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer highlight of my recent New Zealand trip was finding the microbrews from Wanaka Beerworks. All are terrific. This one pours a clear dark amber. Hoppy nose with an excellent fruity-hopped palate on a solid malt base. Excellent.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle BB 30/08/05. Pale copper colour, slightly malty aroma as well. Light apple fruitiness. Flavour is bready and toasty. A touch of fruitiness and some mild spicy hops. A bit underdone compared to the other two beers I had from this brewery.
motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a strange combination of porridge, musk lifesavers and mango juice. quite sweet with a fruity finish. weird but not bad
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
strangely thick, yeasty and creamy for a lager. tastes of grainy creamed honey, cold porridge, nut nougat, stewed apricot. bizarre but i didnt mind it that much.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colour, small white head, strong malty nose. Bold malty tatste with strong bitter after taste.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as good as their Brewski. This is much more malty and bready. It has not nearly as much hops and is sweeter.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-orange colour, thin white head. Reminds me of a continental lager, such as Becks. Malt nose fairly sweet flavour. Caramel malt flavours. Dryish finish. Overall, a clean, easy to drink beer.