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Formerly brewed at Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wanaka, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic golden all malt lager with a smooth malty biscuit-like sweetness and a mild hop bitter finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3202) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Danish beer bottle. Pours a clear golden with a white diminishing head. Light sweet- and dryness. Quite malty. Caramel aromas with a nice bitterness. Hint of diacetyl. Mellow bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle, moderately hopped, but I found the malt a little too grainy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Had this one from tap from the brewery pub. Very balanced brew. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1959) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
(“Vienna style all malt lager”) 5.0% 330 ml brown bottle purchased in Wanaka and consumed a week later in Dunedin NZ. BB date of ? 2014. Pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma: Sweet malts with plenty of caramel and a bit of vanilla. A hint of floral hops. Flavor: very tasty, malt forward beer. More flavor and especially malts than a typical Vienna lager. Enough hops to cut the sweetness and leave a very mildly bitter aftertaste. Feel: medium-light body; semi-dry finish; smooth; good, medium carbonation. O: a tasty malt bomb that I recommend with the caveat that it is not true to proclaimed style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a amber colour with a slight beige head, aroma is malt with caramel, taste is sweet and malty with a dry bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1692) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2009
Purchased in Queenstown, consumed and enjoyed in Queenstown as one of the few satisfying experiences I had down there with my clothes on. Plenty of hop aroma, good flavour for a lager and good lingering bitterness. Seconds definitely, but in warmer weather.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
Bottle at Minibar, Queenstown. Pours copper with small white head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. The flavour is caramel malt and fruit. Moderate hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Smooth and bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2003
Dark amber colour, small white head, strong malty nose. Bold malty tatste with strong bitter after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2002
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.


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