Brewed by Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wanaka, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   ABV: -
A classic golden all malt lager with a smooth malty biscuit-like sweetness and a mild hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1325) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2003
Dark amber colour, small white head, strong malty nose. Bold malty tatste with strong bitter after taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1139) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2005
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2007
330ml bottle from New World. Darker than I expected for a ’Gold’ name. Nice firm but thin creamy head all thru the glass. Faint fruity aroma. Wonderful construction. Complex fullness in the malts, creamy texture to give it some body and some nice hop finishing. I like this. Was close to it’s b/b date. Perhaps this is better matured than fresh? Would be interesting to sample a fresh comparison.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
more body than a typical lager, but very bland. another one of the cheapest beers purchased from beercellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4eternity (216) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2011
330ml bottle. Clear coppery amber hue, creamy white ring head with some lacing. Beautiful caramel fudge, malty, biscuity , fruity aromas. Tastes very nice too; malty sweet with a long duration. Creamy texture, light carbonation, medium body, finishes very dry. A very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
m2swim (15) - Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2009
From a bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a dark golden color with a nice hoppy aroma initially. Caramel and malt body with a crisp hop finish. Would purchase and drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
microbeerhop (3) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2007 does not count
I tried the beers on tap at the Wanaka Beerworks micro-brewery. I did the tour and tasted the 3 styles of beer on tap. Cardrona gold was flavoured with sweet caramel maltiness, pleasant medium hop flavour, and smooth clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerworks (1) - Wanaka, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2007 does not count
Excellent Vienna style lager. Malty caramel and juicy hop notes. Nice clean finish.

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