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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2016-05-18. Crisp golden yellow body with a small off white head. Aroma is mild, sweet light malt. Flavour is sweet malt, buttery touches. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 6/3/5-6/3/12 On tap at Wanaka Beer Works, Wanaka, NZ.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is ok, the body gold-brown. It smells bitter-flower, malty. The taste is malty, bit bitter, flowery, ok, but a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2618) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2003
Not as good as their Brewski. This is much more malty and bready. It has not nearly as much hops and is sweeter.

   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
330ml bottle. Cloudy copper colour with barely any foam, only a skinny edging of white bubbles around the edge of the glass. Looks a bit flat. Sweet malt aroma that is enticing and inviting and leads into a mildly bitter flavour that is a bit unusual at first but after a few sips it grows on you.

   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle, moderately hopped, but I found the malt a little too grainy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 Another poor beer from Wanaka, two tried and both had pretty glaring fermentation problems. This is supposed to be a Vienna-style lager but there’s zero Vienna malt presence. Instead you have strong DMS, sweet and sour grains, syrupy malt extract texture combined with rough seltzer water carbonation. Seems like unfinished kit beer. From draft.

   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.

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