m2swim (11) - Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kiwianer (3303) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
chinchill (1242) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(“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.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
more body than a typical lager, but very bland. another one of the cheapest beers purchased from beercellar.
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter finish.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
gam (3006) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium carbonation copper looking pour aroma fruity hops maltiness woody note flavour good hop fruit taste sweet maltiness mild bitter biscuit like aftertaste sweet malt mild bitter lingers nicely
Jimthechap (1420) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.