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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, deep golden with a white, lacing head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Medium body with dry caramel accents, perhaps a little fruit and a dry, lightly bitter finish with a whiff of sulphur. Very clean and straight. Funny fact: this comes in a fresh Danish beer bottle, complete with the word "ØL" in the glass bottom. Weird. 290108

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (9146) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8288-20160518] Tap. Sweet light maple biscuit aroma. Clear, golden orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head and some lacing. Sweet biscuit and bitter grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Wanaka Beerworks, Wanaka, NZ)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2004
a strange combination of porridge, musk lifesavers and mango juice. quite sweet with a fruity finish. weird but not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (5221) - 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 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.

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