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Weka Native Lager

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Formerly brewed at Moa Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An easy drinking, European-style Pilsener with a dry finish and a slight hop aroma.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
Hop malt sweet floral aroma. Clear amber colour with poor head and lacing. Malt sweet floral hop flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2011
Light refreshing. Lots of hop character and fairly aggressive bitter finish. Well balanced and dry. I thought this was great, I dont know why other slag this. It is a much better pils than other NZ pils using local ingredients - though there are some excellent pils in NZ.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkel07 (3297) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2011
330ml bottle. Murky and cloudy with a deep head of crisp pure white foam. Gold peach in colour with floral notes amid a citrus background. Mild to low bitterness with a light fruity flavour. Also light on the palate and not much of a heavy hitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Bottled. A light golden beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma has notes of malt combined with a light note of straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt as well as lighter notes of straw and yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2825) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 9, 2011
Bottled. Quince and a huge amount of honey in the nose. Good bitterness. Woody. Very interesting. Honey and marmelade in the finish. Nice.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Straw coloured with a firm white head of tiny bubbles. Cloudy at first, but seemed to clear as it warmed up - possibly chill haze. Clean malty aroma with a faint hint of lemony hops. Flavour is crisp malt, breadcrust, bitter finish, low lemony hop flavour, dry and refreshing. Light on the palate, average carbonation. Perfectly serviceable but not one I will rush back to.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 26, 2010
330 ml bottle Aroma: Slightly yeasty and a hint of indistinct hops and malt Appearance: pale yellow (about a 6 on the SRM/Lovibond scale between Pilsner Urquell and Weissbier) and slightly hazy. Large, off-white,head (rocky top over fine foam) dissipates slowly leaving clumps of good rocky lacing. Taste: Mildly sour, somewhat hoppy bitter, a vaguely salty finish with a little acidic sourness. Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, mild carbonation. Overall: A light summer drink to go with veges and chicken. Unremarkable otherwise. Its a beer but it is dead average.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2009
A solid, fruity session lager. Or at least it would be if it was pitched at a session-friendly price. I’m starting to get the same feeling of diminishing returns with Moa that I have with Little Creatures, the Arctic Monkeys, Sacha Baron Cohen or anyone else who shot the lights out with their debuts and couldn’t back it up. This adds nothing to the Moa line-up except, I suspect, a better profit margin. Cloudy gold with a more moderate head than this brewer usually summons. Some cookie-dough malts in the aroma, peaches and a squeeze of passionfruit. Soapy palate. Very easy drinking but short on character. Watery fruit flavours - lemon barley water, mango, peach. Clean with the sort of bitterness that creeps up on you. Above average for a lager but doesn’t justify the price. (330ml bottle from brother-in-law - thanks Damian)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle - very light straw coloured, thin head. Light arrowroot biscuits with decent hop character. Not too dissimilar to Steinlager normal. I think this may have undergone some improvements in recent times as I dont remember it with thisuch character

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6634) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear orange-tinted gold with an average white bubbly head. Soft grassy and clean grainy aromas. Pale malts, a little biscuity, with nice grassy hop character and a cloudberry note in the finish. Nice, for a lager.


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