keenimeeni (21) - KINGSTON, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured and Shared with Rock_Buffalo and Shark_Pants, a transparent gold with a short, disappearing head, a mild aroma of honey and hops with what I’ll call a bakery taste - yes, it took me straight back to a bakery so suggest breads, malts, slight hops and a touch of something sweet, barely discernible. Easy on the palate, light body. Interesting but simple, maybe I expected more? Will have to try more!
Shark_Pants (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating possibly affected due to the beers I had prior to this (Gouden Carolus Classic & Straffe Hendrik Quad). Light flavor of caramel and bread with some bitterness. Very thin mouthfeel.
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ShaneJ (691) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Plonk (best before Nov 2012). Clear copper/gold, quickly dissipating head, tasted a bit flat, biscuity malt, mild bitterness, not a lot else happening. Past it’s best but ok despite that.
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great winter lager due to the smooth, almost malty, mild honey finish with slight hoppy taste that makes this an enjoyable lager that I could drink throughout the year.
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deusax (457) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on tap @ The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2012 in Christchurch. Dry, bitter palate, with a malt flavour
omega (783) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doesn’t bode when you crack the top and your beer decides it wants out asap (sorry keyboard). Aroma is a bit muted and on the whole a beer that while is easy enough to drink, but does not engage my IIPA senses.
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Misty gold colour big head a lot of carb in the beer gassy aroma earthy fruit sugary sweet maltiness flavour fruit earthy fairly sweet malt mild bitter session lager smooth though a little sweet to the finish okay lager
DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, enjoyed with some excellent take-away from the Indian Cafe in Nelson. Pours a deep brassy golden with a frothy white head. Grainy aroma with hints of orchad fruits. Clean grainy palate, medium bodied, with some soft fruity hops in the finish. Quite nice, and a good pairing with our dinner.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt and floral notes. Good flavour of sweet malt, caramel and citrus. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pouring a dark gold with a large white frothy head. A hoopy aroma of fresh grass with some citrus notes. Cirtus and stone fruits in the hoppy palate. Becoming gently drier and grassier in the finish, though also buttery. A very good lager - and I don’t say that often in NZ.