floydian1 (813) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours bronzed amber with a loose off white head. Nose of toasted sweet malts with distinct marmalade notes. Nice clean palate with similar flavours and a mild hop bitterness. Easy drinking. A good example of the style.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Retasted 15/03/2007. Slight haze. Pungent caramel. Quite astringent - hot in the throat on lingering in the mouth. Grain or sparge problems? Everything else similar to below. Dropped from 3 to 2.7. Tasted 13/08/2006. 500ml bottle from Island Bay New World.
Burnished gold, bright, with a lightly lacing white head. Caramel and lemonade on the nose, with a musty background note of mealy red apples. Toasty malt and grassy bitterness dominate the mouth, with a lingering herbal hop note. Carbonic dryness doesn’t allow everything through. A little lacking in malt sweetness and slightly over-hopped but a fairly pleasant easy drinking beer.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Halswell New World bb 9/11/07. Dryish malty dusty nose. Nice amber, faintly cloudy. Fair head. Well carbonated which probably takes away some of the initial flavour. Mid hop dryness thru to the finish. Reasonable but a little soda-ish
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lightly malted lager which is nice and clean. Good length (for a lager).
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured copper, brown white head. Hoppy nose. Some sour notes, which tyrn quite bitter and hoppy. Some caramel too. Nice but could only have one or two.
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color with and slightly hazy body. Normal size white head. Hops in taste and in the aftertaste.
Brodies_Best (223) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colour: cloudy golden brown with a tan head
Aroma: Toffee caramel notes and honey. Malty and smooth, very drinkable, slight hoppy aroma. Smooth taste, full flavour. Sits at top of mouth.
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The colour was medium-strong red-orange amber, and there was a fairly strong creamy head. There was strong carbonation. The aroma showed strong toasted malt and light hop bitterness. The taste showed strong toasty malt, light spice, and a bitter hop finish. This was quite a strong, fairly complex style.
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 Aaahh, the good old Vienna Lager. I wonder how many people have really tried a true Vienna Lager? This is a nice beer, well made, and would go quite nicely with a bratwurst.
roboequator (17) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml from Regional Wines. Amber to brown colour. Lovely malt aromas, candy apple, toasted malts. Good balanced flavour bitterness coming through rich maltiness. On warming malt sweetness was a little too strong.