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Brewed by Wigram Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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True to its origins, our reproduction of the classic Vienna Lager style is rich in toasted malt flavour and balanced with clean hop bitterness and a subtle hop bouquet. A sophisticated Lager for those who demand more.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tap. Nice aromas of apple and nuts. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Yellow, with a frothy white head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roboequator (17) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2006
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2007
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, amber golden with a bubbly, dense, off-white head. Sweetish, floral aroma. Medium body, light notes of caramel and roasted malt before a fairly hoppy finish with a citrusy touch. 040208

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (681) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2011
A lightly malted lager which is nice and clean. Good length (for a lager).

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
500ml bottle, Wellington. Caramel aroma with faint floral hops in the background. Amber colour with minimal head. Light sweetness, medium body, fizzy, with a bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Dark amber color with and slightly hazy body. Normal size white head. Hops in taste and in the aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2006
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
Draught. Pours reddish brown with a medium tanned head. Sweet malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Sweet and bitter finish.


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