explosivedog (572) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2016
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Toasted hazelnuts, toffee, apple, toast. Thin, far too carbonated body. The carbonation takes over the flavour a bit too. Honestly a bit of a mess. As an Englishman, I find it outrageous that this is rated higher than bitters back home, despite being completely out of style and really not that pleasant. Perhaps the Kiwi palate is more easily pleased. Hard pass.
Skarecrow (450) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle BB 1/6/2016 (though I donít think this was correct as I got no trace of oxidation).
Hoppy malty aroma.
Slightly hazy light brown color with slight head.
Good bitterness up front with a slight burnt roasted character at the back.
At 3.7%, an excellent session beer.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[8263-20160514] Tap. Toasted celery grains aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter grainy green pepper vegetable flavour has a hint of peanuts. Medium body. Good, odd at first. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Tonic, Dunedin, NZ)
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2016-05-14. Crisp dark amber body with a nice beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma is surprisingly dry, toasty malt with some grassy straw like qualities to it. Flavour is malt forward, roast malt, light caramel notes. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Just okay. 6/3-4/6/3/12-13 On tap at Tonic, Dunedin, NZ.
GoufCustom (1776) - HONG KONG - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016
500 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear amber copper colour; Three-quarter finger head with off-white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with strong caramel, toffee, pineapple, light passion fruits, grains, floral, strong molasses, biscuits, lemon and grass.
Taste: Close to light sweet moderate Amber malt, with caramel, strong grains, floral, fair molasses, light bread, strong lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Mid to light body. Dry and slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Close to fair Ale maltyness in a pretty slick background. Caramel and strong graininess as base with shades of burnt toast. Very lemony with fairly light sweetness. Biscuity to round. Good!
Hoppiness: Pineapple, passion fruits, floral, lemon and grass in nose. Floral, strong lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, medium astringent toasty malty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Lemony and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This oneís hops has changed from Saaz to Riwaka, so its aroma is pretty tropical fruity and sweet, with toasty grainy Amber malt taste with solid lemon hoppiness. Donít really like its strong graininess, otherwise a very nice and solid Pale Ale. Expensive but still worth the money!
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark golden colour, lacy, small head. Earthy nose. Mild hop finish but slightly watery.
nickd717 (4397) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Brothers Beer. Clear reddish copper pour with a large, quickly dissipating white head. Nutty aroma with tea and caramel. The flavor has a restrained malty sweetness giving way to a bitter hop finish with a touch of tartness. Lighter bodied and effervescent. Good for what it is!
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark gold with Spicy and grassy hops on the nose. A hint of biscuits as well. Flavours bring more grassy hops up front with a bit of toast and lingering bitterness that fade away to reveal a nutty finish.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 500ml bottle that poured an excellent orange gold & lacy with a mild hoppy aroma the taste is all hops but surprisingly quite mild a bit watery but still full of subtle fruit spice malty bitter flavours great session beer
k0mpsa (2617) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark copper color, small white head. Aroma is fruity, crispy hoppy and malty. Taste is hoppy, malty, sweet suryp notes, hint of orange.