Brewed by DB Breweries (Asia Pacific Breweries-Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 1.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Called Export 33, the latest brew is brewed 33% longer (hence the name) than standard beer to remove unwanted sugars and reduce the beer’s level of carbohydrates - without compromising taste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
omega (900) - - DEC 30, 2011
33% less flavour. 33% less taste. I guess people drink this beer as it is wet and has alcohol. For the masses.

fkololol (1) - - FEB 4, 2017 does not count
actually not too bad for a low carb beer not that i drink many. bout the same as regular export

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2013
The head is unrobust. It smells bit stale bit malty. The taste is stale, malty, thin, watery.

DylansDad (642) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 3, 2013
The aroma was clean and fresh, nothing exciting but not bad. Flavour is like a bottle of water which may have spent a bit of time sitting next to a lager and picked up the slightest hint of lagerness. Water is better. But then, this won’t make you sick, either.

Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2011
Pours clear with evident carbonation. No head, during or after the fact. Aromas are clean and... and... and... yeah. Nah. Full mouthfeel. Short, tingly and just a notion of malt of malt character and no hops. Thin. Actually, insipid. Just nothing there.

Ungstrup (37601) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of metal, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal, caramel, malt, and honey, leading to a dry cardboardy finish.

mkel07 (5978) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2010
330ml bottle. A thin veil of clean white foam sits atop an amber base. The foam vanishes to from a dishwater ring around the edge of the glass. Malt and hop aroma prepares you for the bland flavour that is to follow.

phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle at Harry’s Pool Bar in Queenstown. When I ordered, the bartender said, "Eh, probably don’t want that one, mate. It’s no good." Unfortunately, this was one of two beers on his list that I hadn’t tried on my trip to New Zealand, so I went with it anyway. He was right. Green bottles are always a tip-off for me, as skunky Euro-style beers are not my thing. This was basically just one of those. Pours clear gold with a big white head. Skunky aroma and flavor, and also grainy, with metallic notes and an unappealing mix of sweet and sour. I was probably making a face from the nastiness of this one as I shot pool with a buddy, so I followed it up with something to totally erase the memory and got a Redwood Cellars Old Mout Cidre.

DuffMan (10434) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a short-lived white head. Aroma of copper penny and corn syrup. Flavour is truly bad, unpleasant corn syrup combined with a chemical character that is hard to describe-- not quite plastic, not quite petroleum, but somewhere in between (burning plastic perhaps?). Metallic note in the finish. This isn’t just bland, it is truly BAD. Drainpour.

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2009
Forgot to add my rating for this, most likely because I was trying to shut the memory from my mind (and palate). All I am allowed to remember now is that it was ghastly - as much flavour as sucking on a piece of flint. Surely it is against the Fair Trading Act or Consumer Guarantees Act for this to be called or sold as "beer".

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