Demise (57) - Wellington, - DEC 21, 2008deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 2, 2012
Enjoyed a pint at the Brewery itself under the hot Nelson sun. Pours cloudy, almost yellow in colour, with a decent white head. Slightly sweet and wheat-like on the nose with fruity aromas. Hoppy bitterness prominent from the first mouthful - impressive for a kiwi-produced golden lager - with smooth malt characters and passionfruit coming through to sweeten. Slight vanilla notes on the finish. Full-bodied for a lager and rich in flavour. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste, bodering on peppery. Lovely.
50cl bottle shared.
Thick white head. Hazy blond pour. refreshing but nothing special Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
Pours clear golden with a luffy white head that subsides slowly. More grassy aromas than citrus. Golden hiney flavour that I’m not mad about. Just a gentle, cleansing lager that’s a bit soapy on the finish. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2010
500 ml bottle
Aroma: Something burnt (very faint), tinge of herbal hops, a hint of yeast.
Appearance: Very clear pale golden colour, thick white head, foamy, dissipates into rings of thick lacing and settle into a thick foam looks like sea salt foam but white.
Taste: Bitter, pretty much just bitter but there is - or maybe my imagination - a hint of salt.
Palate: I have to go with thin bodied but the soft carbonation makes it seem a little heavier, sort of dry texture and a light bitter alcoholic finish.
Overall: I actually like it. It is not cloying or chewy, it is sort of just bitter and hoppy. So, it is not remarkable but it is a little puzzling. phaleslu (10101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Pours a pale clear yellow-gold with a bubbly white head and a lot of carbonation. Aroma of citrus, hops, and fruit. Flavor is fruity, with hops and light earthy notes. Light bodied, and almost like a sparkling wine. Interesting take on a pilsner, and I’d rather have this interpretation than most macro pilsners. DuffMan (10276) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a bright golden with a moderate bubbly white head that leaves a ring of lace. Gentle hop aroma, some citrus and stems. Crisp grainy profile nicely balanced by fruity hop character suggestive of citrus and pineapple. Finish is quite bitter. A pilsner with nice hop character.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught at Founders Brewery, Nelson. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, honey and grassy hops. The flavour is malt, citrus and honey. Thin bodied with low carbonation. donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2009
Draught at the brewery bar with Demise. Pours pale golden, white head. Nice yeasty aroma with some citrus fruit, wheat. Tastes has a lot of hop bitterness. Malt makes for some sweetness which the hops offset. Finishes long and dry. sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2008
Very pale - grassy/golden colour with a soft white head that diminishes. Initial aromas are of strong hops with some sweetness like honey. Delicate hints of grass and flowers, a very inviting aroma.
First taste was a pleasant hoppy bitterness, although this did not last long and the beer became weak and watery.
Very clean flavours, a hint of citrus, some straw-like malt, maybe a bit of vanilla. Not very complex.
Crisp on the palate, very refreshing. Eructoblaster (4183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy blond body with average carbonation and a thin white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with honeyish and grassy hints. Sharp hoppy taste that ends with a good bitter finish. Good Pilsner.