ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of cracker and grainy malts with some grassy and floral hops and a bit of citrus hop.
T - Starts off with a mix of grain and cracker malts with a touch of lemon and citrus hops. Through the middle, some grassy and floral hops come through with a bit of bitterness. The finish is a mix of grainy and cracker malts, grassy hops, and some lager esters.
M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and grainy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good refreshing lager with nice overall balance and a refreshing mouthfeel. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
16.9oz bottle. Clear golden color. Bubbles on the side of the glass. Little bubbly head. Light sweet taste. Little bitter. Good amount of hops to the nice clean lagery bready flavor. Smooth, but not overly carbonated. Great lager, that’s easy to drink and refreshing. Would recommend arone12 (932) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours an pale orange color with a small fizzy head. Nice sweet flavors. Good Atom (2572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, hay, honey, and grassy hops. Taste of yeast, graham cracker maltiness, floral grassy hops ending sweet with a bright bitterness. Pretty nice, refreshing. MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
Bouteilles de 33 cl. Arômes légèrement houblonnés (citron) et de malt pilsner. Robe blonde et limpide, effervescence moyenne et peu de mousse. En bouche, le malt de base apporte des notes très délicatement mielleuses. Le houblon contribue des notes citronnées, mais est moins à l’avant-plan que dans plusieurs autres pilsners néo-zélandaises. Finale assez douce présentant une très fine amertume. Pas mauvais, mais une lager assez grand public.
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Clear dirty straw color with a bright white head and swirls of lace. Light malt taste, quickly overcome by floral hops. Different from the American variety (besides floral vs. pine) because the bitter fades quickly in the finish. Not bad by any means; not a lot either. Pyobon (1497) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2012
(500ml bottle) Poured clear pale amber with nice off-white head. Nice but subtle aroma from the hops - floral, pineapple. Medium body with good carbonation. Hops dominate the flavour from start to finish. There’s very little else left in the flavour except at the start perhaps some lemony notes. However the hop flavours do evolve, ending with a good assertive bitterness that is not very long lasting. Overall a very hop dominated beer and somewhat unbalanced, but still very drinkable. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a weak, watered- down yellow with a nose of aspartame and peach with a light oily hops presence. Flavor is orange hops with a touch of earthy malt sweetened by a light peach. Average mouthfeel. Good lawnmower beer, I’m sure. wlajwl (7064) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 The aroma is bread and hops. The flavor is bready with a good hoppiness to it that leads into a dry and lingeringly bitter finish. Very good all around. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours polished pale yellow, mediocre head - I usually pour straight down to get what is there but this was not all that excited to be there - and mediocre lacing; the hype - bursting with hop-fueled taste? These guys brew Mayhem and Armageddon. Who do they think they are kidding? OK, not wild. Tart-ish and sem-dry; nose has hints of fruit and earth; medium body and slightly oily
Mayhem and Armageddon are hard acts to follow - especially in the IIPA starved desolation of the Long-ish White Cloud. But this is a decent Pale Lager. I’d call it a good session beer - there are trains home and lots of taxis