beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2010
500ml bottle. Pale gold hue, large fluffy white head, very good lacing, looked good in a pilsner glass. The aromas from this bottle were a rather strange mix of; bread dough, pages in an old paperback book, band-aid, light citrus especially lime, hay, a touch of banana, even slight wheatiness - weird although still appealing. Sweet with gentle bitterness. Tingly carbonation, dry finish. This got better as I drunk it but by by the end of the bottle I had got bored of it. Overall fairly good but perhaps I was expecting too much given its 100th percentile for its style rating, the price tag, and the other amazing Epic beers I have had. I guess there is a (low) limit to how good a pale lager can be. Ungstrup (38424) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of hops and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a lighlty bitter finish. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
500ml Bottle thanks to West Lakeview Liquors! Pours a very clear light golden with some bubbles and a smaller thinner fizzy head 2.5. Fairly aggressive for style, strongly metallic but with equal character of bread and noble hops, long metallic aftertaste, the finish is pretty nice, refreshing and full of flavor, medium bitterness. Medium/light bodied, easy drinking but definitely not just a pale lager, spread out sharp fizzy carbonation. Just a faint tad skunky/light stuck but other than that fairly clean. Pretty solid! buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2010
An odd one, this one. Likely brewed as a lager to introduce New Zealand’s infamously unadventurous beer drinking public to something with a bit more character. But its also from Epic; who love their hops. So you end up with a light lager mouthfeel and sweetness but a rough hop edge. The flavours don’t quite meld unfortunately. gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2009
Good carbonation nice head on top a gold pour aroma fruity hops some floral pine flavour citrus passionfruit grapefruit piney bitter is citrus taste resinous beer fizzy malt sweetness finish hop goodness nice bitter/sweet lager.
bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Pale yellow body with a mainly lasting head. Some passionfruit on the aroma along with some floury notes. Noticeable hop taste but dont dominate, low to medium body, light carbonation, light bitterness. I was probably expecting a little more from this Epic beer. Davros (3290) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Golden pour with a small, short-lived head.
Aromas show a fair bit of NZ hops, with passionfruit, clean sweet malt, some spicy hops. Light, but pleasant.
Flavours show some grassy and passionfruit-like hops, slightly grainy and bready malt, and a dry bitter finish.
Light body, but the carbonation is on the high side. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle. Bright, clear golden pour with a large fluffy white head that lasts ages and leaves a lot of lace. Nose is both hoppy and malty with notes of citrus, pine, grass and caramel. Flavour is more malty but is otherwise the same as the aroma. Very well balanced with plenty of lively carbonation and a nice dry, bitter finish. One of the best lagers I’ve had in a while. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2009
Possibly a bit funky/vegetal on the initial nosing, then citrus and a whiff of banana. Enduring fluffy white head.
First taste was dry with roast barley, coconut rough and golden syrup. Cleansing with a lovely lingering hop character - a twist of bitterness and citrus and the end. Inviting.
This beer was described by the brewer as a gateway for New Zealand palettes into the Epic Pale Ale. It uses German/Czech pilsener malt and hops. This beer was brewed out of a brewing philosophy rather than as an outright assault on a tired mainstream market. snuffla (176) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2009
Looks gorgeous in the glass, yellow golden colour and head shows a lovely persistancy. Classic noble hop nose and toffee malt. Vaguely astringent in the finish