explosivedog (1814) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2017 KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
330ml bottle. Pours gold. Lemon, biscuit, little hay, little acidity. Light and crisp. Decent. Skarecrow (1043) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2017
Gold color with good head/carbonation.
Grainy aroma with bread and grassy notes.
Mild bitterness, mineral finish.
Ok. GoufCustom (2253) - HONG KONG - APR 26, 2016
zacgillbanks (5651) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Clear light golden colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Pungent aroma of Lager malt, with grains, floral, light molasses, biscuits, lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of fair Lager malt, with light grains, floral, molasses notes, herbs, very light spices, dry biscuits, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body. Slick palate; Mouth Feel is fair Pils maltyness in a fairly thin but slick background. Then dry maltyness taste come full on with floral hops. Low sweet, strong herbal and light spicy. Good lemon to round. Pretty good!…
Hoppiness is floral, lemon and light grass in nose, and same in taste with strong herbs and light spice; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, mid-astringent herbal bitter finish; Quite dry after atste. Biscuity and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: On the surface, this one feels like a regular macro Lager, but its taste is where it shrines: strong maltyness, low sweetness and strong herbal lemony hops. Enjoyable, through not very crafty. Okay.
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. Pale straw coloured with a thin white head. It has a grassy and malty flavour with earthy notes and tropical fruit followed by pine on the finish. slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2015
good for a lager...crisp feel with light corn, grassy hops and a touch of sweet citrus perhaps. OK feel that finishes so so.
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Yellow and very clear. Small head that quickly turns into no head. Quite interesting flavours at first but soon degenerates and becomes quite boring. Expected better. Garrold (5835) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Cotteridge Wines. Clear gold. Blotchy, white head. Cereal. Corn. Grassy hop. Bit of citrus. Taste is sweet, turning light dry. Hint of bitter. Crisp palate. Plenty of zing. Crisp, dry finish. allmyvinyl (11181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Keg at hanging bat. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of corn, white sugar. Taste is more corn, light herbal hops. Light astringent finish. Scottishchris (754) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Keg at the bat. Golden with white head. Grassy, floral nose. Medium body lighting body. Crisp lager taste, light malty finish. Tasty. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2016 my earlier rating was bollocks this is such a classy lager not many better out there loads of quality & highly recommended