mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016 beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, - JAN 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brauhaus Frings brewpub. Another nervous rating by stealth with the brew-master sitting at the table. Amber brown, thin ring head. Toffee, caramel aromas. Medium bitter, sour/acidity. Medium body, no carbonation, oily texture. Much better than any other NZ draught beer I have had.
[8191-20160506] Tap. Wet worty malt aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet toasted corn grains has a long sweet grain aftertaste. Medium body. Average. (6/3/5/2/11) 2.7
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
(@ Brauhaus Frings brewpub, Whangarei, NZ)
2016-05-06. Crisp dark amber body with a modest quick beige head. 3+ Aroma is mild, lightly malty, tangy. Light dusty caramel malt. Flavour is oddly tangy, lightly grainy malt. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Not great unfortunately. 4/3/5/3/10 On tap at Brauhaus Frings, Whangarei, NZ.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2008
Draught at the brew pub, a deep brown colour of an ox-blood hue, with a filmy head. A sweetish caramal malt aroma. The malty palate is sweet, but it is a touch vinegary, suggesting that this might be past its best. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly burned and lightly acidic aroma. Light in body with weak notes of nuts and lightly burned malts. Dry finish with a discreet bitterness and again this vague acidity (the brewer tell he tunes the acidity up in his beers during summertime). A very unusual example of a NZ Draught, reminds me more of a Brown Ale although bottom fermented. 090208
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2004
Dark straw colour, malty aroma, very boring beer. Need to rerate next trip up north.