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Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Pale Lager
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional German-style Premium Lager Beer brewed from only the finest natural ingredients.

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1.6
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
Bottle from NSLC as Bushmans Lager. Pale yellow, nice white head at first pour disappears entirely. Aroma is very grainy, with very slight notes of grassy mildly skunky hops. Thin watery palate has hollow grainy sweetness throughout. Bland and empty, lingering grainy bitterness in the aftertaste is most poignant part of the flavour. Poor.

3
johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2005
Brewed in Australia and tastes like a run of the mill mass produced Auussie lager. I am using the word taste very generously as there was little or no taste. One to put down to experience.

2
SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 confusion on where to review this but whatever...pours a golden yellow colour, some head on pour when very minimal. stinks! oh god, it smells like a bad cheap malt liquour...bitter garbage taste, this beer sucks....umm, it is smooth though, i could drink this all night if i’d payed maybe 4-5 bucks for a sixer, but at 7-8 bucks, hell NO! save ur cash and buy coopers or even fosters extra special if u want an aussie...my store just dropped the beer by half, still sticks around, i wonder why?

2.7
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
This beer is the closest thing to something brewed in the maritimes that comes from the other side of the world. It is light in color, weak and somewhat skunky in aroma. It tastes great, but only if you grew up on Moosehad. It has no complexity and doesn’t have a full enough mouth-feel.

0.9
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle, pre-Rita. Pours a lush golden yellow. Aroma is skunky, skunky, and skunky. Flavor is soured hops, melted plastic, and skank whore pubic hair. Not much else. Avoid this beer. Please.

2
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Some minute floaties in a clear golden pour with little head. Burnt sweet malt aroma. Way too sweet in flavor. Definate honey character. Finish is a "honey coated ashtray", to quote the previous rater. Seriously not recommended.

1.2
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Botte. Best looking pale lager I have seen to date-darkish yellow with a thin lasting head. Nose-skunk, smoke, must, and burnt plastic. Taste-corn flakes, dust, skunk, corn, honey, plastic. Leaves one of the worst aftertastes that I have ever encountered-it is like licking a honey coated ashtray. This beer is awful. Too many flaws to list. This is one of the worst beers I have evr had. Ever.

2
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Bottle from State Line, Elkton, MD. Pours deep gold color with a fizzy 2-finger head that rapidly dissipates. I noted pale malt, some hopcit, and some thiols in the aroma. The taste was pale malty with some honey, hops, and citrus.

1.2
Ernest (7819) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottle, Australian-brewed version. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (herbs), with a note of plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Foul smelling and tasting stuff, this. Undrinkable.

2
DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
Pale golden, clear, medium head. Pretty boring. Sweet malt is really all you get for flavour (the same as all corn-adjunct, over-processed pale lagers on the market). I wouldn’t choose to drink it again if an alternative were available, but I wouldn’t turn it down if the beerfridge was empty on a Friday night. This is my standard review for all "two-star-or-less" piss. Surprising, given this is supposed to be from an "independent brewer"-- it doesn’t taste much different from the macro brewers lagers.


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