Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: Kölsch
Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Some say she’s the luxe life. Exuberant. Snappy. Bright. Chatty. Sunlit. Lush. Passionfruit. Blueberries. Sparkling. Refined. Considered. Dry. And frankly, refreshing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, - FEB 5, 2011
330ml bottle. Thanks to Cam & Marita. Clear wonderful gold hue, thin white creamy/fine bubbly head quickly diminishing to a ring with some lacing. Mixture of pleasant but light tropical and citrus fruits, brown spices, vanilla, a bit of green hay, and interesting but not unpleasant yeast aromas - dough, sweat, and soap. Good balance between sweet and bitter - nice taste but short duration. A bit too thin and watery, soft carbonation, crisp dry astringent finish. Nicely marketed beer, overall it is nice but very lacking in substance.

explosivedog (1177) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours pale straw with a great fluffy head. Melon, passionfruit, little acid malt, little gooseberry. Nice carbonation in a good smooth body. Really pretty good.

Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2016
A dry nice straw like beer. Refreshing but not much else to it. A little flat and boring for my taste.

Skarecrow (741) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2016
500ml bottle. Aroma is light fruity. Poured light straw with nice head and good lacing. Medium bitterness is followed by a subdued but refreshing crisp hop finish. Really rather nice.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8203-20160509] Tap. Light greeny leaf aroma. Clear, bright light yellow green body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Mild grassy straw flavour. Light-medium body. Average. (6/3/5/3/11) 2.8
(@ Hallertau brewpub, Riverhead, NZ)

jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-09. Crisp yellow body, nice white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, floral grassy hops over mild pale malt. Flavour is pleasant, pale malt with doughy touches and mild Grassy bitterness. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Mild but pretty nice. 7/3-4/7/3/14 On tap at Hallertau Brewbar, Auckland, NZ.

tombutlin (313) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2016
Nope, pretty unmemorable beer. Rather bland and sweet. Didn’t give me fruit or happiness

waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
1st time I’ve tried a kolsch this poured pale yellow with a fine fluffy head which slowly faded smells of fruit & malt the taste is carbonated crisp tropically fruity sweet yeasty malt & bitter hoppy in the background agree with others below this is well blended & very clean

GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2015
Mild hop aroma with a fruity note. Flavor is of Pilsner malt, fruity yeast and light phenols (wasn’t expecting that). Clean bitterness and a soft finish. Doesn’t really say kolsch to me.

Leonardus (59) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2014
Um ja, I’d also go the moral free lusty busty blonde German girl in a bikini Jimthechap refers to, from no doubt ’mammaries’ from one of his many excursions into the verboten hinterlands of beer swilling Bavaria of old. Oh, to live it, swilling a stein of this would not be too bad, ja gut, but well, what is it exactly, a specialty beer based on a German bier brewed in Koln as they the brewers claim? (lovely place Koln by the way, there in 1982). Yes, it is straw coloured, and it reeks of hops, it is dry, like a real good lager should be actually, and, it works very well in its present state. So, a good brew, and with a story, thanks to Jimthechap, to boot.

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2014
The head is good for a kölsch, body is golden. It smells sweet, malty, mild. The taste is malty, thin, almost not hoppy, bit yeasty, mild, boring - good for a kölsch...

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