vanvenlo (1885) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2017 beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy orange gold with a thin white creamy head. Delivers on the floral and zesty citrus and honey malt and although the aromas are luscious they are a lot more subtle than "hops galore.. and bursting" as suggested by the commercial description. (then I’m thinking Epic Armageddon or Renaissance MPA). Taste is very nice sweet and bitter with reasonably long duration. Tingly carbonation, slick and sticky, medium body, bitter then astringent finish. Probably not a classic but still very nice.
Far Side Beers ontap(18-Jun-17)Fruity aroma. Amber, ok head and good ringed lacing. Tropical herbal flavour. Trop spice finish and sweet orange aftertaste. Lunkie (1936) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2017
Slight hop herbal aroma. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt herbal citrus flavour. Fizzy lingering palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hawthorne00 (3953) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2017
Tap. Slightly hazy pale gold with a white head. Gentle aroma of lemon pudding, some grapefruit, crackers. Light bodied. Moderately sweet with crackers and sweeter citrus than expected. Quite floral. Dry but not very bitter at the end. Not "Hops galore", but a very decent quaffer. explosivedog (1184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours gold with small head that’s gone quickly. Lemon, bitter grapefruit, biscuits. Crisp, clean bitterness with a slight acidity. Something a touch metallic near the end. Pretty good. Skarecrow (749) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2016
Pale amber color with OK head.
Slight hoppy aroma.
Mild bitterness which lingers and a slight malt character in the middle.
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2016
A golden looking beer with a fleeting head. Hops are crisp and straw like. Malty and well balanced with a citrus rind finish. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8205-20160509] Tap. Mild grape citrus aroma. Clear, light orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Mild grainy straw and grape flavour. Light-medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
(@ Hallertau brewpub, Riverhead, NZ)
2016-05-09. Crisp dark yellow body, small off-white head and lace. Aroma is mild, light fruity hops, muted green undertones. Flavour is moderately hoppy throughout, interesting tropical fruit and melon, mild green hops. Smooth average bodied palate, good carbonation. 6+/3/7/3/13-14 On tap at Hallertau Brewbar, Auckland, NZ.
GoufCustom (2005) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2016
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2016
500 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear golden honey colour; Explosive three finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Good sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with passion fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, lime peels, assorted berries, blackcurrant, floral, honey, sugar, light pine, biscuits and fresh grass.
Taste: Medium sweet Ale malt, with grapefruits, citrus oil, light caramel, floral, molasses, light pine, dry biscuits, lime, fairly strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Close to full body. Thick and oily palate.
Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a thick and rich background. Citrus elements abound, with mostly lemon oil, light grapefruits and light pine. Quite flowery, sweetness is moderate and good lime peel to round. Mellow and nice!
Hoppiness: Fragrant passion fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, lime peels, assorted berries, blackcurrant, floral, honey, light pine and fresh grass in nose. Grapefruits, citrus oil, floral, light pine, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, medium astringent bitter sweet finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Limey and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has some really nice and impressive NZ hop aroma, so tropical and berry-like I sniffed for a few minutes before drinking it. Taste is fairly rich sweet malts with yet mellow, limey and oily hoppiness. Not so APA-ish but what a great Summer drink this is. Will buy again!
Poured from bottle a golden yellow with medium head. At first smell this is appears hop filled with citrus notes. Falls a little flat throughout though. A nice start but not much of a finish on the palate leaving you wanting more.