Harringtons Strongman

Formerly brewed at Harringtons Breweries
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Christchurch, New Zealand


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Strongman, like the name suggests, is a strong lager to suit the hardiest of people. With its strong hop flavour and aroma its sure to quench the thirst after a hards day grind.

Strongman is brewed fora "Chemical Free, Clean and Green" NZ consumer.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2011
Yellow-gold with a soft, pillowy white head and obvious carbonation. The aromas arent very forthright, but what there is malt driven, slightly skunky but not so that it is off-putting. The flavour is tangy, like tangerines but not mouthwringingly sour. The hops come through with a soft bitterness toward the middle of the tasting while the tongue bubbles and is tantalised by mouthfeel. This is a beer that Im glad I took a chance on (as there was an Emersons Bookbinder sitting near it that was beckoning). The finish is tangy and lovely (like a favourite niece) long after the event of imbibing. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (2005) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 3, 2011
Definitely strong ale in style complete with funky pongy malt character that you sometimes see in the classic English styles. Takes a little getting used to actually as the funkiness borders on being fault-like (kinda like oxidisation in wine I guess). Makes for a distinctive beer at the very least.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2732) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2011
Solid if uninspired. Could describe any beer I have had from Harringtons, bar the Big John. The strongman mine is a great back story. Very much a Belgian inspired strong pils with a full body, but without any particular flavour jumping out to grab you. A touch phenolic, but very straight forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2011
500ml bottle - brought at great expense by Oliver at work - thanks!
6 Lovely fruity aroma, peachy, some gentle bready grains too.
3 Rich gold, small white tight head.
7 Sweet fruity retronasals, peachy again, some milky grains, and a metric buttload of sweet fruity hops.
4 Crisp palate, refreshing carbonation. Wow, what a finish, this has both noble bitter hops, noticable paperiness too, and tons of fruity new world hops.
13 There was some indication of the strength of the beer in the first sip, but once youve got the taste of hops on your tongue, youll not notice that at all any more. Great full-flavoured strong pilsner. Id feel tempted to session this on a hot day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Great lager. Aromas of honey, butter, caramel, and a hint of alcohol. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a thin head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a bright golden amber with a flat low head with moderate carbonation and good clarity. Low malt and hop aromawith not much else coming through. The flavour is crisp and clean and like the name suggests, strong. Not a real strong finish and quite light on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27677) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass and pine needles, Fruity flavour of caramel, grass, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish. Nice hop profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
Clear golden with a small off white head. Malty nose with fruity and grassy hops. Malty flavor with grassy hops, caramel and toasted malt. Finished dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and a bit of hops, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours clear and golden yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is fruity and mild citrusy. Sweet, fruity and mild bitterness. Ends sweet and fruity.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5