joe19612 (3074) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quiet white wine / Sauvignon Blanc / fruit cup aroma hops with slightly husky Pilsner malt crackers and biscuits and such. Brash carbonation, equally rough malt, notes of saccharine and rice cake, some dirty laundry soap off-notes and a lasting calcium carbonate residue in the mouth. Yeast seems to dirty this one up a bit, though overall it’s very non-expressive so it doesn’t suffer too much. Draft at the brewery in Riwaka.
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a fluffy white head, the aroma is hoppy with plenty of fruit, the taste is medium bitterness and light bitter finish. explosivedog (1612) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2017
On tap in a restaurant. Sickly pale. Lots of honey, straw, peach, little tart lemon. Quite crisp. Light body. Fine. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8354-20160524] Tap. Light grassy grains aroma hints at fruit. Slightly hazy, pale yellow orange body with medium-lasting foamy white head. Grassy hops and light toasted lemon grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
(@ Hop Federation brewery, Riwaka, NZ)
2016-05-24. Crisp yellow body nice white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pale malt. Flavour is moderately bitter, grassy hops, pale malt core. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Enjoyable. 7/3/7/3/14 Sampled on tap at Hop Federation, Riwaka, NZ. mkel07 (6385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle from Malt Traders 120316. A nw Kiwi brewery that I haven’t tried before and if this is the quality of all of their beers I will eagerly be searching them out. Crisp, clean and light in the mouth with hints of passionfruit and melon in the flavour.
Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear gold capped by a fluffy white head. Grass, lemon and white wine in the nose. Taste is soft fruit at first before a restrained lemony bitterness emerges along with a bit of grass and white bread. Clean finish with a lightly fruity aftertaste. Not bad at all. GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2015
Rating off memory. This is an ok beer. Pretty generic and somewhat mild hop aroma. Some creamy malt flavour with a subtle citrusy hop background. Decent body and quite quaffable. Nothing special, but it gets the job done. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 bottle 500ml appealing citrus aroma leading to a crisp & complex taste finished really good with citrus fruity mildly bitter & subtle hoppy flavours Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2014
To look at it, it does what it says on the tin: it’s golden and has a pronounced flow of carbonation from the bottom of the glass in a constant stream to the top. This contributes to a stable white head. The aroma of grapefruit and lime is appealing along with some grape character. This is manifest in the flavour with tangy bitterness and Meyer lemon. yes, it is a light coloured beer, but it doesn’t suffer from lack of flavour. This contradicts the usual perception that Golden Ales are the airheads of the beer world. Tasty stuff. beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014
Good smell but thin taste. Pretty sure they can do better and I will try again to confirm.