Formerly brewed at Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Pale Lager
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Derived from Charmay barley from a singular Rakaia barley farm and Southern Cross hops from a singular Motueka hops farm.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tombutlin (311) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2016
Drank this years ago when my standards were very low. Even then I only drank it because I won a case it the stuff. Was pretty bland and smelt of an ad agencys ego rather than a brewers craft

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
skortila (5730) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has grassy notes, hints of grain. Clear, yellow coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is grainy, bit grassy. Bit bland beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (4247) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Dobry lager z wytrawną końswką i aromatycznymi chmielami. Na uwagę zasługuje elegancka butelka z bardzo ciemnego brązowego szkła. Ręcznie lakierowana i zdobiona. Ta elegancja dodaje sporo estetycznego i cołościowego wyglądu

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
apcandrew (47) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours pale yellow with foamy white head. Malty aroma. Smooth and crisp flavour. Not overly exciting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
futre7 (231) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUL 27, 2012
Most negative reviewers have bandied words like bland , or watery or unspectacular around heavily. Yes its not a hopped lager , neither has it any overly strong ingredients. But this is also its strength. Its very crisp, very light with no overiding taste features . There is some mild maltiness. It reminds me of Scorpion lager, something Id drink in the summer many years back. Very solid summer lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1801) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2012
Poured a pale golden yellow colour with a foamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Moderate to high carbonation. Aroma slightly of malt. Taste bland. Light body. Slight metalic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BelgianBeerGal (4022) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Straight from the Ren Ai &-11. Im a sucker for marketing; the bottle is probably the best part. Pale gold color with tons of carbonation and a foamy, white head. Aroma and flavor are a typical pale lager; light across the board.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Schnabelhund (75) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2012
Pale yellow lager; I manage to pour a nice white head which doesnt dissipate immidiately. Appearance-wise, no complaints. Nothing much going on in the nose; some sour notes and malt is all I get. The taste is equally bland; malty and somewhat metallic. No hoppiness until I get a slight hint of it in the medium-short finish. At least there is no hint of skunk; perhaps the super dark brown bottle helps. Overall, very bland and unoriginal but Im not completely offended by it. A typical beer for people who dont like beer all that much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
330ml Bottle. I was looking forward to trying this beer when i first heard about it, but unfortunately it disappointed me . A decent lager but not quite there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
LesArgen (352) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2012
The way you can tell whether something from NZ is any good is to work out whether Australians have tried to claim it. Phar Lap, Crowded House, even Russell Crowe. Weve nabbed them all. But Ive never heard of anyone trying to claim Monteiths Single Source Lager Beer. So I should have known. This is a perfectly inoffensive lager offering that would do nicely at a very chilly temperature on a very hot day. Theres some malt and a bit of citrus on the nose, and more of the same in the mouth. Its a truly sudsy beer, so much so that I feared Id start blowing bubbles if I opened my mouth.

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