Rangi (672) - - JUN 15, 2013explosivedog (1106) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2017
Appears to be a well made lager. Clear yellow poor with slight white head that disappears quickly. Slightly sweet. Refreshing.
On tap. Pours gold. Lemon, plum, sweet, sharp vinegar. Extremely clean and pretty tasty. GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2015
Pours a crystal clear, almost neon gold with no head even when forced. Moderate aromas of honey and wild flowers with a mild grain bite and an unidentifiable dank note. Flavours bring more of the savoury, basement dankness forward, accented by the honey floral notes from the aroma. Somewhat sweet and medium-full bodied. The sweetness lingers in the finish. chinchill (4938) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap in the beer garden at the brewpub. 4% ABV
Deep golden with excellent clarity and a decent head.
Feel: Crisp, with medium+ carbonation and a dry finish.
Quite aromatic and fruity for style, and with high quality at that. The flavor is more average but certainly satisfying. Lasting, mildly bitter, hoppy aftertaste.
O: Recommended, although not the most interesting beer from Mussel Inn.
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
New World Kiwi hops give it a citrus character that’s reminiscent of Cascade and Hallertau (orange gelatin candy, apricot nectar, lemon balm, pepper / spice, a little bit of cheese rind mustiness) while a quieter intrusion of Nelson / Motueka give it that burnt pineapple / papaya and green onion character. Malt sits in the background with a soft honey succulence. Body is savory and rich but malt texture is brash, which the rough carbonation amplifies. Medium+ bitterness, medium sweetness, prickly acids which combined with the harsh texture make a half-glass about all I can stand. Flavor and aroma-wise this might be a high 3 if the body were smoothed out. From draft. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is ok, body blond. It smells malty, sweet. The taste is malty, sweet, spicy. Sweet, less sour. Ok…
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
Pours golden and clear, thin dissipating head. Aromas of gooseberry, grass, tangelo and meringue. Initially full with loads of carbonation. Light, soft and slow to develop flavour. A tinge of bitterness and dries on the palate. Tails off herbally (roemary and chives) with freshly buttered toast. Not a full on flavour attack but pleasant.
"An easy drinking lawnmower beer" quoth the brewer. Bang on. OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2011
The colour was golden amber with a moderate head. There was a crisp green hoppy aroma. The flavour had smooth ginger and biscuity malt, and medium bitter hops and dry yeasty finish. This beer had nicely balanced flavours with a crisp light bitter finish. A very pleasant beer without being outstanding. mkel07 (5847) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
330ml bottle. Doesn’t look too bad compared to most pale lagers. Thick merengue of white foam that leaves a good bead of lacing on the glass. Deep golden amber colour with a citrus hop aroma. A bit dry in the finish with some mild bitterness in the flavour. Overall this is pretty good for a pale lager. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2010
330 ml bottle
Aroma: Hoppy, floral;
Appearance: golden brown with large head dissipating quickly leaving minimal lacing;
Taste: surprisingly mild yeast with very little bitterness;
Palate; medium to light body, trace of astringency, finishes quickly to a yeasty aftertaste;
Overall: Not all the remarkable but a nice drop.