Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Pale Lager
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 1.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A good value beer that trades well on its black can and traditional image. New Zealand Lager is a full strength, easy drinking lager with a full flavoured finish. A stable favourite in parts of Auckland where it has a loyal following.

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ZipferKiwi (8) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2009 does not count
This beer is terrible - cheep and not refreshing - never brought it but had it in a can, might be better if it was in a frozen glass and straight out of fresh stock

KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2009
Not a very nice beer at all - even though it was free. 330mL Bottle, drunk out of the bottle to. Very watery tasting beer with almost no malt to speak of. Faint traces of hops to finish, which leaves a unpleasant taste in your mouth.

sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2008
440mL can. Cheap and refreshing, A few points for being clean and hoppy. Slight phenolic aroma, but overall a wise choice that will add awesomeness to any average night.

Aaza (3) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2008 does not count
cheap an cheerfull, love the 440 ml cans, not for the faint hearted though.Good for barbacues etc, sometimes need a dash of lime juice with the first one.

skullbeast (1) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2008 does not count
A classy black can, pours clear and pale yellow, goes down smooth, with an easy drinking light bodied lager style. Invigorating to the palate, with a harsh bitter tang and acrid aftertaste, however this does diminish upon regular and excessive consumption . A gold star for value, best served at room temperature for ease of skulling.

KingKickbutt (3) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
I have only sampled this beer once whilst playing poker so my memories are foggy... Doesn’t smell too bad, looks good in the can, the flavour is unique, the palate... I did however get a good impression - I won poker drinking this beer!

CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2008
It does not taste very good, but this is a cheap NZ beer which is 5% ABV so it does have a lot going for it. Highly bongable.

Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Canned 33cl. It pours a pale yellow lager with a qucik diminishing white head. Sulphury grainy nose with a hint of lime and burnt plastic. Watery taste. Acidic. Notes of burnt plastic and champagne in the taste. Decent lacing. Unpleasant acidic finish.

robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2008
440ml can. Wow, this is a first, this is a pale lager, and i can actually smell some hops!!! WOw, there is an actual nice hop aroma, and a good amount of sweet malt. decent flavour, wow, this is a good pale lager, imagine that! never thought i would ever say that!

Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
20.2 oz bottle-A golden body with a decent head and an aroma of corn and a little hops. Taste of any other pale lager with a bit more to it.

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