Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - MAY 13, 2013Spab (3785) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017
This is the third of the big three New Zealand macro-brewers interpretation of a premium lager. It borrows from the marketing of Steinlager Pure and the flavours of just about every green bottle Eurolager. Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Possibly, this review seeks to examine how theyíve gone with that interpretation. It appears on the golden side of Eurolager with the minimum of apparent carbonation and no head. The aroma is mainly of lager malt and some metallic hop. Itís about as average as average aromas for average beers gets. In the mouth the carbonation comes out and the flavours are as mild and inoffensive as it could be. What makes Eurolager so popular isnít just its light colour and drinkability when cold, but that it does have a particular twinge of bitterness. This beer just doesnít have it. It is just a rather shallow impostor, which is disappointing.
440 ml can from the Beer Store. Pours a clear golden colour with small white head. Aroma is quite mild with gentle grass and grains. Flavour is mostly grassiness with a light graininess. Body verging on average. Forgettable but not terrible. bdleedahl (435) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
Very light, very little flavour or aroma. However, it is cleanly made, but very plain. Can from LB.
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Wow this is rated low.
Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy. Taste is slightly bitter with notes of bready malt, toffee, and herbal hops. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Itís nothing special but there is also nothing offensive in it. The finish is only slightly dry which, in my books, is a point in its favour. I wonít buy it again but itís better than most American lagers. bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
Rating #2411 - 2016.04.09 - Can from MLCC. Clear watery yellow pour with a moderate white foam, little retention. Aroma is skunky hops, grainy. Taste is barley, mild hoppy dryness, and overall fairly plain. Finish is a little rocky, astringent. Yikes. mickymike (1) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2016 does not count
Best beer iíve tasted, cannot believe what iím reading, how can some reviewers say it has no flavour, the taste is sublime, a wonderful summer beer, mind you iíve only tried the bottle format... hence dig the twist tops, wondering if possible that some reviewers are confusing it with Steinlager Pure, which is not a pleasant drop! One problem though, they stopped stocking NZ Pure at Pak n Save Sylvia Park [mt wellington], which was kind of weird as it used to sell well, as often they would run out... also my local bottle shop doesnt stock, hence where can i buy it now?
cmacklin (1126) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
440ml can. (4.7% ABV) Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium, short lived, fizzy, white head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma of pale malt, grass and grain. Sweet flavour that matches aroma with a mildly bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Ok as far as lagers go, just boring. Nothing sets it apart from any other lager out there. YigSvartka (304) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
Transparent pallid yellow with a relatively substantial sized white head. Impressive retention. Tepid aroma consisting of light corn and perhaps honey. Rather delicate texture and an extremely underwhelming, but frankly expected, flavour. Mild corn with a metallic finish. Absolutely not worthy of a subsequent taste. Lagerboy (2189) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
440 ml can. Clear golden yellow, lasting firm white foam. Grassy sweet lager malt aroma and taste, vegetal, light skunk. Average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Disappointing effort from NZ. LF (Lagerboy Friendly) Atom (2418) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pint can pours a pale yellow/straw with a huge white head. Barley and malt aroma with some yeast and faded hops. Mildly sweet malt thatís about it, enough body on the palate to remind me it isnít water. Not much flavor, crushable and non-offensive, I could and would drink a lot of these on a hot day. northropfrye (3514) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
I guess thisíll bring down my New Zealand average. Well, anyway, pretty typical inoffensive lager. Slightly sweet grainy flavour. Nothing notable.