Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Premium Lager
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
NZ Pure lager has a subdued malt backbone overlaid with a subtle hop character from the NZ Hallertau aroma hops used late in the boil. A refreshing easy drinking lager, perfect ice cold and straight from the bottle.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
WVHouseofBeer (1069) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Just another useless and tasteless pale lager. Not much of an aroma or flavor. Watery.

Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2017
Can - Light grains and just a touch of skunk. Clear pale gold with a rich white head. Light apple, little sweetness and a long finish. A bit perfumy but OK.

Spab (3897) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017
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 (461) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
Very light, very little flavour or aroma. However, it is cleanly made, but very plain. Can from LB. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BrewWhatIWant (238) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
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. It’s 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 won’t buy it again but it’s better than most American lagers.

bulldogops (2701) - 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 i’ve tasted, cannot believe what i’m reading, how can some reviewers say it has no flavour, the taste is sublime, a wonderful summer beer, mind you i’ve 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 (1205) - 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 (2221) - 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 (2482) - 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 that’s about it, enough body on the palate to remind me it isn’t water. Not much flavor, crushable and non-offensive, I could and would drink a lot of these on a hot day.

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