Brewed by South Pacific Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Hohola NCD, Papua New Guinea


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
For over 60 years, SP Lager has been our beer – PNG’s favourite. It’s the beer you have when you’re sharing the good times with mates, relaxing with your wantoks, getting ready for a night out or just throwing in a line to catch dinner.

It’s a flavoursome full-strength (4.5%) brew available in 330ML bottles and cans (sold in packs of 24, 12 and 6) as well as 500ML cans (sold in packs of 24 and 6).

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
MotherBrother (945) - Aalborg, - FEB 6, 2013
Thanks to my old man for bringing me this random new country tick. Pour clear light yellow, with no head. Aroma of straw, slight floral, grass. A little bit more fresh than your traditional lager. The taste is a little sweet upfront, with a bitter lingering finish. Watery body, with a slightly fizzy carbonation. Guess this would be better on a hot summer day.

TedE (1498) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2017
330ml can into schooner glass. Thanks to Bitterlady. Aroma of sweet malt and cardboard. Pale amber beer, high carbonation. Fluffy white head which reduces to film. Light body, slight fizz on swallowing. Sweet finish with a small touch of tin. I thought this would taste like XXXX but it’s much flatter and sweeter. I bet you can drink this real quick in the heat of PNG.

markoijelena (3187) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle 0.33l sample at Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2017 Antwerp, Belgium at Beerlovers Bar 25.02.2017. Thanks everybody for sharing great beers! Pour it golden color with small white head. Aroma thin almost nothing. Taste watery, easy drinakble, fizzy carbonation, some malty notes, light body, thin feel, astringent.

mtitov (308) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2017
Спасибо моему другу из Австрал& за пре кра сны й подарок. Очень редкое но совсем не вкусное пиво

Aminatchime (191) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2017
Geproefd @ RBBWG2017. Kleur is helder geel met smalle witte schuimkraag. Geur is hoppig en vrij chemisch. Smaak is waterig, hoppig en bitter.

tderoeck (10313) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2017
25/II/17 - 33cl bottle from a trade, shared @ RBBWG (Beerlovers Bar, Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2017-228) Thanks to Ruben77 for the trade!

Clear pale blond beer, small irregular big bubbled head, non adhesive. Aroma: cow fodder, grains, hay, malty. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: wet grains, malty, cow fodder. Aftertaste: slightly bitter, metallic, bah.

sebletitje (10421) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle share at RBBWG 2017, thanks for sharing.
Pâle, col blanc.
Arôme au nez finement houblonné mais rapidement pris par une dominance du malt et un effet typiquement de pale lager.
Palais est léger malté avec un effet d’amertume plus dominant qu’attende sur ce type de bière. Cela n’empêchant pas le malt de dominer.

Alengrin (5773) - BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle shared by 77ships at RBBWG in Antwerp. Industrial pale lager with thin but moussy, snow white head and clear pale straw golden robe with greenish hue. Aroma of sweaty old grains, damp cloth, dishwater, some iron, fermenting grass, plastic. Very neutral, thin grainy flavor, typical grainy sourishness, medium carbo, thin mouthfeel, bit metallic; plastic-like impressions and a very faint grassy touch in the finish, otherwise remaining thinly and neutrally grainy. Watery, bland, very thin and completely industrial lager below average even for this generally very poor style, but a country tick I never thought I’d encounter, apparently brewed by some local Heineken plant...

kraddel (9088) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2017
Sampled at the RBBWG 2017. Thnx for sharing, everyone ! Pours clear blonde, small white head. Smell is bit malty, rather chemical. Taste is sharp, bit bitter. Rather chemical. Wattery. OK at best.

JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Head gone in secs, pale golden beer. Pale malts, grains, dull and dusty nose. Sweet, watery, rainwater, pasta cooking water. Light bodied, well-carbonated, watery. Oh dear. Let them brew indigenous.

77ships (11300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Joined trade with tderoeck / obtained from Rubin77. Thanks to both! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG VI (2017). Extremely pale golden. Nose is vegetables, chemical, industrial, faint vegetable stock. Taste is herbal, vegetabel, corn, mileder than int the nose, overall quite watery, approaching flavorless. Bland for its own good, there is much worse.

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