invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017 pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this brew, perhaps because i wasn’t expecting much. A relative brought me back some exotic beers from the South Seas, and this was one. Can’t buy the argument that it doesn’t travel well. this one did. And it went a damned sight farther than Australia, mate.
It was malty, with a nice mouthfeel, the nose was more than acceptable and the flavor was beyond what I’d anticipated. I mean, New Zealand? I’m not saying it’s worth the cost of a South Seas vacation just to get some, but if I ever wind up in New Zealand, it’s comforting to know there’s a decent beer there.
330ml bottle served cold. Not much aroma but more of a malty flavour than that would suggest. Quite thin on the palate which makes for a refreshing gulp. Easy drinking but not complex. thebeerpundit (3) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2017 does not count
Easy drinking, would happily polish a 24 box and have room for more. Nice and golden in colour. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle. Golden in colour. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Fruity; although couldn’t identify a specific fruit. Hoppy; hint of grassy hops, low bitterness. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Dry in the finish. Relatively bland. (2009)
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle, shared by a friend just back from NZ. Clear caramel colour with a white head. Light, malty, a little biscuity, clean and balanced, not bad. Didn’t mind this actually, exactly what you ’d hope out of a light and accessible bitter. thejackpacker (448) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle at home from indepdent shop in Dublin. Was quite sad to try this and find it tasted pretty awful. I would never describe it as an ale, was more like a brown lager or something strange....had fond memories of drinking this in New Zealand so worth another shot down under.
Rubin77 (2125) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2017
F: huge, creamy, off-white.
C: coppery, clear.
A: malt, caramel, grassy, bread, floral.
T: malt, caramel, grassy, toast, candy, very light bitterness, good balanced and not bad at all, medium body, medium carbonation, 440ml can from local supermarket in Nadi in Fiji.
dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2017
The flavor makes me think of a bad malt liquor. Thin and tinny, this y very enjoyablr. Found in Fiji. User369532 (907) - - JAN 19, 2017
On tap. Orange color, white head. Tasted like Bavarian non alcoholic beer - only malt present in aroma. Bad. MoaZealand (15) - Ohoka, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
Hardly the worst beer in existence and easy to see why many beer casuals enjoy it, but if you’re looking for a decent beer, New Zealand has many, many much nicer beers to offer. explosivedog (1183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2016
On tap. Aroma is floral, biscuit, malt vinegar. Flavour is quite sweaty, perhaps some caramel and biscuit trying to fight through, but mostly a sweaty start and a malt vinegar finish. Bad.