worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Clear gold with a white small head. Smells of grain and pale malt with citrus and light hops. Crisp. Light watery body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweetness with corn, grass and a light citrus. Ok pale lager
Sten (752) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Golden coloured beer with a white head. Hoppy aroma, taste of mild hoppyness. (Bottle 33cl) Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Lounge beer, at the Air New Zealand business class lounge at LAX. Bottle. Crystal clear golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of peppery cardboard. Taste is bitter and papery. An inauspicious start to my NZ trip. At least it was free. beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours an almost clear yellow with a small head. Skunky aroma...skunky flavor...a tiny bit of sweetness and bitterness, but you really have to look for it behind the skunked flavor. Rule of thumb...try not to buy beers in green bottles. Couldn’t finish this beer. I would try it again if I knew it was fresh, I bought it at a reputable store who always gets rid of their old product and stock the shelves with new, fresh beer, so I don’t think it was actually bad because of UV exposure...but I would be willing to try it again if I could find it fresh, maybe on tap in a keg so there is no UV exposure. As of right now, I believe it is a fair rating though. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice fruity aroma. Pale clear golden colour with reasonable head. Nice and fruity up front with apple hints in aftertaste. Light body with low carbonation.
exeter (535) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
The smell was pure skunk. A friend recommended it, the bastard. The taste though was different, but in an average way. The head died pretty quick but the edging left lacing. Pretty much like the scent, but minus the major skunk. Really pils like. Prominent hop bite in the swallow leaving behind a trail of toasted malt and maybe a bit of lemon rind? Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a decent looking clear to somewhat light hazy yellow color with a decent carbonation seen rising a rocky foamy two finger white head.
The smell had mainly a grassy/hay-like qualities running over top of a light skunkiness (yes, I know I have a green bottle, its okay, I shall proceed).
The taste was grassy and hay-like again and added a light sweet corn-like feature to it that was okay but not great. The aftertaste was kinda harsh and assaulting a bit through the skunky yet sweet corn-like feature.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, I say this was a decent pale lager, its nothing to go bonkers about but if anything I think I’d try this again on tap. ffaoe (792) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
very faint malt aroma. golden and clear with a nice head. taste is slightly malty but VERY watery. foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Poured from 330ml bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a sudsy thick white head which gradually recedes leaving decent lacing. Color is a clear light gold with abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: initially a bit of skunk (green bottle), once this dissipated remaining aroma is a combination of pungent grassy hops and sweet bread dough.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a drying finish.
Flavor: nice combination of lightly toasted barley, a hint of caramel and toffee, strong grass hop presence as well as some bitter hops in the finish.
Overall: excellent and well done pale lager. Would like to try it from a can or on tap to see if the initial skunk is not present. TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Is this Bud packaged under New Zealand label? Bit of a stale/rotten aroma. Cheap sweetness, followed by water aftertaste. Suspiciously similar to Budweiser.