Skarecrow (775) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2016
330ml bottle BB 3/5/2017
Fruity aroma with a touch of malt.
Pale gold color with OK head.
Medium bitterness with a understated malt finish.
OK for this style but nothing special. omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2015
For a lager this one is not that back - more sweet malts than expected give this a bit of flavour to at least make it interesting. DylansDad (644) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2015
Light malt and hops. A little grass, a touch of honey, a bit of metal and a bit of plastic. Good carbonation pushes the decent level of bitterness (decent for this kind of beer) forward a tad and tingles the tongue. Better than green-bottle macro slosh. GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2015
Pale gold color with an everlasting bright white head. Pale malt flavor and aroma. Not much else. Light body. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2014
500ml bottle pours pale & frothy, light malt grassy aroma with a bitter mildly hoppy taste that finishes quite dry, very refreshing
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
It’s probably about time I reviewed this beer given its long standing, but you just don’t get it in the South Island of New Zealand. It is as it says on the label, a golden lager that also has a white head and large bubbly carbonation. It looks like a classic lager in the glass and has a very light malt aroma and subtle metallic hopping. It isn’t the most complex beer - mild maltiness and little else to commend it to beer snobs. It tasted to me like Mack’s Gold used to taste prior to Lion’s takeover. An aperitif beer? I bet it has never been described as that before, but that’s how and why I had it and it fit its purpose well. Travlr (25185) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Crystal clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of whitenpepper and hay. Taste is peppery straw. Light body. sx_fusion (8) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2011 does not count
The first sip reminded me of opening a bag of hops. Great drinker, interesting and unintrusive hop profile. It’s not trying to new a highly hoped pils, that is the green’s job. Instead it is an easy drinking yet satisfying pale lager. I would order this over a steinlager, stella or carona any day. beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
500ml bottle fresh from the brewery. According to the brewer this is the same recipe as Gisborne Green (Pilsener) just with 20% more water. Strangely the Gisborne Green was more about the hops and this was more about the malt. Given the choice between the two I would always choose the the more intense aroma and flavour of the Gisborne Green. However this was OK as a beer and easily much better than your average pale lager. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2010
Reminiscing on this. Grassiness is the memory that sticks in my mind more than most. A NZ beer that has its own distinctiveness,