Brewed by Sunshine Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Waikanae Beach, Gisborne, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Born of sun, sea and hot afternoons, Gizzy Gold, as its known locally, is our classic thirst quenching and award winning session lager. Dry, crisp and refreshing, it has a lightly toasted maltiness over a solid Green Bullet hop backbone. Fermented at a low temperature with its own imported yeast strain, its a time proven brew to wash out the salt out after a hard days surfing, working or playing. A gift to you from us old Gisborne surfers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and a little flowers. Medium body with sweetish malts and flower notes and a surprisingly distinct bitterness. Surprisingly characterful for a NZ Pale Lager. 210208

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24088) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Draught at The Malthouse, Wellington. Clear golden, near no head. Dusty orange aroma. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Notes of peach and other fruits, low bitterness. A straight forward lager a notch above the mass market products.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22477) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle bought in Auckland. Pours a plae yellow with a short fuzzy white head. Aroma of grains, bit sweet with some hoppiness. Flavour is rather thin, hoppy and maltish. Simple rather boring brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2004
i was pretty thirsty after trudging through wellington looking for a good pub and settling for a crappy irish one. very sweet with nz cascade character and some serious rasping nastiness. maybe i should have had the guinness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
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,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
Its probably about time I reviewed this beer given its long standing, but you just dont 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 isnt the most complex beer - mild maltiness and little else to commend it to beer snobs. It tasted to me like Macks Gold used to taste prior to Lions takeover. An aperitif beer? I bet it has never been described as that before, but thats how and why I had it and it fit its purpose well.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
Smoky nose and pale beer. The head disappears quickly. The taste is thin, nasty, sharp and has a strange cardboard and smoky taste. A really poor beer that is a drainpour I fear.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
weird, i got the same thing as nasullivan - at first i thought it was just an ordinary cardboard/cheese sweet lager, but then i got weirded out by peaty smokiness?!?! what the hey?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2003
Straw gold in colour, big white head, high hoppy aroma, big bitter bite. Flavour lingers in mouth for a long time. Who knew that they could brew beer on the East coast, must be the water. Neil must have had a bad batch. This lager is similar to most mass produced beer in NZ.

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