beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2013
Handpulled at Hashigo Zake. An enjoyable session strength ale that was rushed down when a 6.5 magnitude quake hit the city! Will have another when things calm down for sure. tejonno (11) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2013
Straw-coloured beer, initial taste is hops but not massive. Kinda fruity (Im not experienced enough at this to know quite which fruits though!),, kinda sweet, no tartness usually associated with the hoppy beers. Not much taste on the nose - perhaps I needed to let it warm up a bit more after taking it out of the fridge? Well balanced, fun summer ale. omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2011
Biscuit on the nose, this beer pours a nice amber gold. Not overly carbonated this beer has good length in the palate. hawthorne00 (4116) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Clear gold with a large white head. Soft aroma of citrus and various fruits - lychees, gooseberries, passionfruit. Sweetish with a refreshing bitter citrus tang along with tropical notes. Nicely-judged Kiwi hops. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2011
Pours clear and golden (tick in the box, it does what it says on the label) with a good enduring head with biggish bubbles in it. The bouquet is fresh and fragrant. Among the grapiness and lemon grass was a toffeish note that intrigues. Also there’s banana passionfruit scents that reminds me of long summers in Nelson as well as hot buttered toast. I’d be quite happy if this is the last thing I ever smell.
The taste is fresh and bitter at once. There’s a hoppy tang that I enjoy as well as a generous carbonation. This is an ideal summer ale and one I’ll be recommending in spadefuls.
Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of eggs, straw, malt, and hay. The flavor is sweet with notes fo malt, eggs, straw, and hay, leading to a lightly bitter finish. Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2011
Tasting at Regional Wines & Spirits. A light golden colour, small short-lasting head. That distinctively New Zealand tropical fruit salad hop aroma with the Nelson Sauvin ’gooseberry’ smell. Nicely malty with a balanced bitterness, medium mouthfeel and those fruity NZ hops. Very drinkable, thirst quenching golden lager replacement. gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2010
Good fluffy head strong carbonation gold pour aroma fruit woodiness malt richness mild bitter taste citrus grapefruit caramel finish light nutty taste citrus hop and bitter aftertaste that last nicely KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2010
500 ml bottle
Aroma: predominantly, doughy yeast. There is a very interesting underlying flower or grassy hop, possibly berries. Might be the sauvin hops which has been described as gooseberries.
Appearance: hazy brown gold, thick off-white head with good lacing. Short lived effervescence.
Taste: no hint of any sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness with no indication of any sourness.
Palate: medium to full body, creamy and somewhat sticky texture average carbonation, nice clean bitter finish that fades to a mellow yeasty aftertaste.
Overall: Lovely drop. Changes as you drink, mellowing as it oxidises and gets yeastier beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 A great summer quencher... Good flavour characteristics for a beer with this ABV... Could happily enjoy a few of these.... A fine effort.