johndoughty (5504) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Can. A bit lively on opening but the short wait was well worth it. More like an IPA than a golden ale with an incredible hop impact. A range of flavours swill around with plenty of body to back them up. Cant believe its in a can. One of my favourites for 2015 so far. bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2007
Batch 1035 Beautiful pale straw yellow colour. Milky head. Distinguished dusty, slight citrus aroma. Great mouthfeel - bitterness and a real tang that begs for the next drink. I like this. Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle, Pours golden straw colour. Nice citrus tones, white head which disapears quickly,some lacing. Fantastic taste nice ballance of cirtus hop & malt.
Best NZ Golden ale currently avaliable. Great beer will be buying more & more mike5326 (1773) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Hazy straw color, full frothy white head. Formal and citrus hops aroma. Medium body with a apricots hops flavor and a medium finish.
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UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 500ml bottle, batch 1151, tulip glass. Hazy golden hue, small particles. Very impressive huge white frothy head (like in the Duvel photo), slowly diminishing, crazy amount of lacing. A mixture of exciting hop aromas dominate especially citrus & tropical fruit - passion fruit. Fruity with a bit of spice. Taste is initially moderately to heavy biscuit malt sweet finishing sweet then lightly bitter lingering, a touch of good lemony sourness. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
I enjoyed this beer - the best I have ever had that comes in a green bottle. Another Christmas present from Mark - thanks Mark.
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. yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2007
Tasted 05/02/2007. 500ml bottle from New World Miramar.
Pours a watery straw gold, almost like a clear wheat beer, with a pure white thin head. Lychee notes, slightly vinous, on the very clean nose. You certainly get the whole Nelson Sauvin aroma here. Aromatics carry through in the mouth, carried by a light and softly carbonated mouthfeel. Hop character is almost like a German noble (herbal, lemony), and feels oily, with a pleasant, lingering, mild bitterness. Begs you for another sip. Easy drinking and very enjoyable for someone who loves Sauvin hops but others may struggle. I love this beers simplicity. 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 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. Luvystypotables (2028) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
A great aroma of floral hops with a hint of lemon, pours a clear pale gold color with a lasting well laced white head. Taste of floral hops with a slightly dry chalky feel with a medium body and a mineral finish.