Brewed by Samoa Breweries (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Apia, Samoa


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Light gold in colour, Light head

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
textical (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
The best beer I have ever had. Where can I buy it back home? Samoa is too far to go!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1507) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
A-- Poured a clear straw color. Lots and lots of little carbonation bubbles with the pour. One finger bright white head. Good head retention and body to head. Looks better than the Fiji stuff I have had. S-- Crisp aroma. Little bit of hops and a good malt body. Grassy smell, with a touch of spicy and floral. Smell like a European lager. T-- Bread, grass, a little floral, and a little bit of a hard mineral taste. Nothing too offensive though. M-- Clean, crisp, long lasting grass feel. has a bit of a hard sparkling mineral water feel with the metallic mineral taste but a better feel than others. Spicy and prickly carbonation. Clean and refreshing. O-- Maybe I have been in the South Pacific too long. I liked this. Easy to drink even warm. More of a sparkling mineral water taste warm but if I like this warm. Would be really good ice cold on a hot, humid day. Better than a lot of the Aussie beers in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Pours straw color with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, some dry malt, watery. Tastes dry and bland with some stray hops, some adjuncty goodness and an artificial spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (24303) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
9th September 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle in Raratonga. Unusually sour citrus in this lager but overall has a watery body. Refreshes well though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umbongo82 (20) - - APR 5, 2016
Its refreshing on a south seas summer day. Standard tropics lager, nothing to write home about

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3856) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Gold with an inch of white head that lasts OK. Clean aroma of hay and light spices. Light bodied. Mild grainy sweetness, pepper, grass. Touch of sourness you often pick up in light lagers. Moderate but slightly harsh bitterness in a dry finish. I guess this is good nick. "May I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plains?"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2007
Tasted 23/10/2007. 750ml grenade from BrewNZ (I got the fantastic crate too!). Reasonable tropical lager with german-style tendencies. Pale yellow gold, bright, with a thinning white head. A little sulphur and herbal hop fruit. Clean, dry, low-medium bitterness. Boring but Id rather this than a franchised Heineken, if I ever happen to hit Samoa. These guys should make a Foreign Export Stout. Drunk about just over 1/2 of the bottle before switching to Duvel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1137) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2010
First time I has this was like a bad VB, but grew on me over the two weeks I was in Samoa. Like Fiji Bitter in Fiji, somwhow it works in Samoa. That said was very chemically and the Samoans dont seem to know how to serve this sort of beer very cold all the time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear straw color. There are some light citrusy hops, not much maltiness. Overall not a lot of flavor, but certainly better than most U.S. macro pale lagers. After living for a total of two years in a place where this is the only beer available I have come to both love and hate it. Its extremely drinkable but certainly not the most exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2007
750ml bottle. Very faint yellow/pale straw colour. Pours with a relatively even head that surprisingly persists throughout. Some moderate grassy but more doninant pale malt aromas. Some bitterness & carbonic almost tartness possibly from the carbonation. Not the worst by any means.

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