waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2015
my bottle poured golden orange & clear with a fine complex citrus aroma while the taste is luvly crisp bitter sweet full of malty fruity flavours with plenty of hops skortila (6009) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has some grassy hops. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is crisp, clean, has grassy hops (german/bohemian like), slightly malty. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Lightly hazed gold with a fine head, longer lasting than is typical with Kiwi beer. Medium body, off-dry, lightly tart, low bitterness, moderately strong esters of peach and apricot (but that’s probably from the NZ hallertau hops as well), mild to moderate phenols give it a little life. Yeast strain seems Belgian given the ester and phenol profile, and it adds a little too much doughiness, muddling the pale malt somewhat. Hops are lightly flowery / perfumy in the aroma and grassy / leafy in the finish. Carbonation is fine and seems natural but I’m not sure if this is bottle-conditioned. 500ml bottle from Fresh Choice in Nelson. Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color, medium whitebhead. Aroma of straw and subtle white pepper. Taste is sweet and peppery. beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 An excellent session beer that stands in well for a Fullers London Pride when one is not available Full of flavour (without the danger of unexpected inebriation) with a balance between the hops and malt.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2013
never know how to review these beers, as they are extremely drinkable but such a standard example of its style that they are rather boring. it’s nice and smooth for sure, and is a typical golden ale, but that’s all. good i suppose. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Dark golden colour with big creamy white head. Malty aroma.Big malty taste, trying to find the hokey pokey, didn’t get any :(. Short hoppy finish. Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2012
Slightly hazy golden amber, minimal carbonation and a nice creamy head. Sweet floral candy aroma. Honey and malt. Nice. grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2011
Lovely clean, fresh golden ale. Hay-like malt notes with crisp bitterness and bright hopping. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Changes to the recipe, including ramping back the Caramalt, means that this beer is drier but retains those lovely fruity pudding-like flavours the original had. Peaches, apricots and dry cereals are the star here. A good go to Golden Ale.
Golden straw colour and a tight white head that subsides in short order. Aromas of mature lemons, cereal and Munich lager yeast. Pleasant enough, but not a punch in the face knockout. Plenty of evident carbonation bringing good creamy mouthfeel. Those same citrus and cereal notes dominate and spread an interesting golden maize-like toward the sides of the tongue. The finish becomes sweeter and desserty, like self-saucing pudding. A good lawnmower beer.