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Brewed by Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Co.)
Style: Pale Lager
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Waikato Draught is a strong flavoured bitter ale. It has a complex fruity, hoppy and spicy aroma. The strong maltiness finishes with a well-defined bitterness.

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2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DylansDad (617) - North Shore, Auckland, - APR 3, 2013
Faint bitterness added as a token to justify the label. Its really just normal mainstream sloshy lager with a bit of caramel colouring and low budget artificial essence of slight bitterness added, which, by default, does make it a tad more interesting than a mainstream sloshy lager. But only just.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (1211) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle, shared by a friend just back from NZ. Caramel colour. Malty, caramel, candy sweetness, plain and light but actually decent and drinkable for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSin (28) - Immensee, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Golden to brown color. There are some choclate notes and a malty sweetness. In the taste there is the choclate again and caramel.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
UjoKlobasa (782) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2015
On tap. Golden color, clear liquid, white head. Light bitter, medium sweet, watery. Boring.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
digopossobon (389) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JUL 21, 2015
A: cereal, grass, low intensity. A: Dark golden, clear. White foam, not lasting. T: light sweetness, medium bitterness, P: medium body, thick feel, astringent O: Nice beer.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bule (2005) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Struggling to find any flavor in this. Coming to the end of it and can still only taste what I ate before.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1696) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
Tasted 3/2/2014. Draught at "The Pub n Grub", Taupo, NZ. Poured a semi-clear golden amber with 5mm of off-white frothy head that retained Ok and laced quite well. Carbonation moderate with small bubbles. Aroma of malt and not much else. Taste slightly sweet but with an acrid bitterness on back of the tongue. Light to medium body. Smooth but with a biting bitter finish. Not that good and expensive (at $8/pint) for what you get.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4615) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
745ml bottle on a rainy afternoon in the pub of the South Seas Hotel on Stewart Island (NZ) Pours amber with a large, sudsy, off-white head that leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma: some light bready malts but mostly herbal/earthy hops; a bit floral and grassy. Flavor: Mild; a touch sweet up front and mildly bitter by the finish. The hops dominate the light bready malts. Feel: Light body; smooth but slightly astringent; good, soft medium-high carbonation. O: a decent and typical but unremarkable NZ beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
The head is medium. It smells sweet, malty, bit barley. The taste is malty, barley, bit sweet, bit darkmalty. Drinkable. 10/9/9/9/-/9

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (5503) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
330ml can from The Beer Cellar. Not sure that this is a pale lager as is is a very dark amber colour, although it is quite clear in the glass. Malty flavour with a nut finish.


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