Brewed by Wanaka Beerworks
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wanaka, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   ABV: -
A classic golden all malt lager with a smooth malty biscuit-like sweetness and a mild hop bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
microbeerhop (3) - - NOV 26, 2007
I tried the beers on tap at the Wanaka Beerworks micro-brewery. I did the tour and tasted the 3 styles of beer on tap. Cardrona gold was flavoured with sweet caramel maltiness, pleasant medium hop flavour, and smooth clean finish.

mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8288-20160518] Tap. Sweet light maple biscuit aroma. Clear, golden orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head and some lacing. Sweet biscuit and bitter grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Wanaka Beerworks, Wanaka, NZ)

jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2016-05-18. Crisp golden yellow body with a small off white head. Aroma is mild, sweet light malt. Flavour is sweet malt, buttery touches. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 6/3/5-6/3/12 On tap at Wanaka Beer Works, Wanaka, NZ.

Bule (2310) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Lots of malt at the start but if quickly dissipated to a slight sourness from the carbonation. Starts well ends a little diluted in flavor.

joe19612 (3135) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a amber colour with a slight beige head, aroma is malt with caramel, taste is sweet and malty with a dry bitter finish.

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is ok, the body gold-brown. It smells bitter-flower, malty. The taste is malty, bit bitter, flowery, ok, but a bit boring.

3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 Another poor beer from Wanaka, two tried and both had pretty glaring fermentation problems. This is supposed to be a Vienna-style lager but there’s zero Vienna malt presence. Instead you have strong DMS, sweet and sour grains, syrupy malt extract texture combined with rough seltzer water carbonation. Seems like unfinished kit beer. From draft.

chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
(“Vienna style all malt lager”) 5.0% 330 ml brown bottle purchased in Wanaka and consumed a week later in Dunedin NZ. BB date of ? 2014. Pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma: Sweet malts with plenty of caramel and a bit of vanilla. A hint of floral hops. Flavor: very tasty, malt forward beer. More flavor and especially malts than a typical Vienna lager. Enough hops to cut the sweetness and leave a very mildly bitter aftertaste. Feel: medium-light body; semi-dry finish; smooth; good, medium carbonation. O: a tasty malt bomb that I recommend with the caveat that it is not true to proclaimed style.

lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
more body than a typical lager, but very bland. another one of the cheapest beers purchased from beercellar.

beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2011
330ml bottle. Clear coppery amber hue, creamy white ring head with some lacing. Beautiful caramel fudge, malty, biscuity , fruity aromas. Tastes very nice too; malty sweet with a long duration. Creamy texture, light carbonation, medium body, finishes very dry. A very nice brew.

Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

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