yalnikim (802) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Retasted 15/03/2007. Slight haze. Pungent caramel. Quite astringent - hot in the throat on lingering in the mouth. Grain or sparge problems? Everything else similar to below. Dropped from 3 to 2.7. Tasted 13/08/2006. 500ml bottle from Island Bay New World.
Burnished gold, bright, with a lightly lacing white head. Caramel and lemonade on the nose, with a musty background note of mealy red apples. Toasty malt and grassy bitterness dominate the mouth, with a lingering herbal hop note. Carbonic dryness doesn’t allow everything through. A little lacking in malt sweetness and slightly over-hopped but a fairly pleasant easy drinking beer. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2006
Orange in colour with small white head, mild hop aroma. has big malt flavour that leaves no bitter mouthfeel. Pretty safe beer nothing outstanding.