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Waikato Draught - Lion Breweries

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Waikato Draught
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 5.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: TubaManJack on 03-28-2009)
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3.48/5  rDev +5.1%

A common beer on the North Island.

Appearance- Amber Body, limited head, low carbonation
Smell- Lots of Bitterness, some Biscuit Malts
Taste- Quite a bit of bitterness and almost sour at times. Interesting for a large scale commercial brew, the malt backs up the bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied
Drinkability- By no means overwhelming, pretty run of the mill but a nice chance from the other mainstream lagers on the North Island.

TubaManJack, Mar 28, 2009
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3.13/5  rDev -5.4%

Waikato Draught 4.0% 745ml bottle [NZ. Brewing, Auckland]
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.

chinchill, Jan 14, 2014
Waikato Draught from Lion Breweries
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