Topaz Harvest Lager | Bright Brewery

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Bright Brewery

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of Macca
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a cloudy dark golden colour with a huge fluffy white head.

This kicks off with a big whack of pine resin. This blows off a bit to reveal some pineapple. Sherbet notes.

The hops were too aggressive for me to begin with I got used to them after a while. Once you get past that there is a nice fruit bowl of tropical fruits.

There is a bit of cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation.

Good on the guys for pushing the idea of what a lager can be but it didn't really do it for me.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Local Taphouse 24/05/11.

Pours a golden brass colour, head is off-white, nice and dense and retains well, forming a nice cradle of lace. Steady bead, fine-looking lager this.

Nice hops on the nose, lots of floral, fruity tang: pineapple, banana, pawpaw. Mostly tropical and a good tangy belt of citrus with sherbet.

Taste is nice and tangy, lots of non-acidic citrus with sherbet tang, lemon zest. Most of the flavour is on the mid with a peak of zestiness and then trails off to form a bitter finish, which has a bit of a hang, but it's mild enough to enjoy. Yeah, pleasant beer, nice and drinkable.

Good texture, plenty of body but not too much; not a lot of sizzle. Nice.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on-tap at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst, one of the first beers they put on after clearing out the remainders from the Kiwi SpecTapular.

Pours a hazy golden colour, tinged with bronze, and crowned with a fine-bubbled head of sticky white, that laces the glass beautifully. Looks wonderfully refined and very sophisticated, especially for a rustic harvest beer.

Nose is wonderfully fruity, giving fresh pineapple notes and a clean green freshness. Very sweet from the hop aromas, certainly no heaviness of malt. Spritzy and sherbet-like, it's a fresh aroma for a poor rainy autumnal day.

Taste is also good, with a fresh underripe pineapple character present here again, with a touch of guava. Again, minimal malt, which is a little surprising for a Marzen, but I won't begrudge it, because it's well-balanced nonetheless. Crisp carbonation is not overdone, but provides a lilting lift to the tropical flavours. Fine bitterness on the back that just cleans out and sharpens the finish.

Lovely brew, and exceptionally drinkable. Probably the best brew I've had from Bright—it's just fresh, clean, light, flavoursome and drinkable. Great job—wonderful use of Topaz.

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Topaz Harvest Lager from Bright Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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