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Canterbury Draught | Lion Breweries

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Brewed by:
Lion Breweries
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TubaManJack on 03-16-2009

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by TubaManJack:
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3.53/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the main stream beer available throughout most of the Canterbury region.

Appearance- Light Copper and amber hue. Clear with a medium amount of carbonation. Faint head that clears after the first few sips.

Smell- Slight hops and malt, nothing over done.

Taste- A sweet malt body with enough hops to balance the sweetness towards a slight bitterness. The Nelson hops were light in taste and not really the strong intense bitter bombs found in some APA. Overall pleasant.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability-
A lighter body beer that has some flavor and light carbonation. The taste elements are all in balance and the end result is an affordable beer that also is a great session beer.

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Photo of Shane_Gr
3.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wouldn't the. A CD down when in NZ but I am not going to seek it out.

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Photo of endless1408
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of lisagirl
1.25/5  rDev -57%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.56/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

They had these on sale in a rack of singles next to the counter, so thought I'd pick it up and review it. I may regret it.

Pours a pleasant clear amber hue, with a filmy, insubstantial head of oily white, that leaves good lacing, but otherwise almost doesn't exist or make its presence felt. Some fine, languid carbonation. Overall, it doesn't look too bad.

Nose is flat and coarse, with an earthy, almost gritty and minerally aroma of rust and dust. A hint of malt sweetness pokes its way through, but that vaguely metallic, vaguely off earth quality rules the roost. Not great.

Taste is similar, with a twang of metallic bitterness through the centre riding above a lightly grainy but malty-sweet flatness, which forms the bulk of the body. Carbonation accentuates the tinfoil and rust flavours, but does enliven the palate at all. Overall, pretty weak.

It's not hideous, but it's not particularly good. For a mainstream beer, it's got more character than a flat, fizzy pale lager, at least.

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Canterbury Draught from Lion Breweries
2.91 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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