Ranfurly Draught | Independent Breweries Ltd

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Ranfurly DraughtRanfurly Draught

Brewed by:
Independent Breweries Ltd
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-23-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Ranfurly Draught 4.0% 440ml can [Indep. Brewers, Auckland]

Pours amber with a large foamy off-white head. Plenty of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma: light mix of bready malts and herbal hops; a bit floral.

Flavor: Mild; good balance although it is sweet up front and mildly bitter by the finish. The hops dominate eventually in the mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste.

Feel: medium-light body; very smooth; good, very soft medium-high carbonation.

O: a decent but unremarkable NZ beer.

 503 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Aroma of boiled egg and sulfur, as far away from charming as one could imagine. Tinny, aluminium can flavour, and really unclean, adjuncts-a-plenty. Close to the foulest beer that i've ever had, it doesn't seem to me that any effort to brew this beer well, was made. Really fizzy aswell.

 287 characters

Photo of jahsausage
2.12/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Its a mystery this one really, I don't know why they make it, I also don't know why I buy it (every weekend). Its damn good value, its also a very strange tasting drop. Malty is the word, theres hops in there but they're pretty damn subtle. Its the price and 440ml cans that lure me back to the rancid ranfs time and time again

I have 2 theories on the origin of this beer:
(1) They threw all the cheapest ingredients in the country together and this is what came out
(2) Some absolute stark raving mad brewmaster wanted to make a beer that tastes like this.
The second theory is so unlikely that I am forced to believe the first.

- This is my first review on this site, 10 years ago now. It remains a lasting testament to my younger self -

 742 characters

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.73/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Medium amber pour (12) with bright white head and good cap. Baked biscuit nose. Buttered biscuit upfront and a light floral hop middle. Light watery mouthfeel. Crisp and easy to drink lager with no off putting flavors.

 218 characters

Photo of endless1408
1/5  rDev -50.7%

Ranfurly Draught from Independent Breweries Ltd
2.03 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.