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Beer – #542 – Lakeman – Taupo Pale Ale

Pale beer, Pale Music, Unclear numbers and feeling pale at a party

“… won a bronze medal once…”

The last of the three in bottles (that I could find), from this brewer,  this one the Pale Ale.

So a 330ml bottle of beer, that is 5.7% ABV and 1.7 standard drink units in the bottle, around 165 calories in the bottle give or take

Brewed by Lakeman Brewing Company this one is that  APA style  and they are in holiday destination of Taupo, New Zealand

Its a small beer and big smile

Its a small beer and big smile

This the is a unique style, the TPA, the Taupo Pale Ale.

Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt.

Heady aroma of Citrus and Passionfruit on the nose Those fruit flavour blend with a soft silky malt and end wit ha bitterness that lingers on.

What could possibly go wrong with that?

Not really sure what aroma that is of, sort of a citrus hint.

Another beer that is headless, and looks woefully under carbonated and flat in the glass, almost whiskey coloured it’s a lot more orange chestnut than I would have said pale.

In the glass the aroma does nothing to improve.

It is flat and under carbonated. You can’t win them all.

From the faint hop aroma you get a sense of what was expected fro this, but it’s awful beyond reproach. I’m a bit miffed too as this is premium priced beer, and I’m loath to be harsh and unfair since I’m non-confrontational. This however is worthy of the worst beer this year award.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as a  of its things from the thing..

~Update: Of course I use the social media things, and the poor rating was picked up by the brewer and the distributor partner, and they want to give me a new fresh bottle to try. As always I’m  a bit in the middle about this as I don’t want to compromise my own sense of integrity. I’ve accepted replacement beer before though, it’s not really setting a precedent. 

An in the absence of a newer bottle or one that isn’t flat I’m going to let this one publish. It’s a reflection on the beer  I had, which I am dead certain is much better than the beer I had , if you know what I mean. 


The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? No it went in the sink
  2. Would I have another? Unless they send me some I’d avoid this, once bitten and all that.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Not even if you was an enemy.

I ended up listening to a New Zealand ensemble “Tiny Ruins” which revolves around Hollie Fullbrook, this is a track called “Me at the Museum, you at the wintergreens” the album is called ‘Brightly Painted One”

The Auckland Museum and the Wintergardens are within eyesight and a stones throw of each other, this is a very specific NZ referenced song in my opinion,


American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma.This is a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads


6 comments on “Beer – #542 – Lakeman – Taupo Pale Ale

  1. simonbroderick
    February 14, 2015

    I don’t think you’d be compromising at all, if the second bottle is the same I’m sure you’ll be honest and if it’s better you’ll be right to give it a higher score.


    • Philip Walter
      February 14, 2015

      Of course, I let the post publish even though it’s been a week since they contact me, I guess they have other things to do. I’d of course re-rateit if it was better, however I can only rate what I drink, and if I got one then someone else must have, on average.

      Liked by 1 person

      • simonbroderick
        February 14, 2015

        Ha, so they’re not THAT worried then!


      • Philip Walter
        February 14, 2015

        Such is my mighty influence…… 😦

        Liked by 1 person

      • simonbroderick
        February 14, 2015

        I have stated that a beer tasted like burnt rubber and I’m still waiting for the brewery to notice! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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