Beer Review: Tuatara Helles Lager

IMG_0099_crop.jpgWith all the different lagers on the market in the craft beer scene alone it can be hard to pick a decent one. This is not like the mass-produced brews which grace the supermarket shelves, and it stands out from other craft beers. Tuatara’s Munich style lager is simply great.

The nose is like most lagers, subtle. This one has light notes of fruits and malts, which is pleasant. The head is thin and fleeting. The taste is in a word, crisp. The flavor mainly is a dry malt, but it is hard to put into words just how crisp it is. In the finish the hops come out leaving a nice taste which again, is crisp. Best cold.

Perfect for the hot muggy days we are having in New Zealand. Thanks El Niño. This beer is wickedly refreshing and has enough flavor that it should unit craft beer fans and off-

Today’s review was brought to you by the word “crisp”.

Who: Tuatara, New Zealand

What: Lager

Nose: Light fruits, malts

Look: Clear light gold

Taste: Crisp dry malts

Finish: Light malt, hops

Form Tried: 330ml bottle

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