Tasted 29 July 2009. 500ml bottle, 5.0% Alc/Vol.
The Aviator picture on the front refers to the now deactivated Wigram RNZAF Base.
The beer is really good and true to style. Dark amber in colour with a big, dense off white head.
Aromas of grilled nuts, chocolate malt and yeast. The palate is smooth and medium bodied with a soft maltiness, subtle coffee, toasty and nutty. Nice mild bitterness on the finish. This is a very good session beer that is uncomplicated and pleasantly flavoured.