EiggMan69 (2) - wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am well used to enjoying this beauty of a ísession beerí from Emersonís, especially in-between a few cheeky drams, but on this particular evening a fortnight ago, I was blown away by both the flavour and aroma. The nose was its typical malty-loveliness but this time the flavour was almost like a fragrant floral perfume from the combination of hops. She was beer number 3 from 4 on our evenings tasting yet despite being low abv. , she stole the show. This was from a 2l rigger from Regional wines in Wellington. Pity the taste wasnít of the same fragrance from the next keg.
Cantabrian (763) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did try this beer a couple of times over the years, and today it is a gift from a friend - thanks Greg - with a customised label celebrating the centennial of Scott. Unfortunately I never learned/learnt to appreciate this singular combination of hop bitternesses, finding the aroma and flavour too pungent, perhaps too herbal and metallic. Definitely not my pint of beer.
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 6/2/2014. BB 16 Jul 2014. Poured a clear coppery amber colour (nice colour) with a light tan collar that produced poor to OK lacing. Carbonation low to moderate with medium sized bubbles. Aroma sweetly of alcohol with citrus or piney hops. Taste slightly sweet caramel malt followed by an unusually unsavoury hops bitterness. Light body. Clean but then a long citrus and piney bitter finish. Found this to be not very nice.
skortila (4349) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Emersonís. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has flowery hops. Clear, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is slightly bitter, bit toasted, has some cookie and the flowery hops.
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body is gold-brown. It smells hoppy, hoparomatic, bitter. The taste is hoparomatic, bitter, fruity, aromatic, nice!
cwhitby (5) - Hillcrest, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
floral aroma golden, amber colour minimal head, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, short bitter finish.
Nice but lacks depth.
Tonybaldeagle (60) - - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really loved this beer, described as an anytime refreshing new world ale, I felt this was a beer I could drink anytime. The 3.7% abv means this is a beer that can be drunk all night and the great flavours makes it easy to drink all night.
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lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
canít say iím too impressed. didnít get much flavour from this at all, a little hop and a little malt played background to what almost seemed a lagerish theme. not too bad i suppose, and iíve never been too keen on the normal bitter style (quite like the esb), but itís a bit flavourless for my liking.
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Even though my bottle says the best before date is Sep 2013 (6 months away) this bottle has already lost its freshness as had another bottle bought at the same shop (not my regular). The aroma was starting to turn toward the wet cardboard side. Having said that, I soldiered on and drank. The taste was delicious piny resin perfectly supported by top malt session musicians who know how to lay down a sweet unobtrusive groove. Like everybody says, this really does taste bigger than 3.7%. I canít wait to try another (fresh) bottle.
floydian1 (827) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Dunedin. This is an excellent approximation of an easy drinking English style session Bitter. There are English style hops on the nose and palate and it is smooth and drinkable with a low carbonation. Nice floral hop bitterness. Recommended.