Itís interesting because itís a new, smoother take on pale ale and itís pale because we brewed it in a secret cave.
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Always the cynic, I muttered a string of mild oaths at the twee marketing-speak on the reverse of the label, however, I was confident of a positive result because of the goodish showing of the Wheat Ale.
In the end I was a little nonplussed. It looked clear and golden with plenty of head. Aromas at first were a little funky, but that subsided into some good citrussy hop - bitter orange and lemon juice with a nod toward herbal grassiness. Not an enormous noseful, but good enough to make me think that at last, a mainstream brewer using hops in recognisable quantities. It was a little thin in body with plenty of gassy carbonation (which didnít sit well in the stomach). Useful citrus hoppy flavours with a tangy finish which didnít endure terribly well. The verdict was that this beer was alright, but no more. It lost points for the marketing wank and gained them as being a good hot weather ale that you shouldnít expect too much from.
íPale because we brewed it in a secret caveí indeed. Wankers.
Tonybaldeagle (29) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting take on a craft beer. Obviously their marketing is aimed at craft beer drinkers, however the beer itself is more mainstream and very drinkable. As a craft beer drinker I was initially disappointed but the beer grew on me the more I drank.
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