Demise (57) - Wellington, - DEC 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on site of the fonders brewery under the hot nelson sun. Pours amber-red with malt, spice and citrus fruit aromas. Crisp hop flavours give this beer a nice kick, with substantial malt characters troughout. Subtle dark chocolate flavours take the edge off the burnt coffee flavour produced by the malt. Much prefer this on tap than from the bottle.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle
Aroma: Yeasty, touch of hops, indistinct.
Appearance: brownish yellow, thick head dissipates to a film of moderate lacing.
Taste: Bitter and somewhat metallic
Palate: Thin and watery.
Overall: Not a keeper.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, sugar, hops, and roasted malt. Flavor was more of the same, and toasty. Sweet, and a little sticky. This one was the least impressive of the 5 I tried at Founders, but it wasn’t bad- just a bit too sweet without offering a whole lot else.
DuffMan (9018) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear medium amber with a chunky off-white head that leaves generous lace. Now this is going to sound really odd, but the aroma was quite vegetal and brought to mind tinned tomatoes. Thinking that it was the glass, I poured it into a new clean glass. Still the tomatoes thing. Ugh. Anyway, the flavour was much more pleasant-- toasty caramel with an earthy hop finish. Very low bitterness. A decent enough amber, but that aroma was HONKING man!
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Founders Brewery, Nelson. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt and a fair hit of hops. The flavour is toasted malt, coffee and citrus. Thin bodied and low hop bitterness.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught from the brewery. Pours copper/dark orange, off white head. Aromas of spice, malt, and a bit of hop. Flavour has a slight hop bitterness, balanced with a subtle malt sweetness. Some roasted malt character too. Finishes bitter and dry. A refreshing lager on a sunny Nelson day.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts and nuts. Fairly light in body - actually a little watery. Lightly sweet malts before a dry finish. Unspectacular. 300108
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Copper colored. Malty aroma with a sweet flavor and a hoppy bitter finish.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, a reddish copper with a large frothy head. The aroma combines both rich malt and a hoppy kick. A sweet and earthy malt flavour, toffeeish with a drying finish.
bozoNZ (751) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 6920 Merivale New World Tasted 9/12/06. Deep copper brown, stagnant filmy head. No noticable aroma but comes thru as it warms up. Fairly malt mealy type palate but excites a bit more with a bitter toasty finish.