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Dux de Lux Hereford Bitter

Formerly brewed at The Dux Brewing Co.
Style: Schwarzbier
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Adistinctive dark Munich lager, created by the inclusion of dark roast malts, finished with a slight tangy hop

1998 Silver Medal at Australian International Beer Awards

1999 Gold Medal at Australian International Beer Awards

beerequalizer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerequalizer (22) - - APR 4, 2010
Enjoyed this beer. Donít understand the naming... but hey, nice drinking, mild bitterness, and good palate. And letís face it, for a 4% beer, well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as a touch of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, toffee, and hops, leading to a nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2010
500 ml bottled Aroma: hint of coffee, chocolate malt and indistinct yeast. Appearance: Dark reddish brown hue, clear with frothy off-white head of very short duration and no lacing. Taste: thin (chocolate) and mildly bitter, no hint of sweetness and just slightly sour. Palate: medium bodied, slightly creamy, soft carbonation and short finish with a touch of bitterness. Not their best effort. I will try to find this on tap or simply drink it at room temperature and see what may be revealed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2010
Chocolate milkshake head in colour,lager is dark red/brown aroma caramel and chocolate head back to fine cover,vanilla aroma flavour chocolate and caramel vanilla touch has some flair in the malt taste,bright flavours bitter decent sweetness as well at the finish a very pleasing tasting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2009
Not really a bitter, but a nice quaff-able dark lager. Sweet biscuit malt that finishes reasonably clean with a hint of sweetness reminiscent of more main stream kiwi draughts. No bitterness to speak of but a reasonable drink on a sunny day

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Draft at Dux de Lux in Christchurch. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, malt, and caramel. Flavor is also hoppy, but also sweet malt and citrus. Light-medium boxy. Smooth, syrupy, and easy to drink. Not nearly as bitter as expected, and not very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (225) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2009
500ml bottle. Dark brown with ruby hue. Small, mostly diminishing, light brown head, good lacing. Roasted malt, toffee, caramel, chocolate, aromas with some nice mild hop aromas - citrus mostly, and raisin when the beer is warmer. Fairly sweet malty flavours, smooth medium bodied, mildly bitter finish ending up a bit chalky. Iím sure this tasted better when I had it on tap at the Dux de Lux in Christchurch a few years ago. Hopefully as my beer education improves I will figure out the Bitter v Dark Munich Lager v Schwarzbier mystery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught at Dux de Lux, Queenstown. Pours reddish brown with a small tanned head. Toast and citrus. Smooth and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap 01.05.09 at the Dux de Lux in Christchurch. Hazy caramel, thin off white head. Aroma is floral and citrus hoppy. Flavor is bitter, earthy, light bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle, pours a dark ruby-tinted brown with a large beige head. A musty malt aroma. A sweetish roasted malt palate, which carries some bitter chocolate to the tongue at first, then becoming more fruity. The finish is tangy, but also a bit syrupy and a little short.

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