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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
One of New Zealandís first new generation pale ales and now something of a classic, Emersonís 1812 is all about balance. Pouring a bright amber hue beneath a deep cream coloured head, the aroma hints at caramel and dark toffee balanced with a light citrusy fruitiness. Medium bodied, the palate first offers a marmalade-like combination of ripe citrus and caramelised malts before resiny hops come to the fore and lead into a lingering dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Off-white head. Hazy light amber body. Dry malt aroma and flavor with a suitable amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Tap, Regional Wines, Wellington. Floral hops aroma,deep golden/colour, nice bitter bite on the back of the tongue with a long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1100) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2006
Orange brown colour. Aromas of citrus. Lemon taste with a sherbert fizzz. Abit of saltiness at the end. Excellent example of its style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 Looked immaculate, with a huge lasting fluffy white head on top of a cloudy amber hued liquid. Loads of grapefruit in the aroma, with some rosewater there too. A touch of toffee is also evident mostly as the heads recedes, and some black pepper on tasting. Quite a well balanced flavour, with the hop-fuelled bitterness not overpowering, allowing the beer to be savoured. Great drop from our sheep-loving friends ;-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2006
A fresh bottle of anything from Emersons is a rare find indeed in Brisbane, but I am glad I found this little gem. Not much to look at, hazy coppery amber with hardly any head. The aroma - wow - plenty of fruity hop presence manifesting mainly as passionfruit, with tinges of grapefruit finshing with a slight earthiness. Sweet malt with zingy citrus hops very well balanced in both flavour and bitterness. Pleasantly dry and bitter finish that lingers. Medium mouth with low carbonation that works very well. Goes down very easily. Has to be the best IPA I have found in Australia so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2859) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2006
To get me all a flutter all a brewer has to do is get it right. This was an absolute gem. Aside from the few on the list, I donít think the Emersonís brewery could put a single foot wrong. This was balanced, well-crafted, tasty and yet subtle, and unbelievably refreshing. Poured a deep orange amber, quite bright, with small speckles of yeast sinking down whilst tiny, intermittent bubbles raised lazily towards a massive, well conditioned, rocky white crown that lasted to web thin rings down the glass. Quite subtle in aroma with some floral írose petalí and perfumy hops, tangy citric fruits and a splash of toasted malt and sherry (?). Pine-nuts, sweet malt and grapefruit start it off as I took in its smooth, lightly carbonated and absorbingly pleasant mouthfeel. A few ever hastened sips later and I was worried it wouldnít last as the fruity esters took hold giving it a quenching, yet well rounded presence, and a late bitterness that seemed lost long into the swallow with some more soft fruits just ended it with precision and absolute drinker satisfaction. A lovely IPA, obviously. Prost!!! (50cL, BBE Sepí 2007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
50 cl bottle. yeast at the bottom. Orange amber colour with great white head. Aroma of fresh fruit and citrus. Great flavour of hops and little sweetness from the malt. Overall a very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with a huge and lasting off white head. Aroma of malts, fruits and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits, citrus and hops. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy amber with a small, but collapsing, beige head. Heavy carbonation. Hoppy nose. Rather light body with a touch of caramel malt. Quite dry and dominated by the aroma hops also leaving some bitterness. Very accessible IPA, but not overly thrilling. 121105

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
Hazy amber color. A crazy head exploded out of the bottle and fill up half up the glass. Looks like whipped eggwhites. Flavor is mild and hoppy with a controlled bitterness.

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