Serve in English pint


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33995) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
An unclear orange beer with a nice orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coriander - like a Wit bier?!? The flavor is sweet and rather hoppy, but also quite spicy - with coriander standing out. The end is dry. Quite weird - a hoppy belgian ale? or is it because it was 6 months old or so, though still within the best before date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Pours hazy orange colored and a foamy off-white head. Mild apple and spice aroma with sweet candied fruit notes. Rancid malt and hop flavor with plenty of fruit and some spices. Quite weird and not very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lunkie (1765) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2005
Sweet malt aroma. Orange red colour with good head. Smooth malt sweet flavour with floral tones. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1907) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 29, 2004
Cloudy dull orange with some lightening at the rim. Good head retention and lacing. Lifted fruity notes, very pure and has good penetration. Very good in the palate, nice broad fruity notes and a little maltiness is arrested in the back of the palate with medium (at best) level of hops. Not particularly bitter but this is an excellent drop, of course putting most beers from the other side of the ípondí to shame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2004
Big thick head laces nicely. Cloudy orange body.Very fruity aroma. Not as bitter as I expected from the aroma, relatively thick palate. Light bitterness that does last a remarkably long time. Nice enough. Maybe needs something in the flavour between the light fruity hops and the delayed bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6484) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2004
(500 ml bottle conditioned, thanks to JensenTaster). Deep golden / amber colour, large & lingering fluffy head. Lovely flowery and grapefruity aroma, all from the hops, no doubt. Flavour is dominated by the grapefruity and resiny hoppy bitterness, which is a tad too rough for me in the finish. Long lasting aftertaste. A beer well above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Tasted 2008. 500ml from Sweet Mothers Kitchen. BB Jan 2009. I ordered a Pilsner but theyíd run out. In its old form, as a superbly balanced hoppy amber ale, this was one of my very favourite beers. Hasnít been the same since the change to New Zealand malt. Now itís still trying to find a new identity. This time: Hazy orange-gold. Malty sweet, a little flabby with a hint under attenuation. Tropical and autumn fruit in the flavour. Medium bitterness. Pretty clean and, to be fair, it is still quite drinkable. I just find it muddled and muddied. It seems to be morphing into something of an 1812 / Maris Gold hybrid. Richard, I do so miss my old friend. Kill this new imporster off, rename it or, better still, bring back the original. [old rating was 4.3 - perfectly balanced hoppy malty amber ale - just as the label stated. Delicious apricots.]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11285) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2004
Bottled: Orange/light amber coloured. Clear. Beige medium sized dense head. Light hops, fruit and herbs in the nose. Flavour is very light hoppy and has a light fruitsweetness. Is bland and watery. Is light bitter in the end. Disapointing IPA. Boring and forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 500ml bottle, chilled, fresh batch What would I do without Emerson's? Here is proof again that they are masters at their craft. The 1812 India Pale Ale is a beer whose qualities are as numerous as the number of bottles I could drink. It's a beaut to pour - I was seduced by it's dance and the lightly hazy deep rusty amber colour. And what a head! A big mountain of tight, soft creaminess, it stays intact as it gently sinks - like a cream-coloured iceberg slowly melting in time-lapse. And then the aroma hits: Smooth and round and of sweet caramel malt with pears spiced lightly with cinnamon - it's like a dessert! Superb. The taste is a big gutsy all-over-the-tongue bitterness with a huge slightly sweet fruity malt burst. It just feels luscious - thick and voluptuous. It's a manly beer with an earthy quality to it and leaves a wonderful dusky hop bitterness that begs for another gulp. Part of the head even lasted til the bitter end and gave a creamy burst to my last mouthful. Wonderful. Fruity and creamy in the mouth, while still being bitter enough to count as a manly drop, this is my new treat beer. Even more than the pilsner! Can't wait for a hot summers day to sample this refresher with cheeses & pasta in a spicy tomato pepper sauce, or quench the thirst after a hard day painting houses in Carey's Bay. I could get drunk on this and feel no shame. This beer makes me horny. Emerson's APA is out reeeeal soon! Stay tuned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
Golden-amber with nice head and lace. Hoppy and fruity (oranges, apricot) with a bitter finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 10 11 12  13  14 15

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50