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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
Light golden color with negligible head. Pleasant hoppiness, but tastes diluted. All right with a meal, but I wouldnít seek it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombutlin (203) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Well balanced and enjoyable, but a bit lightweight for the price. Citrus and spruce hop aroma that has a good followthrough to the taste and pleasant aftertaste. Nothing wrong with this, but I felt slightly underwhelmed. Go for the Emersonís Bird Dog instead. Tried again 6 months later and was even more underwhelmed. More proof that craft brands rarely survive corporate takeover

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (1766) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at Doolan Brothers. Pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Mild hops and a slight bit of funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1011) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2015
500ml bottle at Fox & Ferret Riccarton, Christchurch. Pours cloudy amber. Hoppy nose. Well balanced taste, but a beet more sweetness wouldnít hurt; I find it a bit pale for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5160) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
On tap @ Emersonís. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has citric hops, some malts. Clear, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, has some toasty cookie malts amd citric hops. Easy going pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neverleaveopen (245) - GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
hazy copper with a fine head. nice aroma of citrius, caramel and grass. well-balanced taste, nice bitterness. quite expensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2393) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at casino, christchurch. Nice amber color, white head. Light malty aroma, little fruity. Malty body, fresh hops, fruits, dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
What starts out as your basic caramel / toffee American malt opens up into more of a dry pet food mix and potato starch and husky over-kilned grain character. To balance this youíre provided abundant orange jam (jelly) and pine resin hops, delivered through a medium bodied, coarsely-carbonated semi-sweet malt body. Pretty ho-hum. From draft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2013
Light caramel nose with mild hop and turkish delight aromas. A re-affirmation of the caramel for half an instant on the palate then a big resinous piney hop coating of the whole palate. A lingering bitterness that lasts till the next day. A beer that is definitely a brewers beer, I suspect a large percentage of caramalt and bittering hops for this beer. Well made even if the palate a little light to match the hops. Lucky I like the hops!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duncanneilson (7) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
Not as hoppy since Emmersons was sold to Lion Breweries, more bitter and caramel notes, but miss the hop flavour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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