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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KungFu_Kiwi (6) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
500mL bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown beer with a decent head. The aroma is hop dominated, though the scent is not too strong. There is a light malt hit first then the hops bitterness takes over. Not too bitter at all for an IPA, but a good balance for the style. One of my favourites from Emersons.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is a magnificently complex mixture of resin and grapefruit hops with slightly charred bread and some dry spicy notes. Potent grapefruit and white pepper hops up front lead into a touch of lime. There is a savoury, toasty malt backbone, giving way to more lime, along with lemongrass and black pepper, in the finish, which leaves a nicely bitter aftertaste. This is a real top quality IPA, as well as being a beer I have wanted to try for some time. Itís certainly not a disappointment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
dark copper color, fully body, rounded, nice bitter finish. Nothing outstanding, but well made.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (791) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2012
Emersons is one of those brands that has been around so long and other than the Pilsner can fly a little under the radar. Quite a big and heavy pale ale (would question the pale aspect!) this beer has good structure and a long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
PunkElifunt (7) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
This is my favorite style of beer. Full hoppy flavour with clean crisp aftertaste. Mid alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours golden-ambet with thin off white head. Super hoppy aroma, fruits and flowers with some nuttyness. Lively carbonation, hoppy fruits and flowers follow through with a good long bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2012
I love Emersonsí beers. They have probably New Zealandís most comprehensive range of craft beers, including some masterpieces here and there. Right, in spite of my scepticism about IPAs, I was hoping this would be a lovely experience, but I had it in a blind tasting trial and the results were not too exciting. The colour was copper (and that one I DID see!) perhaps consistent with how IPAs were supposed to have been. Aroma was weak and rather undefined, but far from particularly pleasant. Not much of a hoppy note (and I am NOT a hophead). The flavour was that of a classic English bitter, malty, with a metalic clink to it. Sooty palate, not smoky, but dusty. I must confess it was disappointing as one of the dreaded IPAs, and not so much of a bitter to get me too excited.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle-Sicy hop bouquet.There is also a great deal of hop flavour rather than pure bitterness. The flavours are beautifully combined and the finish is fresh,dry, and faintly lemony.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
Emersons at its best again. Really nice beer, easy to drink and well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (643) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2012
A nice golden amber poor with a slight red hue. Aroma of pure hops slightly bitter but as I progressed through the glass sweet caramel notes appeared. A well balanced beer with fragrant hops and caramel malts with a nice sharp bitterness. Great beer from Dunedin will be looking them up next trip home.


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