TimE (3955) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark copper color, fully body, rounded, nice bitter finish. Nothing outstanding, but well made.
omega (783) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
PunkElifunt (7) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is my favorite style of beer. Full hoppy flavour with clean crisp aftertaste. Mid alcohol.
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Emersons at its best again. Really nice beer, easy to drink and well balanced.
Rangi (631) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First time I had this was on draught and Iím sure the lines were dirty, on second tasting from bottle it was much better good hop note with malt character apparent. Easy drinking pale ale
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Brenhophead (638) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a nice dark copper with a minimal head and an aroma of darker malt, ash,resin. A decent taste to this beer a little citrus there with a dark toffee flavour also and light bitterness.