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RATINGS: 143   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1685) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
Review from old notes... Served slightly chilled in pilsener glass. The aroma is strong and interesting to say the least; bread, wood, sweet cake, pine needles, hops in a teabag. Very different. Pours a clean mid amber body with offwhite lace. Body is reasonably light but satisfying. Flavour takes a while to get going but once it’s on it’s well and truely on! The hops are unbelievably fresh with a solid piney presense. Roasted malt flavours also come through the developing and lingering hop dominance, however the bitterness is only moderate. There is a hop in here i’ve been of witness before. Possibly Pride of Ringwood or Green Bullet but it has an unmistakable presence and pretty much dominates the flavour, not that that is a bad thing. A very unique, and very New Zealander, take on the classic IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 17, 2008
Botella. Pours a hazy deep orange colour with a nice big creamy white long lasting steady head. Bit sweet fruity citric nice hoppy aroma. Quite good soft mouthfeel. The flavour has a nice fruity bit sweet hoppiness with citrus, a soft toasty maltiness and some pine. Dry long lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charlotte (4958) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
Hazy amber colour with white fluffy head.Aroma is fruity and light bitter with note of lemon and citrus.Smooth and well balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 500mL bottle. Med-hop aroma. Poured a amber beer that was a tad hazy. Ok head though and not bad lasting. Low carb beer. Complex hop tastes, smoother malt to start with, with a strong tingling bitterness to finish. Probably my favourite IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Poured hazy copper with small chunks of sediment and a large, rocky, off-white head which lasted well. Aroma was of fresh fruity hops with stonefruits, lemon zest, mandarin, biscuity malts, toffee and some salt. Flavor was a tangy citrus hop bitterness with toffee malts, stonefruits, lemon zest and a dry, salty, biscuit-like finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel and a good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2008
The appearance was medium amber golden brown, with a strong head. There was a dry bitter yeasty aroma, and a strong hop flavour, and quite strong bitterness. This was a fresh hoppy style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3479) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy amber body with low carbonation and a thin white creamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with grapefruit, bready, and spicy hints. Sharp, very well balanced hoppy taste. It carries some fruity and malty notes. Texture is soft and finish is long, sharp and bitter. Very good example if IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Iíve had this a few times but itís never been my favourite Emersons beer but this one seems slightly better than previously...lovely malty aroma and on the palate it has the usual malt presence but it seems that the hop profile has been beefed up it has a great lingering bitterness that makes me glad i grabed this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
Iíve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Very nice IPA. Copper colored brew. Itís got a nice malty aroma and taste. Also a very nice smooth fruity bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2007
Many consumed but finally rated from a 500ml bottle. Muted dusty malt aroma but with a slight vegetable waft. Looks perfect in the glass, great colour and the perfect head. Nice malt sweetness with touches of passionfruit amongst others. Softness & subtle with a zingy hoppiness but a touch muted. Well drinkable none the less.

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