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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle, a clear orange copper, carbonation and a bubbly head. A juicy hop aroma thats good, but good be stronger. Deliciously fruity (fruit salad) at first, but then becomes more bitter and malty (piney) through the swallow. The finish is long, but too dry. A well balanced and subtle IPA - the type I like to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled. Thanks to Phil_L for this. A hazy ginger copper coloured beer with a large white head. The aroma has lovely piney hops with some fruity tropical fruit notes. Great hoppy flavours. Definite lychee; wonderful malt body to provide balance. Lovely bitterness. A gem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
500ml bottle from Phil_L. Copper colour with thick beige head. Decent hop/malt aroma. Oddish IPA. Melon fruit. Over carbonated, odd hop, rich melon tropical fruit. Hop is a bit unbalanced, bit syrupy on malts. Just a bit odd. Nice melon/tangerine/passionfruit, but odd sickly flavour and not a great aroma lets it down. Vegetal aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle thanks originally to Phil _L but then kindly shared by Rudiger. Wonderful lychee and mango hops. Tangy and wonderfully bitter. Grapefruit, fresh cut oranges, lemon and lime, itís citric as hell. Possibly the most citric beer I have had. Without doubt an absolute winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Amber color and an OK head. Somehow the aroma makes me think of malt, straw, corn, pumpkins and a hint of ginger, and a weird and unbalanced acidity, that I also find in the flavour. The bitterness is very light and only present in the middle of the flavour. The finish is dry, insignificant and boring - I would like to taste this one again, because I normally like Emersonís, perhaps something was wrong with this bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
Half head. Half hazy dark gold liquid. Zesty spicy hop aroma. Not syrupy but hint of locorice cough syrup and spicy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 I really enjoyed this beer, on the bottle it said it was an English IPA but it seemed more West Coast in style with out all the grapefruit. Plenty of malt to back this baby up and wish I could get this here. Page 160 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide and only 196 of his Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Light amber / orange color with a average to large frothy good lacing off-white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, spruce needle, resinous ?? citrus, light pineapple. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
einzack (8) - waikouaiti, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2007 does not count
tap. totally unbeatable is this beer. best in the emersons range. fresh on tap itís beautiful. doesnít bottle quite so well. lucky for me i can drink it on tap!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle -- This beer would make an excellent picture postcard for NZ! It pours with a beautiful thick, creamy off-white head (with excellent retention) and a glowing cloudy amber colour. The aroma is floral hoppy and made me want to dive right in! Then the flavour... wow! A wonderful balance of hoppy bitterness and malt. An excellent IPA.

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