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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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 (10191) - 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 (39393) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2007
This is the beer that I like! Hoppy to the front, jump out of the glass hoppiness, great colour, great body, I really like this stuff! The impression that these high hop notes leave is outstading. I get the impression that they either use a hopback, or lots in dry somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattKerr (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2007
WHo knew NZ could make beer??? Emerson proves they know there stuff, beer perfection!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
[Sampled in 2004.] Very nice floral aroflavor. Fresh bitterness and overall a very beautiful beer.

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