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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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.


3fourths' rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9059) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
What starts out as your basic caramel / toffee American malt opens up into more of a dry pet food mix and potato starch and husky over-kilned grain character. To balance this youíre provided abundant orange jam (jelly) and pine resin hops, delivered through a medium bodied, coarsely-carbonated semi-sweet malt body. Pretty ho-hum. From draft.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1527) - HONG KONG - MAY 14, 2016


500 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear amber honey colour with a very thin layer of yeast particlesExplosive three and a half finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with citrus peels, marmalade, light candied fruits, perfume, caramel, toffee, floral, molasses, light bread and grass.

Taste: Close to light sweet moderate Ale malt, with pineapples, light jam, strong caramel, toffee, strong grains, floral, molasses, light bread, light yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and fresh grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Very slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Fairly good Ale maltyness in a slick and quite thick background. Light pineapple and jammy taste is nice and omnipresent. Good caramel and toffee, floral and nicely sweet. Strong lemon to round. Very pleasant!

Hoppiness: Citrus peels, marmalade, light candied fruits, perfume, floral and grass in nose. Nice pineapples, jam, floral, strong lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is strong for a lasting, close to high astringent fruity malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Jammy fruity and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Looks like this one has lots of Pacificaís influence to thank for, with the jammy marmalade aroma and taste so prevalent. Great looks and head, strong body, perfumey aroma, fruity ester and hops, and head strong citrusy bitter finish. This is a real treat and a great pair for meals. Even better than Bookbinder!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Pulled from the chriso rotter, I believe. Cheers! Pours clear, deep gold with a creamy, white head. Plenty of bready malts here, along with lightly tangy citrus fruits. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with simple bready malts predominating. A little too aged but OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Draught at the fox. Clear copper, decent white cap, solid lacing. Strong caramel aroma, fruity citrus, light biscuit. Taste is sweet, and solid bitterness. Palate is soft, chewy, medium carbonation, and a soft long dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lrkmilani (96) - BRAZIL - JAN 8, 2016
Very nice beer, strong hops taste. Has an easy drinkability. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
An aromatic hop aroma with note of resin, floral and caramel. Pours a clear light caramel color with a short lasting white well laced head. A very sessionable taste of caramel, resin and floral with a lighter bodied slightly dry feel and an aromatic hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2015
500ml bottle poured amber gold with a lasting head & a fine aroma of caramel citrus hops tatse is much the same all fruity citrus hops bitter finish went down well

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at the Fox in Auckland. Pours orange with a thin head. Toasted And lightly sweet malts, mild bitterness, and light earthy and floral notes. Pretty good.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2015
On tap at the local. This was one of my favorite beers - now adulterated by the bmc, I was wondering how long it would take for this to happen! Weak thin body, made with mash efficiency in mind not taste. A hint of hops, no real bitterness or fruity NZ hop notes. Its shame what this beer has become!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2501) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with floral fruit aroma, medium bitterness with a dry fruity finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (17300) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruthís Shindig 2015. Clear amber beer with a rich off white head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, hay, caramel, floral notes. Hoppy bready flavor, grassy, hay, biscuit notes. Ok beer.


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