GlassBrass440 (295) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark gold with Spicy and grassy hops on the nose. A hint of biscuits as well. Flavours bring more grassy hops up front with a bit of toast and lingering bitterness that fade away to reveal a nutty finish.
waiake (461) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 500ml bottle that poured an excellent orange gold & lacy with a mild hoppy aroma the taste is all hops but surprisingly quite mild a bit watery but still full of subtle fruit spice malty bitter flavours great session beer
k0mpsa (1804) - Jšrvenpšš, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark copper color, small white head. Aroma is fruity, crispy hoppy and malty. Taste is hoppy, malty, sweet suryp notes, hint of orange.
heyden (111) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampling this little number sitting a top the coromandel peninsula. Very sessionable. Nice biscuity malt, understated hops. Looks great and just goes to show that not all beers need to be be drowning in hoppy bitterness to be good!
EiggMan69 (2) - wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am well used to enjoying this beauty of a ísession beerí from Emersonís, especially in-between a few cheeky drams, but on this particular evening a fortnight ago, I was blown away by both the flavour and aroma. The nose was its typical malty-loveliness but this time the flavour was almost like a fragrant floral perfume from the combination of hops. She was beer number 3 from 4 on our evenings tasting yet despite being low abv. , she stole the show. This was from a 2l rigger from Regional wines in Wellington. Pity the taste wasnít of the same fragrance from the next keg.
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did try this beer a couple of times over the years, and today it is a gift from a friend - thanks Greg - with a customised label celebrating the centennial of Scott. Unfortunately I never learned/learnt to appreciate this singular combination of hop bitternesses, finding the aroma and flavour too pungent, perhaps too herbal and metallic. Definitely not my pint of beer.
KeefOz (1151) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 6/2/2014. BB 16 Jul 2014. Poured a clear coppery amber colour (nice colour) with a light tan collar that produced poor to OK lacing. Carbonation low to moderate with medium sized bubbles. Aroma sweetly of alcohol with citrus or piney hops. Taste slightly sweet caramel malt followed by an unusually unsavoury hops bitterness. Light body. Clean but then a long citrus and piney bitter finish. Found this to be not very nice.
skortila (4850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Emersonís. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has flowery hops. Clear, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is slightly bitter, bit toasted, has some cookie and the flowery hops.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body is gold-brown. It smells hoppy, hoparomatic, bitter. The taste is hoparomatic, bitter, fruity, aromatic, nice!
cwhitby (5) - Hillcrest, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
floral aroma golden, amber colour minimal head, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, short bitter finish.
Nice but lacks depth.