kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, - DEC 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favourite bitters, it has a lovely fruity aroma looks great and tastes awesome, so much flavour packed into 3.7%!
lisagirl (172) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
canít say iím too impressed. didnít get much flavour from this at all, a little hop and a little malt played background to what almost seemed a lagerish theme. not too bad i suppose, and iíve never been too keen on the normal bitter style (quite like the esb), but itís a bit flavourless for my liking.
DylansDad (202) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Even though my bottle says the best before date is Sep 2013 (6 months away) this bottle has already lost its freshness as had another bottle bought at the same shop (not my regular). The aroma was starting to turn toward the wet cardboard side. Having said that, I soldiered on and drank. The taste was delicious piny resin perfectly supported by top malt session musicians who know how to lay down a sweet unobtrusive groove. Like everybody says, this really does taste bigger than 3.7%. I canít wait to try another (fresh) bottle.
floydian1 (729) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Dunedin. This is an excellent approximation of an easy drinking English style session Bitter. There are English style hops on the nose and palate and it is smooth and drinkable with a low carbonation. Nice floral hop bitterness. Recommended.
omikr0n (441) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle that Earl brought me from NZ. Thanks! Pours mostly clear amber to orange color with nice white head. Aroma is hops, grass, molasses. Flavor is hops, citrus fruits, malt and honey. Surprisingly full flavor considering the alcohol content. Slightly dry aftertaste.
KungFu_Kiwi (6) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL Bottle. Pours an amber/brown beer. Easy drinking beer from Emersons, you should happily drink this all night. A good balance of malts and hops, with a medium length finish. Not as full of flavour as some of the others in the Emersons range, but still enjoyable.
PunkElifunt (7) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great beer, smooth tasting amber coloured and not high alcohol, so easy to drink a few.
Rangi (401) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable mild session beer as described. Slight spice and biscuity flavour with this one. One of those beers that does not provoke a great amount of thought and is best just enjoyed while watching the rugby.
petergaynor (106) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark hazy, malty brown with minimal head. Aroma is caramel, bread, nuts and coffee. Taste is earthy with coffee malt and some toasted bread. Very nice, easy drinking bitter
omega (500) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very easy drinking beer. Good body with a soft texture and flavours to boot. Little thin on the palate and major drawback is you would need to drinks lots of this to get your buzz on!
pmuzz (286) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This was not the greatest from emersons, my main issue was its over carbonation. Not the tastiest beer either.