greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Had it first from a rigger from Regional, next on tap at the Ruakura Campus Club. Two different beers. The first, hoppy, aggressive, grassy, and herbal, with some earthyness and hints of chocolate malt. On tap, the hops had mellowed to a nice background earthiness, and the malt... OH the malt! Delicious bready/toasty character with rich chocolate flavours, and a lingering bitter finish. A brilliant session beer.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rigger from Regional Wines and Spirits, courtesy of Brad, pours a clear amber with a thin tan head. A light hoppy aroma, grassy, with some chocolate. Chocolate malt, slightly earthy on the palate, with a good hoppy background, with more hops coming through in the finish. Certainly enjoyed drinking this.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rigger from Regional Wines and Spirits. Poured a lovely deep amber, with a creamy white head. On the nose; bit of malt, caramel, definite hop. Tastes of a somewhat spicy bitter malt, hops, caramel comes in smooth at the end. Flavours linger for a while. Quite bitter. Not bad, liked the last months one better though.