Emersonís Brewers Reserve Pale Ryder
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
A grist of lager, rye, wheat malts, with flaked oats. Includes coriander and American hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - JAN 24, 2009
Pours a slightly cloudy golden with white head. Citrus and hop aromas, a bit of herb also and a touch of honey. Beautiful flavours. Sweet citrus followed by a honey-like flavour, more likely a sweet fruit such as mango or passionfruit. A nice bitter kick on the finish, to create a delicious and refreshing beer. Quite lovely on a warm summers day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2009
Draught at Galbraithís Alehouse, Auckland. Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt and floral and herbal notes. The flavour is malt and fruit. Medium bodied and finishes dry and peppery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 On tap at Inch Bar in Dunedin. Pours cloudy golden, white head. Grapefruit dominates on the nose, very citrusy. Flavour is the same citrus, mainly grapefruit. Medium bitterness, nice fruity profile throughout. Finish is bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2009
On tap at Tonic bar in Dunedin. A nice grapefruit citrus nose with herb notes such as coriander. Slightly cloudy, bright yellow hue with a thin white head. Smooth lemon flavours and strong, zesty hops that give it a bitterness. Hints of what I can only describe as sweat and vegetables. A spicy, bitter finish. Crisp and clean on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
Iíve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Had this one at the brewery. A bit fruity aroma, nice hoppy flavor with a spicy aftertaste. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2007
On tap @ Inch Bar Dunedin - 6/10. A fresh grainy malt nose. Nice golden colour perhaps presented with a faint chil haze. Nice light richness. Some sweetness in the malt balance - like tinned fruits. Nice light peppery finish. An intreguing delightful offering, definately passes the 6 pint test.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 Tasted 07/11/2007. Two pint rigger, direct from the brewery to my front door. Pours a pale "greenish" gold with a light haze and a white head thatís quite virginal (like the brewer). An excellent mild aroma of citrus zest, spice and a far richer malt character than youíd expect from such a pale beer (hints at biscuit dough and mealiness). Smooth and, like the aroma, is far weightier in the mouth than youíd expect. Itís very rich, without being malty or heavy. Excellent start. Good hop flavour gives an oily feel, coating the mouth in juicy hop notes that invite another sip. Bitterness is quite light but the spice and big hop flavour push the perceived bitterness up higher. The only downside, for me, is a lingering tickle and itch on the palate from the coriander addition. Nothing brash, nothing "wow", but a very nice quaffer. Just right for a summer ale (making it two good summer ales in two days from NZís two most innovative brewers).

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