Emersonís Maris Gold
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Formerly brewed at Emersonís Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Dunedin, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A Refreshing Ale with citrus flavours

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2010
Aroma is refesh with mild sweetness and small hop character. Colour golden with slight orange tint. Good solid malty flavour, with both earthy and fruity hop flavour following. Good body and mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2009
Rating is for the December í09 Brewers Reserve re-brew. Pours a golden amber, white head. Aroma is kinda grainy, honeyish malt and lemony hops with a bit of grass. A well balanced flavour of (again) honeyish malt, lemony hops and a mild bitterness which rounds it all out.
All of the above make this a great summer session beer, shame itís been chopped from the lineup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Rating from memory after many pints of this at various venues. I was sad to see this retired because it was a solid go to beer of mine when i wanted a refreshing ale. Looks great in the glass has a great floral zesty hop aroma my only complaint has always been it’s body....a little bit thin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle, pours a clear amber with a large foamy white head. The aroma combines flowery hop and grainy malt. Quite a smooth palate with just enough crispness and dryness. The Maris Otter malt teaming up well with the flowery and bitter hops. Has got better since I would have last tasted this years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1474) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2007
Another rich, flavoursome ale from one of Australasiaís best brewers. Brewed with British Maris Otter barley, this packs a lot of punch for a golden ale. I found it too intense to be sessionable, but thatís personal taste. As always with Emersonsí brews, it presented well in the glass with a tall head that left reefs of lace. Quite a herbal aroma - faint echoes of Orval, as Bridge observed. Also Weetbix, cider apples and rusty nails in a tart olfactory package. Soft mouthfeel. Lots of passionfruit tartness on the tongue, plus pineapple and salt before a big, phlegmy finish. Not their best work but well made. (500ml bottle from Scenic Cellars, Taupo. BB May 08)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15296) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2007
Bottle at Kō07. Good dusty hop aroma. Hazy copper colour. The flavour also has a nice hoppiness with a hint of tea. Rubbery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2007
Loved the orangy colour in the glass. Nicely balanced hops and malt. Delicious lingering flavour. Note: tasted from tap at Galbraiths in Auckland - early 2006 (writing this one from memory).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Sweet malty and fruity hoppy aroma. Sweet malty fruity bitter flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2007
500ml bottle - ripe dominant citrus aroma. Wonderful malt structure again complimented with zesty citrus flavors. Nicely carbonated and refreshing if a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
toulstrup (15) - Maalov, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle. Light orange color with a small head. First the aroma is strong malt, but after a while citrusfruits and spices appear aswell. The flavor is a bit sweet, with hints of grapefruit and hops. Finishes with a nice dry bitterness which makes this beer very refreshing. Nice summer beer.

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