Formerly brewed at Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Old Ale
Dunedin, New Zealand


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is a traditional English old ale and very true to type. A strong beer, full bodied with an initial deceptive sweetness, but with hops enough to give a dry finish. It is definitely a beer to be savoured rather than quaffed. It slips down like velvet and makes an ideal partner for rich fruitcake and similar seasonal fare. Available August.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Medium amber / brown color with a average frothy good lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, flowers, light to moderate yeasty, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy. ;o))

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully disappearing head. Mild spiced and light hoppy aroma. Light breadish and spiced flavour foes into a finish that is light spiced and a bit dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2006
A slightly hazy amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is "old" as an Old Ale should be with notes of wood, over ripe fruit, oranges comes to mind, and alcohol tickling the tongue, leading to a quite heavy sweet end, from which the alcohol and wood lingers the longest. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange ccoloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of mlats, caramel, dried fruits and wood. Sweet flavour of malts and caramel with notes of hops and dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottled@EBF 2008. Slightly hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is candysugar, some sweet malts, mild grains and a bit herbal. Flavour is grass, candysugar, mild alcohol sweetnes along with some toffee. Quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy amber with a thick, creamy head which never collapses completely. Extremely malty with lots of sweetish caramel notes balanced out by a rather dry, sharp bitterness. Extremely chewy and full-bodied beer. 010705

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 Bottled. Cloudy orange/brown. Soft and richly malty with loads of caramel and buttercotch. Full bodied with balanced sweetness. A warming malt dominated ber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18221) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
(EBF 2008) Golden/amber color, white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Malty sourish flavor, a bit vinous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17539) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
Hazy light orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 141211

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle at EBF 08. Hazy amber with lasting beige head. Not much like an old ale, bit of mustiness I suppose. Really fruity in mouth. Good. Quite red fruity though.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50