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


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle, EBF, Copenhagen. Very sweet, malt, sugar, caramel. A sticky beer without anything sour or bitter to balance it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
100ml taster at EBF. Hazy, orange body with a fast diminishing head. Mild aroma of dark fruits. Some caramel malts in flavour. Dry palate and foamy in the mouth (12.09.2008).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Beautiful persistent foam. The aroma is rich and revealing good malt and a little hop. The taste has light floral touch and crisp caramel malt. In addition, a luscious shade of flower with light taste of alcohol. An ale with great richness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2003
We all have one, a relative who doesn't realise how old he is and who gets himself into trouble by trying to be something he really isn't. Well, old 95 is like that relative. He looks good and had a clean head, even making sure he washes behind the ears. He thinks he is strong and makes out to be that by being inappropriately too alcoholic. There is a bit of a funny smell about him, some fortified wine mixed with a hint of stale tobacco. In all, he should be pensioned off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (40833) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2012
2012: Orange colored old ale with a nice foam. Bland flavor. The taste is intense sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004
(on bottle)I really dig Emersons, but this one is no good to me. It dosen´t fit the old ale style, as far as I can tell and it´s way too bitter/metallic for my tounge. Has got a sweet frutity nose and some caramels too it too. But the mouthfeel is not aged at all. No roundness, layered tastes or deepness what so ever. High carbonation makes the hopping even worse to me; it´s hurts, man. Either old ales are very different(and I know they can be) or I got a bad bottle. Reading the other ratings, just make me wonder; should I drink vodka istead of beer?

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