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Emersonís Regional Special Bitter


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Formerly brewed at Emersonís Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Brewed as a collaboration between Regional Wines and Spirits and Emersonís Brewing Co, the R.S.B. recipe was developed by Beer Judge, Writer, homebrewer and Regional Beer Specialist Kieran Haslett-Moore in the Hills of Wellington before being brewed in Dunedin with Richard Emerson. R.S.B. is a new world take on the ESB style brewed with New Zealand Pale Malt, English and Belgian Crystal Malts, New Zealand Golding and New Zealand Styrian Golding hops. A fruity malt accented ale that is perfect for winter drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2011
light copper color. Very auster, earth and wooden color. Very malty, dry. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2011
Delicious; round rich malty body cut against by zesty tropical flavoured hops and clean bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2011
From the FYO at Regional. Biscuity sweet on the nose, with a hint of ripe fruit, in the mouth thereís a surprising amount of spiciness chasing a rounded flavour. Oddly, makes me think of braised cabbage - and not in an unpleasant manner; wholesome, savoury, a bit of salt and pepper. The hops leave a lovely warmness. Quite a nice bitter ale, though perhaps more nuttiness couldíve been bought out from the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
Handpump at Hashigo Zake. Pours opaque amber with a small off white head. Pear, grapefruit and light caramel on the nose. Lots of orange zest with some dried pear coming through in the taste. Backed by a light toffee malt. A lingering bitterness of citrus to finish it off with a good mouth feel. Solid beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2010
Rigger from Regionals. Donfardz64 has done a very good job of describing it. Dangerously sessionable at 5.3%. Brilliant body. Well done Kieran, this stands up to any ESB Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2010
Handpump at Hashigo Zake. Pours clear amber, off white head. Good retention. Aroma has some light esters, kinda grapefruity.
Awesome silky mouthfeel. Rich full bodied malt flavour gives a great backbone for an assertive bitterness to come through. Great orangey flavours come through. Has a lingering citrusy finish.

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