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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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When Kiwis first started brewing their own beer in the late 19th century, it was modelled on the IPAs imported from the Motherland by ship. This is what we used to drink before industrialisation, prohibition-pleasing law reform and rationalisation turned beer into a one-dimensional mass-produced commodity. At the dawn of the 21st century a brave new age of brewing is bringing back flavour and rediscovering the popular beers that time forgot. Whatls old is new again. Enjoy it like it was your first time.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Dark 24 karat/copper pour with hints of scarlet and a small ivory crown that diminishes to a ring and leaves spotty lacing inside the glass. That’s about as good as it gets. Mild citrus and honey aroma...almost non-existent. Flavor shows a malty fruitiness along with slight pine and burnt orange. Average at best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white lacing... soft zezty oily orange nose...soft sweet orage fruits ... lightest toffee ... light pine zezt ... oily orange...

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
paljoey (9) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Drinking at club w with my pal mike. Not bad. Very strong flavor. Would definitely drink another

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1752) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2014
bottle into glass, shared with paljoey clear dark red pour ..metallic aroma,and light hopps, decen ipa,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle pours copper. Nose sweet malt, some spice, and dank hop. Taste sweet malt, toffee, some caramel. Mid palate sweet. Slight spicy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color wit ha small off-white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty earthy hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5203) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2013) - Amber in colour. Dried fruit, sultanas and hops in the aroma. Fruity taste with caramel, leather and dried apricot.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brodies_Best (240) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2013
500 ml bottle from super liquor. Pours orange brown kinda like ginger beer with good head that fades a little. Toffee and sweet roasted malt aroma. Sharp taste with cutting aftertaste a little too acidic for my palate. Notes of caramel and chocolate linger. Reminds me of a desert.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
500ml bottle at Bishops Arms in Växjö. Deep amber coloured body. Off-white head, poor lacing. Malt-fruity nose. Well blended flavours of caramel malts and citrus fruits added by mild spices. Dry and smooth finish with a nice bittersweet twist. Pleasant and food friendly. 25.06.2013.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8254) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose and taste of grain, grapefruit rind, caramel, barley, dirt and sweet malt. Medium body.


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