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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

hawthorne00's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3535) - Melbourne, - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with a small white head thatís soon less than a coat. Aroma of caramel, pears, peaches, flowers. Smells very English. Medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Moderate sweetness with caramel and fruit, firm peppery bitterness with some other spice like mace in at the end. Just my sort of thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7469) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Clear deep amber colored with a thin foamy ivory cap. Big earthy and herbal piney nose thatís a touch biscuity and slightly crystal malty. Bright crisp and piney bitter flavor thatís also earthy and herbal, crisp and pale malty, a touch of English muffin, and a dry, herbal, bready crystal malt finish wth whispers of Amber malt and pine hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 An enjoyable brew on its own - but not up to the usual epic standard of an Epic beer. Try one of their many other excellent brews instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours pale amber, nose is light toffee, taste is sweet toffee, a bit past its best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
mild floral and fruit aromas coupled with rich caramel and melanoidin flavours with a short-lived hit of sharp bitterness. Light on the tongue with lowish carbonation. taste is spot-on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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. Thatís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - 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...

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2014
bottle into glass, shared with paljoey clear dark red pour ..metallic aroma,and light hopps, decen ipa,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2371) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - MalmŲ, 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.

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