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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Venusian Pale Ale, a precocious little number using some of the more unusual local flora and fauna you find hanging around here in the less civilized parts of the solar system. Lemon grass, kaffir lime leaf and grapefruit peel that we pinched from rations, meld seamlessly with Venusian Spear Fungus and that funny green stuff the local chappies seem to like licking off the rocks. Zesty is the word that springs to mind and at 7.3% abv it’s bloody good for morale. Incidentally, it works just like napalm on the natives, which is handy.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (672) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
DWG; Pours clear golden with a creamy, lasting lacing white to off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus fruits, tropic and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter, light sour, light spicy and mostly bitter lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
Initial thoughts that this was a solid base beer with the extra ingredients not altogether helping out too much, the alcohol wasn’t noticeable at all which made it a bit dangerous. Easily drinkable, pleasant unique aroma, fairly enjoyable but just seems dumbed down a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
650 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 7.5%. Ingredients include lemongrass, coriander, kaffir lime, lemon and grapefruit peel. Hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Aroma of lemongrass, coriander and citrus fruits / citrus peel. Spicy and citrussy flavour, with distinct notes of said ingredients. Hoppy and spicy finish. Refreshing and enjoyable. Would buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Øltorget, Mathallen, Oslo
Pours slightly hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, lemongrass, coriander, orange, citrus, soap and lime. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with a slightly dry, lime and lemongrass finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Pours golden with nice foam. Aromas of caramel, hops, vanilla, taste og caramel, nice hoppyness and hidden alcohol. Drinkable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3001) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
From bottle at Beer14. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of caramel, hops, vanilla. Medium body & complexity. Starts off sweet, some bitterness. Enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2625) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Sample from bottle at Beer14. Pours hazy deep golden with some sediments and white head. Slightly yeasty and quite fruity aroma with hopy notes, citrus and spices. Medium to moderate sweet. Slightly strange, but quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (238) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Pours light cloudy, aroma of citrus and florals. Taste is light and dry. Citrus and grass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2014
Light on colour but lacking nothing in taste. Complex flavours eventually give way to a long, lingeringly luscious, bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (234) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 I enjoyed this a lot. Low in malt, great hops. Alcohol doesn’t come through... dangerous! Not complex but very drinkable. Would have this again... and again! 7 Jun 2014 - this batch more complex - more malty but well balanced - the kaffir lime comes through. Bloody fantastic.


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