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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7201) - 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 (640) - 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 (2967) - 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 (2578) - 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 (220) - 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 (437) - 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 (222) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Not sure what the go is with this - whether or not it’s fresh or just not that good in my opinion. Very marmaladey and peachy. A muddled palate which resembles what you would find in a cheap beer. Carbonation is very spritzy and doesn’t help any transition with flavours. Not my kind of pale at all but I can see the approachability it has

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. The grapefruit peel is particularyl noticeable in the aroma, with lemongrass and grainy malt supporting it. Grapefruit peel and lemongrass introduce it, providing zest and a touch of sweetness up front. Grainy cereal malt in the mid-palate is absolutely swamped by kaffir lime leaf, which is the dominant flavour through the finish. This is quite an unusual beer, to say the least. It does sort of work, although the kaffir lime leaf gives the finish a very odd feel, but the actual beer is not really a noticeable presence, merely a vehicle for the exotic ingredients.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Bright orange/amber, subtle hints of lemon, lime, grapefruit on top of a solid resiny bitterness. Quite light on the palate, bordering on watery compared to other APA/IPAs, but flavour and aroma more than makes up for it. An interesting and enjoyable beer.


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