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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity citrus hoppy spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13224) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, 65 cl, at Øltorget, Vulkan. A small, dense, off-white head forms over an orange-golden body. The aroma is spiced and peppery, some cedar like notes occur, there’s lots of citrus peel, some lemon grass and apricot. It’s a bit too bitter I think, and there’s more lemongrass than I’d like, but it also have the same spiced, peppery and cedar like things found in the aroma. Citrus peel too. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming, with a nice carbonation level. Lasting finish with lime and bitterness. Wonderful aroma in this one, pity the flavor isn’t at the same level. Still, it’s a fine brew. 140503

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Biggish offwhite head. Clear yellow body with lots of floaties. Tropcial fruit, resin and mint aroma with spicy herbal orangey notes. Sweet-dryish strawy toffee and herbs taste with gingery resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish gingery resiny orangey aftertaste with spicy herbal notes. Nice, mild, drinkable, interesting, different. Really an unusual beer. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

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.

3.4
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3018) - 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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3004) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours gold/amber with a fading head. Nose shows lemon myrtle confectionery noes, light sweet malt and lemon zest. Lemon myrtle is prominent as a flavour too along with the bitter grapefruit. The kaffir lime is faint. Quite herbal leading to an astringent bitterness. Carbonation seems a little full on. Needs more malt and less grapefruit.


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