waiake (75) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a deep hazy brown, malty aroma leads to vibrant flavours of hops, grain & barley with a quite bitter spicy finish
Earplay (20) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable darker ale, good chocolate and biscuit malt coming through, subtle hop aroma. A little drier and thin bodied than I expected.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body red-brown. It smells aromatic-hoppy-grain, bit dry and flowery. The taste is grainy, barley, interesting, flowery, bit dry, flowery-bitter. OK 3.4
kiwichurchie (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Biscuity malt aroma, colour is amber red more than brown, some lacing and thin but lasting off white head, caramel and honey dominate flavour, good carb level, medium body, ho hum
DylansDad (308) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best of the range so far, I think. The motto for this beer seems to be ’Keep it Simple’ and it really suits this simple, yet satisfying beer.
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Again, I refer to the label and I would like to point out the accuracy of the description of the flavours apparent in this beer. I doubt that I could describe this any better because upon reading this, they leapt off the palate along with cinnamon and mace. I have very little criticism to offer this beer barring that it was maybe a little watery toward the finish, but I sincerely hope that this beer is embraced by the public. Not just because of my soft spot for Brown Ale, but because it is a genuinely good sessionable beer. Good nuttiness seems the lingering flavour and who doesn’t like a mouthful of nuts?