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Formerly brewed at Matsons
Style: Irish Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A full malt, low hop beer in the style of a red beer with a fine, frothy head. Mild and easy to drink.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - APR 16, 2013
Clear mahogany colour with a goodish skim of cream coloured head that settled into the body. The aroma is chocolately with caramel and sweet malt. It is rather gratifying actually and promises much. This is manifest in the flavour with a good run of prickly mouthfeel at first that becomes a little silky even. There is a sweetness there, but it isn’t overwhelming and even brings out some orange peel at the end. This seems like a good exemplar of a style of beer that doesn’t trade on its bitterness and is designed for quaffing. I rather liked this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Clear dark reddish-brown, non-lasting fine head, very low carbonation, nice sweet malty beer, slight hint of coffee, very easy drinking, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cantabrian (971) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 Indeed this is easy to drink...or maybe not. Nice reddish-brown colour, but the off-white head has very little persistence. Flavour is sweeeet, malty, very sirupy. No hoppiness at all, to give it any balance. Tastes like fresh beer from 1000 years ago. Nice historical value in that, but lacks that balance. There’s a bit of a sticky feel to the tongue on the finish. Nice to drink, but it should be always for the first round.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brodies_Best (265) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2012
On tap in Springfield NZ. Pours dark, reddy brown. Not much head. Slight chocolate aroma. Initial taste is slightly acidic, aftertaste of coffee and sweet caramel. Easy drinking

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