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Brewed by McCashin Family Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Nelson, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We hope you enjoy this Stoke Amber. We make it the old fashioned way and never cut corners. It’s brewed using Nelson’s famous organic hops, premium malt, our own bespoke yeast an 14,000 year old Paleo Water (no artificial additives or colouring). Stoke is tank conditioned over three weeks - that’s where the hint of honey and smooth mouth feel come from. Next time you’re in Nelson, come and meet the team here at our family brewery!


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - MAR 31, 2011
330ml bottle. I had a sample of this when it first came out and was suprised how good it was (and the dark as well). My summer holiday beer and now one of the best ’regular’ beers in the supermarket although not readily available. Attractive amber hue, slowly diminishing medium sized creamy beige head, good lacing. Very nice aromas; malty caramel base, toffee, fruity especially marmalade, smokey, rocky shore/kelp, fresh leather, manuka wood shavings. Well balanced flavour profile; medium to medium strong bitterness, medium sweetness with a long duration. Medium body, creamy oily texture, soft carbonation, long velvety smooth finish. Pretty good I’d say.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (1988) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
Rating #1777 - 2015.06.26. Bottleshare. Clear amber colour with a bubbly white head. Trie Aroma is caramel and hint of citrus. Taste is mild malty sweetness and a little earthy hoppy note, drying out the finish.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DuffMan (9497) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Golden amber hue, average white head. Watery caramel, apples, plastic. Drain pour.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (930) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2016
330ml bottle into pint glass. Subdued sweet malt nose. Copper coloured with sudsy white head. Many tiny bubbles. Full body, smooth and bitter in the mouth. The bitterness carries through to the finish. Late malt balances everything beautifully. Nice beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
canadiankiwi (144) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2016
Acceptable for a cab off the rank Amber but nothing to write home about when compared with the likes of Sassy Red.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Mild sweet malts, some light fruity citrus, mild bitterness, and a relatively clean finish. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ANZUShophunter (273) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
From bottle in shaker. Pours amber (no surprise) with aroma of toffee/caramel that carries through to the taste. Finish is smokey and spicy, unique amongst the ambers I’ve tried.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (506) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours a dark amber colour with a micro-head and very little lacing. The major flavour is toasted malt with dark fruit and maybe some pine resin in the aftertaste. No, but really what is Paleo water other than a catch phrase?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Amber with modest head, gone in 10 sec. Sweet malt, honey, chocolate hint in the nose, taste sweet malt, toffee, bit woody/earthy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12408) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle - Sweet caramel and some twig. Clear orange with a decent beige head. Twig, bitter and a herbal caramel sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
330ml green bottle. Orange-gold colour, unclear. Small head with a nice fine bead. Aromas of caramel, grains, light citrus hops. Taste has grains, caramel and citrus and grass. Soft texture. Good.


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