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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (462) - 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 (1581) - 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 (8110) - 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 (2977) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
330ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light fruits with some fresh hops. Taste is a fresh floral and citrus hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light bodied with good carbonation that leaves a pleasant sensation on the palate. A well crafted amber ale that is both tasty and well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 5, 2015
330ml bottle from a supermarket in Jing’an Temple, Shanghai. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and toffee. Sweet finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a dark amberish color. Aroma and taste are sweet malts and some caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (466) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 pours reddy brown with a fine creamy head, aroma is malt & caramel, taste is smooth sweetish & really good with the bitter vaguely hoppy finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
(Bottle) Clear dark amber / medium brown with very slight white head. Subtle sweetish biscuity malt aroma. Fairly light body with pleasant soft carbonation. Malt and hops on the foretaste with the malt ebbing away for some lasting gentle bitterness. Notes of tea and maybe toffee. Pleasant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2199) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a red colour with a frim white head, very malty aroma, with a very light bitter taste with a dry finish.


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