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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The mellow malt in this Imperial Pilsner is married with a clean sharp bitterness from a blend of four hop varieties. Crisp and refreshing with a touch of delicate noble hops to linger on the palette.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (207) - Tauranga, - JUL 17, 2013
Thanks to Caro for this birthday present. Looks handsome in the glass with its bold golden hue, large fluffy slowly diminishing head and rich lacing. A little weak on aroma at Monteiths recommended 8 degrees; floral hops, caramel, biscuit, citrus, cardboard, bandaid. Moderately sweet, moderate to moderate-heavy bitter. Alcohol numbing palette [sic] creamy almost lightly chewy. Second half paired ok with a Baigan bhartha Indian curry. One of the best Monteiths I have had though nothing to rave about here. Couldn’t help but add this: pal·ette /ˈpalit/ Noun A thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colors. The range of colors used by a particular artist or in a particular picture. Synonyms pallet


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
waiake (187) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2014
Fine looking beer is orange gold taste is malt hops alcohol with a quite a harsh peppery bitter finish

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
500mL bottle BB 05/14 Pours a pale orange straw body, big foam atop. Restrained sort of nose; floral hop, touch of spice, with some oxidised malts & overly ripe stonefruit. Soft carbonation, kind of syrupy, chalky, soap, touch odd. Alcohol apparent. Falls to bits on the body; oxidised malty notes of browned apple & cardboard, bit whack of corny DMS, some floral hop but bitterness is abrasive, fusel alcohol finish. Had some promise, lost it - poorly made, unnecessarily strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Cellarbrations November 2013. Dark amber colour when poured into the glass. This is a beer that has a decent flavour and is full in the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
Very refreshing for a 7% AVB beer. It's medium body is well balanced with sweet malts and hops. Finisheswith a nice honey taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (556) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
Gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma is malty, slightly spicy, with a bit of grassiness. Taste is malty, grapefruit, bitter, but not really very well balanced. Not my favourite

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ALLOVATE (2467) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
Nose is of caramelised citrus almost burnt sugar with a strange nail varnish twist usually reserved for high alcohol Polish lagers. Cannot fault it in the glass; a seemingly misty, sunny orange gold with fine, scarce effervescence. A tight, rocky, inch and a half of snow-white foam settles in atop and daubs a wickedly thick lace. And that’s where I should have stopped things. Tart, sweet, fruity astringency like sucking on spent white grape skins twists the palate into a frenzied spasm. Another sip and, oh yeah, this one is rockin’ hard to quaff. Sugary, but in an artificial way with a chemical back bone and sharp bitterness that doesn’t meld well. Lasting, layering, filmy aftertaste of burnt fruit sugars and cheap wine - I mean really cheap. Alcohol is hot - fusel hot. How is this imperial? I’d favour a sixer of Skol over this. Hate to say it but is Monteith’s f&*ken serious pumping out chloroform meets drainpour such as this!? Not good!! (50cL, BBE 04/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (701) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
Pour is magnificent, lightly hazy amber with crisp white head. Aroma is slightly carboard and muddled fruits. Flavour is a big hit of grapefruit and big bitter finish, it reminds me of a Leffe Blonde for some reason, there is a bit of alcohol heat at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1020) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
From a 500ml bottle on 30/3/2014 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours a slightly cloudy light golden with a big white head. The aroma is grassy with a touch of fruity hops. The taste brings you bready malt and lots of citrus fruit, particularly grapefruit. The lingering bitterness ends up prevailing against the sweet fruitiness which starts up front. Actually pretty good, with decent amount of character.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3380) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2014
The head is ok, body blond. It smells malty, bit hoppy, creamy, bitter. The taste is hoppy-bitter, stale, bit metal, bit malty. Not my taste...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
Perfect block head strong carbonation pale gold pour aromas fruit citrus grass sweet malt crispness the flavours yes nice and crisp hops stone fruit citrus medium bitter grassy note grapefruit apricot caramel good balance sharp tastes the finish bright tastes hops the lasting bitter malt sweetness lovely to drink


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