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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Greymouth, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on a traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen with added sweetness. Sun-ripened Otago apricots balance the tart, clove and banana flavours of our wheat malt and special yeast. Overlaid with a fine, noble hop to create a fresh, spicy finish. Perfect for that moment when you get to the bach.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (892) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
(Bottle) Hazy yellow amber with reasonable white head. Nice fresh apricot aroma with some slightly odd cheese hints. Lovely palate with smooth mouthfilling carbonation. Well balanced taste with prominent, but not dominant, fresh tangy apricot overlaid on citrus, light malt and hints of esters and spice. The complexity dies away leaving the fruity tang with a developing subtle hop bitterness. A very good fruit beer with no cloying sweetness and the fruit nicely balanced with the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyRay (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
I like Monteith’s Brewer’s Series. This beer poured a light gold colour, slightly cloudy. There was at least two fingers of frothy, white head that stayed around for a while before eventually fading to very little. There was moderate carbonation. It smelt nice with apricots being prevalent. The taste was of apricot and wheat with some bitterness. It was a tasty, refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of fresh fruit, citrus. Taste is softly sour apricot, white bread dough. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1382) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a hazy honey golden color, with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma of apricot with a bit of citrus an banana in the background. Taste of mild apricot, some citrus and fresh wheat. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. I am not a fan of fruit beers but this one I actually did enjoy as the apricot was subtle on no extra swetness to spoil it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Draught at Royal Albert Hotel, Sydney, on July 17, 2013.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, sugary, fruity, apricot taste. Apricot aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, fruity, apricot scent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
500ml bottle from BWS Liquor Store. There is a lot of fruitiness in the aroma and the beer is a honey amber colour with a decent white head that quickly fades. Flavour s at and you can taste the apricot, sweet almost like apricot jam.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
Frothy head gold pour medium carbonation aromas strong apricotwheat mild banana the flavours soapy grainy wheat apricot comes through well creamy note mild banana and clove yeast taste smooth on palate the finish not bad on the palate best aftertastes yeast grain apricot a creamy note okay

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (95) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Aroma. I can smell mainly Apricot. Appearance. Poured from bottle a cloudy apricot colour. Taste. Can mainly taste apricot with also slight clove and banana flavours, however despite it bean a supposed wheat beer, i can taste almost no wheat flavours. Overall. This beer would be a nice session beer on a hot lazy summers day.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (489) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Strong aromas of fresh apricots with lighter scents of bubblegum, wheat and lemon. Taste is similar with a strong apricot taste up front with some zesty lemon and light spice and some sweetness. Finishes quite crisply with an apricot aftertaste. Impressed that it doesn’t have any artificial notes at all. The hefe characters are light and it drinks more like a lager in the body. Unusual and not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (898) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 23, 2013
500ml bottle best before 7/13. Decent Hefe appearance with cloudy orangey body and frothy white head. Strong apricots on the nose (rather obviously) with subtle banana and wheat. Taste is similar with medium body and lively carbonation. Quite sweet overall. Mild spicy hop finish. Good thirst quencher.


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