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Monteiths Original Ale

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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Ale
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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First Beer that Monteiths had produced.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (747) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014


330 ml bottle bought at Great Food hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty during the ‘New Zealand food festival’ promotion.

Clear dark amber copper colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with active carbonation; Sweet aroma of dark malt, with caramel, sugar, light assorted dark fruits, bread, biscuit, and faint grass; Very light sweet taste of light dark malt, with very light caramel, hint of Cola, light bread, hint of lime, faint bitter hops and light grass; Light body, thin but slick palate; Mouth feel is straight forward thin dark malt - pretty nicely roasted with further sips - in a thin but pretty slick body. Thin caramel, slight Cola taste. Decent breadyness, not much hops and almost no sweetness. Okay… Hoppiness - nose, taste and bitterness - are minimal for a very undemanding muted malty non-finish; Fairly after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: This one is very easy and undemanding just like James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale. Unlike the latter, though, this one has some underlying thicker body, good lacing and slightly better roastyness. All in all an easy refreshment for supper. Drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 31, 2014
Clear amber beer, small and persistent head, grain malty aromas, not too hoppy, sweet taste good overall balance, watery finish, but a nice one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
On tap @ Shakespears’, Auckland. At least I think it was at Shakespears’.New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has grains, some grass. Clear, copper/amber coloured beer with a slight off-white head. The taste is bland, sweet malty, light grassy. Watery mouthfeel. Quite some carbonation. Boring.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, fruchtig. Geschmack malzig, leicht fruchtig, Karamell.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Desverger (1616) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle@Earl Ferrers, Streatham - amber pour with medium white head. Toasty malty, grassy hops, slight caramel, toffee, nutty, pretty basic overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Muggus69 (1132) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES JAN 5, 2004 A really light dark malt scent on it, almost undetectable without a good sniff. Pours a clean deep ruby amber colour. A caramel malt body. A few little candy sweet characters, but quite watery overall. Also a fair bit of carbonation in the mouth. I’m quite disappointed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3483) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from Booths. Deep copper-amber but next to no head. Has a light malt aroma with a good character to it without being full of flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery in Greymouth, NZ Excellent clarity in this deep amber ale. Both flavor and aroma are a bit light for style; the lightest pale ale I’ve had in NZ. Still, very well-crafted and balanced, as well as very fresh (of course). Feel: Light+ body with medium-high, very crisp carbonation. Clean finish. O: recommended as a somewhat light flavored pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2013
Mild and solid one. Some hops with a decent malty background. Hints if caramel and balanced carbo. Quaffy, classy piwo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2013
The head is ok, the body amber. It smells hoppy, intensive, maltaromatic. The taste is malty, mild, bit hoppy, bit fruity.


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