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Monteiths Original Ale

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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First Beer that Monteiths had produced.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - 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 (1282) - 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 (1108) - 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 (2950) - 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 (1367) - 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 (2970) - 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 (3315) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (2965) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a clear deep amber colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Taste of honey, caramel, torf, malt, hops and flowers. Hints of nuts. Easy and nice to drink - quaffable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rulymel (91) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2013
Ale dark ambar colour with a thin head. Poor malt aroma without interesting notes. Taste is poor malt and some caramel, not intense. Watery body

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013
Very malty aroma, no hops on the nose at all. Nice dark amber-brown colour, creamy head. Very malty flavour, a bet sweet, very smooth. Couldn’t taste any hops at all. Slightly thin, but not too bad. Good beer for having a few on a weekend, or to throw back at the pub. Wouldn’t miss it if it disappeared.


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