Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Amber Ale
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
First Beer that Monteiths had produced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2004
smells a tad hoppy I would say, with some interesting creamy notes and carboardy grapefruit and firm malt sweetness..THe malty sweetness seems to meld with the gentle was still quite flavorful hoppiness, and it all adds up to a beer that is better than people make it out to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2004
Copper red, smallish head that dissipates. Mild aroma of sweet malt. Watery palate. Mild malt flavour with neglible bitterness. This has a nice general beeriness about it but possibly is a little muted in most respects.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Dark amber color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty, biscuity and sweet. Touch of roastyness. A medium to light bodied “amber”. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. Fairly typical amber, sort of sweet and fizzy. Well balanced, but not very interesting. The label states a highly hopped ale, sorry but I DON’T THINK SO! Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Pours a dark amber colored beer with a foamy head. Quite roasted malty nose with some hops and a fruity tone. Flavor is also quite malty, a bit thin, but it is there! Somewhat bitter hoppy finish. Not a very strong beer but has a nice taste!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Reddish brown hue, moderate head formation. Malty caramel aroma with some hop spice. Initially sweet caramel flavor, a touch of toffee, nutty, with a light bitter bite in the finish. Pretty typical of a lot of English bottled pale ales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2004
Dark amber brew with a stoney white head that laces only when encouraged. Not a big aroma but has notes of malt and soap with the remainder dominated by hops. Weak and bitter body with a lingering astringency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Definately on a lower level than what I've drinking lately. Kind of skunky. Has a skunky lager taste with just a little more malt and less skunkiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Clear, dark amber color with a large white head. Unpleasant aroma, full of mustiness and animal-like odors. Flkavor is not quite as offensive, but there's not much to it. Very waters, with a little Malty sweetness and a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Deep amber color, clear, with a generous off-white head. The aroma was musty, stale, bready, slightly hoppy. The flavor was musty as well with a strong malty sweetness and a hops bite in the aftertaste. The feel was slightly thicker than I had expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Has a rich clear oaken varnish color to it. I must say that new zealand needs to up the alcohol in their beers. Has a stingy must basement smell with some malt in the background. Slightly bitter with a very full body, no water here, and that is impressive. Not too much funk to it, just a simple bitter ale with a solid amount of carbination in it. Just wish it could pull at least 5.5 percent.

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