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Monteiths Summer Ale

Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Moneith's limited release Summer Ale is a refreshing different beer. Its uniquie style dates back to the late 19th century when ther was an adherence to brew with distinctive spices. True to tradition, this bright gold beer's spiciness adds a real flavoursome zest-balance by a touch of Rata honey and four different malts. Try it ice cold with a wedge of orange or lime.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olliejobbins (1093) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
330ml bottle. pours clear slightly amber with head that disappears almost instantly. aroma is spices and ginger and not much else. this doesn’t resemble a golden ale whatsoever. it’s just a ginger beer. and a crappy one at that. very watery. it’s different but not in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fellebag (957) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Small white layer. Clear color, normal carbonation. Aroma is ginger and pear. Taste is ginger, light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HoppingHop (15) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
Unique. Expectation of a beer will lead to a disappointment but one of a refreshing drink will give you more satisfaction. Very fruity to the extent that the hoppiness cannot take any place in the aroma. Cidery flavour does not leave any lingering on a palate and it does not call for another sip in a hurry. Worth a try if you are after a different kind of drink for the difference’s sake.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
nilsas (1807) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Duft av blomster, ingefær og sitronbrus. Klar gyllen farge. Tynt lag skum, noe karbonering. Smak av sitronbrus og ingefær. Minner om øl blandet med sitronbrus.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yngwie (14347) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. It’s a clear, golden beer with a small, white head. The aroma is very lemony, reminding me mostly of a German radler. Not much else going on. The same goes for the flavor, with some flower honey hints and a little bitterness added. Ginger notes. Rather thin on the palate, soft carbonation. Honey, ginger and some lemonade in the finish. Certainly not my kind of beer.141108

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of cellar, mold, some citrus, and lime. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt , ginger,honey, spices, citrus and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wiosna (287) - - NOV 2, 2014
0,33 pullo from Viking Gabriella. Kirkas kullanruskea. Tuoksussa inkivääriä ja makeaa mallasta. Maussa inkivääriä ja saippuaa. Vähän humalaa ja mallasta. Inkivääriolueksi ihan ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (2481) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2014
0,33l bottle from Viking Mariella. Pours pale golden with a low head. Aroma is malts and sweet ginger. Flavor is malts, ginger and honey. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4708) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a small and fast disappearing white head. Strong aroma totally dominated by fresh ginger. Flavor is sweet, but still quite refreshing with strong ginger and some kind of ginger type bitterness, actually not easy to find anything else here. A bit thin body and lots of ginger in aftertaste. Nice as a ginger ale if you really like ginger and I do. But it doesn’t feel much like a beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
liinis (1599) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2014
The commercial description tells you all about the beer: have it ice cold with a wedge of orange or lime..

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