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


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
330 ml bottle at some random place in Vasastan, Gbg. Clear golden with white head, poor head retention. Aroma and taste are loaded with ginger, some malt notes and faint fruity hops in the background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Towey1989 (1175) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle at Potters Bar, Meir Heath (Marstonís) A clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is mainly ginger beer and a little orange. Taste again of ginger beer, a little orange and slight herbal hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A sweet, ginger beer finish. This is pretty much ginger beer, no alcohol detected. May as well buy a ginger beer for a £1 less.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tombutlin (139) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2015
Strange beer. I love rata honey, and it is faintly discernable. Sweet, bland, flat and vaguely nauseating brew. I tried to find a redeeming feature, but failed

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
manthropology (8) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
Bought this not knowing what it was. Poured a glass and... oh hell no. Is this a cheap ginger beer shandy?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (5958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, ginger, spices.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, hops, ginger, malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kermis (8487) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle at the Fiddler. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of aspirin, light lemonade, light radler like. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MonsterMagnet (851) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle, pours clear golden with a white head. Sweet, soapy and crappy with lots of ginger. Itís like a ginger ale soda with alcohol really. No.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2015
330ml bottle (Viking Line). Clear dark golden color. Parfume, sweet, caramel, flowers in aroma. Ginger, rosemary, herbal, moldy taste. Pure ginger in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Sweet and messy. How about no?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmgreenuk (6502) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle at the Fiddler, Den Haag. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is light metallic hop. The flavour is moderate sweet with a watery mineral aspirin sweet malt palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2015
330ml bottle (Viking Express)
Woh, thatís my morning radler. Lager and lime. Yes, I said lager. Peanutty malts in the taste. Plenty of ginger. Horribly fizzy palate. Very crappy beer, only vaguely hidden behind very industrial spices.

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