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Monteiths Summer Ale

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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HopfenWeisse (1082) - - OCT 17, 2014
Golden colored beer with decent head. Aroma is strongly ginger. Taste also lot of ginger. Not that good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (7886) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ My parent’s place
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, ginger and lime. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a long ginger finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
thellgren (293) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2014
0.33 l bottle form Viking LIne ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki. Decent head with lots of bubbles. The taste and smell of ginger dominates, but dies fast on your mouth leaving a watery aftertaste. I like ginger so this quite OK, but over all experience is a bit thin.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (4792) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
33cl Bottle from The Beer Tree. Clear light amber/orange colour, white head. Aroma of root beer/ginger beer, very lemonade-like, artificial. Flavour is of ginger beer, tiny hint of the promised honey, just very sweet and artificial, light malty, just not very pleasant if you expect a beer. Light-bodied, fizzy.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at Viking Gabriella. Clear golden copper color, small white head. Sweet honeyish aroma with hints of ginger. Light-bodied. Honey, ginger, light citrus hops. Overall very radler-like.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MrHult (300) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Flaska från @msbrindbergs, tack. Ljusgul lagerfärgade vätska med vitt skum. Doftar vidrigt kemiskt. Smakar som ginger joe fast sämre... Inget vidare...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at the People’s Park Tavern, thanks to JF for sharing, 13/09/14. Clear golden with a big off white head of bubbles. Nose is root ginger, spice, fruit, banana bread. Taste comprises bread dough, straw, honey, ginger, fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MSBrindbergs (377) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Flaska från Vikingline taxfree. Gyllengulbrun klar vätska med lätt skum. Suspekt blandning av frukt och diskmedel i doften. Smakar avslagen läsk. Fy fan... Håll er borta från allt som heter Monteith's ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at peoples park tavern. Aroma is fake ginger cola! Somewhat sweet. Flavour is fentemens cola! Little spicy ginger. Flavour is thin ginger cola, spice and nutty malts. palate is light highish carbonation. Mediocre.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzgorog (289) - FRANCE - SEP 9, 2014
Blonde cuivrée avec un haut col de mousse blanche. Nez prononcé de gingembre et de citron. La bouche est également très/trop sur le gingembre, notes d’agrumes, petit côté produits ménagers désagréable. Sucrée, faible amertume. Bof, le gingembre domine vraiment trop ...


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