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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: 131   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
magex (1) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Tastes almost like a basic beer or lager not an ale. No body, just water thin, stale tasting, with a throw-up after taste. So poorly made. Does not have any honey or ginger notes btw!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (676) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle 33 @ Viking Gabriella. Smells Like mead and tastes abit Like it too. Summery feeling with flowers and stuff. Pretty good real summer feeling with mead.

- beerbasher

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sibarh (138) - Białystok, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Kolor - ciemnozłocisty, klarowny. Piana - drobna, niska i nietrwała. Zapach - cytrynowy, wyraźny, orzeźwiajacy. Smak - cytrynowe wyraźnie z lekką nutą miodową, średnio słodkie, lekka pasująca do całości goryczka, lekko kwaskowate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (6789) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, spice, malt and fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and soapy. Soapy, citrusy and sweet. Soapy citric finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olliejobbins (1185) - 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 (1038) - 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 (1973) - 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 (14703) - 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

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