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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Greymouth, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on a traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen with added sweetness. Sun-ripened Otago apricots balance the tart, clove and banana flavours of our wheat malt and special yeast. Overlaid with a fine, noble hop to create a fresh, spicy finish. Perfect for that moment when you get to the bach.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3264) - - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle at hotel in Auckland, from New World Metro
Hazy pale amber with fluffy white head that collapses to a lacing and peachy aroma. Sweet died apricot nose with a touch of sourness, initially sweet then dry and custardy, residual apricot sourness and a fairly brief finish. Not enough weiss yeast character really.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyRay (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
I like Monteith’s Brewer’s Series. This beer poured a light gold colour, slightly cloudy. There was at least two fingers of frothy, white head that stayed around for a while before eventually fading to very little. There was moderate carbonation. It smelt nice with apricots being prevalent. The taste was of apricot and wheat with some bitterness. It was a tasty, refreshing beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShaneJ (582) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from 1st Choice. Clear, bright golden, aroma is all sweet apricot jam, drier than expected, apricot dominates flavour as well, some underlying tartness. Not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Draught at Royal Albert Hotel, Sydney, on July 17, 2013.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, sugary, fruity, apricot taste. Apricot aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, fruity, apricot scent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of fresh fruit, citrus. Taste is softly sour apricot, white bread dough. Tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (316) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2013
For the girls to pre-load with before they hit the high school ball. Like a wine cooler but made with beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Strong aromas of fresh apricots with lighter scents of bubblegum, wheat and lemon. Taste is similar with a strong apricot taste up front with some zesty lemon and light spice and some sweetness. Finishes quite crisply with an apricot aftertaste. Impressed that it doesn’t have any artificial notes at all. The hefe characters are light and it drinks more like a lager in the body. Unusual and not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUL 19, 2013
Fresh and fruity with the complexity of a wheat beer. Would make a wonderful summer drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1473) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
Clear yellow amber colour poor head and lacing. Sour fruit apricot malt aroma. Apricot hop malt flavour. Flat palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (977) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
(Bottle) Hazy yellow amber with reasonable white head. Nice fresh apricot aroma with some slightly odd cheese hints. Lovely palate with smooth mouthfilling carbonation. Well balanced taste with prominent, but not dominant, fresh tangy apricot overlaid on citrus, light malt and hints of esters and spice. The complexity dies away leaving the fruity tang with a developing subtle hop bitterness. A very good fruit beer with no cloying sweetness and the fruit nicely balanced with the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a hazy honey golden color, with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma of apricot with a bit of citrus an banana in the background. Taste of mild apricot, some citrus and fresh wheat. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp and refreshing. I am not a fan of fruit beers but this one I actually did enjoy as the apricot was subtle on no extra swetness to spoil it.


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