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Brewed by ParrotDog Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A grassy NZ hopped aroma featuring a hint of roasted malt is supported by full-bodied, red coloured malt base and a pleasant NZ hopped bitterness to round off. A big, malty red ale uplifted with a generous amount of hops.


StevieT's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (538) - - DEC 8, 2013
Very fruity hops aroma, amber/red colour and lasting white head. Mild citrus flavours and bitter aftertaste. Fruitier than I expected but not bad at all, give it a try.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattress63 (59) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from Zesty Edibles. Poured a nice creamy head and a deep red almost dark amber colour. Quite malty but not overwhelming with tastes of roast coffee and a nice bitter finish on the palate. Sadly I didn’t find this overly hoppy, but still nice all the same. Enjoyed. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinhol (248) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
330 mil bottle from Low buy Lilydale caramel aroma deep red on colour with ran head taste is malty caramel with some hop flavour but as the bb date is 16/2/14 the good may be muted

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
confrontation (2) - - FEB 5, 2014 does not count
Very nice beer , would have like more of a caramel note like most other red ales on the market, still a very good ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
The aroma starts out with a rather basic caramel and red apple maltiness before developing light touches of fennel and black pepper, and it’s not long before the simple cara malt character blossoms into something more like seed bread toasted baguette... luscious carbonation and soft malt texture again are the highlight, something that ParrotDog seems to do well even in beers with unappealing flavor profiles. Semi-sweet, toasty, bready, strongly bitter with medium acidity, good malt attenuation, just enough sugar left over to provide some heft to the body without being overly sweet and chewy... carbonation and sweetness and acid all well matched, and it’s quite aromatic as well. On first pass it’s a basic amber ale but with time it comes together well. Talented brewing taking place in Wellington.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nlc (89) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Draft. At first sight it seems like a good one but after a few sips it?s a bit disapointing. The flavours, the body, it?s in there somewhere, But not really convincing.... Though it?s quote ok, no worries, you can order this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1200) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Slowbeer (15-Nov-13) Light fruit hop caramel aroma. Red brown colour, good head and suds lacing. Lovely floral fruit and caramel malt flavour. Great floral spice fruit finish and tangy fruit floral aftertaste. Just a great balance of flavours and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
This has a nice light sweet aroma, with a nice red hue. Light sweetness and light bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (779) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
Taster, at Hoptoberfest, Volstead. The official description is perfect. Give an amber ale a NZ hopped bitterness and you certainly improve it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2013
The head is robust, the body red-brown. It smells fruty, hoppy, hoparomatic, fresh. The taste is hoparomatic, fruity, refreshing, malty, aomatic.


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