Jimthechap (1190) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy rich amber colour with a persistent white collar of head. Poured way too cold off gas-flow (when will people disregard traditional public ideals for serving temperature?). From what I was able to garner about the aroma there was orange blossom, caramel and golden syrup. In fact the aromas tend along two directions: floral and malty. This isnít bad, in fact it is quite charming.
The flavour is fresh, keen and of tart juicy fruits and flowers. A real summery ale to taste with a concomitant light body. There is a good twinge of astringent bitterness which seems to carry to a puckering finish.
DylansDad (156) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gorgeous thick orange icecream aroma with syrup and a floral breeze wafting over the top, a bit of lush green grass. Taste is first very sweet malt, then turns very orangey and at the end is more grapefruit and lemon.
Pdubyah (108) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
the Orange aroma shocks the nose every time, the nice amount of bittery hops is nice, and Iíd easily go aonother, and I think this would fit will with some tasty food, as it would bring something to the deal.
omega (486) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hops on the nose with a subtle caramel malty undertones. Soft on the palate yet not really explosive on flavours.
buzz_and_hum (143) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm chocolate and orange hop aroma. Deep red colouring. At first I was a bit taken aback by how sweet it was in the mouth, so rich and malty, but thereís a orange-chocolate hoppiness going on back there. It looks and smells like an amber ale, but the complexity of the malt and fullness of the hops almost makes me think of a light-black IPA! Itís lovely. Fresh and fulling, a great sipper.
Ungstrup (26194) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, toffee, and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.
ciaranc (365) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, Ministry of Food, Thorndon. Pours amber with an off white head. Nice lacing. Nose is fresh caramel malt, some grassy hops. Nice balanced middle, sweet malt offset by a fair whack of tangy hops. Smooth in the mouth, tight carbonation. Another good one from these, very drinkable.
beerledgend (1145) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark red in colour with great fluffy head.Big Malt driven beer with good hop balance. Long lingering hop bitterness.
beereakfast (5) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh from the new ParrotDog brewery on vivian st. Lovely amber colour. Fruity/floral on the nose, more so when it warms up a bit. Delicious bitterness. Great beer.