Emersonís Brewers Reserve Calamity Jane
Brewed by Emersonís Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Nathan Co.)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Style: Brown Ale | Ratings: 3 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 6.4%
Emersonís Calamity Jane:
Remember the DBA label back in 9 Grange Street days? For those young lads, the label stood for ďDunedin Brown AleĒ. This was a delicious malty brew with plenty of German speciality malts balanced with just enough hops to allow the malt sweetness to be in tune.
The DBA had a good set of devotees that took a shine to the beer until Emersonís set about registering the trademark nameÖ a gentle tap on the shoulder from a big brewerís lawyer put a stop to the future of this fine recipe. It doesnít take much of a guess who that wasÖ
We have resurrected the spirit of the DBA recipe with this malt monster, loaded with plenty of speciality malts and high gravity generosity from the brew crew for this beer to weigh in at 1070 original gravity. The choice of an English Ale yeast has left the beer with a wonderful malty and full bodied beer with a sneaky 6.4% abv.
Take care, as this is a deceptive wee number with the alcohol hidden among the huge malt flavours with Ďjust the right bitternessí to balance things out. Remember the way home!
The Emersonís Brewing Team
Original gravity: 1070
Alcohol: 6.4% vol
Malts: Pale ale, Pilsner, Caramalts, Chocolate and Roasted Wheat
Hops: NZ Pacific Gem, NZ Styrian Goldings and NZ Cascade
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