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Saint Katherine’s Tawny Ale

Brewed by Saint Katherine’s Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Ale
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Our Tawny Ale is a copper-coloured beauty matured in Port barrels, which provide complex flavours and subtle vinous aromas. We hope you enjoy it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Amber pour with a white head. Aromas of slightly sweet malts and some biscuit. Not a whole lot of port or oak to speak of. Flavor is standard issue malty beer. Minimal port and oak character. Just weak all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
2nd June 2012
Hazy amber brown beer. Little pale tan head. Light toffee nose with a trace of tawny Port and oak barrel. Palate is light, semi dry and a little minerally. Light creamy malt with a little oak sweetness. Mild Tawny Port and toffee. Minerally crisp finish. Decent flavour but I wish it didn’t have thsi slightly tired feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
Premiere trip. A rare New Zealand miss. Yeasty Its drinkable, there is some hops, Lots of foaming head, light yellow colour. Less than average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with just a slight hint of port. Flavor overall was thin with some sweet grains and bread without much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma has some light malt notes, as well as some sugar, lemons and oranges. The flavor is very similar, with some subtle lemon and orange citrus notes mixing with some biscuit malt. There is also a yeast-like flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Yeast, grains, bread and citrus/spices in aroma. The flavor is bread, citrus/tropical fruit and malts. Not as much yeast as was expecting, pretty decent all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2011
500 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small filmy eggshell white head. Aroma of sweet malts, grains, spices, candi sugar, and fruits. Flavor of sweet malts, dried fruits, dusty grains, melon, and boozy bread. Light body with mellow carbonation and a dry, sweet mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy orange with a ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of raisin, honey, and sweet grain. Taste is creamy, dry grain, and a bit earthy. Medium to light sweetness. Dry finish, well carbonated and prickly on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber. White head. Nose/taste of oak, fuggles, hops and malted barley. Slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3407) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2011
500 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, ivory, lasting head over a slightly hazy amber (SRM 9) body....nose is light pear, raisin, slight toffee caramel....taste is light toffee/caramel, light fruits (raisin, fig) finishing with a sharp bitterness, dry throughout, (in spite of all the fruity notes in the nose and flavors)...mouth feel medium, carbonation adds foamy sensations. It is difficult to fit this beer into any of the standard styles. It is pleasant enough to drink, but is not particularly outstanding. I also think the Port barrels may have been more important than the yeast in creating this beer. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

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