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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   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16426) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2011
500 ml bottle. Golden color, small off white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is butterscotch, vanilla. Simple and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12595) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. BA. WhooHa! Pours very hazy amber wth a transient head. Aroma is fruit, malt, and a light vinosity. Med body. Flavor is quite vinous, but it’s like wine diluted wth water so far as the vinosity goes. A bit of oak lurks in the back sides of the tongue. And the finish is malt and port. Weird. It fiishes dry and oaky.Quite the unusual ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12322) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2011
50cl bottle. Small off-white head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach/nectarine, some earthy, honey, strawberry, acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, grape/strawberry, some caramel, light honey, peach. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
(500ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare cream head. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, pear, and roasted nuts. Flavor of yeast, apple, caramel, and roasted nuts with a somewhat dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (11057) - , 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear amber with a medium-small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is solvent, acetone, fruity esters (dates, pear), alcohol, and spicy hops. Flavor is rather bland, though no solvent notes; bitter finish with some butter notes. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation, and dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (9686) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9573) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
500ml bottle. It pours a clear copper color with a soapy white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing. The smell is nice. It has notes of port, cocoa, dark malts, and some earthiness. The flavor is a bit bigger. The port comes through a bit more with a vinous taste along with some other fruits. There is also some vanilla and a brown ale-like base. The bitterness is low. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it is nice and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
500mL thanks to argo0. Pours a clear orange amber with a diminishing tan head. Aroma of toffee, sweet cherries. Taste is sweet cherries, light chocolate, sweet candies. Palate is dry and a bit chalky.


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