kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body brown and a bit cloudy. It smells hoparomatic, sweet, fruity. The taste is fruity, hoppy, bitter-flowery, fruity, aromatic, hoparomatic tasty. 12/12/12/11/-/12
beer-yum (235) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good all-round brew. Makes a nice change from the usual pale ales without being a difference too far.
DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I didnít expect this. Really blurs the boundaries for my tastebuds. The delicious hops are clean and well defined and the caramel malt is there, but a bit shy. Good, flavourful bitterness. Iím glad I had this beer, itís very good.
kerrmatt (19) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Great smell with floral notes that come through in tasting. Incredibly well balanced, intriguing flavours with beautiful malts; toast, caramel and barley. Delicately crafted, no doubt there! Velvety as mentioned on the bottle with some sticky resinous hops, its almost as though iím both eating something delicious and drinking this, but itís all beer here. Another fantastic beer from Schipperís, highly recommended. Looking forward to having this straight off the tap.
Jimthechap (1321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer does what it says on the tin in terms of colour with a patchy skim of head to an off-cream colour. A good hoovering snort reveals tangerine, peach tart, apple peel, pecans and walnuts. Thereís good hops with plentiful undertones of aromatic malt and every suggestion that it has been done well. Thereís some prickly mouthfeel but good crystal malt body with some nice twinges of sprucy bitterness. The finish leans toward dessert flavours of caramelised tart, quince and Coxís Orange Pippins. Gorgeous stuff that I canít be encouraging enough about.
Pdubyah (180) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It could do with a bit more malts and a bit of length on the palate, but itís decently hoppy and refreshing,
Iíd venture this as a decent beer to session on, and one that you could reach for if youíre unsure of the others being offered.
Pleasantly surprised I was.