Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Bitter
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
SPEIGHT’S® Gold Medal Ale is a full strength bitter ale with a hint of “grassy” undertones that add to its complexity. The use of SPEIGHT’S® malts and hops produces the full flavour that has been synonymous with the Pride of the South since 1876.

PictouRx's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PictouRx (160) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
Seemed to be the most mainstream and popular beer on tap and bottle in NZ, at least on the south island establishments I went to. Last sample of it was in Christchurch at Speights Ale House on Bealy st. Had a pint poured from draught tap. Golden with a foamy head, lively carbonation. Get somewhat bitter, mixing on sweet. Overall a mainstream beer, almost on the light side with only 4%. But has more character than any light beers here in NA like Coors light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Austin2537 (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2016 does not count
Pours a coppery gold with a firm lacy head. Unobtrusive malt on the nose, slightly biscuity with a low carbonation from the bottle. Quite sensionable and rates well. Not a bad drop at all

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adasko (1595) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016
I wouldn’t say it’s a Bitter. It doesn’t taste like one for sure. It’s rather a bit poor quality golden ale with a touch of caramel, nothing like english Bitters. Poor taste, medium mouth feel. Not really worth to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Klar gylden og boblende, med hvidt skum, der forsvinder hurtigt. smag af humle og græs. Frugtagtig, lidt bitter. Helt metallisk og lidt sur. Metallisk smag er det eneste, der forbliver i ganen - ingen bitterhed, bare lidt vandig. En lidt tynd øl, hvor især eftersmagen skuffer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (918) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
Gold pour with a thin white head. Malty, grassy aroma. Taste is mostly just the malt, a little watery but easy drinking. Nothing spectacular but tastes alright

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Draft, breakfast beer at the box. Pours clear gold with a white head. Pale crackery malts, mild bitterness, low sweetness, and a quick clean finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2015
It’s beer. It is wet and contains the usual ingredients in the optimal way to make a sweet and bland beer. Once your tastebuds and wallet have been numbed by IPA, this is the perfect beer to push the evening to an inevitably messy end

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft at the Prince of Wales, Singapore. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is sweet malt, woody hop. The flavour is light to moderate bitter with a light hoppy metallic palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (7297) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
*Old rating from 2010. Würzig-malziges Bitter. Frisch-erdig, nicht zu tief, sehr weich und süffig. Nicht schlecht.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
k0mpsa (2316) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Can at christchurch. Aroma is malty, some fruity notes. Taste is mainly malty but hint of hops and fruits on the back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1682) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12oz can pours a straw color with a bit of head. This used to be my beer of choice before I discovered craft. First time drinking it in a long time. Nicer than most similar beers.

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