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


on tap


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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PictouRx (158) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7347) - 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 (121) - 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 (6193) - 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 (6242) - 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 (1922) - 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 (1402) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arek (691) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
05.06.14: Can 0.33 l, China Southern Airlines, China.
Bursztynowe piwo o fajnej, ale szybko redukującej się pianie. W smaku, aksamitne, trochę płytkie z fajną, łagodną goryczka na finiszu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
Tap. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sten (713) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Amber coloured beer with a small white head. Malty aroma. Flavour is malty, medium sweet and a bit watery. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coranc (35) - IRELAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Grass aroma, faint hop. A session beer. Reminds me of global brand beer.

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