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


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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2005
I liked this brew, perhaps because i wasn’t expecting much. A relative brought me back some exotic beers from the South Seas, and this was one. Can’t buy the argument that it doesn’t travel well. this one did. And it went a damned sight farther than Australia, mate. It was malty, with a nice mouthfeel, the nose was more than acceptable and the flavor was beyond what I’d anticipated. I mean, New Zealand? I’m not saying it’s worth the cost of a South Seas vacation just to get some, but if I ever wind up in New Zealand, it’s comforting to know there’s a decent beer there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
1st beer on holiday. 330ml can into glass. Pours copper golden with solid white head. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of wet cardboard and pepper. Mild sweet taste, a touch of vegetables and tin mixed in with the malty finish. Cheap quaffer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caribou43 (588) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Thank you Fred for this bottle that we share together at le Petit-Lancy. The body is copper, typical for the ale. The carbonation is a bit low, regular ale for the taste, watery, small touch of bitterness, hop, malt, good pint in a pub to start a night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Tap at the bungee bar in Singapore. Golden pour - a darker golden. Grains, low hop, kind of bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
[8259-20160513] Tap. Mild leafy grains aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy toasted leaf flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2-
(@ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ; watching the exciting and much-anticipated Highlanders vs. Crusaders rugby match)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
2016-05-13. Crisp dark amber body, with a smallish head. Aroma is sweet and malty, toasty notes. Flavour is similarly malty and sweet, caramel with accents of toasty malt and just enough bitterness to keep from becoming cloying. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 6/3/6/3/12-13 On tap at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Crusaders v Highlanders, Dunedin, NZ.

"What kind of beer do you have?"
"Uhh, I guess I’ll have two Speights then."

   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 (1884) - 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 (1431) - 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 (1006) - 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 (8181) - La Mesa, 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.

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