RichardGretton (4262) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in New Zealand. Blackish brown beer with a light head. The aroma is mildy yeasty, and the flavour is bitter and yeasty. Overall an average malty and bitter beer with a yeasty feel.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Had it in a Speights Ale House. Not that bad, but a bt dull.
KnutAlbert (6152) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at the Speight’s pub, Temple, London.
I suspect that this is a dark lager, not a real brown ale. Ice cold, good looking, malty sweet, not hopped neough for balance.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Good stuff from Speight. Enjoyed at a Speight AleHouse in Queenstown, NZ. Sweet and malty with some dryness. Light hops.
thebeertourist (4862) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Speight’s Ale House, Temple. Pours dark mahogny with a decent beige creamy head. Chocolate malt aroma. Nice chocolate flavours with hints of espresso. a bit watery texture. Quite likeable.
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Speight’s bar, Temple. Sweetish malt aroma. OK in mouth, bit too sweet. Decent tingly hop on finish. Hop had a sting. Malt is a little syrupy.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Probably the one NZ beer I’d pick out of the usual bottled selection in a NZ bar. Good fruity malt nose and flavour, too sweet and has a not so good aftertaste, chemical and acrid? Is this really ale? I get the feeling it’s a malty dark lager....almost a dunkel with no style?!
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on Flashy’s tour of LA, New Zealand and Hong Kong of September/October 2007 - A surprisingly dark beer for a NZ one. Heavy, but smooth, though lacks a bit of hoppiness and a bit too sweet for my liking.
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned 33cl. It pours a beautiful ruby beer with a creamy, long lasting beige head. The aroma is of malt of a wonderful blend. Single malt, Christmas Pudding, dark chocolate, hay and marshmallows. The taste is of the same with quite a lot of molasses coming through. A very pleasant mouthfeel. Medium bodied, malty and rather sweet. The finish is of dominating molasses with hints of marshmallows and Roquefort cheese with some pleasant bitterness showing up.
golubeer (51) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Speights ale house or Bottle. Blackish head. Has some caramel. Decent pour. Great beer.