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Townshend Hollandale’s Premium Best

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Brewed by Townshend Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Upper Moutere, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (423) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2014
The carbonation tickles the tongue then there is a bash of grassy hoppiness in the middle and a sort of caramel finish. It’s pretty much like a bell curve. There isn’t a lot bad to say, this is refreshing, light and very very drinkable, although the hop tang might put you off after a couple .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (882) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2013
This guy knows how to make nice English ales. The beer looks as good as an ale should look in the glass, with dark golden hazy and a creamy white head. Fruity and floral on the nose, bitter grassy with a bite, and with quite an abrupt finish, it could gain from a bit more complexity. Still, it is a very very pleasant bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (723) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2013
Quite foamy head and pours a nice cloudy golden colour. Not overly bitter but is quite pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (602) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 An enjoyable English ale with a nice bitter kick. Probably best enjoyed at cellar temperatures via hand pull...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
rather disappointing to be honest, bland and not much flavour coming through at all. a very mild ale which strikes me as the ale version of a pale lager - though to be fair, not as bad as that.

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