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Brewed by Townshend Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Upper Moutere, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
Copper color. Earthy, malty. Decent backbone with some soft hops. Nice, but not setting the world on fire.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2011
Tasted on tap at Pommeroy’s, handpull. Warm nutty brown-amber in colour under a tight white collar of head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Good malt driven aroma of thick brown sugar, walnuts and malt biscuits. Similar flavours upon tasting, sweet and full with lots of body but not a great deal of bitterness. I did like this beer and my offsider and I went back for seconds, but sadly it sent my blood-sugar through the roof. Probably worth it though.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2011
nutty, rounded aroma, pours rich deep red, fluffy frothy head. a bit sour, but full with bitter rounded wholesome notes on the tongue. medium bodied, slightly thick bitter, with a bit of fizz and lovely long bitter after taste. Enjoyable. I’m drinking this from a 500 ml bottle, but it tastes even better off the tap (or get a FYO from Regional). Lovely bitter, not flash, just solid and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
330ml bottle. Solid looking in the glass with rich malty aromas that bounce up into your face. Deep light tan head that looks majestic atop a lightly copper coloured base. Strong malt flavour with some sweet flavours that hit the back of the mouth. Overall very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2010
Deep amber pour strong carbonation aroma fruit caramel woodynesss flavour caramel woody taste citrus solid bitter pear apricot finish good bitter plenty of fruit aftertaste

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JUN 12, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: mildly yeasty Appearance: brown and hazy, large head and good lacing; Taste: a tad bitter, not at all sweet or sour Palate: light to medium bodied, slightly thin texture, minimal carbonation, quick slightly yeasty finish; Overall: Not at all remarkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2009
on cask at albar, dunedin. brown/amber/copper. poured through sparkler. very doughy aroma, only faint amount of kiwi hops coming through. nicely integrated flavours. thick fruitcakeyness, round malty sweetness with some orangey hops, lingering malty biscuitty finish. quite well balanced and english tasting, but short of spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Deep copper amber with a finely bubbled big ochre head that leaves some decent lace early on. Very fruity aroma that brings to mind caramel apples. Flavours of toasty toffee and fruit (apples, quince), with a subtle nuttiness that creeps in as the beer stands for a while. Not especially bitter. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy. I really lked it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2009
Solid looking ESB. Amber, slightly cloudy. Subtle nose. After much searching i got orange and toast, nice, but not wow.Slightly fruity taste with a good malt balance - i get a sherberty juiciness which livens the whole thing up nicely. Smooth palate. All up, nice well constructed ESb

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2009
Bronze with creamy beige head. Toasty, marmalade, some jellybean sweetness. Delicious smooth sweetish/toffee texture and flavour.


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