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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Ale
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerequalizer (22) - - APR 5, 2010
Love this beer. Easy to down a few, while still giving something back in the way of complexity. A little more body would make me have this all the time. Well done.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden, nose is yeasty, banana, taste is bitter, sweet toffee, dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas are bready, lemon, light white pepper. Saisony really, but nice. Taste is light sweet, touch of honey. Clean finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat... Crisp golden glowing amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet candi fruits nose... Juicy fruits.. Doft sweet yeasty fruits.. Lught bitter

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (198) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2014
500ml bottle strong citrus spicy aroma taste is similar with orange fruity hoppy flavours finishing quite bitter & tarty, good brew

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (602) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2014
Makes a nice change in taste from the regular ’Anglo’ beers that are ubiquitous in this neck of the woods. Probably a little too strong for those not used to the Belgian styles - but that’s not something I’ll hold against it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (423) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2014
Look, he said in a louder voice, this isn’t all that and a bag of chips, but what is is is a beer that smells like a Belgium beer, looks like one, and drinks like on, a bit of sourness but a background of malts. So what to make of it, It rounds out the Tripel and Dubbel that they have, and might make a great domestic beer of they could get away with the underlying sourness. I really would go again, except their Dubbel and Trippel are better, a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pale clear golden. White head lasts forever. Fruity nose with a lot of bready doughy notes. Medium body. Fruity palate with a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
The head is good, body blond. It smells fruity, aromatic, hoppy, malty, yeasty. The taste is fruity, hopparomatic, malty, fruity, bit alcoholic, creamy, intensive, delicious!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle #5 from the Tuatara Mix 6 Pack. Not sure about dates on these as no date info on bottles or pack, but the two yeasty beers in this pack are pooched. No haziness, no dominant yeast character, just bubbly, apply tasting beers. This one survived a little better than the hefe, probably because of the abv, but still nothing exciting. Will have to rerate fresher stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Just woke up. Dammit. Gotta do a light speed review. Smelled okish but note its overly fruity and is missi g the spice. The Belg side exists in a dull state. This has qualities of a belg ale and qualities of a buch of other stuff just tossed in. Sure it works but so what. Lemon orange weak pepper, yeast, meh. Just a mixed up beer. Not a bad beer but one that doesn’t stick to a style well.


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