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Brewed by Valley Brewing Company (NZ)
Style: English Pale Ale
Geraldine, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aromatic and refreshing Geraldine barley and Nelson hops work in harmony to deliver a double hopped traditional Pale Ale. 100% integrity. Geraldine at its finest.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Reasonable hop punch up front with caramel/biscuit like under tones.. Late in the palate you get an almost cardboardy like finish.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Itís appearance is unremarkable. Amber colour and a white head that was gone in a second glance. Fruity aromas of oranges, pears, grapes and mandarin peel. Not a bad sort of start. The first surge of bitterness is rewarding and is followed by those fruit flavours alluded to before. This leaves an aftertaste that doesnít hang around, but while itís there it has a touch of ginger and notes of oranges, flowers and walnuts. This beer would be a good quaffer. Nice enough but not especially memorable. A6 A3 T6 P3 O11 (2.9/5) Tasted again from source: Yellow amber with a white head, good clarity and carbonation. Perfumy crystalised orange peel and Seville marmalade aromas. To taste, more hoppy up front with pleasant juicy orange predominating. Lightish body but nonetheless a tasty pint. A good tart finish that was cool and quenching. Iím not sure if there was tweaking done to the recipe or whether it was simply fresher and better from the source but this was a world apart from itís somewhat callow predecessor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2010
Medium carbonation misty gold colour aroma hoppy citrus caramel malt flavour nutty caramel sharp uop taste citrus peel bitter good hop flavours nuttiness at the finish with a good bitter aftertaste added to the hoppiness

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle. I was expecting a bit more hops from this, which left me feeling this comes a bit short.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3142) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2010
330ml bottle. Cloudy and hazy with a low level white head. Honey amber colour that looks solid. Sweet fruity aromas of peaches and pears make for a nice wafting aroma. Light in the mouth with a soft delicate flavour that leads into a long powerful aftertaste.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2010
Wheatbix on the nose, hints of boiled sweets. Fairly anonymous. Golden body with a fine and persistent white head. Sweet malt dominates the flavour. Finishes a bit sweet and flabby. No idea what the double hopped thing means they added bittering and aroma hops? The beer was hopped then dry hopped? It doesnít taste like there were any hops. Like an Indie Speights. Not sure what the point is


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