RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
One of New Zealand’s first new generation pale ales and now something of a classic, Emerson’s 1812 is all about balance. Pouring a bright amber hue beneath a deep cream coloured head, the aroma hints at caramel and dark toffee balanced with a light citrusy fruitiness. Medium bodied, the palate first offers a marmalade-like combination of ripe citrus and caramelised malts before resiny hops come to the fore and lead into a lingering dry finish.

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thebionn (203) - - FEB 29, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2020 330ml bottle. Pours a light to medium brown, no head. Mouthfeel is on the weak watery side, but it's a refreshing sip. Little bit hoppy, little bit bitter. Decent beer, not too flash.

AnonUser54728 (2849) - - DEC 31, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2019 Aroma: Medium-light citrus. grassy Appearance: Clear, copper body. Small, white head. Small bubbles, good retention. Flavour: Medium bitterness, Medium citrus, pine. Dry finish with citrus. Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium carbonation. Overall: Nice hoppiness, and easy drinking. 330 ml bottle, poured.

munniz (2) - - NOV 24, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2019 Hoppy in all the right places, great wee citrus aftertaste. Converted me to drink as my main drop. Goes great anytime of day.

ads135 (7846) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 11, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2019 Tasty pale ale. Fresh grassy character. Light reddish orange. Had a pint in Christchurch in summer 2019.

ibthirsty (20) - - MAY 30, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2019 On tap at Cleavers in Ashburton, NZ. Delicious, well balanced pale ale, tasty in the winter and a thirst quencher in the summer.

Maakun (10309) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2018
Tap at Kai Whakapai. Clear golden with white head. Sweet bready malts, soft white grape and a bit of lychee, crisp toast, light grassy, crisp pils malts. Just medium sweet and medium bitter. Just medium bodied with slight dry finish. OK.

NZJoe (196) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2018
500ml bottle. Subdued aroma of resinous hops. Clean taste of pineapple and biscuity malts. Easy drinking, restrained pale ale. Pretty nice.

TrappistRater18 (16) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2018
Nicely balanced pale ale that is very easy on the palate and nose. Perfect amount of carbonation, produces a nice head over a clear amber pour.

TedE (2533) - Glen Innes, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2017
330ml bottle into pint glass (as Emerson's 1812 Pale Ale). Clear bronze beer, creamy white head, a myriad of tiny bubbles. Patchy lacing. Nose is earthy hops, pepper and citric fruit. Zingy and fresh with a bitter hop kick then a long lingering citric finish. There's some toffee in the background too. Excellent pale ale. Complex and moreish.

Samtzu (1973) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 27, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a murky gold with white head. Slightly hoppy nose. Light body with fresh zesty hop notes and a lingering bitterness.

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