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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.2
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 I’ve had this a few times but it’s never been my favourite Emersons beer but this one seems slightly better than previously...lovely malty aroma and on the palate it has the usual malt presence but it seems that the hop profile has been beefed up it has a great lingering bitterness that makes me glad i grabed this!

3.5
NoiZe (2322) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Very nice IPA. Copper colored brew. It’s got a nice malty aroma and taste. Also a very nice smooth fruity bitterness.

3.5
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2007
Many consumed but finally rated from a 500ml bottle. Muted dusty malt aroma but with a slight vegetable waft. Looks perfect in the glass, great colour and the perfect head. Nice malt sweetness with touches of passionfruit amongst others. Softness & subtle with a zingy hoppiness but a touch muted. Well drinkable none the less.

3.9
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle, a clear orange copper, carbonation and a bubbly head. A juicy hop aroma thats good, but good be stronger. Deliciously fruity (fruit salad) at first, but then becomes more bitter and malty (piney) through the swallow. The finish is long, but too dry. A well balanced and subtle IPA - the type I like to drink.

3.9
maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled. Thanks to Phil_L for this. A hazy ginger copper coloured beer with a large white head. The aroma has lovely piney hops with some fruity tropical fruit notes. Great hoppy flavours. Definite lychee; wonderful malt body to provide balance. Lovely bitterness. A gem.

2.8
harrisoni (19165) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
500ml bottle from Phil_L. Copper colour with thick beige head. Decent hop/malt aroma. Oddish IPA. Melon fruit. Over carbonated, odd hop, rich melon tropical fruit. Hop is a bit unbalanced, bit syrupy on malts. Just a bit odd. Nice melon/tangerine/passionfruit, but odd sickly flavour and not a great aroma lets it down. Vegetal aroma.

4
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle thanks originally to Phil _L but then kindly shared by Rudiger. Wonderful lychee and mango hops. Tangy and wonderfully bitter. Grapefruit, fresh cut oranges, lemon and lime, it’s citric as hell. Possibly the most citric beer I have had. Without doubt an absolute winner.

2.6
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Amber color and an OK head. Somehow the aroma makes me think of malt, straw, corn, pumpkins and a hint of ginger, and a weird and unbalanced acidity, that I also find in the flavour. The bitterness is very light and only present in the middle of the flavour. The finish is dry, insignificant and boring - I would like to taste this one again, because I normally like Emerson’s, perhaps something was wrong with this bottle.

3.7
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
Half head. Half hazy dark gold liquid. Zesty spicy hop aroma. Not syrupy but hint of locorice cough syrup and spicy hops.

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Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 I really enjoyed this beer, on the bottle it said it was an English IPA but it seemed more West Coast in style with out all the grapefruit. Plenty of malt to back this baby up and wish I could get this here. Page 160 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 196 of his Classic Brews to go.


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