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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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omhper (25378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 Bottled. Hazily amber, rich, firm head. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Sweet and firmly malty with rounded mouthfeel. Very aromatic with notes of curacao and flowers as well as caramel. Medium bitterness. Excellent!

4.4
DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
Another signature beer from Emersons. If their stuff wasn’t $10 per bottle here in Perth, I would stock my fridge exclusively with it. As good an IPA as I’ve ever tasted (and there are some pretty piss ones in Canada). A little hazy on the pour, bright golden orange with a terrific lasting head. Lots of fruity hops on the nose, and a refreshing mouthful of flavour that finishes crisp and clean without erasing what you’ve just tasted. On a hot Aussie day, give me this or the Pilsner by Emersons and I’ll be in heaven.

4.4
ozymanposs (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2005
When fresh as good as any IPA on the palnet. Temperature is critical!!. Lightly chilled but not below 5 degrees. Just so tasty and the taste remains even an hour later. Gotta get more and more and more

3.5
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2005
Once spent five days in Dunedin. It was raining when I arrived. It was raining when I left. And if it stopped raining at any point over those five days, I must have been asleep. Damn, it’s a wet city. You need a decent beer to raise your spirits in that climate, and fortunately, they have a great brewer in Emersons. I wish their stuff was readily available in Australia because it wipes the floor with 99% of our stuff. This tangy IPA poured a cloudy tangerine colour with a 3cm souffle-like head that took an eternity to sag, leaving some clumpy lace. The aroma is highly hop-driven and zesty, with grapefruit notes, resin and faint toffee-like malt. It’s as smooth and lightly carbonated as the rest of their stuff. It’s more subtle on the tongue than the aroma suggested - light and malty initially, with a restrained tartness in the finish. Marginally under-hopped? It’s lip-smacking tasty but might benefit from a more defined finish. Minor criticism. This is a fine IPA, especially for this part of the world. (500ml bottle, International Beer Shop, Perth)

3.3
MiP (15943) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. Aroma has some flowery fruitiness. Some skub-op-is, lime? Cloudy dark copper colour. Small white head. Aromatic hoppiness in flavour, some maltiness. Dusty aftertaste.

3.4
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. Light hazy golden colour with a off-white head. Light sweet hoppy spicy aroma and a sweet hoppy citrus taste. Medium body and a light sweet bitter dry citrus finish.

3.4
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Hoppy, light citric bitter aroma. Malty flavor with some bitter citric hops.

3.2
Ungstrup (38152) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
An unclear orange beer with a nice orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coriander - like a Wit bier?!? The flavor is sweet and rather hoppy, but also quite spicy - with coriander standing out. The end is dry. Quite weird - a hoppy belgian ale? or is it because it was 6 months old or so, though still within the best before date.

3.1
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Pours hazy orange colored and a foamy off-white head. Mild apple and spice aroma with sweet candied fruit notes. Rancid malt and hop flavor with plenty of fruit and some spices. Quite weird and not very balanced.

3.6
Lunkie (1950) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2005
Sweet malt aroma. Orange red colour with good head. Smooth malt sweet flavour with floral tones. Smooth palate.


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