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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of New Zealandís first new generation pale ales and now something of a classic, Emersonís 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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8643) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at the Fox in Auckland. Pours orange with a thin head. Toasted And lightly sweet malts, mild bitterness, and light earthy and floral notes. Pretty good.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2015
On tap at the local. This was one of my favorite beers - now adulterated by the bmc, I was wondering how long it would take for this to happen! Weak thin body, made with mash efficiency in mind not taste. A hint of hops, no real bitterness or fruity NZ hop notes. Its shame what this beer has become!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2759) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with floral fruit aroma, medium bitterness with a dry fruity finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (18837) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruthís Shindig 2015. Clear amber beer with a rich off white head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, hay, caramel, floral notes. Hoppy bready flavor, grassy, hay, biscuit notes. Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
Light golden color with negligible head. Pleasant hoppiness, but tastes diluted. All right with a meal, but I wouldnít seek it out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombutlin (274) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Well balanced and enjoyable, but a bit lightweight for the price. Citrus and spruce hop aroma that has a good followthrough to the taste and pleasant aftertaste. Nothing wrong with this, but I felt slightly underwhelmed. Go for the Emersonís Bird Dog instead. Tried again 6 months later and was even more underwhelmed. More proof that craft brands rarely survive corporate takeover

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (2014) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at Doolan Brothers. Pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Mild hops and a slight bit of funk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1699) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2015
500ml bottle at Fox & Ferret Riccarton, Christchurch. Pours cloudy amber. Hoppy nose. Well balanced taste, but a beet more sweetness wouldnít hurt; I find it a bit pale for an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5504) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
On tap @ Emersonís. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has citric hops, some malts. Clear, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, has some toasty cookie malts amd citric hops. Easy going pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neverleaveopen (250) - GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
hazy copper with a fine head. nice aroma of citrius, caramel and grass. well-balanced taste, nice bitterness. quite expensive.


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