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Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Bitter
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wonderfully drinkable interpretation of a classic English ale. Bookbinder is a blend of four malts combined with two classic Nelson grown European hops (Fuggles and Riwaka). The beer pours an attractive reddish brown, with a cream coloured head. Bookbinder has a sweet, perfumey, malt and hop aroma with a soft, malty, fruit and vinous palate that is both full flavoured and refreshing with a long, gently drying finish.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
walkingstd (20) - - MAR 10, 2012
Scrumptious easy drinking bitter. Pours a copper brown color. The malty and caramel characters dominate. Solid beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
jjgmd (2265) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2017
With Audrie in Dunedin, New Zealand at Vault 21 on tap, pours a amber color with a tight beige creamy head. Nose is sweet malt , bready with perfumey floral notes. Taste is sweet malt, with floral notes of lavender and rose. Finish is dry, crisp and ends on the malty floral notes. Very nice . Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.7
Pdubyah (810) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2017
Biscuity malty lovely colour, nice taste and mouthfeel, hints of hoppiness this is decent fresh tasting beer TBH

2.8
TedE (1498) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2017
330ml bottle into pint glass. Nose of smoky malt and fruit. Light brown beer with big fluffy white head which clings a little. Medium carbonation. Light body, a bit fizzy. Taste is light smoky malts. Finish is bit sour with a touch of drying bitterness. Very English, bog standard Bitter.

5
RatingsWarden69 (1) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2017 does not count
This wonderfully aromatic beer ticks all my boxes! The after taste is the best of any beer.

4
sccp1910 (290) - BRAZIL - MAR 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2017 Aroma agradável, cor âmbar e espuma densa e duradoura. Sabor com leve amargor e paladar suave.

2.6
tombutlin (370) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2017
OK for a low alcohol beer if you’re driving, but not much else. No aroma to sniff of. Nice dry finish

2.8
Bule (2274) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2017
500ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Noticeable low alcohol. Some mild hop bitterness overpowers

2.1
explosivedog (1682) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2016
330ml bottle. Toasted hazelnuts, toffee, apple, toast. Thin, far too carbonated body. The carbonation takes over the flavour a bit too. Honestly a bit of a mess. As an Englishman, I find it outrageous that this is rated higher than bitters back home, despite being completely out of style and really not that pleasant. Perhaps the Kiwi palate is more easily pleased. Hard pass.

3.5
Skarecrow (978) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2016
500ml bottle BB 1/6/2016 (though I don’t think this was correct as I got no trace of oxidation).
Hoppy malty aroma.
Slightly hazy light brown color with slight head.
Good bitterness up front with a slight burnt roasted character at the back.
At 3.7%, an excellent session beer.

3.8
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
[8263-20160514] Tap. Toasted celery grains aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter grainy green pepper vegetable flavour has a hint of peanuts. Medium body. Good, odd at first. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8

(@ Tonic, Dunedin, NZ)


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