Harringtons The First of the Summer Ale

 


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Formerly brewed at Harringtons Breweries
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with coriander, natural vanilla, tangelo, and infused with freshly picked elderflowers.

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TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2008
Bottle, pours a hazy light gold with a large white foamy head. Strong aroma of ginger and cordial. Spicy, but thin palate. Ginger, lemon, apple and raisin flavours, but with cardboard malt in the finish. Not for me - do others really like it that much?

3.1
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Cloudy, pale golden with a small, white head. Aroma of honey, ginger and oranges. Medium body with rather sweet fruits and honey and also some ginger. Ends fairly dry. Actually quite balanced and refreshing - and very summery. 040208

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Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Golden, slightly green very hazy body with a small head. Fruity aroma with ginger. Citrus and ginger in the taste. Small and plenty of boubles. Citrus and ginger aftertaste makes a very light feeling.

3.3
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2008
500ml bottle. A rocky white head sits atop a clear pale straw yellow brew. Large fresh almost ginger ale type fragrance with contrasting flavours. Biting dryness, spices and definately the Elderflowers though I would have almost said dandylions. Its an eclectic, different pick-n-mix type brew - Ill go out on a limb and suggest that while many wont, I think its not too bad...

2.8
Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 24, 2007
Perhaps a bit harsh in my comments but this is a fairly pedestrian golden ale style. Well constructed nevertheless. Light malts, faint honey, and a nice elegant spice finish. Not miles away from Coopers Pale and Sparkling, at least to my tastes.

3.3
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2007
The colour was pale amber gold, and there was a light head. The aroma was strong fruit and ginger coriander. The taste had strong spicy ginger, and there was a crisp light hoppy finish. This was a quite fresh beer with strong fruit, and it was quite crisp.

3.4
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Very floral with strong corriander aroma. Tangelo hits first in the flavor with corriander finishing. Little vanilla or elderflower presence.

3.3
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2002
Nice golden-orange colour. Vanilla is apparent in the aroma. Interesting flavour: citrusy (but not like a witbier, you can really taste the tangelo), and pretty sweet, not much hop balance at all.


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