Skarecrow (1042) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2017
Hazy amber brown color with good head/lacing.
Aroma is brown bread with caramel and slight hoppy note.
Medium bitterness with full malt palate and a metallic/hop tang to finish.
OK. canadiankiwi (149) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2016
Poured from bottle. Light thin head. Dark orange/Amber colour. Malt and citrus nose. Interesting and strange taste. Can taste the hops. Is slightly sour at first taste but sweetens as it warms.
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A very unusual DPA. Where was the aroma? I could not detect the merest whiff. Absolutely none. The head was thick and lasted the entire 500ml while cooking dinner. Perhaps this was overcarbonated? It had been in the fridge for days and moved gently to the bench, yet fizzed over when opened. The head would not die and even when I scraped it off, there was no aroma. The taste was great; mild malt backbone with a pine and herb hoppiness. A fraction too bitter at the end, but still a great 8 for the taste. k0mpsa (3160) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Clear copper color, white head. Aroma is malty, hint of citrus and some hops. Sweet malty taste, some hops and fruity notes. joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, fruity aroma with plenty of citrus fruits, the taste is medium bitterness, with a dry fruity finish.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 $4 value, rich gold colour with strong malty hoppy aroma, long lasting bitter hoppy taste though not overpowering, very drinkable kiwichurchie (12) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2014
Great aroma from the bottle, malty with citrus and subtle pine. Lasting thin off white head with lacing, brilliant orange with gold. Well balanced medium to full body. Clean finish. Fruity. Highly sessionable Herzog_Wilhelm (60) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2014
Bitteres, deutlich vom tschechischen Braumeister beeinflusstes Ale. Leicht ölige Konsistenz, gegen Ende kräftig bitter. Am Hopfen wurde nicht gespart, allerdings dadurch begrenzt süffig und ein wenig einseitig.
In bad englisch:
Rather bitter and obviously czech influenced Ale. Somehow oily mouthfeel, later even more bitter. Hop use was clearly not limited. Unfortunately not very easy to drink and somehow biased. DylansDad (670) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2013
Smell: like a box of weetbix, but at least they’re fresh weetbix. Then, in the glass, a subtle, almost pilsner-like aroma creeps in, and then, yes, a pinch of pine. Taste is all in the after-taste for me. The beginning and middle are very soft, sweet fruitiness edged with light green pine, then the after-taste kicks in with a bit more of the bitterness an un-subtle prick like me was hoping for in the beginning and middle. It’s not a killer beer, but if I was 20 years younger, I’d score a couple of dozen of these and hoover up the suds all night long. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
Coppery-orange colour with a firm greenish-white head and plentiful sparkle. It’s a good looking beer. The aroma is reminiscent of everything I like about Pacific NW amber ales: resinous, herbaceous with orchard stonefruit maltiness. This comes through in the flavour with some good green pine hoppy bitterness and twinges of creamy mouthfeel and sherbet. The finish is lingering and easily passes the most important test of all - will I have another?
Yes. Yes I will.