Formerly brewed at White Cliffs Brewing Co.
Style: Mild Ale
Taranaki, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Nothing but rainwater,malt,hops and yeast

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, - JAN 27, 2012
Rating from "since ages ago". Dark coppery brown hue with almost no head. Aroma is malty malty malty - slightly chocolaty toffee toasty but mostly like Maltexo malt syrup. Tastes sweet with light bitterness. Full body, almost flat carbonation, long malty finish. Got this because of the "Michael Jackson factor" ...nice but not quite my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Cask. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeJohnson (2) - Feltham, Middlesex, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011 does not count
A beer that I found when I drove past the brewery while on holiday in NZ a few years ago. I now visit the brewery every time I return to NZ (about every 2-3 years). A classic mild ale that has even travelled to the Great British Beer Festival in London this year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2011
Smal to nothing head dark red brown pour carbonation mild aromas chocolate vanilla mild coffee flavour touch of fruit mild chocolate mild ale alright finish malt sweetness dark tastes aftertastes hint of coffee chocolate vanilla short tasting ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (4073) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
Wohoo, another one of Micheal Jackson’s 500. On tap and bottle at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Medium sweetness with a light bitterness. Heavy malt aromas with caramel, toffee and toasted malts with a hint of nuts and milk. Only a soft touch of bittering hops. Medium to ful bodied. Soft carbonation. Malty and slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2008
Dark brown body with normal size off-white head. Sweet malt dominating the nose. Thin taste with roasted malt dominating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bozoNZ (777) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2007
330ml bottle. brown with red hues. Has a dry corny/mealy nose. Tangy with high carbonation. Nice malt characteristics but a bit uneventful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2007
Tried some nice Mild Ales whilst I was in England this time last year so it was great to revisit a style that I was growing fond of. Deep ruby body with a light tan head. Chocolate and milky coffee on the nose. Smooth taste with good malt flavours showing, mld liquorice notes and a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (2005) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 17, 2007
Another good example of organic beer from Kiwi land. For all intents and purposes looks like a porter or a brown ale (to me) but I guess it’s not too far off the Rate Beer descriptor. Chocolate brown in colour with the thinnest of heads. Mild roast and chocolate nose, hints of malty sweetness. Thinner and firm in the mouth as the roast provides some astringency. Roast and chocolate all but disappears, leaving the beer with standard ale flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
Brown ruby. Good lasting head. Light malt aroma. Hints of chocolate licorice. Light brown ale with notes of licorice.

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