Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Irish Ale
Greymouth, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Dark gold in colour, very heady.

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sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle, a few months out of date. sweet malts in the aroma, but not really much to speak of in the rather slick and oily body, Nothing wonderful.

HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled on Flashy’s tour of LA, New Zealand and Hong Kong of September/October 2007 - I wasn’t expecting much of this, but was pretty pleased. Quite smooth, bitter and stouty. Not bad.

DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Red-amber color with a medium beige head.. Aroma is malty, with some smoke, a bit of caramel, and maybe slight hoppiness. Sweetish malty flavor with some toast, caramel, a bit of metal and a rather dry finish. Quite light-bodied. Pretty weak.

madquacker (1176) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2007
Had a Macs Road red a lunch. This was a very distant second. Not much of a head. Nice reddish hue but abit cordially and watery. Pretty bland too. Good but not great.

bozoNZ (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2007
Draught - Reasonably dark amber/brown. Uneventful - similar to standard kiwi draught I felt. Malt dominant, dusty/earthy but lacking any stand out characteristics. Decent quaffer I guess

plodey (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
Bottle from beerstore. An excellent celtic red. Really hits the spot! More malty flavoured than some other reds, it has a bit of bite. The brewery is worth a visit as well if you are in Greymouth NZ (not much else there!).

faroeviking (11389) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 3, 2007
Draught at the brewery. Red-brownish colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweetish, bit metallic, malty and slightly fruity. Flavour has medium roasty malt, caramel, good hoppiness. Bit dry slightly bitter finish.

vanvenlo (1938) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2007
12 May 2006 (AIBA 2006-Rating 27) - Light malt hop aroma. Red brown colour, low head and lacing. Light malt and hop flavour. Thin malt finish.

strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Fairly sweet, a hint of toffee, a bit floral with a fairly nice swirly mouthfeel. Not too bad, but quite the swilling without noticing beverage. If this is what the Celts were really drinking then their street cred just dropped a couple of notches.

Muggus69 (2831) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2007
Chilled 330ml bottle. Roasted malts on the nose, slight fruitiness. Pours a clean mahogany body with offwhite head and lace. Nice hints of chocolate, plum, blackberry, toffee and nuts in the body, with a dry leafy bitter hop punch to finish. Seems, as with other Monteiths beers i’ve tried in the past, a bit on the watery side. Nonetheless, enjoyable, though i’m not sure if you could call it true to the style.

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