Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Amber Ale
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
First Beer that Monteiths had produced.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2004
Nothing remarkable, odd smell, no head and is not highly hopped. dissapointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2004
Browny amber colour with a short off-white head. Malty taste of light caramel and then a hint of fruit. Sweet but not to sweet, nutty aroma, thin to medium body and a short finish. I generally dont fancy amber ales but this is ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2004
Grassy aroma surprisingly akin to Urquell. Toasty (amber malt?) with butter and a touch of chocolate malt. Somewhat malty flavour - a touch of cardboard with biscuits. Slight bitterness, could do with a bit more. Great appearance - deep copper colour, great head retention and lacing. Its pretty one-dimensional but rather nice nonetheless. I reckon itd make a real good session beer fresh at the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2004
Surprisingly fruity, but still slightly more bitter than the more typical kiwi offerings. Really quite similar to a Coopers taste was my inital thougths. As is the case with the rest of the Monteiths range, quite low on body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2004
smells a tad hoppy I would say, with some interesting creamy notes and carboardy grapefruit and firm malt sweetness..THe malty sweetness seems to meld with the gentle was still quite flavorful hoppiness, and it all adds up to a beer that is better than people make it out to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2004
Copper red, smallish head that dissipates. Mild aroma of sweet malt. Watery palate. Mild malt flavour with neglible bitterness. This has a nice general beeriness about it but possibly is a little muted in most respects.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Dark amber color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty, biscuity and sweet. Touch of roastyness. A medium to light bodied amber. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. Fairly typical amber, sort of sweet and fizzy. Well balanced, but not very interesting. The label states a highly hopped ale, sorry but I DONT THINK SO! Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Pours a dark amber colored beer with a foamy head. Quite roasted malty nose with some hops and a fruity tone. Flavor is also quite malty, a bit thin, but it is there! Somewhat bitter hoppy finish. Not a very strong beer but has a nice taste!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Reddish brown hue, moderate head formation. Malty caramel aroma with some hop spice. Initially sweet caramel flavor, a touch of toffee, nutty, with a light bitter bite in the finish. Pretty typical of a lot of English bottled pale ales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2004
Dark amber brew with a stoney white head that laces only when encouraged. Not a big aroma but has notes of malt and soap with the remainder dominated by hops. Weak and bitter body with a lingering astringency.

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