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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vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
28 Aug ’04 Aroma: Light sweet hop. Appear: Clear medium brown, quickly dimishing glow white head. Flavour: Pleasant start but leads to a watery lightly hopped malt inoffensive and simple. Palate: Light bitterness tangy, thin slightly fizzy.

Lunkie (1963) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Spicy hop aroma. Clear caramel colour with no head. Spicy malt flavour very uninteresting. Flat palate.

grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2004
Nothing remarkable, odd smell, no head and is not highly hopped. dissapointing

bluevegie (3938) - 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 don’t fancy amber ales but this is ok.

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. It’s pretty one-dimensional but rather nice nonetheless. I reckon it’d make a real good session beer fresh at the brewery.

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.

DaSilky1 (2608) - 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.

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.

beerguy101 (5364) - 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 DON’T THINK SO! Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

Jeppe (2634) - 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!

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