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Brewed by The Mussel Inn
Style: English Pale Ale
Onekaka, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bottle conditioned pale ale. Big body – long tail!

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3.9
Cantabrian (1160) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle at the Jester’s House. I thought I had rated this already. Anyway, it is a nice and simple beer, cloudy golden colour, aroma of lemon, fruits and something sweet. Flavour is grassy but fresh, not too sharp, with lemon, grapefruit, some type of citrus sorbet, and a background of malt. Beer is crisp and full-bodied.

3.4
jbeatty (1267) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle in Nelson, 11/6/2014. Listed at 7%. Pours a copper color, thin fizzy head, decent lacing. Aroma is straw malts, light honey caramel, nice citrus, tropical notes with slightly vinous hoppy grass notes. Taste is moderately bright citrus, spicy pine and grass, light toasted straw. Light, crisp body. Decent pale ale.

2.9
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
rating from backlog, sugary sweetness dominates, not an awful lot of flavour beyond that. okay.

3.6
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
Similar golden colour and head to the Golden Goose. Aroma is summery, coase grass, lemon meringue and spices. Flavours of ornage lobes, lemon twist that brins a twang of acid and then very softly bitter. The aftertaste is strong, spicy and lingering. It makes the act of drinking this beer secondary to the arrival of the flavour.

3.7
sunevdj (4126) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a small white diminishing head. Nice lacings. Sweet and very bitter. Heavy malt aromas of grain. Some alcohol notes. Bitter finish.

3.1
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a slightly hazy golden with a creamy, off-whitehead leaving a neat, broad lacework. Aroma of fruit, diacetyl and alcohol. Quite full-bodied with a very soft and velvety mouthfeel, lots of fruit and a whiff of Belgian yeast. The finish is astringent and alcoholic. 310108

3.4
yalnikim (802) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2008
Tasted 31/01/2008. Direct from the brewery, courtesy of Papsoe. Cheers! Pours a brilliant pale rose gold with a just off-lacy white head. Sea spray dry hop character and spice on the nose. Some alcohol and ripe stonefruit in behind. Lucious malt sweetness in the mouth, carried by velvety full weight and soft carbonation. Justa little hop flavour anda very mild bitterness. Becomes a little too warming and phenolic in the finish. More Belgian than English, for me.

3.8
bozoNZ (781) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2007
Tasted Jan 07 @ Brewpub. Bottle cond - Mid golden colour, slightly cloudy. Sweet butterscotch start with a mild hop dry finish. Soft carbonation - nice beer

3.4
omhper (25713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy amber, very small head. Hoppy aroma of melon and mango. Medium sweet and near full bodied with soft mouthfeel. The bitterness is surprisingly low after all the hop aroma. A full sized ale displaying NZ hops, but perhaps not the most complex of their beers. Mussel Inn however rank as one of the most charming locations to have a beer anywhere.


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