Emerson’s Brewer’s Reserve Calamity Jane

Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Dunedin, New Zealand
6.4% Brown Ale | 3 Ratings | Special Release |
Emerson’s Calamity Jane:

Remember the DBA label back in 9 Grange Street days? For those young lads, the label stood for “Dunedin Brown Ale”. This was a delicious malty brew with plenty of German speciality malts balanced with just enough hops to allow the malt sweetness to be in tune.

The DBA had a good set of devotees that took a shine to the beer until Emerson’s set about registering the trademark name… a gentle tap on the shoulder from a big brewer’s lawyer put a stop to the future of this fine recipe. It doesn’t take much of a guess who that was…

We have resurrected the spirit of the DBA recipe with this malt monster, loaded with plenty of speciality malts and high gravity generosity from the brew crew for this beer to weigh in at 1070 original gravity. The choice of an English Ale yeast has left the beer with a wonderful malty and full bodied beer with a sneaky 6.4% abv.

Take care, as this is a deceptive wee number with the alcohol hidden among the huge malt flavours with ‘just the right bitterness’ to balance things out. Remember the way home!

Cheers
The Emerson’s Brewing Team


Original gravity: 1070
Alcohol: 6.4% vol
Malts: Pale ale, Pilsner, Caramalts, Chocolate and Roasted Wheat
Hops: NZ Pacific Gem, NZ Styrian Goldings and NZ Cascade

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

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