Emerson's Brewer's Reserve Sweep Clean Pale Ale

Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Dunedin, New Zealand
- American Pale Ale | 1 Rating |
Clean Sweep Pale Ale - February 2012 Brewer’s Limited Release Each year one or two of the brewers are left in charge of the brewery across the Xmas-New Year break whilst the rest of the brewcrew are resting over a pint. Here’s where the fun began and a little Pale Ale was born …….. under a certain night star perhaps….? In the corner of the brewery lay a pallet of special ale malt, unseen by the accountant…….clean malt profile? – check! Sneaking around the cool room our two dodgy brewers realised the Frankincense and Myrrh had already been snaffled by a couple of other dodgy looking Arabian chaps so they settled for the next best thing – NZ hops and lots of them. NZ Cascade was heaped into the boil, and, using our new ‘hop back’ they filled it up with even more whole cone hops. If they hadn’t realised how much trouble they were in, they compounded it more by mash hopping, first wort hopping, and finally dry hopping – all with our valuable NZ Cascade hops! Not contented with their happy little brewday they then proceeded to keg condition half of the batch - Keg conditioning is as close as you can get to Real Ale – US style! Wanting to keep some back for themselves, and our locals, the rest was bottle conditioned and hidden away in the warm room for maturation. Fortunately for the two brewers in question the beer is a stunning wee clean pale ale, dry, aromatic and beautifully crisp so we’ve released it as a Limited Edition – and who knows we might just leave them in charge of the brewery again next Xmas. The name Clean Sweep is a nod to our two fantastic four times World Champion rowing pair – local lad Hamish Bond, and the big man, Eric Murray. Good luck in London boys and make it a Clean Sweep!!

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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.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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