Emerson’s Brewer’s Reserve Motueka Special

Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Dunedin, New Zealand
4.7% Amber Ale | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
Research is always an on going process at Emerson’s and we like to understand as much as possible about the kiwi hops. So Richard decided to look inside the “Hop cupboard” for new hop varieties at the New Zealand Hop Product store in Nelson. There he discovered a trial hops that has all the makings of superiority and he decided that it should be used in this month’s Brewer’s Reserve We have brewed an amber coloured ale with this hops variety, which is still to be named. Although not commercially available, it certainly struck a chord with Richard. The result - a delicious malt base, brings forth a toasty, biscuity, nutty flavour with generous body to intermingle with the tropical fruit hop flavour. Hints of guava, passionfruit and apricots reveal themselves on the palate. Although there are plenty of hops in the beer, the taste is remarkably smooth with a spicy bitterness that balances the toasty maltiness.

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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.

Sweet
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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.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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