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Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Bitter
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
SPEIGHTS Gold Medal Ale is a full strength bitter ale with a hint of grassy undertones that add to its complexity. The use of SPEIGHTS malts and hops produces the full flavour that has been synonymous with the Pride of the South since 1876.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2005
I liked this brew, perhaps because i wasnt expecting much. A relative brought me back some exotic beers from the South Seas, and this was one. Cant buy the argument that it doesnt travel well. this one did. And it went a damned sight farther than Australia, mate. It was malty, with a nice mouthfeel, the nose was more than acceptable and the flavor was beyond what Id anticipated. I mean, New Zealand? Im not saying its worth the cost of a South Seas vacation just to get some, but if I ever wind up in New Zealand, its comforting to know theres a decent beer there.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwyerpg (5840) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2017
The flavor makes me think of a bad malt liquor. Thin and tinny, this y very enjoyablr. Found in Fiji.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
UjoKlobasa (767) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2017
On tap. Orange color, white head. Tasted like Bavarian non alcoholic beer - only malt present in aroma. Bad.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoaZealand (13) - Ohoka, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
Hardly the worst beer in existence and easy to see why many beer casuals enjoy it, but if youre looking for a decent beer, New Zealand has many, many much nicer beers to offer.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
explosivedog (572) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2016
On tap. Aroma is floral, biscuit, malt vinegar. Flavour is quite sweaty, perhaps some caramel and biscuit trying to fight through, but mostly a sweaty start and a malt vinegar finish. Bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (1115) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
1st beer on holiday. 330ml can into glass. Pours copper golden with solid white head. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of wet cardboard and pepper. Mild sweet taste, a touch of vegetables and tin mixed in with the malty finish. Cheap quaffer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caribou43 (767) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Thank you Fred for this bottle that we share together at le Petit-Lancy. The body is copper, typical for the ale. The carbonation is a bit low, regular ale for the taste, watery, small touch of bitterness, hop, malt, good pint in a pub to start a night.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Tap at the bungee bar in Singapore. Golden pour - a darker golden. Grains, low hop, kind of bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
[8259-20160513] Tap. Mild leafy grains aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy toasted leaf flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2-
(@ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ; watching the exciting and much-anticipated Highlanders vs. Crusaders rugby match)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016
2016-05-13. Crisp dark amber body, with a smallish head. Aroma is sweet and malty, toasty notes. Flavour is similarly malty and sweet, caramel with accents of toasty malt and just enough bitterness to keep from becoming cloying. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 6/3/6/3/12-13 On tap at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Crusaders v Highlanders, Dunedin, NZ.

"What kind of beer do you have?"
"Speights!"
"Uhh, I guess Ill have two Speights then."

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Austin2537 (4) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2016 does not count
Pours a coppery gold with a firm lacy head. Unobtrusive malt on the nose, slightly biscuity with a low carbonation from the bottle. Quite sensionable and rates well. Not a bad drop at all


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