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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: 245   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle. Golden in colour. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Fruity; although couldnt identify a specific fruit. Hoppy; hint of grassy hops, low bitterness. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Dry in the finish. Relatively bland. (2009)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (1266) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle, shared by a friend just back from NZ. Clear caramel colour with a white head. Light, malty, a little biscuity, clean and balanced, not bad. Didnt mind this actually, exactly what you d hope out of a light and accessible bitter.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
thejackpacker (334) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle at home from indepdent shop in Dublin. Was quite sad to try this and find it tasted pretty awful. I would never describe it as an ale, was more like a brown lager or something strange....had fond memories of drinking this in New Zealand so worth another shot down under.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1750) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2017
F: huge, creamy, off-white. C: coppery, clear. A: malt, caramel, grassy, bread, floral. T: malt, caramel, grassy, toast, candy, very light bitterness, good balanced and not bad at all, medium body, medium carbonation, 440ml can from local supermarket in Nadi in Fiji.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwyerpg (5946) - 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 (859) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2017
On tap. Orange color, white head. Tasted like Bavarian non alcoholic beer - only malt present in aroma. Bad.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoaZealand (15) - 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 (843) - 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 (1213) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caribou43 (904) - 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.


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