BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, - JAN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a short lived head and some lacing. Aroma is malt, rye and a decent punch of citric hops. Flavour is mellow malt and rye grist wit some spice from the rye and a dry minerally character. Body is quite thin. Finish is dry and bittersweet. A nice beer for the price.
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber rather than red. Good malt weight. Spicy rye notes develop late in the finish. The booze is hidden and overall pretty decent drinking
chinchill (4829) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle consumed in Christchurch NZ.
Pours an attractive red-amber color with a decent cone-colored head. Excellent clarity.
Aroma: an enticing smell of sweet varamel malts and some medium roast grains. The hops, which come out clearly upon tasting, are largely hidden in the aroma.
Flavor: A finely crafted mix of a sweet malty ale with a zesty touch of spicy rye and enough NZ hops to lend a mildly bitter herbal hop presence.
O: complex and flavorful but easy drinking. Recommended. Goes well with spicy Thai food.
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddy amber colour with a thin head. Aroma is fruity hop with bitter taste. Consistency is a bit thin but I do like to drink this ale.
Theydon_Bois (18936) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Endo’s house, 25/05/13, thanks to DW.
Clear reddish amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel, sugars, light spice, rye.
Taste comprises toasted malt, rye, biscuit, toffee, sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with a little bitterness.
DylansDad (635) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy bitterness, which returns as a grapefriut/marmalade finish. Maybe it’s the style, but I’d prefer a bit more fat around the middle of this one. Nice, though.
Ungstrup (36929) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.
brew_man (1) - - DEC 24, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
For the price ($14 a six pack) packs plenty of flavor , i like the amount of rye as not over powering. bitter is nice quite balanced overall if not a huge amount of aroma but it is there.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Abmbere red in colour with big white head. Fruity hop aroma. Grassy hop flavour with nutty finish.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This review may just be a touch biased as there’s a warm Westerly wafting through the window, I have a ham and three mustard sandwich with mayo and a glass of this beer. In terms of a time and place, lunchtime in this setting will take some beating. This beer is a gorgeous red amber with a skin of off-white head with a greenish tinge. Aromas of resinous hops, cracked amber malt, poached apricots and a dusting of nutmeg. Flavours of dehydrated papaya and apricot, grassy herbaceous malt and even a peppery note along with excellent puckering bitterness. A lengthy fruit finish that has really hit the spot. Pecans? Anyway, this is a winner in my book.