BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, - JAN 8, 2013bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2015
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.
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 (4938) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
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
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 (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
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.
Ok. DylansDad (639) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
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 (37315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
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
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
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
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.