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Valkyrie Brewing Co
Brewed at Pomeroys

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Modelled on the story of a famous Valkyrie, Brynhild, this first beer of Valkyrie Brewing Co is a golden ale – representative of Brynhild’s golden hair and the ring of fire she slept in awaiting her hero’s arrival. It has a full-bodied flavour, incorporating a touch of New Zealand by the special addition of Hokey Pokey (or “sponge toffee”). This European Golden Ale taunts the palate with full malt character from European malts then to balance with a subtle hop edge of NZ Pacifica hops to give this Golden Ale the full complement of a true, fine 5% ABV Ale.

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3.5
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2015
my bottle poured golden orange & clear with a fine complex citrus aroma while the taste is luvly crisp bitter sweet full of malty fruity flavours with plenty of hops

2.8
skortila (6009) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has some grassy hops. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is crisp, clean, has grassy hops (german/bohemian like), slightly malty.

3.4
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Lightly hazed gold with a fine head, longer lasting than is typical with Kiwi beer. Medium body, off-dry, lightly tart, low bitterness, moderately strong esters of peach and apricot (but that’s probably from the NZ hallertau hops as well), mild to moderate phenols give it a little life. Yeast strain seems Belgian given the ester and phenol profile, and it adds a little too much doughiness, muddling the pale malt somewhat. Hops are lightly flowery / perfumy in the aroma and grassy / leafy in the finish. Carbonation is fine and seems natural but I’m not sure if this is bottle-conditioned. 500ml bottle from Fresh Choice in Nelson.

3
Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color, medium whitebhead. Aroma of straw and subtle white pepper. Taste is sweet and peppery.

3.6
beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 An excellent session beer that stands in well for a Fullers London Pride when one is not available Full of flavour (without the danger of unexpected inebriation) with a balance between the hops and malt.

2.8
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2013
never know how to review these beers, as they are extremely drinkable but such a standard example of its style that they are rather boring. it’s nice and smooth for sure, and is a typical golden ale, but that’s all. good i suppose.

2.8
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Dark golden colour with big creamy white head. Malty aroma.Big malty taste, trying to find the hokey pokey, didn’t get any :(. Short hoppy finish.

3.5
Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2012
Slightly hazy golden amber, minimal carbonation and a nice creamy head. Sweet floral candy aroma. Honey and malt. Nice.

3.2
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2011
Lovely clean, fresh golden ale. Hay-like malt notes with crisp bitterness and bright hopping.

3.3
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Changes to the recipe, including ramping back the Caramalt, means that this beer is drier but retains those lovely fruity pudding-like flavours the original had. Peaches, apricots and dry cereals are the star here. A good go to Golden Ale. Golden straw colour and a tight white head that subsides in short order. Aromas of mature lemons, cereal and Munich lager yeast. Pleasant enough, but not a punch in the face knockout. Plenty of evident carbonation bringing good creamy mouthfeel. Those same citrus and cereal notes dominate and spread an interesting golden maize-like toward the sides of the tongue. The finish becomes sweeter and desserty, like self-saucing pudding. A good lawnmower beer.


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