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DBA - The Emerson Brewing Company

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 3
rAvg: 3.19
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The Emerson Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 05-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 3
Photo of alexgash
3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky orange-tinted brown. Ruddy. Dense paste of light khaki head. Caramel sweetness (light). Toasted, a bit nutty. Some mineral soapiness. Not much for hops, but that’s good here. Toasted bitterness quickly gives way to mellow caramel sweetness. The singed-sweet maltiness carries through to the finish. Upon further sipping, a spicy, almost corianderish flavor emerged at the front of the palate. Nice. Creamy, medium-bodied. Coats the mouth nicely. (452 characters)

Photo of Sigmund
2.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Bottle conditioned, 500 ml. ABV was 4.8%.) Gushes out of the bottle, pours with an enormous light tan head. Aroma is malts, caramel and overwhelmingly fermenting fruits (apples, pears, plums). Flavour is overwhelmingly acidic and fruity, bordering on vinegar. This acidity masks all other flavours, just a hint of hop bitterness on the back of my tongue. Some metallic sidenotes. My beer was still drinkable (2 months left till expiry date), but had clearly set sails for a voyage to the promised land of Vinegaria. (516 characters)

Photo of rastaman
3.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Emersons say this "emulates Newcastle Brown Ale". It does, but its better, more body than Newcastle, a touch more malty, and more hoppy, not disimiliar to James Squire Amber. Less offensive than Newcastle Brown. Definite sweetish caramel malt flavour, with a touch of citric hops at the end, which help to dry it out a touch. No major problems with this one. (358 characters)

DBA from The Emerson Brewing Company
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