1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hereford Bitter - Dux de Lux

Not Rated.
Hereford Bitter
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

8 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 5.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dux de Lux
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 11-13-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by willjansen:
Photo of willjansen
willjansen

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark amber almost brown color with nice lacing.

Smell - Slightly sweet and syrupy - definitely malt dominated.

Taste - Nice, smooth English bitter with substantial malt presence backed up by the appropriate levels of bittering and aromatic hopping. Oaky and yeast characters apparent that bring a slight sourness to the background.

Mouthfeel - Appropriate carbonation for style with a watery texture.

Drinkability - Quite drinkable, not a bad brew at all and one that you make into a session. Alas, it does fall a few notches down the rankings compared to some other crackerjack bitters sampled in NZ.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2008 03:59:38 | More by willjansen
More User Reviews:
Photo of dgilks
dgilks

Australia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-14-2011 08:42:04 | More by dgilks
Photo of laituegonflable
laituegonflable

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola colour with fizzy beige head that just sizzles a bit, then goes away. Leaves some nice beige lace that sticks around but definitely could use more head. For a lager, more fizz in the body would be acceptable and that could feed the head. Alright but flat-looking.

Nose is quite pleasant, lots of sweet malt to it with a slight roasted tinge, fair amount of cocoa with vanilla notes, hint of espresso and a slightly phenolic hop bite at the back. Slight caramel twang on the front, nice mix of bittersweet fragrances.

Taste is a bit subdued. Some nice malty notes on the front become fairly bitter and roasted on the mid with a slightly weak espresso character, distinct but not quite filling the palate. More roastiness comes through to finish it off, hints of coffee cream sweetness and dark chocolate predominant. Very slight sour, undercooked note but it's clean enough. Feels a little sharp on the back but it's mostly smooth drinking.

An underwhelming flavour but an overall palatable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 06:09:04 | More by laituegonflable
Photo of femALEist
femALEist

California

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark Munich Lager. 5% abv. Brewed in Christchurch and Queenstown. This poured a dark chocolate with a slight orange hue. It smelled hoppy: dry hopped, marijuana and light mint. It tasted like it had a good malt character, dark espresso and ends with a dry bitterness. This one was decent. I would try their beers again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 04:33:51 | More by femALEist
Photo of hunteraw
hunteraw

China

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have to admit a bit of confusion on the label here. "Hereford bitter" is a Munich style lager? Ok, I'll just need to abandon all expectations and see what I find.

Appearance: dark chestnutbin color, fairly opaque at least in this lighting. Modest head fades quickly.

Smell: quite restrained aroma, I now believe it's a lager. General malty aroma but nothing in particular jumping out

taste: well balanced by generous bitterness, malty and dry without being burnt and roasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body, smooth and moderate carbonation. Finishes dry.

Drinkability: quite drinkable for a beer this dark. At 5%, dare one say sessionable?

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 06:32:20 | More by hunteraw
Photo of ADZA
ADZA

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The ABV of this beer is stated on the back of the label which is 5%,this beer pours a dark copper colour with average carbonation that leaves a fast vanishing half finger head,it has aromas of blackberries,roasted malts and caramel,it has an average mouthfeel with a real roasty,malty mouthfeel that finishes a little bitter but not very,quite a pleasant beer thats easy enough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 07:20:33 | More by ADZA
Photo of TubaManJack
TubaManJack

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pitcher from the tap. Distributed among friends into pint glasses. ABV is 4%.

Appearance- This is the darkest bitter I have ever had. It has a deep brown nearly black body. A nice fluffy tan head with good retention and lacing. Low apparent effervescence.
Smell- A bit of dark malts, not really coffee or chocolate and slight hops.
Taste- A real strong malt body with a slight bit of bitterness from hopping. The dark malts really add complexity and a fun twist. Its still an English bitter, just the darkest version of the style.
Mouthfeel- A light body with a little carbonation to lighten it up.
Drinkability- A good blend of complexity and low abv. Its by far the most unique bitter but the most solid offering at the Dux.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2009 02:28:23 | More by TubaManJack
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep chocolate amber colour. Not much head. Clear body with little carbonation.

Notes of toasted maltiness, but rather subdued. Quite a dry, woody nose. Clean, with even a little hoppiness creeping in.

Taste is rich and robust. Roasted coffee like bitterness, finishing dry and quite refreshing. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean.

Nice one. Another easy drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2005 03:08:09 | More by lacqueredmouse
Hereford Bitter from Dux de Lux
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.