Monteith's Original Ale | Monteith's Brewing Co.

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76
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75 Ratings
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Monteith's Original AleMonteith's Original Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monteith's Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
monteiths.co.nz

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
16.29%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.99/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Format: standard 330mL brown bottle with a simple but stylish label.

Appearance: mid dark amber in colour, with a very flat head that fritters away to almost nothing. Looks a bit ordinary.

Aroma: the aroma is of light apple and some bready yeasts behind. Decent if a little uninspired.

Taste: again the apple and bread flavours are there, but there is a quite unpleasant flavour bursting through from the over-carbonation.

Aftertaste: the main flavour that draws through is the metallic fug from the carbonation.

Mouth feel: light to moderate in body with that over carbonation that pretty much ruins the beer.

Overall: not a brilliant beer from Monteith's, which is getting to be a standard. The carbonation is too high, which alters and ruins the flavour. Definitely not for AU$60 a case.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.54/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Monteiths Original Ale on tap at the brewery in Greymouth, NZ

Excellent clarity in this deep amber ale. Both flavor and aroma are a bit light for style; the lightest pale ale I’ve had in NZ. Still, very well-crafted and balanced, as well as very fresh (of course).

Feel: Light+ body with medium-high, very crisp carbonation. Clean finish.

O: recommended as a somewhat light flavored pale ale.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at hotel in Auckland.

A: Served a deep golden color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel and a bit of dark fruit.

T: Taste of roasted malt with caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: medium body, quite smooth with a slightly grainy texture.

O: Enjoyable beer but nothing fancy.

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3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber with a small whitish head. I quite like the way it looks.

S: Metallic hops and rubber balloons. SlIghtly herbal.

T: Hmm, it's lagery and a bit metalic but there's definitely something Belgian going on, like earthy and herbal notes reminscent of Duvel, only subtle. Still lagery though. Dry.

M: Lager like.

O: This is to New Zealand what Coopers is to Australia – by far the best thing widely available. Tastes better cold.

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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Monteith's Original Ale from Monteith's Brewing Co.
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