Monteith's Sparkling Ale
Monteith's Brewing Co.

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
ABV:
5%
Score:
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Avg:
3.28 | pDev: 4.88%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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Monteith's Brewing Co.
 
New Zealand
Avail:
Year-round
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SmashPants from Australia

3.22/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Appearance: pours out an amber-gold colour with fine carbonation. A fantastically thick white head with good staying power, reasonable lacing also. Looks good.

Aroma: crisp and clean grains and some grass hops. Refreshing.

Taste: again some sweet grains and a touch of malt with the hops dying away. A bit too light for my likes.

Aftertaste: still a touch sweet, but mostly drops away to nothing. Not bad, but not great.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: a very light ale, tending towards a lager or pilsner in feel and taste. Once again an average beer from Monteith's for AU$60 a case of 24 x 330mL. I'll leave it out.

Dec 07, 2014
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dgilks from Australia

3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mostly clear golden colour with a creamy, smooth and long lasting white head. Some lacing. Not bad.

Light, grainy malt with a touch of earthiness. Some sulphur. Nothing special.

Sweetish malt with not a lot really backing it up. The flavour has a touch of metallic hop to it. Disappointing.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine for style.

This is a little disappointing. Sure, it's easy to drink but that's due to a lack of any substance. The metallic hop character is also not that nice.

Mar 21, 2012
Monteith's Sparkling Ale from Monteith's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3 ratings