DBA | The Emerson Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Emerson Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 05-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of alexgash
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
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 thatÂ’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.

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Photo of Sigmund
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of rastaman
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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DBA from The Emerson Brewing Company
3.19 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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