Speight's Gold Medal Ale | New Zealand Breweries Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Zealand Breweries Limited
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
steinlager.co.nz

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,193
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
45
pDev:
18.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bala747
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good beer from new Zealand. Available only at the prince of Wales pub.

From the tap. Good head, golden brown colour.

Head retains for a while. Disappears slowly leaving quite heavy lace.

Tastes initially of caramel. Lots of caramel and related heavy flavours. Smells and hints of blueberry and Indian Jamuns.

Mouthfeel was a bit disappointing. Pretty easy to quaff a few of these on a hot day and on a hot day this beer would be perfect but it's a rare cool evening in singapore when I am drinking this.

Overall an excellent beer from New Zealand.

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5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Poured a clear amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet malt, fruity notes. Taste is mainly malty but hint of hops and fruits on the back. It's ok.

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2.56/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrBrach
1.65/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Smooth drinking, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. To be honest, nothing stands out to me in terms of flavor while drinking this. Very run of the mill. Not bad, but not great. If I was drinking this strictly to get intoxicated, flavor aside, this would be okay. If you're looking for a beer with more flavor and doesn't remind you of Bud, Coors, Miller, other mass produced beer etc., move on.

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3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good light drinking Kiwi beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle served on Sewart's Island (NZ).
Deep amber with excellent clarity; has a fine, durable bone-colored head. Lots of visible carbonation bubbles.

Smells like a malty lager with light, spicy hops. The taste too is initially more similar to a lager than it should be but there's a lightly hoppy finish and aftertaste.

Feel: crisp and dry; Light body made pleasing by good smoothness and high carbonation.

O: Decent but uninspired and withlow hoppiness.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Speight's Gold Medal Ale from New Zealand Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 45 ratings