Brewery: Epic Brewing Co in Auckland, NZ Style: Red IPA ABV: 6.5% Rate Beer: 94/100 Pour: Deep good down red with a fat frothy head that holds. Malty, cookie like backbone with a small hop bite on the tongue. Autumn is a good time to get into red IPAs. And you’d be a fool not to […]
Brewery: Yeastie Boys from Wellington, New Zealand via Brookvale NSW Style: Session IPA ABV: 4.4% IBUs: 25 Rate Beer: 85/100 Pour: Washed out golden colour with no head to speak of. Crisp and refreshing. More of a citrus hit than a hop flavour. Similar to a pacific Ale in this scribes uneducated opinion. Like a good session beer it goes down easier […]
Brewery: Garage Project, in Wellington, NZ Style: American Wheat Beer ABV: 4.2% Rate Beer: no rating yet on Rate Beer Pour: Bubbly pale yellow with no real head to speak of. This obviously Garage Projects take on that mass megaswill produced beer that emanates from the US with a blue label and rhymes with ‘dud flight’. But they have managed to add […]
Brewery: Garage Project, in Wellington NZ Style: Strong Pale Lager ABV: 6.7% Rate Beer: 83/100 Pour: Pale yellow with a foamy head that lingers for a bit This champagne Pilsner has a heavy grape aroma behind a classic Pilsner flavour. This is beer to drink when you don’t feel like you’re fancy enough for champagne at a day at the […]
Brewery: Garage Project, in Wellington, NZ Style: Wheat Beer ABV: 4.6% Rate Beer: 31/100 Pour: Golden orange colour with no head on pour A smooth wheat beer with little carbonation and slight sour citrus flavours. It’s a summer beer for when sunbaking by the pool in a resort on tropical island. You feel guilty for drinking at 10am but you’re […]
Brewery: Funk Estate, Auckland, New Zealand Style: Sour ABV: 5.3% Rate Beer: 46/100 Pour: Yellow beery colour with good lasting head Blood orange sour is not very sour or tart and is quite easy drinking. The blood orange flavour sits underneath this beer. It’s a good thing beer names generally don’t mean much more than cool titles and word play, […]
Brewery: Bach Brewing Company, NZ Style: Session Ale ABV: 3.7% Rate Beer: no rating Pour: Golden toffee colour with a slight head. Big malty aroma and flavour. Chocolate caramel undertones to this light session ale. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Kind of like a cheap homebrand copy of a popular candy bar in beer form. You know what […]
Brewery: Panhead from Wellington, New Zealand Style: Oak barrel aged Stout ABV: 8% Rate Beer: 98/100 Pour: Rich dark chocolate in colour. No head. Smooth port infused flavour. Rich and silky. Goes well the triple chocolate muffins my missus just made. This is how a night should end. This beer and a freshly made muffin.