Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Kernel Pale Ale Motueka Centennial Nelson Sauvin Zues (5.3%)

Oh Kernel, how do you do it? Yet another Pale Ale that’s head and shoulders above just about everything else I’ve drunk over the last few weeks. This one  is packed with everything needed to give a beer geek the … Continue reading

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Beartown Brewery Polar Eclipse (4.8%)

I’ve not been a huge fan of this brewery in the past, but Polar Eclipse is pretty good. However, for me it feels far more like a Porter than a Stout. I know that that’s a matter of conjecture, and … Continue reading

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Pheasantry Brewery Dark Ale (4.2%)

Oh, now this is very nice. Pouring a deep dark polished mahogany, the smell is woody red fruit and a twist of lemon. The malts are big and chocolatey, full of stewed plums and a cup of good coffee, toffee … Continue reading

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Joseph Holt Ltd. Sixex (6%)

I don’t know whether I like this or not. Joseph Holt’s Sixex is a strong dark beer that smells of raisins and rum. The malting is a Garibaldi, crunchy pale biscuit and a bunch of raisins, a boozy fruit compote … Continue reading

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Brewery Huyghe Delirium Red (8%)

I’m really very disappointed to see not only sugar, but also flavourings and sweetener listed in the ingredients of this beer along with the cherries and elderberries. I wanted to really like Red, I wanted to like it in the … Continue reading

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