Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monteith's Summer Ale - New Zealand 10-3-11
Last summer, I drank this beer every day. It is truly the greatest New Zealand beer.
With flavours of ginger, honey and citrus, it is a spectacular summer ale.
This Beer assaults the senses. It is one of my personal all time favorites. It reminds me of a long weekend in June when me and two friends travelled to Christchurch, where we wrote ourselves off, on their entire range.
Monteith's recently re-branded all of their beers, and the design is now excellent. "A fresh bright and lively beer, made with lightly kilned malt and a touch of Rata honey." When you read that, what can I say that would possibly discourage you?
The redesign has really worked for the brand. All their beers and ciders now look like this. It's almost perfect.
Really, coming into my flat with no air-conditioning on a summers afternoon, I can think of few things I would rather pull out of the fridge.
So diverse, with so many subtle layers. A truly amazing beer.
Alcohol Content: 7/10
5%. Let's be honest, with all of the deliciousness they have managed to fit into this bottle, it's a wonder it has any alcohol at all.
$5.10 isn't a lot for this premium ale. Trust me when I say it's worth it.
This Ale steps out of the constraints of a standard Ale, and does so with such finesse that it's hard to understand what beer tasted like before you tried Monteith's Summer Ale