Monteiths double bock, winter ale – the review

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so after a brief but much needed break from the dark ales, i am back on the horse with a New Zealand double bock from Monteith.

Look
this was a black in the glass but presented itself as amber when held up to the further scrutiny of the light. it had no head what so ever which i always dislike but had no visible imperfections. a solid looking dark beer but I’m a fan of drama and life in my beer and the head just let it down.
7/10

Aroma
Another beer from this region lacking any real aroma, im starting to think this is an epidemic afflicting Australian brewers. cant really describe what i cant smell.
4/10

Taste
what this beer lacked in aroma it more than made up for in taste, this beer has a Fantastic full roasted nutty flavor that somehow was not over powering, this roasted flavor persist right through to the gulp.
8/10

Value
I picked up a 6 pack for 20 Aussie dollars and i’ll more than likely buy this again, while not amazing i found it to be the right level of quality for what i paid for it. disclaimer your millage may vary, had i paid more for this the score may have been a lot lower.
7/10

I paid just the right amount for this beer, the look while good in colour failed to deliver on drama or head retention, it did deliver on taste though, which i think most people will agree is the most important part of any beer. this is a beer i can see myself drinking again at some point but i wouldn’t make it a regular beer in my fridge.

65/100

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