REVIEW: Hop harvest ale has legs

Beer reviewer Ric Oram samples Emerson’s celebration of the annual hop harvest, the Harvest Fresh Hop Ale, and tests Green Man’s improved Pils.

If you like the smell of buttered popcorn or butterscotch, you will be disappointed to know that Dunedin brewery Green Man’s Pils (5.4%) now has a fresher aroma.

Previous batches smelled of diacetyl, which is naturally produced early in the fermentation but which usually disappears by the end of the process. The brew is now being allowed to rest before bottling, allowing the butter/butterscotch smell to dissipate.

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REVIEW: Beer to knock your socks off

Beer reviewer Ric Oram reviews the latest creation from local brewer Green Man, fermented with champage yeast to pack a wallop.

Dunedin brewer Green Man has produced, at 14.5%, what is probably the strongest commercial beer made in New Zealand.

It is Enrico’s Cure (named after its maker Enrico Gritzner) which won a silver medal and was judged the best experimental beer at this month’s BrewNZ beer competition.

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