Monteith’s Pale Ale (NZ)

A bit of a disappointment this one. I remember the Monteith’s Summer Ale being a refreshing, shandy-like ale, that packed a bit of a punch. This ‘Pale Ale’ turned out to be pale in colour only.

Monteiyh's Pale Ale - A pale immitation
Monteiyh’s Pale Ale – A pale imitation


I was surprised to see a very light straw-coloured ale pour from the bottle. This brew lacks the hops and character to be called a pale ale. I detected a slight hint of kumquat, but that’s about it. It would be fair to say that this wouldn’t even make a good lager. Must do better.

Here’s Pale Riders with ‘Down To The River’



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