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Beer – #273 – Hot Water – Golden Steamer Ale

Brewed by Hot Water Brewing Styled as a  California Common and that really is quite local to us here at Rings Beach, in the big scheme of things, at Whenuakite, Whitianga, New Zealand

DSC00423The base of Premium Pilsner Malt and a restrained use of Pacifica and Wakatu hops gives a subtle citrus and floral aroma that leads you into a slightly sweet biscuity flavour which is backed up by a thirst quenching bitterness.
Best enjoyed straight from the can accompanied by good friends and lots of sunshine.

A 330ml can of an 4.5% ABV beer, making it 1.26 standard drink units  Confusion reigns though as this could also be in the style of  a Golden Ale/Blond Ale

I might go with that.

Might I just.

This is the after dinner beer, the first of them, dinner being some prawns in lemon and not much else, and chicken in a sweet chilli and honey dressing, that came up all caramelised and succulent. That with the garden fresh salads. It was ok.

Pours straw golden with not much of a head.

HWB GSAI’m going to say immediately that this isn’t a beer that is doing it for me. I can’t pick and aroma, I can’t pick a flavour in the palate, and it seems to be whispy thin and pointless. No doubt someone would love it.

There is a lingering after of the hops, but this is an after the event and not a prequel or a sequel.

For me then the pdubyah-o-meter says that this would be a 5. Making it Average. Look I can’t like every beer I drink and I know what I like, this just ticks none of those boxes.


There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional “Canadian Ale”, an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs – a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up – very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.



2 comments on “Beer – #273 – Hot Water – Golden Steamer Ale

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