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Beer – #677 – Four Avenues – The Opposition

A new to be brewer with this one, a Pomeroys – Four Avenues –  Opposition Amber. laeding me to the Opposition, Contrary, Counter, Counted views.

” ..hop flavour reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest “

This is a beer that is 4.8% ABV, making it about 142 calories a serve size,  35 IBU things. from the growler station this is 1 litre making it 3.79 standard drinks in total.

Brewed by Four Avenues Brewing Co.  in the style: Amber Ale and they’re in Christchurch, New Zealand

Woolley haired man waves a beer

Woolley haired man waves a beer

An American Amber Ale at a sensible ABV.

The aroma is dominated by citrus and pine, with the flavour consisting of a complex malt base overlaid with a generous hop flavour reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest and assertive bitterness.

So, what could possibly go wrong?

Has a familiar hop aroma and sweetness as well as briefly a grassier hop.

Lovely chestnut brown colour

looks great in the glass, nice fluffy head that settles slightly but seems to be holding up. Aroma is much more towards grassier greener hops resinous like.

Four avenues The OppositionThat’s has an interesting taste thing, fruity like but with a lot of over the top malt that washes front to back letting the bitterness pop in an out in the middle, washing away to a rather middling to empty finish, but there is a lingering with this, slightly to the sour.

It is pleasant and easy enough drinking for a beer that is fairly common and and a bit undefined.

I like the citrus and the fruit thing that his has, I quite like the raspy bitterness, but it needs a bit of work to get it the behave and be all in unison as a beer.

Other than that I get why you’d want to do this, and perhaps you might have another go, but I’m enjoying drinking it as it’s quaffing beer to chat by.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. Sadly it’s nothing more than, on the pdubyah-o-meter, an average beer, which isn’t really a bad place to be, it should appeal to a broad range of drinkers and adventurers.

The double dip review

  • Am I enjoying it? I am enjoying it as a drinkable beer.
  • Would I have another? I’m enjoying what I have, I’m not sure I’d venture out to get a refill.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Based on expectation yes, based on delivery not so much.

Music for this : ” British Sea Power ” with ” The Decline of British Sea Power” on Spotify. British Sea Power are an indie rock band based in Brighton, East Sussex, England, although three of the band members originally come from Natland, Cumbria, England.

I’ve got to say that some I like, some not so much, but it matched the offshore theme, right?


A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguely caramel beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.


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