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Beer – #1,080 – Kereru – Tommancho

It has much longer name:  Kereru Tommancho Ancho Chilli & Smoked Necatrine Golden Ale. It was the Beer of the month from Kereru, new beers monthly, it’s been a delight so far.


This is in a 500ml bottle,  a beer that is at 5.9 % ABV, so that’s 2.3 standard drinks in NZ. This Is around 177 calories a serve size.

Kereru Tommancho is brewed by Kereru in 🇳🇿 Upper Hutt, New Zealand as a  Blonde Ale / Golden Ale

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A delicious golden ale made with heaps of bbq roasted nectarines and mildly spiced with fruity ancho chilli peppers.

Tommancho Ancho Chili & Smoked Nectarine Golden Ale is a refreshing, unfiltered beer.
Made with layers of flavour from low and slow smoked nectarines and ancho poblano chili peppers.
Special thanks to our friends at Tommo’s Low and Slow BBQ for their tasty work on the nectarines  

So, What could possibly go wrong?

You open it to an lovely smokey note, already it should make you smile.

The pour is a deep orange with a lovely finger of form white head atop, a lovely looking beer this.  Carries that smokey aroma to the glass too.

Initially it’s just a smoked note. Then you get pushing along right behind a lovely sweet cushion and washes over and finishes to a light bitter kiss at the back.

It’s difficult not to go tstraight back in, but I overcame that and did. A walloping sup. You get the same experience again, that smoked note sitting lower and having more a woody smoke note, but it’s still balanced brilliantly against that sweetness that this has.

Now the Chili – well I’m not an expert on this things but I’m not convinced that this couldn’t go a couple more notches and not do any damage to the end result, an and result that already crackingly good already without any intervention.

What’s good about this though is that the underlying Golden Ale is brilliant.

The whole is a lovely balanced beer that gives you a whole host of experience, that smokiness, a lovely sweeter middle of the nectarines, and I’m sure that there’s counterpoint with the Chilli it’s just that they are not the front and centre of this beer.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. I really like this beer, and it made me smile. I really liked that smoked note, I really liked that the body, the mouthfeel, was fuller and offered sweetness to offset that woody smokey note, and I liked that this has that bitter kiss at the end. A lot to like.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The Kereru Monthly beer Club.
  • Am I enjoying it? Yes.
  • Would I have another? I’m going to confess to have had at leat 4 of these already 🙂
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes this is truely nice beer that should be enjoyed by anyone that enjoys a good beer.

Music for this: The New Abnormal by The Strokes  on the Spotify

The New Abnormal is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Strokes. It was released on April 10, 2020, t


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


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