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Herevana – North End – Fieldway APA

I purchased a mix case of North End beers, something from all parts of the spectrum, Sours, Saison, Pales to Stouts. Part of a 12 pack of most excellent beers from BeerHug in NZ 

North End Brewing are based at Waikanae Beach Wellington 🇳🇿 New Zealand.

North End Fieldway APA is a beer in the style that is a Pale Ale – American (APA)  with and ABV of  5.8%, this would be 1.6 standard drinks in NZ.

I opened that and briefly thought I was back in a pub in England. It was brief.

A lovely polished shiny wood veneer colour of a beer that had an enthusiastic head that calmed down. The aroma in the glass hints at something that I can’t pin down but seems familiar.

That is a lovely big beer, big malty delicious beer, with some thing citrus or lime like dancing about around it, it is a thing of joy.

This is properly nice beer.

I checked and I first had this in 2015. I don’t know I was a huge fan back then, I Eem to have said it was an eye opener, which must be that I was expecting less and got a lot more.

I think I’ve missed out on a trick here because this is fantastic. I tell you what else is nice, the lacing on the glass. More lacing is needed, in general.

I don’t know why that should be a surprise though, or why I’m trying to downplay the brewer, I think I’ve moved on and caught up to a good beer, and I wish I’d been more perceptive.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as a big 8 on the arbitrary number scale. I am a bit taken aback about just how much I’ve enjoyed this, it really is a good beer.

Music: You might have thought that I’d listened to a lot of music, and I have, but never ever have aI listened to this. Oasis – Be Here Now.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Aotearoa Pale Ale. Our hop forward pale ale is bursting with hops grown across the Strait in Nelson. Sweet lemon, lime and mandarin marmalade is joined by a hint of the herb garden and tempered by a malt from the Rangitikei. A home grown classic

A fruity New Zealand pale ale combining NZ Cascade, Pacifica and Waimea hops with NZ malt and our fruity ale yeast strain.

Brewers Notes

Pale Ale – American (APA)

The “American Pale Ale (APA)”, also known as “West-Coast Pale Ale” and “Northwest Pale Ale” is a golden to light amber colored, refreshing and average-strength hop-forward ale, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make it generally balanced and more accessible than modern American IPAs. The clean hop presence can reflect classic or modern American or New World hop varieties with a wide range of characteristics. The American Pale Ale will generally be cleaner, have a less caramelly malt profile, less body, and often more finishing hops than English counterparts. Less bitterness in the balance and alcohol strength than an American IPA. More balanced and drinkable, and less intensely hop-focused and bitter than Session IPAs.


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