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Herevana – Altitude – Southern Lights

Altitude Southern Lights I this weeks beer of the week with the BeeerJerkNZ people. A Pale Ale.

Altitude Brewing make the Altitude Southern Lights and they do that in  Queenstown, Otago, 🇳🇿 New Zealand. This one is a Pale Ale – Australian / New Zealand in style with 4.8% ABV and  30 IBU things

Lovely crisp aroma on opening

The pour is lovely pale gold yellow with a decent head. The aroma in the glass is slightly duller then that initial crisp aroma indicated.

That’s a full flavour beer, there’s a lot jumping out and it’s lovely. I think that there’s passionfruit in this, I’m good with that and for me it makes this beer pop.

This is very tasty and enjoyable and sinkable. These are the beers of summer.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as a 8 on the arbitrary number scale. It such an easy going beer that gives you back everything if you look for it, or if you want to quaff and chat it’s good at that too. Heaps going on and it’s all good.

Music: on the Spotify it is : Björk. Vulnicura

Björk’s 2015 album is an astonishingly beautiful sonic expression of heartbreak. Swelling strings, mechanical beats, poetic lyrics. This is definitely an album to be listened to on a decent sound system or headphones.

Luke. BeerJerk.

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.

The final product of our Aurora pale ale trial is this – our house pale ale. Straw in colour, lots of bright fruit and citrus aromas jump out to define this modern take on the style. Smooth and crisp with a light bitterness rounding out the palate.

Brewers Notes

Pale Ale – Australian / New Zealand

The Australian Pale Ale and the New Zealand (NZ) Pale Ale are a golden to light amber colored, refreshing and average-strength hop-forward ales, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make it generally more balanced than IPAs. The clean hop presence reflects modern Australian or New Zealand hop varieties with usually features such as tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit or stone-fruit. These Pale Ales will generally be very reminiscent of American Pale Ales with specific hop varieties. 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. The term Pacific Pale Ale is also accepted, to serve a function of describing Pale Ales featuring mainly hops from Australia and New Zealand, often mixed with American varieties.


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