Summathat Pale Ale
It’s our number three ale in our journey of discovering just what we here at Emerson’s can achieve in terms of full hop flavour and aroma with less of the alcohol or abv. High abv’s accentuate just about everything in a beer – the challenge is to achieve huge flavours in beers around 4-5%. We’re up for it!
Summer has finally arrived in Otago – well we might have got it all last Thursday in one day here in Dunners but as Richard says at his age we’ll take what we can get. In that Summery mood and based on the earlier ales in this series the brewers threw everything in at dry hopping time. Simcoe, Cascade, Zythos, Citra and one of our old APA favourites Amarillo all made their way into this wee ale.
The result is amazing – a huge aromatic hop hit of almost tropical character with a great citrus and piney zestiness backing it up. Bitterness is lower than the previous ales; flavour and aroma taking first and second place on the podium. Our traditional Emerson’s malt base is truly there in the form of a strong showing of German Vienna malt providing warmth, and a dash of CaraAroma for that touch of toastiness.
Here’s to our long awaited Summer days – Here’s to Summathat!
The Brew Crew
Original gravity: 1051
Alcohol : 4.9 % a.b.v
Malts : NZ Ale malt, Caramalts
Hops : US Simcoe, US Cascade, US Zythos, US Citra, US Amarillo
Yeast: American Ale
Available in limited quantity on tap only at the brewery shop and selected outlets.