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    Our Beer

    BREWER'S NOTES

    Speight's Brewery has always produced award winning, traditional ales and beers, using only the finest quality Southern ingredients and purest water. We take great care and pride in brewing our beers and are proud to present them here to you. Why not taste the whole family of Speight's beers! Purchase an Ale House Tasting Tray, which will have a sample of each beer for you to try.

    Speights Speight's Gold Medal Ale
    Beer Style
    First Brewed
    Alcohol Level
    Colour
    Bitterness
    Energy
    Calories (/100ml)
    Draught Amber Ale
    1876
    4.0
    21
    14
    135 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    32
    Flavour Characteristics: Speight's is an ale with a hint of "grassy" undertones that add to its complexity. It has the full flavour of Speight's malt and hops.
     
    Speights Mid Ale Speight's Mid Ale
    Beer Style
    First Brewed
    Alcohol Level
    Colour
    Bitterness
    Energy
    Calories (/100ml)
    Draught Amber Ale
    2014
    2.5


    Flavour Characteristics: Speight’s Mid Ale is a 2.5% ABV Tap Beer that offers consumers a full flavoured lower alcohol beer from a New Zealand brand they know and trust.
     
    OldDark Speight's Old Dark
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    English Porter
    1991
    4.0
    90
    23.5
    150 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    36
    Flavour characteristics: This dark ale has roasted malt character with a hint of chocolate, The flavour has been balanced with extra hops and rounded out with just enough sweetness.
     
    Distinction Speight's Distinction Ale
    Beer Style
    First Brewed
    Alcohol Level
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    Bitterness
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    Traditional Dark Ale
    1994
    4.0
    40
    17
    172 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    41
    Flavour Characteristics: This is a dark lager style beer. It sets itself apart from typical lagers through the subtle sweetness of slightly caramelised malts with relatively little hop bitterness or flavour from the Green Bullet and Pacific Jade hops. The darker speciality malts provide a more complex malty caramel flavour that gives this brew a well rounded character.
     
    porter Speight's Porter
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    Porter
    2002
    5.0
    155
    27
    181 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    43
    Flavour Characteristics: Speight's Porter is a red-black beer with a rich, robust palate and complex full aromas. A blend of crystal, caramelt, roasted wheat and chocolate malt combined to give a complex, smoky, mocha aroma, and a rich coffee flavour which finishes on a subtle chocolate note.
     
    Pilsener Speight's Triple Hop Pilsener
    Beer Style
    First Brewed
    Alcohol Level
    Colour
    Bitterness
    Energy
    Calories (/100ml)
    Pilsener
    2002
    4.0
    12
    31
    190 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    45
    Flavour characteristics: The first thing that strikes you about the Triple Hop Pilsner is the light golden colour true to the pilsner style of beer. Being a pilsner it’s a hop dominated brew, in this case we use the hop varieties; Cascades, Green Bullet and Nelson Sauvin. These give the initial hit of citrus fruit and fresh green hop character. It’s the hop sharpness that gives a refreshingly crisp taste on the palate at first. Then the classic pilsner malt flavour kicks in to provide a light malty biscuit background, the slight bitterness of the hops.
     
    Summit Speight's Summit Lager
    Beer Style
    First Brewed
    Alcohol Level
    Energy
    Calories (/100ml)
    Lager
    June 2008
    4.0
    135 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    31
    Flavour Characteristics: Brewed with only natural ingredients, Speight's Summit Lager is a smooth flavoured lager free of artificial additives and preservatives. With the addition of the Pacific Hallertau hop variety added late in the brew. Speight's Summit Lager delivers a smooth, crisp and refreshing taste with less of the maltiness associated with Speight's Gold Medal Ale.
     
    26296 SAH EmpireIPA Lenscoat FA 01 Speight's Empire IPA
    Beer Style
    First Brewed
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    Energy
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    India Pale Ale
    2010
    5.5
    20
    200 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    50
    Flavour Characteristics: Our brewers decided to bring back an old favourite. Speights Empire is brewed with a generous addition of Kohatu hops to deliver spicy aromas and a clean bitterness.
     
    SpicedAmberAle Speight's Spiced Amber Ale
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    Amber Ale
    2015
    4.7
    38
    177
    42
    Flavour Characteristics: A smooth Amber Ale brewed with Motueka Hops, Caramalt and the subtle addition of 4 spices for a well rounded finish.
     
    Cider Speight's Cider
    Beer Style
    First Brewed
    Alcohol Level
    Colour
    Energy
    Calories (/100ml)
    Wheat Beer
    May 2011
    4.6
    7.9 EBC
    171.58 (Kilojoules/100ml)
    40.85
    Flavour Characteristics: Speight’s brings you a well balanced, refreshing cider. The full bodied profile comes from the batch fermentation of juice sourced from 100% New Zealand grown apples, and is expertly coupled to a dry finish, which leaves you wanting more of this amber cider.