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Invercargill Biman

Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Invercargill, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A smooth all malt golden lager with an enticing hop aroma of passionfruit and lime, styled to compliment hot spicy food. Another beer brewed with passion from New Zealand's southern most brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a golden with a white head. Nose is quite earthy and grainy with some lychee passionfruit in there. Taste is dry toast and earthy/herbal bitterness. Not much passionfruit in the taste. Dry finish. Not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
Good size head gold pour medium carbonation aroma passionfruit grain earthy flavour citric passion fruit wheat lychee mildest of bitter sweet hop aftertaste grainy sweet fruit lasting bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2011
330ml bottle. Llooks fairly robust for a premium lager with a strong orange body and crisp white foam head. A little bit a haze but this does not detract vfrom the appearance. Hop aromas mingled with passionfruit and citrus but not overpowering. Smooth and light on the palate with some fruit flavours coming through. An all round good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Guest tap at The Twisted Hop, early October 2009. Pours clear amber with a medium white head- a bit darker than most lagers. Aroma of citrus, hops, malt, a little skunk. Flavor is malty, with hops and citrus, and slightly skunky. Light body, somewhat watery. I’m not sure if something was off with this one, but it was okay. All the Twisted Hop beers were better, so maybe it just suffered from comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2009
Had this one a few times now, and evrytime impressed with it. Lovely light nose of passionfruit and a picture in the glass. Thirst quenching with a sweet malt finish, One of the best NZ lagers for me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdk (33) - Island Bay, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2009
300ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with a nice head. Malt with a hint of lime, not getting any other fruit. Average taste and mouth feel. Not too bitter, little hint of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2009
One of those "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" beers. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to rate this either. It’s a slightly different beer to when I first had it, less tropical, more caramel, but still very tasty and a great Friday night quaffer. The 5.2% abv is a bit of a kicker though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Deep bronzy gold, thick white head. Very hoppy nose, lots of tropical fruit and citrus. The palate is fairly bursting with hops as well: passionfruit, guava, and lemon rind. Incredibly bitter finish. A delicious, flavourful, well-crafted lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2008
2L rigger from regional. Pours a nice amber, with a fluffy white head. Aromas of passionfruity hops, vanilla, citrus and a nice bit of malt. Hoppy fruits come in bitterly straight away in the taste, and slowly relinquish some malty caramel. Bitter finish stay around for a while, quite pleasant. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmackenzie (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2008
Aroma: Passionfruit, gooseberry and lightly pine hop aromas moderately dominate the palate but can’t disguise the malt-caramel combination underneath. The prickly, nettle like hop aroma blended with a subtle malt is quite enticing.

Appearance: dark gold, clear with lovely persistent white head and good beading.

Flavour: firm passion fruit and gooseberry giving way to quite a caramel middle and finish. Finishes medium and a pleasant after-taste of hop and caramel. No off flavours detected and pleasant assertive hoppiness balances the malt flavour.

Palate: Finishes medium and could improve with drier finish.

Good drop that would please most punters looking for a moderately challenging beer. I have had this quite often and this is tasting slightly different with a more pronounced caramel note.

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