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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German style bock beer using our own Manuka smoked malt to give a distinctive smoke character thatís balanced out with the richness of the bock using our own yeast.
2007 - 08 vintage - 6%
2009 - 11 vintage - 7%


2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (2498) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Awww, got a bum bottle. Let it warm out of the fridge and it opened without and gas escaping. Poured with zero head. Color is a clear amber and no bubble trails. Flavorís actually pretty good except for the missing carbonic tang - but smoke, malt, sweet, bitter are good..Body is good despite the barest hint of carbonation. Finish is like flavor, with only a slight hint of smoke in a diminishing role. Unfortunate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8599) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle from Caponeís at 7% ABV. Pours turbid rusty Carolina muddy clay clored with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is extremely heavy smoked malt, mild fruit, hops, and campfire smell. Tastes very smoky malty, with backup hops and a finishing tartness. Not as dense or complex as the Aecht offerings, but a solid rauchbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Hazy dull orangey-amber. No head. Smokey aroma is beechy with light wood oven malts. Deep smokiness - I have no idea what manuka smoke is really like so I didnít perceive that specifically. The malts are rich if unrefined. There is probably a bit too much yeast character for my tastes. A little bit of alcoholic strength in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
bottle from knightly. warm burnt umber. served a wee bit too chilled, needs some warmth to come out. nice aroma! rich sweet hickory and applewood, dense and deliciously enticing. the flavors are spot on, with deep oily smokiness that is very satisfying. it could use a malt and body boost but otherwise this is fun! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours a cloudy copper color, with a thin off-white head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving behind a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of smoked bacon, which is to say, an oaked smokiness mingled with cured meat. Taste is more complex, however, with the sweetness of buttery toffee and toasted malts mingling with a salty, smoky flavor. As the beer warms, maltiness becomes more prominent and smokiness less so. Few, if any, hops are noticeable, and the alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is watery, with a moderate amount of carbonation. In conclusion: A beer that seems to split the difference between a doppelbock and rauchbier. If I didnít know better, however, Iíd say this one tilted more toward bock than smoked beer. The smoke is there, but itís not very well defined either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
Beautiful bronze color. Nice smokey and malty aroma. Awesome smoke flavor and balance with the bock portion of the beer. Harsher than amberg smoke yet milder than peat or some of the other hardwood smoke yet unique smoke character. A beautiful and unique smoked brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
20120408 12oz bottle from Honeygo. Hazed medium amber with thin, quick off-white head and slight lacing. Aroma is massively smoked, but Iíd be lying if I said it was any different from the oak smoke Iím used to in the Schlenkerla beers. Maybe side by side I would see a differnence. This one is a lovely reproduciton of Schlenkerla marzen, with a sturdy malt backbone, notes of pretzel, lactic sourness (mild), and a mildly floral woody characteristic. Fairly well hopped with some lingering bitterness thatís nearly bark-like. largely enjoyable. Smoked is about the only way I ever want to drink a stronger lager like this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
330ml Bottle: Aroma of smoke, smoked malt, smoked meat, slight peat, and a hint of Robitussin. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a large, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, smoke, smoked wood, smoked meat, and wood. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, malt, smoke, smoked wood, smoked meat finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (982) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
The sienna colored body was quite cloudy, with a small head despite a vigorous and fizzy carbonation upon pour. The smell of smoke hit me immediately upon pouring, and holing it up to the nose revealed the aroma quite clearly. The smoke seemed to mask other odors, but one in a while I could detect some raisins and toffee. The taste was dominated by smoke, as expected, but the other flavors like tart cherry, raisin, and brown sugar were also evident. The beer felt a little thin for a bock, but the smoky finish lingered on. A good beer to try, if you a smoked malt fan, but does not stray too far from the Bamberg formula.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1502) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
330 mL bottle. Pours hazy copper with a small beige head. The aroma is caramel, smooth smoke, and heavy malts. The flavor is very sweet, with a mild smoke profile up front, and a little bitterness and spiciness in the finish. The palate is medium, a little acidic, and smooth. Overall, this is a nice, subdued smoke beer. Very nice.


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