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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German style bock beer using our own Manuka smoked malt to give a distinctive smoke character that’s balanced out with the richness of the bock using our own yeast.
2007 - 08 vintage - 6%
2009 - 11 vintage - 7%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle @ home. I really can’t remember where this bottle came from but here goes. Fairly transparent, maroon appearance with a light tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Ashy, meaty, smoked, caramel malty, smoked ham aroma. Oily mouth feel. Fairly rich, sweet caramel malty, smoked ham/meaty flavor, slightly burnt, light campfire flavor with a smoky, caramel aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
bottle shared by Marcus. Has a smoked aroma and and a meat and cheese type of floavor. Balanced on the smoke and hops!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2012
Poured rich reddish caramel from bottle with a lovely pillowy and dense foam. The aroma is dominated by smokey earthy notes. The palate is very very malty and smooth with some residual sweetness complimenting the smoke. Wonderful drop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1078) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Smoky, smoked chedder taste. Smells of bbq smoker. Great smoked beer. Had in bottle..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy copper with a slight, fizzy beige head. Aroma is smokey - but tolerably so. Med body - that thins quickly. Smoke is the flavor. Not bacon. Sort of mesquite. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours reddish copper with a modest beige head that fades away and a pleasantly smoky aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor (mesquite?) with a little hop bitterness. I don’t usually care for smoked beers, but this one is pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
bottle from GBX, shared with Tronraner. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Not sure what manuka is, but it evidently makes for some fine malt smokin’. The smoke is prominent, meaty, and ashy. I was surprised at how it becomes even more intense in the flavor. The finish is particularly ashy in a good way. Smoked meat is up front with the bock qualities staying tasteful and in the background. This is truly delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle shared by NachlamSie. Pours hazy orange with small offwhite head. The aroma is subtly smoky, with some cucumber, tropical fruity, slight raisin, and a little bit of wood. The flavor is much smokier than the nose, with a nice robust meatiness with an ever so slight sharp acrid quality (I mean this in a positive way somehow). Behind the smoke are light tropical fruits and a little bit of caramelized malt. Clean finish with some lingering smoke. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Well, it sure smells smokey, as one might expect. There is a good deal of caramel and toast, as well. Smokey, meaty flavor, plus caramel, and a dryish, woody finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Smoke and light bacon aroma. Smoke flavor with malt backing and light bacon. Medium bodied. Smoke and light bacon lingers with malt.


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