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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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%


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5224) - 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 (6861) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
33cl; 7% abv. Light haze on the deep copper-brown body, and a lasting disc of cream above. Aroma of smoked meat, caramel and maybe some wheat. Taste is smoke, aged barrel, caramel apple, spicy orange and green herbs. Medium body is well-balanced, lightly tingly, and has medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8781) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle with Yanick. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of pulled pork, smoked caramel malt, fire pit, peat, smoked wood and light charcoal. Tons of smoke - very dominate in the nose and palate. Medium body. On a side note, this is the second beer today Iíve had brewed with "manuka." Seriously.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2011
2011 Edition. Pours a chestnut brown, pretty clear and by looks ample carbination. Delicious smokey bacon arome - absolutely beautiful and made me salivate. Flavour is malty with tonnes of smoke, although am left with a scorched flavour. I see someone else called it ash and burnt wood - good description. A tad too apparent for me. If I look past that bit (which I personally donít like) this is a very creative well crafted beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1748) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2011
Rose gold colour with a full, enduring white head that leaves good lace. The smoked manuka is distinctive, tarry and generous. The last time I smelt this kind of smoke was attached to manuka smoked salmon. Thereís phenolics similar to peaty Islay whisky Ardbeg Uigadail. The smoke comes through richly in the flavour along with good, firm malt. Bacon-like smoke as well. This is a one time beer, not a session brew at all, but then thatís not a bad thing. Iíll be remembering drinking this for quite some time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3209) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
Tap at Beervana. Pours a chestnut brown with a small off white head. Big smokey nose. Smoked meat and citrus with some wood and earth notes underriding it all. Caramel malts are present but a constant smokey flavour overruns that a little in the taste. Lots of ash and burnt wood notes. Solid beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2011
Pours dark amber with a large, quickly fading head. Nose shows prominent smoke, as in smoked meat smoke. Also some woody character. Underneath is sweet rich malt and caramel hints. Smoke carries through as a flavour along with the caramel. Finishes weakly with a faint grainy character. Nice moderate carbonation and rich body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3641) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2011
640ml bottle. Vey skinny tan flotilla of bubbles disappearing across the surface. Iced tea colour with lots of smoke in the aroma, as you would expect. Not a lot else coming through. A very intense smokey flavour with some aniseed in the finish. Long on the palate and quite pleasant. Good mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2011
Frothy tan head medium carbonation red brown pour aroma maltiness roasted caramel very woody chocolate flavour nice bitter woody taste very morishing caramel vanilla chocolate sweetness sharp smokeyness first class gritty touch in the aftertaste swet smokey malt woody lasting bitter not bad


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