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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Unclear reddish of color with a beige head. An aroma of smoke, sweets and wood. a flavor of sweets, fruits and smoke.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle, fresh from the brewery (thanks to my amazing wife) on the first day of release for this season-- which happens to be Canada Day! OH YEAH! Letís celebrate with a Smokiní Bishop! Pours a beautiful deep copper with a thick soapy orange-tinted head that leaves clingy lace. Very enticing smoky wood aroma, not ashy, not really campfire either. Once your sniffer can get past the smokiness, there is some nice sweet malt under there with a hint of fruit. The smoke character is the most noticable flavour note also, but again, after spending some time with this brew the complexity becomes apparent: sweetly toasty, some burnt sugar, almond nuttiness, subtle beguiling fruit. The finish is nice and bitter, with a mild licorice-aniseed spiciness. Mouthfeel is soft, body is medium-heavy, alcohol is completely hidden. Truly outstanding! Happy Canada Day! Incidentally, this yearís batch has an ABV of 7%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
Bottle at Scotch Wine Bar, Blenheim. Pours copper with a small lingering beige head. Aroma of Smoked malt, wood and bacon. Mmm flavour of smoked malt, bacon and cheese. Medium bodied, very well balanced with a smooth, lingering bitterness. Delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2009
Delicate malt aroma with a hint of alcohol. Lovely rich amber/red colour. Rich, but mellow, malt flavour, with a hint of smoke and a dry finish. Very drinkable and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2008
wow big nose, big flavours and long long smokey finish. I think i like this...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2008
<b>Bottle.</b>
Light unclear light to medium red amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, meat, rubber, smoke. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (100908)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2008
640mL Bottle. Very powerful smoked malts as well as Manuka Honey aroma. Surprisingly short lived head. A Smooth creamy beer, the aroma leading you into this smoked malt dominating beer. Finishes slightly sweet with the Manuka Honey. They haven’t gone overboard on the honey like some brewers do, which is good. Im sure the bottle said 7% alc not 6%, but regardless it hides it very well. Nice Beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2008
640 ml bottle. Pours a lovely copper colour, with an off-white head that lingers a few minutes. Very smoky, sweet and slightly fruity on the nose. Very nice smoky flavor balanced by a big malt sweetness. Big body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy reddish with a fully gone head. Aroma is whiskey malt and smoked. Smoked yet also sweet flavour. Lasting smoked and towards meady finish. Light warmth in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2008
Hazy deep amber with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with smokey and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with smoke and bacon notes. Ends smoked.


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