Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2008
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40452) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34349) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottled. A hazy reddish beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of fruit as well as medium notes of malt, berries, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes fo beech wood smoke, as well as a light acidity, leading to a dry smokey finish. The alcohol leaves a ligth burn in the finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yalnikim/bozoNZ. Pours a clear, dark amber with a creamy, beige head. Very smoky aroma with a whiff of caramel. Medium body, very sweet, burned caramel and then these fat, baconish Bamberg style smoky notes. Slightly burned in the finish. 310108

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
16th November 2012
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate, softish with very mild carbonation. Smoke! Initially too much smoke, but the palate adjusts a vaguely fruity tone comes through. Traces of lactose malt and hop citrus before the semi dry finish. All right but the smoke could be dialled down a bit!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Draft. Hazy caramel color. Aroma of porkfat. Taste is meaty burnt pig flesh. Thick and chewy. Taste side by side with the Schenkerla Spezialrauchbier courtesy of Eric. The kiwi version is meatier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - 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 didn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle, 6%. Good smoky aroma. Almost clear red and brown colour. Distinct smoke flavour, some smoked ham, good alcohol finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14942) - , 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 I’ve had brewed with "manuka." Seriously.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14090) - 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.

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