Brewed by The Mussel Inn
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Onekaka, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A red brown beer flavoured with the freshly picked tips of the Manuka tree. A very distinctive beer with proven medicinal qualities. The only one out of 240 New Zealand beers to rate 10 out of 10 in Keith Stewarts book ’The complete guide to New Zealand Beer’. Also featured in ’Best - a New Zealand compendium’. Compiled by Ella Griffiths, published by Awa Press. Also available on tap at Hopgood’s in Trafalgar St. Nelson, The Abbey at Appleby and Jester House in Tasman.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, spicy. flowers - wood. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100709]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is ginger spiced and citrusy. Ginger and citrusy flavoured. Slight thin mouthfeel. Citrusy ginger finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of honey, flowers, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, honey, flowers, and caramel, leading to a dry spicy finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
(On tap) Slightly hazy amber with an off-white head leaving some laces. Exotic, spicy and enticing aroma. Medium body with light notes of caramel, exotic fruits and a dry and fairly bitter finish. Incredibly flavourful for such a light beer. 290108

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2007 Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy brownish amber, no head. Strong spicy aroma - I get cinnamon and ginger. Light bodied and medium sweet with rounded mouthfeel. It is rather fruity and has some late herbal bitterness. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Fork and Brewer. Clear deep amber color, off white head. Aroma of perfumy pine. Taste is herbal pine and creme brulee. Really interesting. And I’m glad I won’t get scurvy today.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
clear dark brown, small offwhite head spicy aroma. faint malts, faint bitter caramel flavor is VERY spicy, caramel and ends quite spicy. spices are sort of like strong oregano, faint thyme. weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11166) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of spice. fruits, mint, herbs. Flavour of anise, herbs, fruits, spice. Medium bodied. Dry herby end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Very fragrant fruity perfume aroma, not at all like tea-tree oil as I would have expected (manuka is New Zealand tea tree). Equally generous portions of sweet malt and uniquely appealing floral and fruity perfume. Extremely tasty, full flavoured, and perfectly balanced. Unique and fantastic, worth seeking out. Compellingly drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4663) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle@ The White House, Wellington
Herbal green tea and honey nose with smooth body, fairly thick mouth feel with oatcakes and honey. Mid brown with slight white head.An interesting beer that drinks well.

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