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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Brewed for the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


lisagirl's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, - JUL 16, 2013
rather surprised by how good this was, never have expected much from the genre ígolden aleí but this had plenty of orange citrus to provide interest and to back up the good malt base. pretty good.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (2787) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Nose is full of deep toffee and apricot. Very sticky sweet. The taste mirrors this. The toffee is very forward with mild stone fruit and earthiness. Drinks ok but lacking any pizzaz

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
Lovely deep gold pour small head medium carbonation aromas toffee earthiness honey fruity hops mild grass the flavours grassy fruit apricot toffee citrus medium bitter earthy notes the finish good hop earthy ones also nice bitter backing sweet balance goes down well

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is ok, the body golden and clear. It smells fruity, aromatic. The taste is fruity, bitter, flowery. Medium

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Fresh. Taste of grass and straw, with hints of citrus. Sweet, with light bitterness; average length. Quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inceptioj (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2013
In the past Iíve been guilty of passing of golden ale as a boring flavorless style for the masses to drink while watching the footy. This beer has changed my perceptions. It manages to be simultaneously quaffable and complex. Thereís a delicious fruitiness, some toffee caramel, and a surprisingly sharp intense citrus bitterness towards the end. Itís not like an IPA bitterness though, itís more subtle that. Itís tingly on the palate too. Extremely enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (826) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 15, 2013
330ml bottle. A superior Summery Golden Ale with nice balance of cereal malts and tropical fruity hops on the nose and tongue. Slick easy drinking with light-medium body. Pours clear bright gold with average white head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
Excellent beer. Lovely light delicate flavours with an exquisite balance and body. Really worth a try especially for a summer quaffer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2257) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Gold with a small white head. Aroma of butterscotch, oranges, peach, some tropical fruit - passionfruit, rambutans. Low carbonation. Tastes as it smells with moderate sweetness and balancing bitterness. Reminds me a lot of Holgateís Mt Macedon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
So often the term Golden Ale or Blone Ale is a euphemism for light, innocuous, almost bland beer that might as well be lager. Designed for quaffing without leaving too much of an impression on the palate. Yet, Yeastie Boys are not known for brewing innocuous beers. They are brewers of intrigue and I have every expectation that this beer will do their reputation justice. For a star, itís a good looker. Rosy golden in colour with a semi-permanent covering of dense white head and plenty of sparkle. The aroma is singularly impressive: grapefruit peel, golden caramel, guava, dehydrated papaya and that sort of stuff. A taste reveals intense passionfruit. Itís just there in spadefuls amid tangy citrus bitter and pillowy mouthfuls of carbonation. Itís a rewarding beer with a long finish and has session written all over it. Enormously enjoyable. Well done chaps, youíve made me proud.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (415) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle from Regional Wines & Spirits, Wellington. Clear golden, orange, passionfruit hops, some nice malt flavours as well, moderate bitterness, very drinkable. Liked it.


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