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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new world India Pale Ale with subtle grapefruit and lemon hop flavours intermingling amongst the explosive bergamot orange and leafy aromatics of the ‘Earl Grey Blue Flower’ English tea.

Inspired by the instrumental surf rock opening track of Paul Kelly’s 2004 album ‘Ways and Means’. as Paul Kelly says himself: "Deeper water, leading me on..."

People’s Choice Winner at Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 2012.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viter (27) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2014
(Bottle) Good beer. Nice dark orange colour not much head. Citurs aroma with little tea in the background. Lemon green tea with medium to full body and light carbonation. Good citrusy to bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma: Earl grey tea some malt balance 6 App: hazy orange tan head sheet lacing 3 Flavour: malt tea 6 Palate: thin and finishes quick very refreshing 3 Overall 14 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle consumed in honor of 3fourths’ kiwi trip, to wish him luck and beerspeed. Murky amber brown color, large cram colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of dried tea leaves, dusty pineapple. Taste is herbal and bitter, almost iced tea in the finish. Strange but pleasant. Enjoy, Michael!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
So much earl grey, can't tell from the aroma whether it's tea or beer. If you like earl grey and IPA this is definitely for you, lots of American hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear tea color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy tea aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth dark sweet flavor with a moderate citrus sweet finish of medium duration. This a change of pace good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Served in DFH IPA glass. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head with good retention.. Good, plenty ropes and bits of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry, clean finish. Medium-plus body. Very interesting, unique aroma. Leafy, herbal tea flavor, lemon, light orange hop, light spicy herbal aroma, though no spicy taste... Just a good bitterness and zest, light sweetness. Very tasty, interesting, enjoyable stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy clay-brown with a white head. Aroma of dried apricots,interesting citrus / earl grey flavour with plenty of hops and an after taste of tannin. Rather good, but not likely to be a regular.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nlc (65) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 The first good tea styled beer i drunk. Really nice. Though, the bartender poured it in a tea cup. He was serious....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Poured light copper with a fizzy/creamy beige head. Aroma is very Earl Grey. Even the leafy aspect. Med body. Flavor is Earl Grey with a little caramel. Good stuff , but shockingly different.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6018) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours light amber with a nice off-white head and a citrus and bubble gum aroma. There is a medium-bodied sweet malt flavor with lots of Earl Grey and citrus.


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