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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


beer-yum's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, - MAY 2, 2013
A love/hate sort of beer that I happen to like. Makes a nice change from the lingering bitterness of most of the other beers I enjoy drinking. A great way to start (and finish) a session.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nezzapunk (14) - - JAN 28, 2015
330ml bottle, pretty dull beery nose didnt really get any ’tea’ notes that i was expecting, good cloudy colour with soft rolling carbonation, tastes a bit weird a bit hoppy and bitter then quite minty and burnt hoppy notes , palate weight is really good and theyve managed to balance the beer really well considering the flavours are a bit different!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (353) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2015
From the bottle, thanks Jonathan! Dark orange color with small head. Bready malts, floral hops, also a bit of citrus fruitiness, a bit of spiciness. Taste is bready malts and tea. Smooth mouthfeel, tea finish, bitterness. A nice tea aftertaste. Spiciness, floral. This is very different, and nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theapathyparty (8) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
Almost non existent head on pouring. Tea is subtle in the aroma, hoppy with "something" a bit different. A lot more tea in the taste, with an almost astringent bitterness. Caramel, tea, citrus, spices and honey flavours. Lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1907) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Tap. Friends of Ham, Leeds. Hazy amber. Thin, persistent, white head. Floral, herby hop. Bready malts. Light funk. Taste is dry, with a lemon sharpness. Lots of body. Finishes dry, funky, and soft bitter.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Zjef (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
Looks and smells great, tastes like soap. Judging by the comments, something must have been wrong with the batch.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tdtm82 (747) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle; shared with my kiwi pal and Steve from Beer O’Clock show at Ale House; Chelmsford; 3rd January 2015. Bottle bought from the good folks at Hop Burns and Black; Clapham. 33cl bottle as depicted in the picture here. If you blend earl Grey and mint leaves in a beer then this is what you get. Aroma is tea leaf and mint. Burnt caramel. Some flowers and pine. Taste is the same. Really not a fan even though it had high levels of oxidisation creeping in. Not my kind of beer tbh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks troubles. Pours orange with a small head, aroma of green tea, honey, spices, flavor of green tea, black tea, honey, spices, medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours copper brown, very hazy, thin white head that falls down quite fast. Smell of black tea, floral hops, dark fruits, hints of caramel and a good dose of yeast. Moderate sweet, a lot of herbal and tea flavors, the tea is actually very dominant and guids me into the finish wis is almost heavy bitter, also with a lot of tea. Not totally my cup of tea this.... i like it more dilluted ;)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
19th December 2014
Very hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Light pale malts. Vibrant lemon and bergamot. Spicy pine hops. Light dry finish with a lemon spice linger. Punchy and very drinkable and a lot better than the Spoons cask version.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (6471) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks troubles. Hazy orange with a almost no head. Aroma of tea, honey, caramel and stale leafy hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, tea and stale hops. Medium-bodied.


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