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Yeastie Boys Her Majesty 2010

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Yeastie Boys
Formerly brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Her Majesty sits somewhere between an Abbey Dubbel and a Belgian-style Strong Dark Ale... or, perhaps, a Belgian Bock! Maybe a Belgian-style Imperial Brown Porter or a Belgian-style Untraditional Scotch Ale? It is what it is. Dedicated to Fritha Burgin and Anna Possenniskie, two women who are an integral part of Yeastie Boys, and to all the hardworking women who are directly or indirectly involved in the craft brewing scene in New Zealand. 7.5%, 23ibu, dark as sin... with chocolate, fruitcake and hints of incense, cardamom and myrrh. Beware: this beer is so unhoppy that hopheads are advised to seek medical advice before consuming.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, - AUG 13, 2010
From the bottle from Regional. Iím not rating this as a Dubbel as itís clear from the first pour that this is another style bending Yeastie offering and all the better for it. More like a Belgian Imperial Brown Porter. Aroma features earthy chocolate, orchard fruit and a subtle underpinning of spice. In the mouth there is a prominent malty sweetness with a cocoa tinge, red apple fruit and a hint of christmas spice. Smart beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Rich and sophisticated... warm estery Belgian yeast notes with dark chocolate and coconutty malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a creamy beige head that lingers well. Aroma of dark caramel, chocolate, dough, light sweet-shop spices. Very slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Moderately sweet with chocolate, caramel, grass, cardamon pods, vanilla. Contrary to the description, hops are much in evidence, itís just that they play a decidedly supporting role. If this had a tiny hint of a bass note it would be a lot more engaging. Almost the fabled imperial mild.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brownish ruby pour with a large, lasting fluffy tan head. Coffee features strongly in both the aroma and the flavour as does caramel, chocolate, oaky vanilla and nuts. There are also hints of dark fruits like raisins and dates, particularly in the flavour. Dry but creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a lingering bitter finish that contains traces of sweetness and alcohol warnth. Out of all their suggestions in the commercial description "Imperial Brown Porter" is just about spot on. Very nice brew either way and very easy to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2010
One thing Iíve discovered about the Her Majesty 2010 is that itís a beer even non-ale drinkers will enjoy, love and cause them to start exploring the craft brewing world. And Iím not surprised; this beer surprises the drinker. Itís dark, with a thick head, making you expect a bitter, rough-edged porter. But then the scents of spices and herbs float up to the nose, reminding you of a Belgian dubbel... but not quite. On the mouth it is so full, so sweet, with fruit chasing sour notes around, leaving a rich aftertaste of complex spices. One of my favourites.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 22, 2010
750 ml bottle Aroma: yeast (strong) and chocolate (mild) Taste: Sweet and sour; Appearance: Dark brown, clear with red highlights,, big cafe au lait colouredhead, heavy lacing; Palate: medium bodied (surprisingly), low carbonation, slightly sticky; Overall: Surprisingly thin, not terribly complex, pricey


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