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Yeastie Boys Hud-a-wa’ Strong

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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Scottish Ale
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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From a lineage of cryptic beer names... Hud-a-wa’ is Scots for "hold the wall" and was the nickname of one of our great-great-grandfathers. He was a strong fella who once held up a wall while his workmates escaped from a collapsing mine. He’d have approved of this strong amber ale: rich and restorative, yet with enough hop to keep you coming back for more. As Hud-a-wa’ would have said: "Here’s tae us, wha’s like us, damn few, and they’re a’ deid... mairs the pity!

Malt: Pale Malt, Crystal 90, Crystal 250, Pale Chocolate
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, NZ Styrian Golding, NZ Cascade, Pacifica
Yeast: London ESB

Suggested beer-pants colour match: Magenta (in a style that suits you)


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetesBeers (30) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
A bit too hoppy for mine, but a nice-drinking amber nevertheless. On tap at the Wheaty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whoisghost (75) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Beautiful looking amber ale. Creamy white head with solid lacing. Aroma is a toffee with slight hints of vanilla and grape. Slightly hoppy but smooth caramel and toffee flavours with a hint of burnt orange. Amazing palate; smooth as silk. Nice and dense with a beautiful mouth coat. Enough carbonation to tickle. Great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mickhoon (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
Raisin and prune aroma. Head dissipated very quickly. Cloudy appearance. Tastes like plum and trifle. Heavy mid palate weight, with no noticeable alcohol burn. Chewy caramel flavours and slight cinnamon edge.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (530) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Cloudy amber pour with no head and practically no carbonation. Aroma is boozy, fruit cake, butterscotch. Taste reminds me of christmas cake batter, boozy soaked fruit and sweet. Nice...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19638) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
Keg at The Local Taphouse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Clear copper colour, small head. Aroma of grappa and caramel. Fairly sweet with well sized body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel and spiced citrus, strage notes of bicarbonate. Mid bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (385) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2014
Copper amber small - medium white head. Smells.. boozy stone fruits, honey/sweet malts, hints of spice. Tastes..booze soaked fruits, stone and darker fruits..plums almost Belgian ale style, some spice, a little heat from the alcohol and a bit metallic. Got better as it warmed a little.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2014
The head is very good, body brown, a lot CO2. It smells hoppy, maltaromatic, interesting, a bit fruity. The taste is aromatic, malty, fruity, hoppy, but also strange-metal.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinhol (280) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
330 nil bottle from low buy Lilydale great hoppy aroma deep amber in colour nicely balanced beer malty and hoppy best nz beer I’ve had

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
Another shameless rating for the sake of the tick on the style. Nice surprise though, as I’d never have picked this from the shelf if depended on the attractiveness of the label. Great looking beer, murky copper with a creamy head that one could lay a two-dollar dollar coin on and it would stay. Lovely sweet aromas of flan, vanilla and passion fruit dessert topping. Malty flavours, with biscuits, allspice, and a herbal bitterness with bourbon (sorry, not single malt). The alcohol is not inconspicuous and the finish is rather smooth. There’s a nice, round, resinous feel to the body. I’d love to try a "real" Scottish ale (from Scotland, I mean). I just hope they are as good as this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1041) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby amber, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves decent lacing. Floral hops sit over a base of rye toast, hazelnut and mild biscuit malt notes in the aroma. Spicy and floral hops up front lead into rich hazelnut and toffee malt in the mid-palate. Toasted rye and spicy hops make up the finish, which leaves a toasty aftertaste. This is a pleasant and satisfying malty ale.


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