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Yeastie Boys Hud-a-wa’ Strong

Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Scottish Ale
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
5th March 2015
Light haze on this orange - amber beer, decent cream colour head. Smooth palate, airy and a little dry. Moderate fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, little creamy sweetness. Tangy ripe orange leading to mild marmalade. Trace of red berry fruits. Finishes with a little hop spice and a good dose of bitterness. Long strong bitter linger. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Murky ruby body with lots of yeast flecks floating around. Medium off-white head. Aroma of candy, orange and strawberry. Flavour of orange, juicy tomato and caramel biscuit. Faint spice. Thin body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Good flavour but it could with a bit more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (299) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2015
bottle poured creamy & magenta with a mild fruity hoppy aroma the taste is mighty fine bitter with lots of hops without being intense along with toffee caramel malty & fruity flavours, a bigger bottle would be nice it was gone before I’d realised

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1019) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014
(Bottle) Cloudy amber brown with slightest head. Pleasant and unusual aroma - toffee, Christmas pudding, slight smokiness. Medium body with creamy soft carbonation. Unusual taste that keeps you trying it if only to understand what it is. There’s some light toffee malt sweetness in background, but this is overlaid by a vinous and slightly spicy flavour. The vinous and tarter notes mellow with some soft bitterness in the finish. Overall, a bit odd, but strangely compelling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours deep amber, nose is light smoke, caramel, taste is sweet and fruity, dry toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Keg at tHe Hanging Bat. Pours amber with a light haze, no real head. Aromas of cocoa powder, red fruits. Taste is light almond boozy, more sweet red fruits. Bit thin on the finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at the banging hat... Copper amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee malts nose... Sweet toffee malts.. Light strawberry hints..... Light bitter linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetesBeers (37) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
A bit too hoppy for mine, but a nice-drinking amber nevertheless. On tap at the Wheaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whoisghost (88) - 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.

   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.

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