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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German style bock beer using our own Manuka smoked malt to give a distinctive smoke character that’s balanced out with the richness of the bock using our own yeast.
2007 - 08 vintage - 6%
2009 - 11 vintage - 7%

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2.9
Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2014
(Bottle, 2009) Good beer. Dark amber colour with thick head. Smoky aroma and smoky taste with warming alcohol finish and smoky sweet aftertaste but well balanced. Medium body with above average carbonation.

3
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Toasty caramel malt and light smoky aroma. Hazy russet with a small off-white head. Ashy smoke and toasty malt flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.

2.9
joe19612 (3063) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mid brown colour with a thin head, aroma has smoke and malt, the taste is bitter and still has plenty of smoke with a dry finish.

3.6
Rangi (671) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2013
Nice wee drop. Appears a pleasant light clear cooper with lasting white head. Aroma is slight smoke which continues through into the flavour. Subtle manuka smoke, on a velvety mouth feel. Nice enjoyable beverage. 

3.3
madmitch76 (25519) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
16th November 2012
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate, softish with very mild carbonation. Smoke! Initially too much smoke, but the palate adjusts a vaguely fruity tone comes through. Traces of lactose malt and hop citrus before the semi dry finish. All right but the smoke could be dialled down a bit!

3.9
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy darker brown color with almost no head on it. Nose is extremely smokey, almost like a peaty scotch, and has just a hint of the sweetness from the underlying style coming through underneath. Taste is also quite smokey and reminds me quite a bit of a campfire. Very little sweetness in there, though you can get just a hint of it in the finish.

2.9
Ron (4180) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Very smokey indeed. Dark red amber. Light lasting head. Big smokey flavor. Smells like smoke and taste like sour smoke. Very sour. Very smokey. A little too much smoke for me. I was hoping for some Bock flavor. Found none. Like drinking a campfire.

3.8
ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
At room temperature and into a snifter. Radiant, fiery bronze with very fine carbonation. Solid, compact off-white foam leaves a broad lace. Where there is smoke there is fire. This one has an aroma of slow-smoked, peated meats, bonfire ash, pork lipids and fresh shaved proscuitto with just a little caramel and fried bread croutes - odd but alluring. Palate is alive with ashen meats, peat, wood and earth; the length is a winner. Good body, lightly viscous but finishing soft and oily. Sweet, burnt sugars and toffee up front; a tannic malt hit breaking up the swallow with just a smidgeon of charred malt bitterness. Touch of plum conserve and marmalade an odd addition. Very well balanced and controlled with nothing far fetched or over-the-top. I’d be happy to sit on this one for a while. A lovely brew! (33cL, 2011 vintage, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.7
Patrickctenchi (6730) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Wood brown and cloudy with a short, yellow- tan head. Aroma of smoked meat...caramel. Taste is caramel, smoke, a hint of vanilla sweetness. Creamy. Very good.

3.6
Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of smoked ribs, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering smokey finish.


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