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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 thats balanced out with the richness of the bock using our own yeast.
2007 - 08 vintage - 6%
2009 - 11 vintage - 7%

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1567) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Smoky, smoked chedder taste. Smells of bbq smoker. Great smoked beer. Had in bottle..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14337) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy copper with a slight, fizzy beige head. Aroma is smokey - but tolerably so. Med body - that thins quickly. Smoke is the flavor. Not bacon. Sort of mesquite. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9403) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours reddish copper with a modest beige head that fades away and a pleasantly smoky aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor (mesquite?) with a little hop bitterness. I dont usually care for smoked beers, but this one is pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3325) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
bottle from GBX, shared with Tronraner. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Not sure what manuka is, but it evidently makes for some fine malt smokin. The smoke is prominent, meaty, and ashy. I was surprised at how it becomes even more intense in the flavor. The finish is particularly ashy in a good way. Smoked meat is up front with the bock qualities staying tasteful and in the background. This is truly delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle shared by NachlamSie. Pours hazy orange with small offwhite head. The aroma is subtly smoky, with some cucumber, tropical fruity, slight raisin, and a little bit of wood. The flavor is much smokier than the nose, with a nice robust meatiness with an ever so slight sharp acrid quality (I mean this in a positive way somehow). Behind the smoke are light tropical fruits and a little bit of caramelized malt. Clean finish with some lingering smoke. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6145) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Well, it sure smells smokey, as one might expect. There is a good deal of caramel and toast, as well. Smokey, meaty flavor, plus caramel, and a dryish, woody finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8757) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Smoke and light bacon aroma. Smoke flavor with malt backing and light bacon. Medium bodied. Smoke and light bacon lingers with malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4994) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
33cl; 7% abv. Light haze on the deep copper-brown body, and a lasting disc of cream above. Aroma of smoked meat, caramel and maybe some wheat. Taste is smoke, aged barrel, caramel apple, spicy orange and green herbs. Medium body is well-balanced, lightly tingly, and has medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15270) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle with Yanick. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of pulled pork, smoked caramel malt, fire pit, peat, smoked wood and light charcoal. Tons of smoke - very dominate in the nose and palate. Medium body. On a side note, this is the second beer today Ive had brewed with "manuka." Seriously.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2011
2011 Edition. Pours a chestnut brown, pretty clear and by looks ample carbination. Delicious smokey bacon arome - absolutely beautiful and made me salivate. Flavour is malty with tonnes of smoke, although am left with a scorched flavour. I see someone else called it ash and burnt wood - good description. A tad too apparent for me. If I look past that bit (which I personally dont like) this is a very creative well crafted beer.


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