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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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer4eternity (225) - Tauranga, - FEB 12, 2012
330ml bottle thanks to Sue. Described well by Ernest and others, with the addition of strong medicine and leather aromas. To me this beer is astonishing, it has the wow factor in every regard, aromas are amazing, that Manuka smoke brings on so many good memories, it looks great in a tulip glass, the taste is delicious, the palate is wonderful. On my favourites list.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombutlin (248) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2016
Nah, didnt work for me. Others raved about it, but was a bit odd. I struggled to find the smokiness, but maybe I smoke my fish a bit too much and expected a sledgehammer. Slightly too sweet

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of campfire, smoked meat, & some chocolate notes; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel/toffee, some dark fruit, and light spice; Pretty decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (8014) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 4, 2015
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white head and a little broken lace. The aroma is sweet sticky treacle toffee malt light yeast. The flavour is moderate sweet with a sweet, light smoky malt, floral alcoholic bitter palate and a lingering bitter sweet finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. More like a barley wine than a smoked ale. The smoke was barely detectable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours a clear, deep amber with a small eggshell head that quickly gives way to the sides of the glass. Aromas are of caramel malts, toast, honey, and smoke. Flavours are somewhat savoury with a smokey phenolic component gently backed by more caramel malt sweetness and some bitterness. The finish is quite short with only a lingering tang and slight caramel sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ab29 (58) - - DEC 2, 2014
Orange/brown appearance, little to no head retention. smokey nose, almost like honey smoked bacon, delicious if you like that sort of thing. taste is sweet, savoury, (almost a umame taste), hints of grass and herbs. Sits well in the mouth and quite a light and thorough mouthfeel. would match perfectly with some Red Leicester cheese. or smoked ementhal. from bottle

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10464) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"this scores pretty dang good on RB (95) but I didnt particularly care for it. You know who sets the bar in this style and I didnt think this beer could hold that beers jock. The smoke was nice, especially in the aroma. Pretty aggressive, but the overly sweet and slightly cloying body and flavor made me think this is a one-timer for me."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
(bottle - 330 ml) Orange pour with a thin white head. Huge smokey and meaty aroma. Not much else detectable. Flavor is a ton of the same meaty and smokey at the start with a very subtle sweet malt underneath.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
The head is medium, the body dark brown. It smells smoky, darkmalty, raisin, bit brown sugar-sweet. The taste is brown-sugar-sweet, bit bitter, darkmalty, creamy, bit smoky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2014
This is a fantastic beer. Pours to a deep rusty colored body with a tall creamy off-white head. The aroma is nicely smoked and definitely pungent. Kind of like it is beechwood smoked, but I see Manuka. The flavor is sweet caramel and definite smoke. But, the smoke is delicious. I really am digging the smoke flavor. Very unique and sweet. Very nice palate that finishes pretty clean.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.


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