Brewed by Kaimai Brewing
Style: Specialty Grain
Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Our dark ale is crafted from rye, nz malts and hops, yeast and pure NZ water. It is rich and lively with roasted malt notes that fill the mouth with a punchy finish.

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madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
23rd October 2011
Hazy dark red - amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Light palate, dry. Tangy fruits - dark cherry, raspberry and some dark berry fruits. Dry finish. Trace of rye spice. A curious beer, not quite had anything like this before. Like the tangy fruits but where is the dark malt.

bhensonb (15358) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very darkly ruddy brown with a very temporary 4 finger foamy beige head. Strong aroma. Lots of activity - rye/coffee - hop. Almost burns the nose (foam breaking up rapidly). Med body. Dark malt. Chocolate note. Some hop. I can taste rye, but it’s like this is supposed to actually be a porter. Bottoms out with something herbally hoppy - but not very many IBUs. Strange and interesting. I’d drink it again.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2011
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, rye, some coffee, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light rye, vinous. Effervescent medium body.

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vinegar, grain, and raisins. Flavor of roasted malt, sourness (infection), rye, raisins, nuts, caramel, and plum.

slowrunner77 (12162) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a foamer, even with a very gentle pour. pretty straight forward light porter-type ale. not a lot of depth, thin body. still has some nice roasted malt characteristics, and you can taste and smell the rye, but it’s pretty subtle. i was hoping for better..."

deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear deep brown with a slight red hue and a large tan head that dissipates rather slowly. Aroma is full of sweet roasted malts with caramel and coffee. Flavor is a bit more tame with roasted malts and coffee with a bit of underlying caramel.

jercraigs (10592) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2011-10-02. Very dark brown body with a large foamy tan head that fades. 3+ Dusty malt aroma, sweet caramel malt notes. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry toasty malt up front, sweet malt middle has pleasant caramel accents and toasty rye malt accents. Minerally touches around the edges, partly due to the high carbonation. Smooth average plus palate has a lot of carbonation. Decent, sort of brown ale like. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

phaleslu (10338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2010
330 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place- kudos to Paul for getting some New Zealand beers in this year. Pours a dark brown color with a massive, foamy beige head that sticks for a surprisingly long time, given the bubbly consistency. Aroma of rye, coffee, dusty grains, earth, toast, roasted dark and chocolate malts, and dried leaves. Flavor of rye, coffee, roasted malts, earth, rust, faint leafy hops that show up halfway through and depart quickly, chocolate, and minerals. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a roasty, spicy, mineral mouthfeel. Dry finish. Unusual beer but not bad.

3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2011
bottle. effervescent with cola-sized head bubbles. musty dried corn husk, malt vinegar and egg shell dirty phenolic nose. highly effervescent, fizzy, syrupy, thin and lifeless. candy chew and dried fruit, it seems to resemble cola and malzbier. obvious faults.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
[4018-20111002] Bottle. Smoked leafy grains aroma has a bit of a roasty nut undertone. Slightly hazy, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Coffee nut roast flavour has a light bitter leaf background and finishes with a stronger coffee roast note. Medium-full body. Good, bit much for a pint though. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4~
(w/ jerc)

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