jonno (2915) - JAPAN - NOV 6, 2011
Excellent session beer, with a nice herbal sweetness giving it a distinct character. Almost a Eucalyptus and honey like quality to the tips here. Could get a bit cloying over a pint or two, but deserves it cult like status. TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
lovely hoppy mouth, the manuka jumps up and hits the back of the throat, but never over powering. Not sweet. Well made. Lingering manuka finish with very low bitterness. Highly enjoyable beer. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle at Brew on Quay. Clear orange-brown pour with a short, off-white head leaving moderate geographic lace. Initial nose is a bit like deodorant soap, but there is a notable spiciness with fruit and some medium-roast malt that is quite pleasant. Medium, silky body with fine carbonation that is almost nitrogen-like, a great swallow. Wood, nutmeg, cashews, weak pine hops and caramel. Finish is of medium length, fairly sweet and nutty. Lovely drop, one of the best ales I’ve had in NZ! Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2011
Rosewood to russet-copper in colour, but a head that all but disappears upon pouring. Nosing brings forth something very special. Roses, manuka, native timber on a bonfire, turkish delight, flowers, lime peel and caramel. This beer is an aromatic triumph.
It doesn’t stop at aroma though. All of those flavours appear in excelsis on the palate with full mouthfeel, but not sweet or cloying. This beer fills the mouth with soft, lingering bitterness.
There is everything to like. I feel no bias toward a beer from the land of my nativity (Golden Bay) because it speaks for itself an it makes me proud. Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle. Amber, clear, well carbonated with a messy head of huge and tiny bubbles. Manuka dominates the aroma giving a floral, honey and tree sap character - like a hot day in the bush around Nelson Lakes. Taste is sweet, honeyed, slightly sugary, with ice tea flavours, tanins, spicy, medicinal, then a long malty, bitter finish. Complex feels like an understatement. Love to try this with BBQ meats, roast pork or spicy sausage. Although the description above says 4% my bottle is a 5% and I’m experiencing a more flavourful beer than some of the ratings here.
fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, spicy. flowers - wood. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. 
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is ginger spiced and citrusy. Ginger and citrusy flavoured. Slight thin mouthfeel. Citrusy ginger finish. Pinball (12329) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
clear dark brown, small offwhite head
spicy aroma. faint malts, faint bitter caramel
flavor is VERY spicy, caramel and ends quite spicy. spices are sort of like strong oregano, faint thyme. weird. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of spice. fruits, mint, herbs. Flavour of anise, herbs, fruits, spice. Medium bodied. Dry herby end. Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of honey, flowers, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, honey, flowers, and caramel, leading to a dry spicy finish. The body is light.