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Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new world India Pale Ale with subtle grapefruit and lemon hop flavours intermingling amongst the explosive bergamot orange and leafy aromatics of the Earl Grey Blue Flower English tea.

Inspired by the instrumental surf rock opening track of Paul Kellys 2004 album Ways and Means. as Paul Kelly says himself: "Deeper water, leading me on..."

Peoples Choice Winner at Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 2012.

Brewed at Invercargill Brewery, New Zealand or Brewdog, Scotland. Labels clearly state where.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46057) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, tea, orange, fruity, earl grey - tea. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, earl grey, tea, sweet malt, sugary - honey alike sweet, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161018]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24427) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
Draft @ Mother Kellys, Bethnal Green E2. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23271) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
19th December 2014
Very hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Light pale malts. Vibrant lemon and bergamot. Spicy pine hops. Light dry finish with a lemon spice linger. Punchy and very drinkable and a lot better than the Spoons cask version.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22433) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle consumed in honor of 3fourths kiwi trip, to wish him luck and beerspeed. Murky amber brown color, large cram colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of dried tea leaves, dusty pineapple. Taste is herbal and bitter, almost iced tea in the finish. Strange but pleasant. Enjoy, Michael!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 From the brewer... Golden amber... Golden amber... Thin white head.... Soft fruits... Massive bergomot.. Light lemon nose... Dry fruits... Huge huge bergamot.. Light sweet toffee.. Juicy fruits... I love how much of the bergomot im getting.. keg at the hanging bat... Hazy pink amber... Thin white lacing... Soft fruits... Dry juicy bergomot... Soft sweet fruits... Long soft oily fruits... Light bitter and long bergomot finish 3.9Keg at the hanging bat... Amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet fruits.... Light herbal fruits nose.. Long soft tea... Long orange... Little too fizzy 3.9 Tap at potting shed.. Much the same

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with Chris and Ruth in London. Slightly hazy pale golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma, citrus, tea, oranges, caramel notes, floral, some spices. Tea and grapefruit flavor, citrus, spicy notes, herbal, some caramel. Quite nice beer with the tea actually working quite nice with the hop profile.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (18354) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, tea and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 181016

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17941) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle at home, thanks to James, 28/07/16. Golden orange with a decent off White head. Nose is Earl Grey tea, spice, papaya, herbal notes, grain, bread dough. Taste comprises floral notes, herb, bitter orange, spice, more Earl Grey twang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, leafy hop bitterness in the close. Decent enough Earl Grey numero, fuck spice herb veg, more eye-pee-aye for me !

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (17225) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting, my place. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, herbs, malt, tea and hops. Sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16023) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle, 6.5%. Slightly amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, tea, caramel and bergamot. Flavour is malt, caramel, tea, bergamot, hops, citrus, herbal, little sweet, hops and a little bitter.


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