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

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, - JUL 16, 2013
some amazing beers tonight. this had two predominant flavours - black tea and apricots. thankfully the tea took the back seat to provide a base to the citrus and other malty goodness. utterly fantastic.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (504) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy deep gold with a thick head. Aroma is full of fruit, with orange, lemon, peach, grapefruit and a little melon. Taste is some tart lemon up front, leading into a big floral tea note with a tonne of caramel and orange too. This beer is just so much fun, as well as being absolutely delicious. Its one you just have to try.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger (366) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Tap at Doghouse, Glasgow. Hops and something organic, which is presumably the tea. Light gold. Weak but bright white head. Refreshingly but not overly hoppy, with a smooth savoury edge. Light and soft bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pitch992 (145) - SLOVENIA - NOV 21, 2016
On tap at craft beer calling 2016. Interesting and well balanced brew that is surprisingly drinkable despite high aromatics and high taste levels. Enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (324) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Schooner Brewdog. Slightly hazy gold. Lovely herby aroma. Soft mouthfeel, nice balance of citrus herbs hops and cinder toffee. Stupidly drinkable. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2816) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Tap @ In De Wildeman, sample size glass. Golden color, mostly clear. White head. Aromas: perfumy, citrussy, light earl grey/bergamot. Retronasal its perfumy, bergamot, aniseed, fruit, tea. Flavor is mild, light bitter, tea-ish. Medium bodied. Light bitter finish, herbal. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2705) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 8, 2016
Draft 0.25l at Thornbridge Bar S Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Taste with cika Boban, 07.09.2016. Pour it hazy orange color with medium to big head, Aroma herbal like a tea, some saison kind of feel. Taste orange, sweet with pinch of sour feel, good combination of hops, really fresh, nice balanced, lively, medium body, slick feel, bitter finish. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11643) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at De Kromme Haring. Hazy golden orange with an off white head. Aroma shows off the earl grey bring out nice citric notes along with light tropical fruits, light orange and mango. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (45196) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (892) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Shared 33cl bottle. Clear golden color with cream-colored head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, and tea. Taste is citrus, lemon, Earl Grey tea, floral notes, cleaning fluid, herbs. Lemony finish. Perhaps a little too much lemon, but enjoyable nevertheless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10639) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle @ Johns. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light sweet, tea leaves. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malt, grass, light spicy, tea, light lemon. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 181016


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