Aotearoa Smash! | Boatrocker Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Boatrocker Brewing Company

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.25/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale golden colour, steady bead feeding a foamy white head. Looks decent.

Bland and grainy on the nose. Slightly sweet and needs hops. NZ hops. Here I have an excuse for saying what I always say regardless of the style: "needs more NZ hops".

Malty again on the palate, but blandly and just grainy. Where are the hops? Slightly earthy but nothing on the back and nothing to give flavour. Very, very bland.

Fizzy carbonation, too, but a decent enough body. Carbonation really dries this up though. Meh.

Cloying, unpleasantly grainy. Simple and doesn't deliver what it promised. Very unimpressed.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.78/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Single malt, single hop (Wai-iti) California Common from Boatrocker in Victoria. Tried on-tap at GABS in Melbourne.

Pours a pale golden colour, extremely clear and light in the body. Head is white, and forms as a firm ring, with some film across the top. Decent lace, and lots of streaming carbonation. Looks pretty good.

Unfortunately, it takes a dip from that point on. I tried in vain to get any aroma from this beer at all, but there's very little to it. "Maybe water?" say my notes. Really, it was exceptionally disappointing.

Light honey on the palate, with a weak grain note mid-palate, finishing with an insipid faint bitterness that seems like apologia. Feel is light and sparkling, but really doesn't do much at all.

Yep, it's drinkable, but who cares? This was one of the dullest, if not the most offensive beers at GABS. I guess the only offensive part was that they describe it as having "plenty of citrus (mainly mandarin)". Not even close.

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Aotearoa Smash! from Boatrocker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.38 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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