Saturday, 28 March 2020

Föroya Bjór Slupp Öl

Faroe Islands #3:
  • Name: Föroya Bjór Slupp Öl, 5.8%, Faroe Islands
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue? Clear. Tiny head.
  • Aroma: Caramel, dark fruits, medium malt.
  • Taste: Caramel sweetness, medium malt, dark fruits. Toasted. Thin.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 28/3-2020, BB: 9/7-2020

Astra Rotlicht

New brewery:
  • Name: Astra Rotlicht, 6.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark golden, clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness, some dark fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some caramel sweetness. Some fruits.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 28/3-2020, BB: 11/6-2020

Friday, 27 March 2020

Labietis Kurbads

Latvia #8:
  • Name: Labietis Kurbads, 4.6%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, clear. Hazy later. Great amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good malt, caramel sweetness. Light spices, perfume?
  • Taste: Good malt, caramel sweetness. Slight dark fruit? Quite smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2020, BB: 31/10-2020

Dogma Ayahuasca

Serbia #8:
  • Name: Dogma Ayahuasca, 6%, Serbia
  • Appearance: Hazy amber, decent off-white head. Sediments in bottle.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, spices. Faint hops.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, spices. Lingering dry tartness. Disappointing. Infected?
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2020, BB: 9/6-2020

Castlemaine XXXX Gold Lager

New brewery:
  • Name: Castlemaine XXXX Gold Lager, 3.5%, Australia
  • Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, grains, slight sweetness.
  • Taste: Pale malt, some grains. Quite sweet. Drinkable, though.
  • Bought: Wittich, 375 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2020, BB: 23/6-2020

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Labietis SOHO Švītinš

Latvia #7:
  • Name: Labietis SOHO Švītinš, 4.4%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head. Lovely colour.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, some caramel. Toasted. Nutty.
  • Taste: Good medium malt, some caramel sweetness. Some light bitterness. Toasted. Crisp. Very enjoyable.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 21/3-2020, BB: 31/1-2021

Boundary WGF Gluten Free Pale Ale

Pale Ale #7:
  • Name: Boundary WGF Gluten Free Pale Ale, 4%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Yellow, quite hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, light fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, slight citrus. Light bitterness. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/3-2020, BB: 8/7-2020

Friday, 20 March 2020

Schlappeseppel Specialität

New brewery:
  • Name: Schlappeseppel Specialität, 5.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Chestnut brown, clear. Light tan head. Small at first, lots later.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, nutty, caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/3-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Visibaba Pivo Oat Dirty Bastard

Pale Ale #6:
  • Name: Visibaba Pivo Oat Dirty Bastard, 5.5%, Croatia
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, very hazy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of good fruits, peach. Some sweetness.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, peach, some medium malt. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.70
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/3-2020, BB: 14/6-2020

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Labietis Gaismas Ragana

Latvia #6:
  • Name: Labietis Gaismas Ragana, 8%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slightly hazy. Tiny head.
  • Aroma: Herbs, flowers, honey.
  • Taste: Herbs, flowers, maybe some fruits. Quite a bit of honey. Decent.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 14/3-2020, BB: 31/10-2021