Friday, 26 April 2019

Faust Holzfassgereifter Eisbock

Bock - Eisbock #11, new brewery:
  • Name: Faust Holzfassgereifter Eisbock, 12.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: 2015 vintage, bottle 0452 out of 4398. Flip-top bottle. Dark red-ish brown. Quite flat.
  • Aroma: Ripe, dark fruits, sweetness, honey.
  • Taste: Lots of dark, ripe fruits. Quite sweet, medium malt, some alcohol.
  • Bought: Wittich, 750 ml, CHF 28.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/4-2019, BB: 31/12-2025

London Fields 3 Weiss Monkeys

New brewery:
  • Name: London Fields 3 Weiss Monkeys, 5%, England
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, very hazy. Nice, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, shy hops, wheat.
  • Taste: Light hops, metallic, lots of wheat. Some lemon.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 330 ml, CHF 3.95
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 26/4-2019, BB: 1/10-2019

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Le Fou du Roi Le Coup du Lapin

  • Name: Le Fou du Roi Le Coup du Lapin, 6.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light burnt orange, quite hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Some fruit, earthiness, some caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Some fruits, light malt, followed by some bitterness. Floral. Lacks something.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/4-2019, BB: 2/11-2019

Storm&Anchor There's Always A Juice

  • Name: Storm&Anchor There's Always A Juice, 7.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits, some lemons. Some hops, but not much.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit, lemons. Low bitterness, lots of juice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 6.60
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/4-2019, BB: 31/12-2019

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Unser Bier Weizenbock Rauch

Bock - Weizenbock #15:
  • Name: Unser Bier Weizenbock Rauch, 7.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden brown, quite hazy. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, sweetness, light smoke.
  • Taste: Lots of sweetness, good fruits. Nice, faint smoke. Surprisingly nice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/4-2019, BB: 21/2-2020

Samuel Adams New England IPA

  • Name: Samuel Adams New England IPA, 6.8%, United States
  • Appearance: Very hazy yellow. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, exotic fruits. Some light hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, exotic fruits, juicy. Some hops. Very decent.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 355 ml can, CHF 5.10
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/4-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Friday, 19 April 2019

Sunnybräu Winterbier

Mild Ale #15, new CH brewery:
  • Name: Sunnybräu Winterbier, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium brown, quite hazy. Good amount of fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, toasted, oranges, some spices.
  • Taste: Pale malts, some toastiness, oranges. Some spices, cinnamon, and hint of vanilla?
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 19/4-2019, BB: 30/6-2019

Volta Bräu Granary Red Ale

  • Name: Volta Bräu Granary Red Ale, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark amber, basically clear. Some head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, earthiness. Some red fruits?
  • Taste: Medium malt, some red fruits, earthiness.
  • Bought: Hotel (Basel), 300 ml tap, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 19/4-2019

Volta Bräu Un-Complicated Porter

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Volta Bräu Un-Complicated Porter, 5.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, nutty. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Hotel (Basel), 300 ml tap, CHF 0.00*
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 19/4-2019
* Supposed to be CHF 5.50, but they dropped the drinks on the table and over my wife's pants, so we got the drinks/food for free...

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Molettes Brown IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Molettes Brown IPA, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, orange hue, hazy. Quite big, creamy, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, slightly toasted, some hops.
  • Taste: Malt, mild hops. Dry. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: Bloczone (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/4-2019, BB: 31/8-2019