Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Mad Scientist Frooth Hoperator

IPA - Flavored #10:
  • Name: Mad Scientist Frooth Hoperator, 6%, Hungary
  • Appearance: Very pale golden, quite hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, tartness. Not much hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight tartness. Not much hops, borderline watery.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 11/12-2019, BB: 4/6-2020

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Kees Pale Ale Citra

  • Name: Kees Pale Ale Citra, 4.6%, Netherlands 
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haze. Big, white head.
  • Aroma: Good amount of hops, citrus fruits.
  • Taste: Good hops, citrus fruits. Nice, lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml can, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/12-2019, BB: 29/2-2020

Lola Bier Alkoholfreies I.P.A.

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Lola Bier Alkoholfreies I.P.A., 0.0%, Switzerland 
  • Appearance: Golden light brown, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malts, light hops, slight bread.
  • Taste: Medium malt, clear hops, slightly toasted. A bit thin, but decent NA.
  • Bought: Loeb (Bern), 330 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 7/12-2019, BB: 9/9-2021

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Emelisse Espresso Stout

  • Name: Emelisse Espresso Stout, 9.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, good amount of coffee.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, coffee. Burnt bitterness. Some dark fruits.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 1/12-2019, BB: 28/2-2022

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Consett Ale Works Red Dust

New brewery:
  • Name: Consett Ale Works Red Dust, 4.5%, England
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Toffee, some malt, slight caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toffee, some dark fruits. Dry.
  • Bought: Northumbrian Gifts, 500 ml, £2.55
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/11-2019, BB: 30/6-2020

Courage Bier IPA

  • Name: Courage Bier IPA, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Dark golden, very slight haze at first, more later. Ok white head.
  • Aroma: Some malt, metallic. Pale malts.
  • Taste: Good hops, pale malts. Slight dryness and perfume, late bitterness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/11-2019, BB: 26/1-2020

Grimbergen Brassin de Noël

  • Name: Grimbergen Brassin de Noël, 6.5%, France
  • Appearance: Dark brown, good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Brown sugar, caramel, malt.
  • Taste: Sweet, brown sugar, caramel, medium malt. Too sweet.
  • Bought: Ramazzoti (Basel), 250 ml tap, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 30/11-2019

Friday, 29 November 2019

De Moersleutel Motorolie 10

  • Name: De Moersleutel Motorolie 10, 12%, Netherlands 
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark malt, roasted. Dark, ripe fruits.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, heavily roasted. Some coffee and dark chocolate. Dark, ripe fruits. Very nice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 440 ml can, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/11-2019, BB: 30/4-2023

Altes Tramdepot 6 Pale Ale

  • Name: Altes Tramdepot 6 Pale Ale, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden orange, very hazy. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, clear hops. Pine.
  • Taste: Some light fruits, good amount of hops. Slight pine. Nice lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/11-2019, BB: 31/3-2020

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Brewski / Barrier Show Me the Money

  • Name: Brewski / Barrier Show Me the Money, 8.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy, murky even. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Hops and pine.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, light fruits, exotic fruits. Pine. Strong bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 23/11-2019, BB: 15/4-2021