Saturday, 26 September 2020

Horizont Hazy Queen New England IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Horizont Hazy Queen New England IPA, 6%, Hungary
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Laidback fruits, citrus, some tropical fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, nice amount of fruits. Quite smooth and easy drinking.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.33
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/9-2020, BB: 25/11-2021

Blackwood West Coast Trip

  • Name: Blackwood West Coast Trip, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange brown, hazy to murky. Lots of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits.  Slight pine. Good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, nice bitterness. Good fruits. Good balance, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/9-2020, BB: 24/3-2021

Friday, 25 September 2020

Galway Bay Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: Galway Bay Ale, 4.4%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Dark red, clear. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some malt.
  • Taste: Medium malt, earthy, some red fruits.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.33
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 25/9-2020, BB: 3/6-2021

Abbaye de St-Maurice Febris

  • Name: Abbaye de St-Maurice Febris, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Murky dark red/brown. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, some red fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some red fruits, caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 25/9-2020, BB: 24/6-2021

Saturday, 19 September 2020

FMR Black Hammer Stout

New CH brewery:
  • Name: FMR Black Hammer Stout, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head, quite a lot later.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, tar, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some coffee. Some burnt bitterness. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 19/9-2020, BB: 22/11-2021

Wild Leap Time, Love & Tenderness

IIPA DIPA - Imperial / Double Hazy NEIPA #5, new brewery:
  • Name: Wild Leap Time, Love & Tenderness, 8.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, hazy. Small fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of tropical fruits, grapefruit. Nice amount of hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, medium bitterness. Lots of fruits, grapefruit.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 355 ml can, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 19/9-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Friday, 18 September 2020

Brasserie du Dzô Albinos

  • Name: Brasserie du Dzô Albinos, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark yellow, very hazy. Huge amount of head, creamy. Too much head.
  • Aroma: Coffee and roasted. Not much else.
  • Taste: Coffee, strongly roasted. Some dark malt. A bit one-dimensional.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/9-2020, BB: 30/4-2021

Alexander Blonde

  • Name: Alexander Blonde, 5.3%, Israel
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, bread, pale malt.
  • Taste: Light fruits, basic malt and hops. Some sweetness. Slight bread.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 1.64
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 18/9-2020, BB: 15/11-2020

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Bearded Iris Double Homestyle

IIPA DIPA - Hazy / Double NEIPA #4, new brewery:
  • Name: Bearded Iris Double Homestyle, 8.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 22/5-2020. Pale orange, quite hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lots of grapefruit. Nice hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, light fruits, grapefruit. Slight dankness. Nice, mellow bitterness. Very good.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 473 ml can, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 12/9-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Alexander Ambrée

Israel #5:
  • Name: Alexander Ambrée, 5.7%, Israel
  • Appearance: Medium brown, red hue. Some fizzy off white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, red fruits. Slightly toasted.
  • Taste: Good malt, some fruits. Toasted. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 1.64
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/9-2020, BB: 15/11-2020