Saturday, 23 May 2020

Père Jakob Noire

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Père Jakob Noire, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, slight burnt. Chocolate?
  • Taste: Dark malt, heavily roasted. Slight burnt. Dry bitterness.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 1000 ml growler, CHF 9.43
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 23/5-2020, BB: 12/5-2020

Frontaal Author (2020 -)

  • Name: Frontaal Author (2020 -), 5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Hazy, later murky, dark yellow. Decent, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Wheat, some spices.
  • Taste: Wheat, citrus. Slight banana. Some spices. Good, but quite standard.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/5-2020, BB: 7/2-2021

Friday, 22 May 2020

Labietis / Bakunin Purva Medus (Bog Honey)

  • Name: Labietis / Bakunin Purva Medus (Bog Honey), 6.5%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, pink hue. Clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Flowers, honey. Some berries. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Berries, some honey. Floral.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2020, BB: 30/11-2022

Wild Beer Tepache

Sour / Wild Beer - Flavored #8:
  • Name: Wild Beer Tepache, 6%, England
  • Appearance: Dark orange, slight haze. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Citrus fruits, tart, sourness.
  • Taste: Citrus fruits, tart fruits. Some spices. Dry.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2020, BB: 25/6-2022

Somersby Blueberry

  • Name: Somersby Blueberry, 4.5%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Pink/Red, clear. Some fizz.
  • Aroma: Blueberries, red fruits.
  • Taste: Lots of blueberries, sweet, not much else.
  • Bought: Coop, 150 ml can, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2020, BB: 20/11-2020

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Birrificio Due Fusti Belgian Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Birrificio Due Fusti Belgian Ale, 6.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange to light brown, quite hazy. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruit, quite ripe. Some malt. Belgian yeast.
  • Taste: Dark fruit, medium malt. Belgian yeast. Good balance.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/5-2020, BB: 3/12-2020

Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA

IPA - Belgian / Saison #7:
  • Name: Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA, 5.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slightly hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Belgian yeast, slight hops.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, slight hops. Definitely Belgian yeast.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml, CHF 3.68
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/5-2020, BB: 31/12-2020

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Frontaal Rhodesian BA Blend 2019 Vol II

  • Name: Frontaal Rhodesian BA Blend 2019 Vol II, 11.3%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red. Clear. Small tan head.
  • Aroma: Very ripe fruits, sweet. Some malt and barrel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, ripe dark fruits, prunes, sweet. Some barrel. Nice and smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 16/5-2020, BB: 9/1-2029

St. Peter's Stormtrooper Galactic Pale

Pale Ale #10:
  • Name: St. Peter's Stormtrooper Galactic Pale, 4.2%, England
  • Appearance: Dark golden, clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, decent hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, some malt. Hint of butterscotch. Some fruits.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml can, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 16/5-2020, BB: 13/12-2020

Friday, 15 May 2020

Labietis Pļava

  • Name: Labietis Pļava, 6.3%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Orange golden, very slight haze. A lot of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Sharp fruits, forest, herbs.
  • Taste: Very herbal, dry. Forest berries and forest. Sweetness. Odd.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/5-2020, BB: 30/11-2020