Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Saint Landelin Mythique

  • Name: Saint Landelin Mythique, 7.5%, France
  • Appearance: Clear golden, bubbles, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, slight hops and yeast, fruit.
  • Taste: Malt and hops, quite sweet.
  • Bought: Carrefour (Segny), 750 ml, €2.55
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 31/12-2013, BB: 30/1-2015

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Port Brewing Older Viscosity

  • Name: Port Brewing Older Viscosity, 12.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Cork-n-caged. Basically black, oily. Minimal head.
  • Aroma: Oak, whiskey, wood.
  • Taste: Lots of whiskey, wood, slightly roasted. Warming, some alcohol. Bourbon-barreling a bit overpowering. Overrated.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 375 ml, £14.99
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 28/12-2013

Friday, 27 December 2013

Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier

  • Name: Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier, 9.7%, Austria
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruit and berries, dark malt.
  • Taste: Lots of fruit, nice dark malt, good lingering aftertaste. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £4.89
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 27/12-2013, 44/300M, BB: 16/10-2015

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Port Brewing Old Viscosity

  • Name: Port Brewing Old Viscosity, 10.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Black dark brown, lots of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice dark malt, roasted, coffee.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, coffee, roasted, warming, very nice. No alcohol taste.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 650 ml, £9.49
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 26/12-2013

Spaten Münchner Hell

  • Name: Spaten Münchner Hell, 5.2%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, very clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice hops and malt, good.
  • Taste: Hops and malt, good balance. Slight sweetness.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.29
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 26/12-2013, 228/300, BB: 31/8-2014

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Jester King Salt Lick (Censored)

My first Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer:
  • Name: Jester King Salt Lick (Censored), 6.7%, United States
  • Appearance: Gusher! Murky yellow golden, some white head. Not very appetising at all.
  • Aroma: Some tartness, spices, slight smoke.
  • Taste: Very tart, lots of smoke actually, a bit sickly, salt, strange.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 750 ml, £13.99
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 25/12-2013

Shepherd Neame Double Stout

  • Name: Shepherd Neame Double Stout, 5.2%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted, some coffee and chocolate.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.39
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 25/12-2013, BB: 31/10-2014

Thornbridge Hall Courage Russian Imperial Stout

  • Name: Thornbridge Hall Courage Russian Imperial Stout, 9.4%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Nice dark tan head. Bottled Dec 2011.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, chocolate, coffee, some bitterness. Warming. Very nice!
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £10.99
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 25/12-2013

Brand UP

  • Name: Brand UP, 5.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus fruit, malt and hops.
  • Taste: Nice malt and hops, slight honey.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £1.99
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 25/12-2013, 227/300, BB: 30/4-2014

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Alhambra Reserva 1925

Gift from MG:
  • Name: Alhambra Reserva 1925, 6.4%, Spain
  • Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Good amount of off-white head. Nice bottle.
  • Aroma: Malt, some fruit. Sweetness, honey.
  • Taste: Nice malt, quite sweet, honey. Not bad.
  • Bought: Gift, 330 ml, £?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 24/12-2013

Hanssens Oude Gueuze

  • Name: Hanssens Oude Gueuze, 6%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy. Some off-white head. Citrus.
  • Aroma: Fruit, tartness. Citrus.
  • Taste: Pretty tart, quite a lot of fruit.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 750 ml, £7.09
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 24/12-2013, 55/100, BB: 7/8-2030

Monday, 23 December 2013

Zlatý Bažant 12%

  • Name: Zlatý Bažant 12%, 5%, Slovak Republic
  • Appearance: Golden, clear. Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, sweetness, some fruit.
  • Taste: Malt, very sweet. Grains. Average.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.29
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 23/12-2013, BB: 5/7-2014

Hanssens Oudbeitje

  • Name: Hanssens Oudbeitje, 6%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Cloudy golden, absolutely totally flat. Not very appetizing.
  • Aroma: Tart fruit, berries.
  • Taste: Very tart, some fruit and berries. Sickly.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 375 ml, £4.39
  • Overall score: 1/6
  • Info: 23/12-2013, 54/100, BB: 7/8-2027

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux

  • Name: Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux, 9.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, quite hazy. Sediments floating around.
  • Aroma: Fruit mostly. Citrus.
  • Taste: Very fruity, slight yeast. Some bitterness.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 375 ml, £3.89
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 22/12-2013, 53/100, 43/300M, BB: 30/11-2017

Mort Subite Oude Gueuze

  • Name: Mort Subite Oude Gueuze, 7%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark golden. Very clear, surprisingly. Some white head.
  • Aroma: White wine, some yeast, ok amount of fruit. Sour/Tart, but not that bad.
  • Taste: Slightly sour/tart, some fruit. Not that bad.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 375 ml, £3.19
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 22/12-2013, 52/100, BB: 13/2-2023

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Struise Pannepot

The 29th best beer in the world according to RateBeer
  • Name: Struise Pannepot, 10%, Belgium
  • Appearance: 2013 version. Very dark brown, nice dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, wild berries, chocolate.
  • Taste: Nice malt and fruit, slight alcohol. Winter warmer.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £3.79
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 21/12-2013, BB: 31/12-2018

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition

  • Name: St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition, 5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy, some white head.
  • Aroma: Sour, yeast, wine-gone-wrong. Tart fruit.
  • Taste: Goose-bumpingly sour, slight yeast. Some tart fruit.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 375 ml, £2.69
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 21/12-2013, 51/100, BB: 31/7-2020

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Turbinen Sprint Gold

  • Name: Turbinen Sprint Gold, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light yellow golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, malt, cereals. 
  • Taste: Malt and some hops - not very interesting.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 2.70
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 11/12-2013, BB: 31/12-2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

  • Name: Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock, 12.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, slightly murky. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, slightly burnt. Fruit, maltiness? Slight alcohol.
  • Taste: Fruit, some sweetness and alcohol. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 5.10
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 3/12-2013, BB: 7/8-2018

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Castelain Ch’ti de Noël Dorée

  • Name: Castelain Ch’ti de Noël Dorée, 7.5%, France
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Chestnut brown, clear. Nice off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, fruit, spices.
  • Taste: Malt, fruit, spices, sweet. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 650 ml, CHF 6.80
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 1/12-2013, BB: 17/10-2014

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Steinfels Weizen

  • Name: Steinfels Weizen, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Hazy light orange, ok amount of head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, orange, yeast, fruit.
  • Taste: More wheat and orange, fruit. Bananas.
  • Bought: Blue Monkey (Zurich), 500 ml draft, CHF ?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 30/11-2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

Abbaye du Lys Triple

  • Name: Abbaye du Lys Triple, 8.5%, France
  • Appearance: Golden, clear, bubbles. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, fruit, caramel?
  • Taste: Malt, biscuits, some alcohol. Sweet as well.
  • Bought: Carrefour (Segny), 500 ml can, €1.60
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 29/11-2013, BB: 1/2-2015

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Leffe Royale

  • Name: Leffe Royale, 7.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark amber, clear. Good amount of white head, long lasting.
  • Aroma: Good amount of fruit, some malt.
  • Taste: More fruit and malt, slight sweetness. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Carrefour (Segny), 330 ml, €1.46
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 28/11-2013, BB: 11/4-2015

Friday, 22 November 2013

Schützengarten St. Galler Klosterbräu

  • Name: Schützengarten St. Galler Klosterbräu, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Clear golden, some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Grains, corn, slight hops/malt.
  • Taste: Nice hops and malt. Smooth. Quite standard.
  • Bought: Crazy Wolf (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 22/11-2013, BB: 7/5-2014

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Brasserie du Chauve la Fondjà

  • Name: Brasserie du Chauve la Fondjà, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Batch 070813/002. Light brown, slightly hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of nice fruit, some malt.
  • Taste: More fruit and slight malt. Very smooth and drinkable.
  • Bought: Fribourg shop, 750 ml, CHF 10.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 16/11-2013, BB: 31/8-2014

Friday, 15 November 2013

Brasserie du Chauve BIO bière

  • Name: Brasserie du Chauve BIO bière, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Batch 060913/001. Amber, clear, but some sediments at the bottom. Very little head.
  • Aroma: Yeast, some fruit and malt. Light.
  • Taste: Nice fruit and malt, some yeast again. Pretty good, though slightly flat.
  • Bought: Fribourg Bio Market, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 15/11-2013, BB: 30/9-2014

Friday, 8 November 2013

BFM √225 Twin Porter

  • Name: BFM √225 Twin Porter, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Clear. Nice amount of dark tan, long-lasting head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Fruits, slight honey.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, though a slight bitterness to it as well. Very nice.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons, 750 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 8/11-2013, BB: 30/9-2014

Sunday, 3 November 2013

St Feuillien Grand Cru

  • Name: St Feuillien Grand Cru, 9.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Humongous amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Floral, hops, sweet, nice.
  • Taste: Floral, spices, sweet. Fruits. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons, 330 ml, CHF 3.30
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 3/11-2013, BB: 1/4-2015

Friday, 1 November 2013

Brasserie du Chauve la Givrée

  • Name: Brasserie du Chauve la Givrée, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, quite sweet.
  • Taste: More fruit and sweetness. Some vin cuit I guess. Quite nice.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons, 330 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 1/11-2013, BB: 17/1-2014

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Maltus Faber Extra Brune

  • Name: Maltus Faber Extra Brune, 10%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark brown, very little head, oily.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, vinous. Prunes.
  • Taste: Vinous, dark malt, dark fruit, slight alcohol. Rich - very nice.
  • Bought: Eataly (Genova), 330 ml, €4.80
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 31/10-2013, BB: 31/1-2016

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Scarampola N°8

  • Name: Scarampola N°8, 4.8%, Italy
  • Appearance: Pale golden yellow, sligthtly hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, orange, some yeast and malt.
  • Taste: Fruit, orange, sweet, some malt. Little to no hops. Thirst-quenching.
  • Bought: Eataly (Genova), 330 ml, €2.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 26/10-2013, BB: 31/7-2015

Friday, 25 October 2013

Het Kapittel Watou Blond

  • Name: Het Kapittel Watou Blond, 6.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Amber, slightly hazy. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, fruit, slightly metallic and some yeast.
  • Taste: Nice fruit and hops, some light malt and sweetness. Good balance.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, CHF €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 25/10-2013, 50/100, BB: 31/1-2014

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout

  • Name: Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout, 11%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Not much head, almost flat.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, tar, chocolate.
  • Taste: More dark malt, roasted, coffee, slight alcohol. Some bitterness in aftertaste. Very nice.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, CHF €?.??
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 19/10-2013, BB: 31/3-2014

Friday, 18 October 2013

Elav Indie Ale

  • Name: Elav Indie Ale, 5.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Amber brown, slightly hazy. Inch-size light tan head, long-lasting.
  • Aroma: Not much, slight fruit and bitterness.
  • Taste: Nice fruit, slight bitterness, also in aftertaste.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, CHF €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 18/10-2013, BB: 28/2-2014

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Baladin Super Baladin

  • Name: Baladin Super Baladin, 8%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark redish brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, nice malt, caramel. Vinous.
  • Taste: Dark fruit, caramel, vinous. Nice!
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 250 ml, CHF €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 12/10-2013, BB: 31/5-2014

Friday, 11 October 2013

La Superba Marylin

  • Name: La Superba Marylin, 7%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light orange, hazy. Heaps of white head, fizzy.
  • Aroma: Hops, citrus, metallic.
  • Taste: Hops, citrus, slight sourness. Lacks malt. Disappointing.
  • Bought: Eataly (Genova), 330 ml, €3.80
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 11/10-2013, BB: 29/12-2013

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

La Superba Genova

  • Name: La Superba Genova, 4.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Lots of white head. Last bit very hazy.
  • Aroma: Herb overload, basil, some sourness?
  • Taste: More herbs (basil) and slightly sour. Not good.
  • Bought: Eataly (Genoa), 330 ml, €3.80
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 8/10-2013, BB: 29/12-2013

Friday, 27 September 2013

Mordue Workie Ticket

  • Name: Mordue Workie Ticket, 4.5%, England
  • Appearance: Mostly red, clear. Ok amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, sweetness. Nutty, prunes.
  • Taste: Malt, some fruit and hops. Biscuits?
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.39
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 27/9-2013, 226/300, 239/500, BB: 31/12-2013

Sunday, 22 September 2013

De Molen Winterbock

  • Name: De Molen Winterbock, 7.7%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Redish chestnut brown, clear. Lots of creamy, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, slight metal. Sweet.
  • Taste: Dark malt, fruit, quite sweet. Nice.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 22/9-2013, BB: 5/10-2013

Friday, 20 September 2013

Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale

  • Name: Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale, 7%, England
  • Appearance: Red amber, clear. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, sweetness.
  • Taste: Malt, alcohol. Warning. Not all that.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 7.20
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 20/9-2013, BB: 31/3-2014

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Äs Jùscht’s Amarillo

  • Name: Äs Jùscht’s Amarillo, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hazy, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice malt and hops. Fruits.
  • Taste: Malt, more hops, and also fruit. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Fribourg Beer Festival, 300 ml draught, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 7/9-2013

Darach Mòr Special Reserve 29

  • Name: Darach Mòr Special Reserve 29, ?%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, leaning on black, tan head.
  • Aroma: Wooden/barreled, dark malt.
  • Taste: Again, wooden/barreled, slight tar, malt. Not my thing.
  • Bought: Fribourg Beer Festival, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 7/9-2013

Darach Mòr Special Reserve 6 (Port Charlotte)

  • Name: Darach Mòr Special Reserve 6 (Port Charlotte), 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, honey, malt. Wood.
  • Taste: More honey, smoked. Long wood/barrel aftertaste.
  • Bought: Fribourg Beer Festival, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 7/9-2013

Haldemann das Böhmische / la Bohème

  • Name: Haldemann das Böhmische / la Bohème, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark redish brown, hazy, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Some hops.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, roasted. Smooth and nice.
  • Bought: Fribourg Beer Festival, 300 ml draught, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 7/9-2013

La Croix Blanche - Rousse

  • Name: La Croix Blanche - Rousse, ?%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Murky brown, flat, not that appealing.
  • Aroma: Some malt and fruit.
  • Taste: Malt, earth, slight fruit. Flat and unrefined, unfortunately.
  • Bought: Fribourg Beer Festival, 300 ml draught, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 7/9-2013

Friday, 30 August 2013

Dominion Ale

  • Name: Dominion Ale, 4.7%, United States
  • Appearance: Brown, cloudy, some off-tan head.
  • Aroma: Hops, some malt and roasted.
  • Taste: More hops than malt. Roasted.
  • Bought: Old Dominion (IAD), 473 ml draught, $6.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 30/8-2013

Thursday, 29 August 2013

North Coast Scrimshaw

  • Name: North Coast Scrimshaw, 4.4%, United States
  • Appearance: Quite hazy yellow brown, some white head.
  • Aroma: Hops. Malt, some fruit.
  • Taste: Hops and malt, a bit watery.
  • Bought: The Counter (Reston), 355 ml, $5.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 29/8-2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale

  • Name: Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale, 10%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Toasted, dark malt, ripe fruits, alcohol.
  • Taste: Vinous, ripe fruits, alcohol, warming, malt.
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $6.99
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 28/8-2013

Monday, 26 August 2013

Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Pacific Pilsner

  • Name: Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Pacific Pilsner, 5.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Light  golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, malt, slight sweetness?
  • Taste: Malt, hops, perfume, odd.
  • Bought: Big Bowl (Reston), x ml draught, $6.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 26/8-2013

The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout

  • Name: The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout, 5.7%, United States
  • Appearance: Basically black, lots of tan head.
  • Aroma: Metallic, very dark malt, chocolate. Coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
  • Bought: Big Bowl (Reston), 355 ml, $6.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 26/8-2013

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Starr Hill Jomo Lager

  • Name: Starr Hill Jomo Lager, 4.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Golden brown, clear. Nice amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops and malt, roasted?
  • Taste: Hops and malt, quite light. Nice long lasting, biscuity aftertaste.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), 355 ml, $6.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 25/8-2013

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

  • Name: Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, 7%, United States
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slightly hazy, ok amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Flowers, hops, light fruits.
  • Taste: Floral, hops and hops. Bitterness, but not too overpowering.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), 355 ml, $7.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 25/8-2013

Friday, 23 August 2013

Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale

  • Name: Sweetwater Tavern Great American Pale Ale, 5.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, some hops, earth. Fruit. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Sweetwater Tavern (Sterling), ? ml, $5.25
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 23/8-2013

Sweetwater Tavern Midnight Rider Black IPA

  • Name: Sweetwater Tavern Midnight Rider Black IPA, 7.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown. Nice tan head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruit, hops. Dark malt.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, some hops and fruit, sweetness.
  • Bought: Sweetwater Tavern (Sterling), ? ml draught, $5.25
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 23/8-2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale

  • Name: Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale, 9.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark, dark brown, oily. Lots of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, spices, roasted, sweetness, coffee. Prunes?
  • Taste: Dark malt, coffee bitterness, roasted, chocolate. Nice!
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $8.29
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/8-2013

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale

  • Name: Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale, 8.8%, United States
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruit, bananas? Spices.
  • Taste: Nice fruit, slight alcohol and bitterness. Citrus? Warming.
  • Bought: Clyde's (Reston), ? ml draught, $5.85
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/8-2013

Starr Hill Starr Pils

  • Name: Starr Hill Starr Pils, 4.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops and malt, slight fruit.
  • Taste: Nice hops, not overpowering, also good amount of light malt in there. Fruit. Good balance.
  • Bought: Clyde's (Reston), ? ml draught, $6.30
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/8-2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Goose Island Pepe Nero 2012

  • Name: Goose Island Pepe Nero 2012, 6%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Sweet, caramel, dark fruit, smooth malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark fruit, slightly roasted. Smooth, nice.
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $8.99
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 20/8-2013

Bell's Porter

  • Name: Bell's Porter, 5.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Basically black, slight tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice coffee and roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee. Very nice.
  • Bought: American Tap Room, 355 ml, $7.00
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 20/8-2013

Stone Smoked Porter

Shared with David A:
  • Name: Stone Smoked Porter, 5.9%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. OK amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark malt, smoke.
  • Taste: More dark malt, some smoke, also coffee.
  • Bought: American Tap Room, 650 ml, $17.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 20/8-2013

Monday, 19 August 2013

New Belgium Fat Tire

  • Name: New Belgium Fat Tire, 5.2%, United Status
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Some malt, nutty and sweetness.
  • Taste: Caramel, sweet, fruit. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: Market Cellars (Reston), 650 ml, $3.99
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/8-2013, BB: 10/11-2013

Starr Hill The Love

  • Name: Starr Hill The Love, 4.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Light, hazy brown. Little bit of white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, fruits, sweetness.
  • Taste: Wheat, sweetness, banana.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), ? ml draught, $6.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/8-2013

DC Brau The Public

  • Name: DC Brau The Public, 6%, United States
  • Appearance: Orange brown, clear. Some off-white, creamy head.
  • Aroma: Hops, fruit, flowers. Some malt.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, some malt and fruit. Alright aftertaste, though.
  • Bought: American Tap Room (Reston), 355 ml can, $6.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/8-2013

Friday, 16 August 2013

Schloss Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel

  • Name: Schloss Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel, 8.5%, Austria
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit and sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark fruit, alcohol. Warming.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 16/8-2013, BB: 30/9-2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale

  • Name: Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale, 6%, England
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, sweetness, malt.
  • Taste: More sweetness and malt, slightly roasted. Some spices and bitterness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 550 ml, CHF 6.20
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 14/8-2013, BB: 31/8-2013

Saturday, 10 August 2013

St Peter's Old Style Porter

  • Name: St Peter's Old Style Porter, 5.1%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, nice off-tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, roasted. Slight coffee and dryness, but still smooth.
  • Bought: Coop, 500 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 10/8-2013, BB: 20/8-2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

De Ranke XX Bitter

  • Name: De Ranke XX Bitter, 6%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit and flowers, some hops.
  • Taste: Hops alert, hops alert. Slight metal, real bitterness here.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 9/8-2013, 49/100, BB: 31/1-2016

Em Basler sy Bier Basler Bier

Beer number 1200!
  • Name: Em Basler sy Bier Basler Bier, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. OK amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Grass and grains.
  • Taste: Some grains, then hops and slight malt.Very standard.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 9/8-2013, BB: 8/8-2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Birrificio del Golfo Chocolate Stout

  • Name: Birrificio del Golfo Chocolate Stout, 5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark brown. A tiny bit of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, roasted. Some chocolate. Slight sourness.
  • Bought: Eataly (Genoa), 500 ml, €4.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 7/8-2013

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Freiburger Biermanufaktur La Main du Roi

Kindly given to me by Vincent R!
  • Name: Freiburger Biermanufaktur La Main du Roi, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange brown, slightly hazy. Nice amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice fruits. Strawberry/Apricot? Some malt.
  • Taste: Nice fruit and malt, slight hops. Good mouth feel. Smooth.
  • Bought: Gift, 330 ml, CHF N/A
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 4/8-2013, BB: 22/12-2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

De Dochter van de Korenaar Noblesse

  • Name: De Dochter van de Korenaar Noblesse, 5.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark golden, hazy. Later sediments. Lots of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Yeast and fruit.
  • Taste: Slight hops, more fruit. Nice.
  • Bought: King Grizzly Pub (Firenze), 660 ml, €9.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 1/8-2013

Friday, 26 July 2013

Fri-Mousse la Dzodzet

  • Name: Fri-Mousse la Dzodzet, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange, hazy, some sediments. Enormous amount of head, off-white.
  • Aroma: Fruit, not much hops, some mild malt.
  • Taste: More fruit, slight tartness, some malt. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Fribourg market, 300 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 26/7-2013, BB: 31/8-2013

St Peter's Honey Porter

  • Name: St Peter's Honey Porter, 4.5%, England
  • Appearance: Medium brown, ok amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Honey, then more honey. Some dark malt.
  • Taste: More honey, though no sweetness. Dark malt. Cocoa bitterness?
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons, 500 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 26/7-2013, BB: 18/6-2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Dupont Biolégère

  • Name: Dupont Biolégère, 3.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Nice amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, hops, some yeast.
  • Taste: More citrus and hops. Crisp, though light.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 250 ml, £1.19
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 24/7-2013, 48/100, BB: 31/7-2013

Friday, 19 July 2013

Van Den Bossche Buffalo 1907

  • Name: Van Den Bossche Buffalo 1907, 6.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Nice tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice dark malt, slight roasted. Dark fruit.
  • Taste: Dark fruit and dark malt, roasted.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £1.89
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 19/7-2013, 47/100, BB: 13/7-2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Wartmann's No 1 Barley Wine

  • Name: Wartmann's No 1 Barley Wine, 9.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden orange brown, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruit, honey. Slight alcohol.
  • Taste: More fruit, but the alcohol is more prominent. Warming.
  • Bought: ?, 375 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 17/7-2013, BB: 3/7-2014

Friday, 12 July 2013

Cittavecchia Formidable

  • Name: Cittavecchia Formidable, 8.0%, Italy
  • Appearance: Batch 473. Dark brown, good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, earth, roasted. Liquorice?
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Ripe fruit, vinous. Nice.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 12/7-2013, BB: 30/6-2013

Banks Caribbean Lager

Another new country:
  • Name: Banks Caribbean Lager, 4.7%, Barbados
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear, bubbly. Some white head, short-lived.
  • Aroma: Some grains and sweet fruit.
  • Taste: More grains, watery. Slight hops and malt.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 3.10
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 12/7-2013, BB: 30/6-2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Tsingtao Stout

  • Name: Tsingtao Stout, 7.5%, China
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Slight coffee.
  • Taste: More dark malt and coffee, warming. Slight alcohol. Nice surprise.
  • Bought: Hong Kong shop, 355 ml, HKD ?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 13/6-2013, BB: 3/6-2014

Blue Ice Beer

Unfortunately the only Hong Kong beer I was able to get hold of...
  • Name: Blue Ice Beer, 5%, Hong Kong
  • Appearance: Clear golden, lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Grains. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Grains. Watery. At least there was no aftertaste...
  • Bought: Hong Kong shop, 330 ml, HKD ?.??
  • Overall score: 1/6
  • Info: 13/6-2013, BB: 28/2-2014

Blue Girl

  • Name: Blue Girl, 5%, South Korea
  • Appearance: Golden, clear. Symbolic head.
  • Aroma: Grains, shy hops/malt.
  • Taste: Grains, watery, I guess some hops/malt. 
  • Bought: Hong Kong restaurant, x ml, HKD ?.??
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 13/6-2013

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

  • Name: Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout, 7.5%, Japan
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. Nice tan head.
  • Aroma: Coffee, then some dark malt.
  • Taste: Lots of coffee, some dark malt. Bitterness.
  • Bought: The Globe, 330 ml, HKD 50
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 13/6-2013

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Gold Medal Taiwan Beer

A new country!
  • Name: Gold Medal Taiwan Beer, 5%, Taiwan
  • Appearance: Clear golden, good white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, sweetness. Not much.
  • Taste: Grains, sweet. Some malt.
  • Bought: Hong Kong restaurant, x ml can, HKD 28.00
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 12/6-2013

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Coedo Shikkoku

  • Name: Coedo Shikkoku, 5%, Japan
  • Appearance: Dark dark brown, some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, just slightly roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight smoke. Still very smooth.
  • Bought: Tokyo shop, 330 ml, JPY 314
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 11/6-2013, BB: 15/10-2013

Monday, 10 June 2013

Hitachino Nest XH

  • Name: Hitachino Nest XH, 8%, Japan
  • Appearance: Chestnut brown, some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, sweet. Fruits.
  • Taste: Darkish malt, caramel, slight alcohol. Quite good.
  • Bought: Tokyo shop, 330 ml, JPY 400
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 10/6-2013, BB: 28/2-2014

Suntory Premium Malts

  • Name: Suntory Premium Malts, 5.5%, Japan
  • Appearance: Clear golden, good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Floral, some hops and malt.
  • Taste: More floral, herbs? And of course malt and hops. Standard.
  • Bought: Hotel restaurant (Tokyp), 334 ml, JPY 1050
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 10/6-2013

Asahi Stout

  • Name: Asahi Stout, 8%, Japan
  • Appearance: Basically black, nice amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark malt, roasted. Coffee.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, roasted, slight chocolate. Really liked it.
  • Bought: Kamiya Bar (Tokyo), 334 ml, JPY 520
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 10/6-2013, 238/500

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Shiga Kogen Porter

  • Name: Shiga Kogen Porter, 5.5%, Japan
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, nice amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark malt, some smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Some slight coffee notes. Enjoyed it!
  • Bought: Craft Heads (Tokyo), 200 ml draft, JPY 600
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 9/6-2013

Coedo Hoppy Wind Session Ale

  • Name: Coedo Hoppy Wind Session Ale, 5%, Japan
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruit, some hops.
  • Taste: First fruit, then hops. Alright.
  • Bought: Craft Heads (Tokyo), 200 ml draft, JPY 600
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 9/6-2013

Asahi Premium Draft Beer Jukusen

  • Name: Asahi Premium Draft Beer Jukusen, 5.5%, Japan
  • Appearance: Yellow, clear. Little head.
  • Aroma: Some light fruit, hops and malt.
  • Taste: Nice, refreshing hops and malt. Nothing special, really.
  • Bought: Tokyo restaurant, 500 ml, JPY ?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 9/6-2013

Friday, 7 June 2013

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Singapore)

  • Name: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Singapore), 6.3%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Nice tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Chocolate.
  • Taste: More dark malt, roasted, but still pretty smooth.
  • Bought: Raffles Hotel (Singapore), ? ml, SGD 20.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 7/6-2013

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Brewerkz Black Pig

  • Name: Brewerkz Black Pig, 8.0%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Dark brown, very hazy. Off-tan head.
  • Aroma: Fruit and hops.
  • Taste: Nice roasted and good malt, but some hops too. Warming.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Brewerkz Honey Apricot Ale

  • Name: Brewerkz Honey Apricot Ale, 5.0%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Orange, hazy. Slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice fruit (presumably apricot) and honey. No pea soup...
  • Taste: Lots of fruit, some malt. Flat. Still enjoyable.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Brewerkz Hopback Ale

  • Name: Brewerkz Hopback Ale, 4.5%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Hazy light orange, slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, malt, some nice fruit.
  • Taste: Hops, floral. Standard.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Brewerkz Wheat Beer

  • Name: Brewerkz Wheat Beer, 5.0%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Hazy yellow, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruit and wheat.
  • Taste: Wheat, floral, some malt. Smooth.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Brewerkz Steam Beer

  • Name: Brewerkz Steam Beer, 5.0%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Little head.
  • Aroma: More hops, some malt. Fruit.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, some fruit. Not that great.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Brewerkz Golden Ale

  • Name: Brewerkz Golden Ale, 4.5%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Some fruit, malt, hops. Honey?
  • Taste: Nice fruit and sweet malt, low hops.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Brewerkz Oatmeal Stout

  • Name: Brewerkz Oatmeal Stout, 6.2%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, nice tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Smoke.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt and roasted, still smooth though.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Brewerkz Xtra IPA

  • Name: Brewerkz Xtra IPA, 7.5%, Singapore
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Mostly hops. Some fruit.
  • Taste: Alcohol, lots of hops. A bit harsh.
  • Bought: Brewerkz (Singapore), 90 ml draft, SGD 3.50
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 6/6-2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Matilda Bay Redback Original

  • Name: Matilda Bay Redback Original, 4.7%, Australia
  • Appearance: Light golden, hazy, some white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, sweetness.
  • Taste: Nice wheat and flowers.
  • Bought: The Australian Hotel (Sydney), 345 ml, AUD 8.30
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 4/6-2013, 225/300, 237/500

James Squire Four Wives Pilsener

  • Name: James Squire Four Wives Pilsener, 5.0%, Australia
  • Appearance: Golden brown, nice amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, malt, slight sweetness.
  • Taste: Caramel, malt, some hops. Interesting.
  • Bought: The Australian Hotel (Sydney), 345 ml, AUD 7.50
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 4/6-2013, 224/300, 236/500

Little Creatures Pale Ale

  • Name: Little Creatures Pale Ale, 5.2%, Australia
  • Appearance: Light golden brown, cloudy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus fruit, good hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, some fruit and malt.
  • Bought: The Australian Hotel (Sydney), 285 ml draft (schooner), AUD 7.20
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 4/6-2013

Monday, 3 June 2013

Little Creatures Pilsener

  • Name: Little Creatures Pilsener, 4.6%, Australia
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very little head
  • Aroma: Hops and some malt. Standard.
  • Taste: Hops and malt, crisp.
  • Bought: Sydney restaurant, 330 ml, AUD 9.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 3/6-2013

James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale

  • Name: James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale*, 5.0%, Australia
  • Appearance: Light brown, clear. Bubbles, good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel.
  • Taste: Sweet malt, some fruits. Nice.
  • Bought: Sydney restaurant, 345 ml, AUD 9.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 3/6-2013, 235/500
* Called "Malt Shovel James Squire Original Amber Ale" in the 500-book.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Lord Nelson Nelson's Blood

  • Name: Lord Nelson Nelson's Blood, 5%, Australia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, nice amount of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit. Slight coffee and chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted. Dark chocolate.
  • Bought: Lord Nelson (Sydney), 285 ml draft (schooner), AUD 4.80
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 2/6-2013

Lord Nelson Victory Bitter

  • Name: Lord Nelson Victory Bitter, 5%, Australia
  • Appearance: Medium brown, hazy, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, malt, some fruit.
  • Taste: Nice hops, malt and fruit. A proper English pint.
  • Bought: Lord Nelson (Sydney), 285 ml draft (schooner), AUD 4.80
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 2/6-2013

Lord Nelson Old Admiral

  • Name: Lord Nelson Old Admiral, 6.1%, Australia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruit, dark malt, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, nice fruit. Sweetness. Nice!
  • Bought: Lord Nelson (Sydney), 285 ml draft (schooner), AUD 4.80
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 2/6-2013

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Mac's Black Mac

  • Name: Mac's Black Mac, 4.8%, New Zealand
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear I guess. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate.
  • Taste: More dark malt and chocolate. Coffee? Actually refreshing.
  • Bought: Fish at Hilton (Auckland), 330 ml, NZD 9.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 1/6-2013

Friday, 31 May 2013

8 Wired The Big Smoke

  • Name: 8 Wired The Big Smoke, 6.2%, New Zealand
  • Appearance: Basically black, nice dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Chocolate, dark malt, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, smoke, chocolate. Nice!
  • Bought: Brew on Quay (Auckland), 500 ml, NZD 17.50
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 31/5-2013

Emerson’s 1812 India Pale Ale

  • Name: Emerson’s 1812 India Pale Ale, 5%, New Zealand
  • Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, mostly. Malt hidden.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, some malt and fruit.
  • Bought: Brew on Quay (Auckland), 425 ml draft, NZD 8.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 31/5-2013, 234/500

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Fiji Taki Beer

  • Name: Fiji Taki Beer, 5%, Fiji
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, grains, sweet, some hops.
  • Taste: Grains, slight hops and malt. Nothing interesting.
  • Bought: Victoria Wines (Fiji), 750 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 30/5-2013

Vonu Eight

  • Name: Vonu Eight, 8%, Fiji
  • Appearance: Light yellow golden, clear. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Light fruit and some malt.
  • Taste: Malt and sweet. Slight alcohol. Not that nice.
  • Bought: Hilton deli shop, 440 ml can, FJD 4.90
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 30/5-2013, BB: 21/2-2014

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Fiji Export Bitter

  • Name: Fiji Export Bitter, 4.6%, Fiji
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Ok amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Slight hops and malt, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Better than the non-export, but quote light on the hops and malt, and this one not a bitter either.
  • Bought: Hilton deli shop, 355 ml can, FJD 3.95
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 29/5-2013, BB: 25/10-2013

Fiji Bitter

  • Name: Fiji Bitter, 4.6%, Fiji
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Nice bit of white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, grass and hops.
  • Taste: Grains, a bit harsh. Some hops and malt. Not a bitter despite the name.
  • Bought: Hilton deli shop, 375 ml, FJD 3.20
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 29/5-2013, BB: 25/1-2014

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Vonu Pure Lager

  • Name: Vonu Pure Lager, 4.6%, Fiji
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Malt and sweetness. Some fruit.
  • Taste: Quite sweet, then malt and shy hops. Not bad.
  • Bought: Hilton deli shop, 330 ml, FJD 5.90
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 28/5-2013

Fiji Premium

  • Name: Fiji Premium, 5.2%, Fiji
  • Appearance: Clear golden, good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Malt and hops, some light fruit.
  • Taste: Good malt and hops, slight sweetness. Crisp, yes.
  • Bought: Hilton deli shop, 355 ml, FJD 5.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 28/5-2013

Fiji Gold

New country, in Fiji:
  • Name: Fiji Gold, 4.6%, Fiji
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Little bit of white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, honey, some malt.
  • Taste: Some malt and hops. Also grains. Malt in aftertaste.
  • Bought: Hilton deli shop, 375 ml, FJD 3.50
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 28/5-2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Hawaii Nui Hapa Brown Ale

  • Name: Hawaii Nui Hapa Brown Ale, 5.4%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, slightly roasted, nutty.
  • Taste: Malt, roasted, nutty. Nice!
  • Bought: Roy's (Waikiki), 355 ml, $?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 22/5-2013

Hawaii Nui Sunset Amber Ale (Keoki Sunset)

  • Name: Hawaii Nui Sunset Amber Ale (Keoki Sunset), 5.4%, United States
  • Appearance: Orange brown, hazy. Tiny white head.
  • Aroma: Malt and fruit.
  • Taste: Malt and fruit, sweetness. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: Westin hotel beach bar (Waikiki), 355 ml, $?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 22/5-2013

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Kona Black Sand Porter

  • Name: Kona Black Sand Porter, 6.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Basically black, good amount of tan, creamy head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Some coffee.
  • Taste: Coffee, roasted, dark malt. Chocolate.
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Kona Lemongrass Luau

  • Name: Kona Lemongrass Luau, 5.8%, United States
  • Appearance: Light golden, cloudy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lemongrass, sweetness. Ginger.
  • Taste: Lemongrass, more ginger, quite bitter. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Kona Wailua Wheat

  • Name: Kona Wailua Wheat, 5.4%, United States
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Very fruity, almost no wheat. Sweet.
  • Taste: Almost just fruit, some light malt and sweetness.
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Kona Dukes Blonde Ale

  • Name: Kona Dukes Blonde Ale, 4.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear, fizzy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Some fruit, hops and malt. Light.
  • Taste: Hops, fruit, sweet-ish.
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Kona Pipeline Porter

  • Name: Kona Pipeline Porter, 5.3%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, chocolate.
  • Taste: Coffee and chocolate, also dark malt. Best so far.
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Kona Old Blowhole Barley Wine

  • Name: Kona Old Blowhole Barley Wine, 12.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Sweet malt and fruit.
  • Taste: Vinous, but some hops too. Medicine?
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Kona Koko Brown Ale

  • Name: Kona Koko Brown Ale, 5.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Chestnut brown, ok amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt and coconut.
  • Taste: Malt, lots of coconuts, nuts. A bit strange.
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

  • Name: Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, 5.3%, United States
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, hops, honey. Flowers.
  • Taste: Light fruit, flowers, hops. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Koko Marina Pub, 148 ml (5 oz), $2.25
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 21/5-2013

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Trumer Pils

All the way to the US to try an Austrian beer :-).
  • Name: Trumer Pils, 4.9%, Austria
  • Appearance: Golden yellow. Clear, and not much head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, flowers, hops.
  • Taste: Hops, quite a lot. Light fruit, flowery.
  • Bought: Jacks Bar in The Cannery, ? ml draft, $6.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/5-2013, 223/300

Alaskan Amber

  • Name: Alaskan Amber, 5.3%, United States
  • Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, some malt.
  • Taste: Nice fruit and malt. Slight sweetness. Nice.
  • Bought: Jacks Bar in The Cannery, ? ml draft, $?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 19/5-2013, 222/300, 233/500

Friday, 10 May 2013

Birrificio Sant’Andrea (BSA) Funky

  • Name: Birrificio Sant’Andrea (BSA) Funky, 6.6%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Nice amount of lasting, tan head.
  • Aroma: Burnt malt, roasted, some coffee.
  • Taste: More dark malt, roasted and coffee. Very nice.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 10/5-2013, BBE: 5/2013

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Philadelphia Beer

New country! Big thanks to Eirik J for bringing it back from Jordan.
  • Name: Philadelphia Beer, 5%, Jordan
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Some fizz. A bit of white head.
  • Aroma: Some hops and light fruit.
  • Taste: A bit harsh. Hops, cereal and slightly metallic.
  • Bought: Gift, 500 ml can, N/A
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 8/5-2013

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Chodovar Vánoční Speciál

  • Name: Chodovar Vánoční Speciál, 5.1%, Czech Republic
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Orange golden, clear. OK amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt and hops, slight fruit.
  • Taste: Good malt and quite loaded with hops, quite nice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 1/5-2013, BB: 17/4-2013

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Bell Lager

New Country!
  • Name: Bell Lager, 4.0%, Uganda
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Gushed when opening, so not the best start. Tiny bit of white head.
  • Aroma: Corn, slight sweetness. 
  • Taste: Cereal, grass, slight light malt and hops.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.49
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 28/4-2013, BB: 6/6-2013

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Le Trou du Diable Grivoise de Noël

  • Name: Le Trou du Diable Grivoise de Noël, 7.5%, Canada
  • Appearance: Red brown, quite clear. Tiny bit of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, prunes. Sweet.
  • Taste: More fruit and prunes. Slight sourness and sickly sweetness.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet, 500 ml, NOK 80.30
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 21/4-2013

Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

  • Name: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale, 7.5%, Norway
  • Appearance: Dark brown, cloudy. Not much head.
  • Aroma: Good malt and fruit. Some hops.
  • Taste: More dark malt and fruit, some hops and alcohol.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet, 500 ml, NOK 72.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/4-2013, 42/300M

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Ægir Skumring Dubbel

  • Name: Ægir Skumring Dubbel, 7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Brown, slightly hazy. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruit. Slight alcohol.
  • Taste: More dark malt, some dark fruit and roasted. Slight hops and alcohol. Pretty nice.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet, 500 ml, NOK 69.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 20/4-2013

Friday, 19 April 2013

Ægir Rallar Amber Ale

  • Name: Ægir Rallar Amber Ale, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Amber brown, hazy. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice fruit, some malt. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Good malt, some dark fruit. Not bad.
  • Bought: Coop (Norway), 500 ml, NOK 58.90
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/4-2013

Ægir Bøyla Blonde Ale

  • Name: Ægir Bøyla Blonde Ale, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy, bubbles. Lots of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, hops and malt. Slight metal.
  • Taste: Citrus, flowers, hops and light malt.
  • Bought: Coop (Norway), 500 ml, NOK 58.90
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 19/4-2013

Ægir Sumbel Porter

  • Name: Ægir Sumbel Porter, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Some malt, slight coffee and roasted.
  • Taste: More malt and coffee. Nice roasted. Good for a "low" alcohol beer.
  • Bought: Coop (Norway), 500 ml, NOK 58.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 19/4-2013

Saturday, 6 April 2013

De Dolle Boskeun

Courtesy of OKO, thanks!
  • Name: De Dolle Boskeun, 9%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Orange brown, cloudy. Sediments.
  • Aroma: Orange, bananas, spices. Alcohol.
  • Taste: Yeasty, some effed up fruit in there somewhere. Spices. Not something I would try again in a hurry.
  • Bought: Bert's Bierhuis (Utrecht), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Hofbräu München Original

Shared with OKO:
  • Name: Hofbräu München Original, 5.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: Golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Hops and malt, standard.
  • Taste: See above...
  • Bought: Hofbräuhaus München, 1000ml draught, €7.30
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Hofbräu München Dunkel

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  • Name: Hofbräu München Dunkel, 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit.
  • Taste: Dark malt, some dark fruit. Slight sweetness. Not bad.
  • Bought: Hofbräuhaus München, 1000ml draught, €7.30
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel

  • Name: Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel, 5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Clear, dark brown. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit.
  • Taste: More dark malt, still nice balance. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Ayingers Speis und Trank, 500 ml draught, €3.85
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Ayinger Jahrhundert

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  • Name: Ayinger Jahrhundert, 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, hops and malt.
  • Taste: Smooth hops and malt. Nice.
  • Bought: Ayingers Speis und Trank, 500 ml draught, €3.85
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Ayinger Kellerbier

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  • Name: Ayinger Kellerbier, 4.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice hops and malt balance.
  • Taste: Hops and malt, quite smooth and sweet.
  • Bought: Ayingers Speis und Trank, 500 ml draught, €3.85
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Anchor Brekle’s Brown

Courtesy of OKO, thanks!
  • Name: Anchor Brekle’s Brown, 6%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Chocolate. Some fruit, peach.
  • Taste: Some dark malt, tart fruit. Disappointing.
  • Bought: Bert's Bierhuis (Utrecht), 355 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013, BB: 7/2014

Löwenbräu Original

Shared with OKO:
  • Name: Löwenbräu Original, 5.2%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, very clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops and malt. Not much.
  • Taste: Sweet, some hops and malt. Standard.
  • Bought: Zum Franziskaner, 300 ml draught, €3.40
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Löwenbräu Dunkel

Shared with OKO:
  • Name: Löwenbräu Dunkel, 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark redish brown. Clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some fruit. Caramel.
  • Taste: More dark malt and fruit. Quite sweet.
  • Bought: Zum Franziskaner, 300 ml draught, €3.40
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Bräugirgl Altbairisch Dunkel

Shared with OK:
  • Name: Bräugirgl Altbairisch Dunkel, 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, slightly red. Clear. Good head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, sweet. Slightly roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, some sweetness. Roasted. Nice.
  • Bought: Schneider Weisses Brauhaus, 300 ml draught, €3.00
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Tegernseer Hell

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  • Name: Tegernseer Hell, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very light clear golden, bubbles. Nice creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, grains, slight fruit.
  • Taste: Pretty hoppy, some light malt.
  • Bought: Schneider Weisses Brauhaus, 300 ml draught, €3.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall (Schneider Weisse Kristall)

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  • Name: Schneider Weisse Tap 2 Mein Kristall (Schneider Weisse Kristall), 5.3%, Germany
  • Appearance: Clear, light golden. Clear, lots of bubbles.
  • Aroma: Wheat, orange. Some hops.
  • Taste: More wheat and orange. Slightly metallic. Fresh.
  • Bought: Schneider Weisses Brauhaus, 500 ml, €3.80
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Meine Blonde Weisse (Schneider Weisse Weizen Hell)

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  • Name: Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Meine Blonde Weisse (Schneider Weisse Weizen Hell), 5.2%, Germany
  • Appearance: Murky light golden. Unfiltered. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good yeast and wheat.
  • Taste: Wheat and yeast, slight citrus.
  • Bought: Schneider Weisses Brauhaus, 300 ml draught, €3.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Augustiner Edelstoff (re-rate)

Re-tried this one, in Augustiner am Dom. Added to the 2010 rating.

Augustiner Dunkel

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  • Name: Augustiner Dunkel, 5.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Nice tan head.
  • Aroma: Good malt, dark fruit, nuts. Slight prunes?
  • Taste: More dark malt, brown sugar, dark fruit. Warming.
  • Bought: Augustiner am Dom, 500 ml draught, €3.95
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb

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  • Name: Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb, 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Hazy pale yellow. Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, citrus. Some yeast as well.
  • Taste: Citrus, wheat, smooth. Hops? Nice.
  • Bought: Andechser am Dom, 300 ml draught, €2.90
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Andechser Hell

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  • Name: Andechser Hell, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, good white head. Clear.
  • Aroma: Hops and malt, not much.
  • Taste: Fresh and clean, good hops/malt balance. Nice lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Andechser am Dom, 250 ml draught, €2.50
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/4-2013

Friday, 5 April 2013

St Feuillien Brune

Courtesy of OKO, thanks!
  • Name: St Feuillien Brune, 8.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Medium brown, dark tan head. Gushing
  • Aroma: Malt, slight burnt. Caramel, brown sugar.
  • Taste: More malt and a bit too sweet. Slight hoppiness.
  • Bought: Bert's Bierhuis (Utrecht), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 5/4-2013, BB: 2/9-2013

Watou Tripel

Courtesy of OKO, thanks!
  • Name: Watou Tripel, 7.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light golden orange, good amount of white head. Some sediments.
  • Aroma: Yeast, hops, citrus fruit. Spices?
  • Taste: Citrus, fruit, hops. Quite good.
  • Bought: Bert's Bierhuis (Utrecht), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 5/4-2013, BB: 1/12-2015

De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)

Courtesy of OKO, thanks!
  • Name: De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch), 10%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Orange brown, hazy. Ok amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, orange, lots of yeast. Some hops.
  • Taste: More fruit, hops. Yeast. Liquorice?
  • Bought: Bert's Bierhuis (Utrecht), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 5/4-2013

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2012

  • Name: Alaskan Smoked Porter 2012, 6.5%%, United States
  • Appearance: Basically black, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit. Smoke, tar, bacon.
  • Taste: More dark malt, smoke, roasted. Chocolate? Very nice.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 650 ml, £10.99
  • Overall score: 5/6
  • Info: 31/3-2013, 221/300, 232/500, BB: 26/12-2026

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Ueli Winterbogg

  • Name: Ueli Winterbogg, 6.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very hazy amber, ok amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of quite ripe fruit, some yeast and bread.
  • Taste: More fruit, some malt as well. Slightly roasted. Nice
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 28/3-2013, BB: 7/5-2013

Monday, 25 March 2013

Feldschlösschen Stark

  • Name: Feldschlösschen Stark, 7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden, clear. Bubbly. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, sweet, some fruit in the corner.
  • Taste: Some cereal, lots of malt. Sweet, some alcohol. Not hideous.
  • Bought: Coop, 500 ml can, CHF ?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 25/3-2013, BB: 26/1-2014

Friday, 22 March 2013

Mikkeller Cream Ale

Finally a cream ale. Now 73/73 styles on RB.
  • Name: Mikkeller Cream Ale, 5.0%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Golden orange, cloudy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, apricot, honey. 
  • Taste: More fruit, but lots of hops. Chemical?
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £2.99
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 22/3-2013, BB: 21/5-2015

Serengeti Premium Lager

A new country:
  • Name: Serengeti Premium Lager, 4.8%, Tanzania
  • Appearance: Clear, pale golden. Bubbles. OK amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, cereal. Some malt.
  • Taste: More cereal and grains and malt. Not very pleasant.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £1.99
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 22/3-2013, BB: 13/9-2013

Friday, 15 March 2013

Birrificio del Ducato Bitter Ale

  • Name: Birrificio del Ducato Bitter Ale, 4.2%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light amber, clear. Huge amounts of white, creamy head, too much.
  • Aroma: Some malt, but more bitterness.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, sightly too bitter. Some malt. Slightly disappointing.
  • Bought: Bottega della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 15/3-2013, BB: 4/2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Unser Bier Weihnachtsbier

  • Name: Unser Bier Weihnachtsbier, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange amber, clear. Tiny bit of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Spices, some fruit and malt.
  • Taste: More spices and malt. Dark fruit. Quite nice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 3.70
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 13/3-2013, BB: 9/5-2013

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Öufi Helles Pils

  • Name: Öufi Helles Pils, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Pale yellow, slightly hazy. Some white head. Some sediments.
  • Aroma: Citrus and hops. Slight malt.
  • Taste: Nice, crisp. Good hops and malt. Some citrus fruit. 
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 5/3-2013, BB: 25/2-2013

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Fucking Hell

With this name, I just had to buy it.
  • Name: Fucking Hell, 4.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Little bit of white head.
  • Aroma: Some malt and hops, some grains too.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, some malt as well. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 28/2-2013, BB: 31/3-2013

Monday, 25 February 2013

Pedavena Birra Dolomiti Doppio Malto

  • Name: Pedavena Birra Dolomiti Doppio Malto, 6.7%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light golden brown, clear. Little bit of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, quite sweet.
  • Taste: More malt, sugar/caramel. Some fruit in there? Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Bottega Della Birra, 330 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 25/2-2013, BB: 31/12-2012

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Moor Old Freddy Walker

Finally another 300 beer!
  • Name: Moor Old Freddy Walker, 7.5%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. Nice, dark tan head, shortlived.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some over-ripe fruit.
  • Taste: Lots of dark malt, coffee, roasted. Some hops as well. Nice.
  • Bought: Bottega Della Birra, 660 ml, €?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 21/2-2013, 220/300, BB: 30/12-12

Monday, 18 February 2013

Pilsen

Kindly brought back from Costa Rica by Antonio S.
  • Name: Pilsen, 5.1%, Costa Rica
  • Appearance: Light, yellow golden. Clear. Very little head.
  • Aroma: Grains, some malt. Not so good.
  • Taste: Grains, corn. Some malt. Not very pleasant aftertaste.
  • Bought: Gift, 350 ml, N/A
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 18/2-2013, BB: 30/5-2013

Pilsen Frost

Kindly brought back from Costa Rica by Antonio S.
  • Name: Pilsen Frost, 4.6%, Costa Rica
  • Appearance: Very pale golden, clear. Short-lived, fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Grains and malt.
  • Taste: Fresh. Some malt, little hops. Slight citrus and cereal. Probably the most positive thing I can say is "refreshing".
  • Bought: Gift, 350 ml, N/A
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 18/2-2013, BB: 30/5-2013

Friday, 15 February 2013

Belhaven Scottish Stout

  • Name: Belhaven Scottish Stout, 7.0%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some dark tan head, short-lived though.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
  • Taste: Nice dark malt, roasted, slight chocolate and coffee. Warming. Very nice.
  • Bought: ?, 500 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Overall score: 4/6
  • Info: 15/2-2013, BB: 28/2-2013

Friday, 8 February 2013

Paceña Centenario

A new country:
  • Name: Paceña Centenario, 5.2%, Bolivia
  • Appearance: Clear, yellow golden. Fizzy, white, short-lived head.
  • Aroma: Grains, watery. Slight citrus. 
  • Taste: More grains and citrus. Not much.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World, 350 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 8/2-2013

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Rosengarten Einsiedler Spezial Dunkel

  • Name: Rosengarten Einsiedler Spezial Dunkel, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Small amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some fruit. 
  • Taste: Lots of malt, slightly roasted. Some dark fruits. Slight tartness?
  • Bought: Beer Planet Lowe, 300 ml, CHF 2.60
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 6/2-2013, BB: 19/1-2013

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Cerveza Imperial Silver

Kindly brought back from Costa Rica by Antonio S.
  • Name: Cerveza Imperial Silver, 4.6%, Costa Rica
  • Appearance: Light golden yellow. Clear. Some white head, fizzy.
  • Aroma: Cereal, grains, some hops.
  • Taste: More grains, some hops and citrus. Quite sweet.
  • Bought: Gift, 350 ml, N/A
  • Overall score: 2/6
  • Info: 3/2-2013, BB: 30/5-2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tschlin Biera Engiadinaisa

Difficult name:
  • Name: Tschlin Biera Engiadinaisa, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Yellow golden. Enormous amounts of head, creamy when it settled and long-lasting. Fizzy, slightly hazy.
  • Aroma: Lemon, hops, some fruit. Slight yeast?
  • Taste: More hops and almost-off fruit. Just alright.
  • Bought: Beer Planet Lowe, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Overall score: 3/6
  • Info: 17/1-2013, BB: 29/11-2012