Sunday, 31 December 2017

Beer Goals 2017 - Result

My beer goals for 2017 were as follows (with inline comments):

  • Get from 153 to 164 Ratebeer countries   [Goal reached 2017-10-22]
    • Helped by trades as usual, I managed to get to 167 countries with one in the basement. Still not in the top-10 though, but in 16th place.
  • Get from 6 to 8 Canadian Provinces
    • Trade still not completed, hopefully will manage next year...
  • Get a top-50 beer rating from the last eight styles   [Current status: 11]
    • Went from eight to eleven as some dropped out or had the style changed. This one is more difficult than I thought...
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 5 beers from 5 to 0   [Current status: 2]
    • Did pretty well, but still two left (Unblended and Faro) at four.
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 10 beers from 10 to 5   [Goal reached 2017-09-29]
    • Managed to reach this goal, and got down to four. Happy with that.
  • Get from 664 to 1000 RB posts   [Goal reached 2017-04-13]
    • Managed to get to 1364 before they switched to the new forums. On the new forums I reached 134 replies and 4 topics created, so pretty active year.
  • Get from 905 to 1000 breweries   [Goal reached 2017-07-14]
    • Crushed this one and ended up with 1084 breweries.
  • Get from 288 to 320 Swiss ratings   [Goal reached 2017-07-21]
    • This one ended up being quite easy, and ended up with 345 Swiss ratings
  • Get from 78 to 100 Swiss breweries   [Goal reached 2017-07-22]
    • Took a bit of a hunt, but ended up with 109 Swiss breweries.

Some other minor country related goals:
  • Increase countries with 50+ ratings from 9 to 10   [Goal reached 2017-03-24]
  • Increase countries with 10+ ratings from 23 to 30   [Current status: 28]
  • Increase countries with 5+ ratings from 34 to 40   [Current status: 39]
  • Increase countries with 2+ ratings from 79 to 85   [Goal reached 2017-06-23]
The two X-or-less goals were not helped by the introduction of a new style, India Style Lager, in April 2017. I had only tried three of this new style, so had to get seven more of those as well.

I also managed two of the four "minor country related goals". It could have been three as I had enough Northern Ireland beers to get up to five, but then I got sick over Christmas. I am especially happy with getting 2+ countries from 79 to 90

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Störtebeker Polar Weizen

Eisbock #8:
  • Name: Störtebeker Polar Weizen, 9.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark orange, some golden. Slight haze. Some creamy, very light tan head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, alcohol, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Fruits, sweetness, wheat, banana, alcohol. Slight disappointment.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 5.40
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 28/12-2017, BB: 19/6-2019

Stille Nacht - Salzburger Festbier

New brewery:
  • Name: Stille Nacht - Salzburger Festbier, 6.3%, Austria
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, chocolate. Slight caramel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, some dark fruits, roasted. Sweetness.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/12-2017, BB: 17/5-2018

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Beerbliotek GBG Beer Week 2017 A Moment of Clarity

  • Name: Beerbliotek GBG Beer Week 2017 A Moment of Clarity, 4.7%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Hazy yellow, good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, slight bitterness.
  • Taste: Light bitterness, slight fruits, quite smooth. Great balance.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.42
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 27/12-2017, BB: 25/6-2018

Beerbliotek Du luktar lite som första gången jag träffade dig

  • Name: Beerbliotek Du luktar lite som första gången jag träffade dig, 8.0%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Orange, hazy. Slight white head.
  • Aroma: Nice exotic fruits, clear bitterness.
  • Taste: Grapefruit, exotic fruits, hops, nice lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.42
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 27/12-2017, BB: 13/9-2018

Kormoran Imperium Prunum

Top rated Baltic Porter:
  • Name: Kormoran Imperium Prunum, 11%, Poland
  • Appearance: Waxed bottle. Very dark brown, clear. Flat with basically no head.
  • Aroma: Prunes, smoked. Roasted, some sweetness? 
  • Taste: Prunes, sweetness, slight smoked. Some dark malt, but could be more. Warming. Flat feeling, though.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - big thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 27/12-2017, BB: 20/1-2018

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Boundary D'etre Ultime

  • Name: Boundary D'etre Ultime, 5.6%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Huge amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, citrus fruits, yeast.
  • Taste: Yeast, hops, light fruits. Dry. Pretty smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.42
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 24/12-2017, BB: 31/12-2018

Saturday, 23 December 2017

WhiteFrontier Moroccan Gose

  • Name: WhiteFrontier Moroccan Gose, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, quite hazy. Tiny white head.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, lemon, some salt.
  • Taste: Tart light fruits, lemon, saltiness. Dry. Lasting sourness.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 23/12-2017, BB: ??/??-2018

Sauer & Hartwig - Urstrom Ale

American Pale Ale #50, new brewery:
  • Name: Sauer & Hartwig - Urstrom Ale, 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange brown, hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, herbal. Metal?
  • Taste: Slight hops, some sweetness, herbs? Not so great aftertaste.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 23/12-2017, BB: 5/3-2019

Boundary Imbongo

Northern Ireland #2, new brewery:
  • Name: Boundary Imbongo, 5.5%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Light brown, quite murky. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, tropical fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, exotic fruits. Decent hop character. Lasting bitterness. Good, but not great.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.42
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/12-2017, BB: 19/9-2018

Friday, 22 December 2017

Brew Age Eisknacker

Eisbock #7, new brewery:
  • Name: Brew Age Eisknacker, 12.2%, Austria
  • Appearance: Dark brown, with some red. Small, creamy tan head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, raisins, prunes, sweetness.
  • Taste: Raisins, prunes, sweet. Slight alcohol, warming, and very easy drinking.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £6.19
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 22/12-2017, BB: 25/11-2018

Dietrachinger Schwarze Tinte

New brewery:
  • Name: Dietrachinger Schwarze Tinte, 6.2%, Austria
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, caramel sweetness, roasted.
  • Taste: Malt, sweetness, a bit too sweet. Roasted, chocolate, very slight smoke? Not so stout-y.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 22/12-2017, BB: 14/3-2018

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Kirschenholz Landbier Dunkel

New brewery:
  • Name: Kirschenholz Landbier Dunkel, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red. Clear. Small, creamy light tan head.
  • Aroma: Some malt, roasted, slight sweetness.
  • Taste: Light malt, caramel sweetness. Toasted.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 21/12-2017, BB: 12/4-2018

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Camba Bavaria Grisette

  • Name: Camba Bavaria Grisette, 5.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark yellow golden, slightly hazy. Good amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, banana, a little bit like a wheat beer.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, banana, slight grains. Some sweetness, some Belgian yeast. Nice.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/12-2017, BB: 29/5-2018

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 04 Hoppla! Hoppy Lager

Liechtenstein #5:
  • Name: Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 04 Hoppla! Hoppy Lager, 4.9%, Liechtenstein
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Metal notes, some hops and very light fruits.
  • Taste: Light hops, citrus, light fruits, slight metal. Ok.
  • Bought: Coop (Basel), 330 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 19/12-2017, BB: 10/2-2018

Monday, 18 December 2017

Gusswerk Red Ale

  • Name: Gusswerk Red Ale, 4.7%, Austria
  • Appearance: Light brown, hint of orange. Hazy. Good amount of creamy, light tan head. Sediments at bottom of the bottle.
  • Aroma: Light malt, slight grains.
  • Taste: Light malt, slight fruits, some bitterness. Not the best aftertaste.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 18/12-2017, BB: 12/9-2018

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Alpagold

Liechtenstein #4:
  • Name: Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Alpagold, 4.8%, Liechtenstein
  • Appearance: Light golden, crystal clear. Bubbles. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, grains.
  • Taste: Lots of grains. Slight malt. Sweetness. Odd one.
  • Bought: Coop Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 1.04
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 17/12-2017, BB: 30/4-2018

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Gruut Bruin

New brewery:
  • Name: Gruut Bruin, 7.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Quite dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Molasses, dark fruit, sweet. Nutty.
  • Taste: Dark fruit, malt, sweetness, spices, Belgian yeast. Nutty.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £3.49
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/12-2017, 109/300M, BB: 15/2-2018

Propeller Turbo Prop

New brewery:
  • Name: Propeller Turbo Prop, 6.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Clear golden, good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Fruit, some sweetness, standard malt/hops.
  • Taste: Sweet malt, some medium fruits. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 16/12-2017, BB: 5/1-2019

The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager

  • Name: The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Lager, 5.0%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Light golden, hazy? Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, light hops, malt.
  • Taste: Grains, light hops, slight malt. Nice, bitter aftertaste. Not bad.
  • Bought: Found in the fridge at M/K party - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/12-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Friday, 15 December 2017

Kehrwieder PROTOTYP

New brewery:
  • Name: Kehrwieder PROTOTYP, 5.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark golden, slightly hazy. Huge amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits. Good lasting bitterness. Decent balance.
  • Bought: Foodist.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 15/12-2017, BB: 19/2-2018

Hohenthanner Schlossbrauerei Perlenzauber German Pale Ale

  • Name: Hohenthanner Schlossbrauerei Perlenzauber German Pale Ale, 5.4%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Big, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Clean hops, slight fruitiness.
  • Taste: Light bitterness, light fruits small malt. Slight spices? Smooth.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/12-2017, BB: 21/7-2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Insel-Brauerei Übersee Hopfen (Japan - Sorachi Ace)

New brewery:
  • Name: Insel-Brauerei Übersee Hopfen (Japan - Sorachi Ace), 5.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Medium brown, slight haze. Lots of creamy, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, butterscotch.
  • Taste: Rattling hops, light butterscotch, slight dank. One of the least IPA IPAs I've had...
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 13/12-2017, BB: 7/6-2019

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Zwönitzer Rauchbier

  • Name: Zwönitzer Rauchbier, 5.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Good amount of medium tan head.
  • Aroma: Faint smoke, roasted, some dark malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, light smoke, roasted, slight dark fruit. Smooth.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 12/12-2017, BB: 28/7-2018

Cooks Darkie

Ratebeer country #167:
  • Name: Cooks Darkie, 4.5%, Cook Islands
  • Appearance: Medium brown, quite hazy. Some fizz left, but not much head to speak of.
  • Aroma: Prunes, forest, slight paint and vinegar.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, faint memories of malt and longings of being back home in Cook Islands. Seen better days. Hope it doesn't kill me.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - big thanks!, sample
  • Score: 1.0 (Aroma 2/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 2/10, Palate 1/5, Overall 3/20)
  • Info: 12/12-2017

Piton

Ratebeer country #166:
  • Name: Piton, 5%, Saint Lucia
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slight haze. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Quite fruity, slight grains.
  • Taste: Light fruits, watery, sweetness, handful of malt molecules. Travelled far, but obviously not that well.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - big thanks!, sample
  • Score: 1.2 (Aroma 2/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 2/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 4/20)
  • Info: 12/12-2017

Monday, 11 December 2017

Raschhofer Lebenskünstler Witbier

New brewery:
  • Name: Raschhofer Lebenskünstler Witbier, 5.1%, Austria
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slightly hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, light fruits, slight yeast.
  • Taste: Good wheat, light fruits and sweetness. Some spices. Very easy drinking.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 11/12-2017, BB: 21/6-2018

Sunday, 10 December 2017

HBH Enzo

New brewery:
  • Name: HBH Enzo, 6.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, seems clear. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Coffee, roasted. Dark malt.
  • Taste: Coffee, roasted, dark malt. Still seems a bit thin, though.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 10/12-2017, BB: 31/8-2018

St. Louis Lager

Ratebeer country #165:
  • Name: St. Louis Lager, 3.5%, Botswana
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, clear. Fizzy. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, very pale malt.
  • Taste: Grains, light fruits. Slight sweetness and funk.
  • Bought: Trade with Bov - thanks!, 330 ml can
  • Score: 1.7 (Aroma 3/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 3/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 7/20)
  • Info: 10/12-2017, BB: 27/9-2017

Saturday, 9 December 2017

WhiteFrontier / Land & Labour Screaming Trees

  • Name: WhiteFrontier / Land & Labour Screaming Trees, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, quite clear. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, honey? Some juniper.
  • Taste: Interesting fruitiness, slight sweetness and light malt. Forest. Juniper?
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 9/12-2017, BB: 30/9-2018

Wacken Beer Walkürenschluck

New brewery:
  • Name: Wacken Beer Walkürenschluck, 7.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange/red, peach? Slight haze. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, slight malt.
  • Taste: Ripe red fruits, sweet. Slight malt and earthiness. Not sure what to think of this one.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 9/12-2017, BB: 15/8-2018

Friday, 8 December 2017

McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: McGargles Granny Mary's Red Ale, 4.4%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue, clear. Lots of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Some fruits, malt.
  • Taste: Medium malt, roasted, some fruits. Slight burnt bitterness in aftertaste. Pretty average.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 8/12-2017, BB: 31/8-2018

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Kraftbierwerkstatt Chinook

New brewery, India Pale Ale #100:
  • Name: Kraftbierwerkstatt Chinook, 6.7%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear, fizzy. Nice, creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, light hops. Light sweetness.
  • Taste: Nice, clean hops, light fruits, pretty sweet. Lacks some bitterness, though.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 7/12-2017, BB: 5/2-2019

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Bad Santa Christmas Special 2017

  • Name: Bad Santa Christmas Special 2017, 6.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark golden, hint of brown, clear. Big off-white head.
  • Aroma: Caramel sweetness, malt.
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Slight dark fruits. Decent.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 6/12-2017, BB: 17/8-2018

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Nepal Ice Strong

New brewery:
  • Name: Nepal Ice Strong, 7%, Nepal
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, grains, sweetness.
  • Taste: Malt, sweet, slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Kindly brought back from Nepal by Hari K - thanks!, 500 ml can
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 5/12-2017, BB: 28/2-2018

Pravda Trump

  • Name: Pravda Trump, 7.2%, Ukraine
  • Appearance: Orange brown, slight haze. Big, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, slight sweetness, slight metal. Not great and a bit tacky, like DJT.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 5/12-2017, BB: 15/5-2018

Monday, 4 December 2017

Bergbräu Doppelbock

New brewery:
  • Name: Bergbräu Doppelbock, 6.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Pretty sweet, medium malt, nutty. Caramel. A bit too sweet.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 4/12-2017, BB: 31/3-2018

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Hohenthanner Schlossbrauerei Blau Weisse

New brewery:
  • Name: Hohenthanner Schlossbrauerei Blau Weisse, 5.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Pale orange, hazy. Some off-white head, but not much.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, banana, some wheat.
  • Taste: Good amount of wheat, banana, light fruits. Slight sweetness. Easy drinking.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 3/12-2017, BB: 21/7-2018

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Beavertown Black Betty

  • Name: Beavertown Black Betty, 7.4%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, seemingly clear. Nice, tan head.
  • Aroma: Nice hops, medium malt. Toasted.
  • Taste: Clear hops, intermixed dark malt. Roasted. Nice bitter aftertaste. Still smooth.
  • Bought: Foodist.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 2/12-2017, BB: 18/2-2018

LaBieratorium Alte Welt Ale

My second beer from Brandenburg:
  • Name: LaBieratorium Alte Welt Ale, 5.4%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark orange, hazy. Pretty big, creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Earth, slight smoke. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Light smoke, sweetness, some malt. Light bitterness. Decent.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 2/12-2017, BB: 6/6-2018

Friday, 1 December 2017

Ketterer Imperial Gold

New brewery:
  • Name: Ketterer Imperial Gold, 9.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange, slight golden, clear and fizzy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Some fruits, light hops, herbs.
  • Taste: Fruits, strong herbal, some hops and butterscotch. Slight alcohol. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: Kalea Craft Beer Advent Calendar, 330 ml, CHF 2.91
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 1/12-2017, BB: 25/8-2018

Storm&Anchor In A Galaxy Far, Far Away (2016)

  • Name: Storm&Anchor In A Galaxy Far, Far Away (2016), 7.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange brown, quite hazy. Nice amount of off-white head, creamy.
  • Aroma: Slight fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Very light fruits, slight toffee, hops in there, but not very prominent. Ok.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 6.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 1/12-2017, BB: 30/11-2017

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Störtebeker Eis-Lager

Eisbock #6:
  • Name: Störtebeker Eis-Lager, 9.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Red/Brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Sweetness, ripe fruits. Prunes.
  • Taste: Sweet, ripe fruits, warming. Prunes. Nice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 5.40
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 25/11-2017, BB: 16/1-2019

Skumenn Wheat India Pale Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: Skumenn Wheat India Pale Ale, 5.5%, France
  • Appearance: Hazy yellow, big white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, hops.
  • Taste: Wheat, light bitterness, light fruits, citrus. Ok.
  • Bought: Gift from Julien C - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/11-2017, BB: 30/6-2018

Friday, 24 November 2017

Storm&Anchor Sailor Grave (2017)

  • Name: Storm&Anchor Sailor Grave (2017), 10.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, big amount of thick, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, brown sugar, roasted, some coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee and bacon, some sweetness. Hides alcohol well. Smooth. Very nice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 6.50
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 24/11-2017, BB: 31/8-2018

La Challensoise L'Amère Supérieure

New CH brewery:
  • Name: La Challensoise L'Amère Supérieure, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Hazy orange, good amount of creamy, off-white head. Layer of thin sediment at the bottom.
  • Aroma: Good amount of fruits, light hops. Slight resins.
  • Taste: Clear hops, nice fruits. Smooth. Fruit in aftertaste, light bitterness.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/11-2017, BB: 30/6-2018

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Bevog Rudeen Black IPA

Top-26 Black IPA:
  • Name: Bevog Rudeen Black IPA, 7.4%, Austria
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Small tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, roasted, followed by hops.
  • Taste: Roasted, some dark malt, buttery, clear crisp bitterness. Very good and typical Black IPA.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 6.20
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 18/11-2017, BB: 23/3-2018

Brasserie du Chauve Bièr'Garenne La Louve

  • Name: Brasserie du Chauve Bièr'Garenne La Louve, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange brown, hazy. Sediments at bottom. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, light malt, yeast.
  • Taste: Good fruits, yeast and malt. Earth. Decent.
  • Bought: Gift from Julien C - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/11-2017, BB: 31/3-2018

Friday, 17 November 2017

De Moersleutel Motorolie Turf (Bowmore BA)

New brewery
  • Name: De Moersleutel Motorolie Turf (Bowmore BA), 12%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Flat, almost no head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, slight peat.
  • Taste: Peat, but not too much. Dark malt, roasted, some sweetness. Not too much barrel. Not that complex, but hides alcohol well.
  • Bought: Trade with tricksta_p - thanks!, 375 ml
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 17/11-2017, BB: 30/6-2023

Störtebeker Atlantik-Ale

Bought by mistake, thought I was buying the Eisbock, Störtebeker Arktik Ale...
  • Name: Störtebeker Atlantik-Ale, 5.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, fizzy. Lots of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops. Not much.
  • Taste: Light hops, light malt. Herbs. Very slight bitterness. Quite boring.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 500 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 17/11-2017, BB: 1/2-2018

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Stanislaus Brewskovitch All Black

New brewery:
  • Name: Stanislaus Brewskovitch All Black, 7.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, seems clear. Small dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt. Slight dark fruits, roasted,
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee and smoke. Nice.
  • Bought: Trade with tricksta_p - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 11/11-2017, BB: 30/4-2019

Anchor California Lager

  • Name: Anchor California Lager, 4.9%, United States
  • Appearance: Clear golden, fizzy. Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Not much, just some slight hops and slight malt.
  • Taste: Light malt, light hops, slight grains. Mild bitter aftertaste.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 355 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 11/11-2017, BB: 31/12-2018

Friday, 10 November 2017

Berging S1 Russian Imperial_Stout

New brewery:
  • Name: Berging S1 Russian Imperial_Stout, 8.8%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted, some coffee. Burnt bitterness. Good balance, but not especially complex.
  • Bought: Trade with tricksta_p - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 10/11-2017, BB: 31/3-2018

Trois Dames Handle in Hand

  • Name: Trois Dames Handle in Hand, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark red, with some brown. Clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, slight wood, citrus.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, slight lemon. Lingering tartness. Not totally unenjoyable.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 10/11-2017, BB: 31/12-2019

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Põhjala Öö

Estonia #5:
  • Name: Põhjala Öö, 10.5%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Oily. Minimal tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt roasted, sweetness. Dark, ripe fruits.
  • Taste: Dark malts, roasted, almost burnt. Dark chocolate,  molasses. Warming. Great.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 7.50
  • Score: 4.2 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 4/11-2017, BB: 30/6-2018

Trois Dames Saison Citron-Framboise

  • Name: Trois Dames Saison Citron-Framboise, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden orange, hazy. Fizzy. Slight white head. Murky later.
  • Aroma: Tartness, lemon, tart light fruits.
  • Taste: Tartness, sourness. Definitely lemon. Guess some berries/fruits hiding in there.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 4/11-2017, BB: 31/3-2019

Friday, 3 November 2017

Hopper Bräu Dunkle Macht Porter

New brewery:
  • Name: Hopper Bräu Dunkle Macht Porter, 6.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
  • Taste: Roasted, dark malt, some dark chocolate. Nice.
  • Bought: Foodist.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.30
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 3/11-2017, BB: 31/1-2018

Beavertown Gamma Ray

New brewery:
  • Name: Beavertown Gamma Ray, 5.4%, England
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slightly hazy. Lots of creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, resin, light fruits, citrus.
  • Taste: Light hops, good amount of fruits. Slight sweetness. Lasting bitterness. Easy drinking.
  • Bought: Foodist.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.53
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 3/11-2017, BB: 11/1-2018

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Mikkeller American Dream

India Style Lager #10:
  • Name: Mikkeller American Dream, 4.6%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear and bubbly. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, resins, light fruits.
  • Taste: Clear hops, some light fruits, pilsner in there. Pine. Bitterness in aftertaste. Dry.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 5.70
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 31/10-2017, BB: 15/3-2018

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Stigbergets Russian Imperial Stout

  • Name: Stigbergets Russian Imperial Stout, 8.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark, ripe fruits, roasted, dark malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate. Dark fruits. Spritzy.
  • Bought: Upper Glass (Heidelberg), 330 ml, €5.07
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 28/10-2017, BB: 30/11-2019

Omnipollo Bianca Mango Lassi Gose 3.5%

  • Name: Omnipollo Bianca Mango Lassi Gose 3.5%, 3.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very hazy yellow, lots of sediments/bits at the bottom of the bottle. Fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of exotic fruits, mango, slight lime.
  • Taste: Exotic fruits, lime and some tartness, slight saltiness. Interesting.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 8.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 28/10-2017, BB: 20/4-2018

Friday, 27 October 2017

La Nébuleuse Thank you Brew

  • Name: La Nébuleuse Thank you Brew, 8.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, seemingly clear, small tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, milk stout-y.
  • Taste: Dark malt, bitter chocolate, roasted. Tart? Lacking balance.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.95
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 27/10-2017, BB: 31/1-2018

Stigbergets West Coast IPA

  • Name: Stigbergets West Coast IPA, 6.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Yellow orange, very hazy. Good amount of creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Tropical fruits, good hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, lots of light/exotic fruits, nice lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Foodist.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.95
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 27/10-2017, BB: 3/11-2017

Freiburger Biermanufaktur Ma Biche

  • Name: Freiburger Biermanufaktur Ma Biche, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale light orange, slightly hazy. Quite flat.
  • Aroma: Light tart fruits, citrus, some wheat.
  • Taste: Wheat, light tart fruits, lemon. Not good.
  • Bought: Gift from Vincent R - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.5 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 27/10-2017, BB: 3/1-2018

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cerveses Alpha La Dama Blanca

Ratebeer country #164:
  • Name: Cerveses Alpha La Dama Blanca, 5.1%, Andorra
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slightly hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight malt and hops.
  • Taste: Light malt, light fruits, spices, citrus. Slight hops. Ok.
  • Bought: Trade with MarkoNm - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.5 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 22/10-2017, BB: 6/8-2017

Banjul Jul Brew Export

Gambia #2:
  • Name: Banjul Jul Brew Export, 5.5%, Gambia
  • Appearance: Clear golden, bubbles. Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Slight malt, grains.
  • Taste: Cheap malt, light grains, sweetness. Not hideous.
  • Bought: Trade with nilsas - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 22/10-2017, BB: 12/4-2018

Saturday, 21 October 2017

De Prael Scotch Ale

  • Name: De Prael Scotch Ale, 7.7%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Orange, some light brown. Slightly hazy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Good amount of fruits, light malt.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, slight bitterness. Medicinal. Not great.
  • Bought: Marqt (The Hague), 330 ml, €2.79
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 21/10-2017, BB: 30/4-2018

Kees / Cloudwater Raspberry Cream Ale

  • Name: Kees / Cloudwater Raspberry Cream Ale, 6.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Hazy light red, huge amount of white long lasting head.
  • Aroma: Raspberry, light fruits. Slight tartness.
  • Taste: Raspberry, berries, slight tartness. Slight bitterness in aftertaste.
  • Bought: Den Gouwen Aar (Gouda), 330 ml, €3.25
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/10-2017, BB: 31/5-2018

Friday, 20 October 2017

Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake

New brewery:
  • Name: Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake, 11%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Very small dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, pecan, cake, sweet. Vanilla.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slight roast, pecan, cake, vanilla, pretty sweet. Like a liquid cake.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 20/10-2017, BB: 12/4-2021

Birra Prishtina Lager

Kosovo #2, new brewery:
  • Name: Birra Prishtina Lager, 4.2%, Kosovo
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear, fizzy. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, slight grains.
  • Taste: Light malt, some grains, slight sweetness and cereals. Refreshing, though.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 330 ml, CHF 1.25
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 20/10-2017, BB: 4/4-2018

Saturday, 14 October 2017

't IJ Natte

  • Name: 't IJ Natte, 6.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark reddish brown. Seems clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, some malt, sweetness.
  • Taste: Light malt, lots of dark fruits. Caramel sweetness. Odd. Dubbel?
  • Bought: Ekoplaza (The Hague), 330 ml, €1.99
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 14/10-2017, BB: 31/1-2018

Two Chefs Green Bullet

New brewery:
  • Name: Two Chefs Green Bullet, 5.7%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Orange dark golden, hazy. Good amount of creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, light pine, light fruits. Low bitterness in aftertaste.
  • Bought: Marqt (The Hague), 330 ml, €2.29
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/10-2017, BB: 28/3-2018

Friday, 13 October 2017

Dugges / Hunter & Sons Sidamo Dimtu

  • Name: Dugges / Hunter & Sons Sidamo Dimtu, 10.0%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Slight tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, nice coffee.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, roasted, burnt, coffee. Warming. Nice!
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 13/10-2017, BB: 17/11-2020

De Leckere SpringHaver Lentebok

New brewery:
  • Name: De Leckere SpringHaver Lentebok, 6.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Light golden orange, slightly hazy. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, some fruits, herbs, light sweetness.
  • Taste: Sweet, herbal, light fruits. Medicinal. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: Ekoplaza (The Hague), 250 ml, €2.09
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 13/10-2017, BB: 28/2-2018

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Banjul Jul Brew

Ratebeer country #163:
  • Name: Banjul Jul Brew, 4.7%, Gambia
  • Appearance: Clear golden, some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Not much. Slight grains, slight malt.
  • Taste: Grains, cheap malt, more grains. Watery.
  • Bought: Trade with nilsas - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 8/10-2017, BB: 15/5-2018

Saturday, 7 October 2017

BarlindBeer Barcode Imperial Oatmeal Stout

New brewery:
  • Name: BarlindBeer Barcode Imperial Oatmeal Stout, 8.3%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Ok amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, burnt.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, roasted, coffee, burnt. Nice, could have more complexity, though.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/10-2017, BB: 15/12-2018

Poppels Modern Lager

India Style Lager #9:
  • Name: Poppels Modern Lager, 5.3%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Dark orange, some golden. Clear. Big, white head.
  • Aroma: Slight malt, vegetables, very slight hops.
  • Taste: Light malts, bread, some light fruits. Low bitterness.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 7/10-2017, BB: 17/3-2018

Friday, 6 October 2017

Närke Tanngnjost & Tanngrisnir XXX (9.5%)

Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu #6:
  • Name: Närke Tanngnjost & Tanngrisnir XXX (9.5%), 9.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, berries, forest. Juniper.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, berries, forest. Light sweetness, smoky wood. Interesting.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 6/10-2017, BB: 31/12-2017

Hoppy People Psychobilly Black

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Hoppy People Psychobilly Black, 8.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, huge amount of thick, creamy dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, quite dark malt, hops. Slight coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, nice clear bitterness, roasted, hint of coffee. Bitter aftertaste.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.70
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 6/10-2017, BB: 21/12-2017

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Vega Deep Sea Imperial Porter

New brewery:
  • Name: Vega Deep Sea Imperial Porter, 8.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Nice amount of tan, long lasting head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, burnt bitterness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee notes. Some dark fruits, dry.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 30/9-2017, BB: 1/3-2018

Pilgrim Triple Ambrée

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Pilgrim Triple Ambrée, 10.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark reddish brown. Fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel sweetness, malt.
  • Taste: Lots of ripe dark fruits, medium malt, caramel sweetness, warming. Nice.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 375 ml, CHF 6.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 30/9-2017, BB: 31/12-2019

Friday, 29 September 2017

Maisel & Friends Jeff's Bavarian Ale

Weizen Bock #10:
  • Name: Maisel & Friends Jeff's Bavarian Ale, 7.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange light brown, slightly hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, banana, slight wheat. Medium malt.
  • Taste: Lots of light fruits, slight wheat, medium malts, sweetness. Some late banana. Nice and warming.
  • Bought: Fristo (Konstanz), 750 ml, €5.14
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 29/9-2017, BB: 12/10-2018

Bachweg The Life of Reilly, Oat Herder

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Bachweg The Life of Reilly, Oat Herder, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Huge amount of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, slight tar?
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee. Slight burnt bitterness. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: Bier Arena Murten, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/9-2017, BB: 30/11-2017

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Amager / Goose Island RyeKing

  • Name: Amager / Goose Island RyeKing, 7.7%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Good amount of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, burnt, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, burnt. Smooth.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 500 ml, NOK 89.90
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 30/11-2019

Frøya Guri Kunna

New brewery:
  • Name: Frøya Guri Kunna, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark malt, roasted, lightly smoked.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, burnt, roasted. Slight smoke.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 500 ml, NOK 69.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 11/11-2017

Kinn Julefred 7%

Scottish Ale #10:
  • Name: Kinn Julefred 7%, 7.0%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, nutty, dark fruits. Roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark fruits, smooth. Warming.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 750 ml, NOK 109.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 11/8-2021

Kinn NærbØL (4.7%)

  • Name: Kinn NærbØL (4.7%), 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, yeast. Slight tartness. Mild hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of fruits, yeast, mild hops, smooth. Nice for the ABV.
  • Bought: Courtesy of my brother - thanks!, 750 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 5/9-2018

7 Fjell Ulriken Double IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: 7 Fjell Ulriken Double IPA, 8.5%, Norway
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Exotic fruits, good hops.
  • Taste: Lots of exotic fruits, strong hops. Lingering bitterness. Very nice.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 330 ml, NOK 52.50
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 2/1-2017(?)

Salikatt Homlehåve

New brewery:
  • Name: Salikatt Homlehåve, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Orange light golden, clear. Slight white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, floral, hops.
  • Taste: Strong hops, light fruits, floral. Mild bitter aftertaste. Good.
  • Bought: Courtesy of my brother - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 25/5-2018

Sundbytunet Red Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: Sundbytunet Red Ale, 4.5%, Norway
  • Appearance: Medium brown, some red. Nice amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Berries, malt, funk.
  • Taste: Lots of berries, slight malt, caramel sweetness. Funk. Past its best?
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 49.90
  • Score: 2.5 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 2/10-2017

Lauvanger Kindred Fever

New brewery:
  • Name: Lauvanger Kindred Fever, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Pale golden, very slightly hazy. Slight white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, light fruits.
  • Taste: Light fruits, exotic fruits, very light hops. Not much wheat. Borderline watery.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 44.90
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 17/7-2019

Hunsfos PM5 Porter

New brewery:
  • Name: Hunsfos PM5 Porter, 4.6%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very dark brown. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruit, some berries. Some dark malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt. Slight coffee. Quite nice.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 44.90
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/9-2017, BB: 28/1-2019

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Schouskjelleren The Hindu-German Conspiracy

India Style Lager #8, new brewery:
  • Name: Schouskjelleren The Hindu-German Conspiracy, 6.6%, Norway
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, resin, light fruits.
  • Taste: Clear hops, light fruits, resins. Floral. Nice.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 500 ml, NOK 76.00
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, BB: 11/10-2017

Voss Fellesbryggeri Slalom Porter

New brewery:
  • Name: Voss Fellesbryggeri Slalom Porter, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruits. Roasted, light coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slight coffee. Roasted. Decent.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 49.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, BB: 13/6-2018

Geiranger Sølfest Brown Ale

New brewery
  • Name: Geiranger Sølfest Brown Ale, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Quite dark brown, clear. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium to dark malts, caramel sweetness. Roasted, bready.
  • Taste: Medium to dark malts, roasted, some sweetness. Nutty. Good balance.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 49.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, BB: ??/??-2018

Christianssand Saison (4.7%)

New brewery:
  • Name: Christianssand Saison (4.7%), 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Hazy yellow golden. Slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops. More fruits.
  • Taste: Light fruits, yeast, light hops. Light.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 49.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, BB: 27/4-2018

Petrus Aged Pale

  • Name: Petrus Aged Pale, 7.3%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Clear golden, slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Sour and tart fruits, slight yeast.
  • Taste: Sour, tarts fruits, citrus. Quite sour, yes. Not my thing.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 330 ml, NOK 67.90
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, 71/100, BB: 20/10-2017

Små Vesen Rimtusse

New brewery
  • Name: Små Vesen Rimtusse, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, light caramel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee. Slight burnt bitterness. Average.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 49.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, BB: 15/1-2018

Brew By Numbers 11/09 Session IPA - Motueka & Citra

New brewery:
  • Name: Brew By Numbers 11/09 Session IPA - Motueka & Citra, 4.2%, England
  • Appearance: Very hazy yellow golden. Nice amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, pineapple, peach. Light hops.
  • Taste: Los of fruits, citrus, light hops. Lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 59.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, BB: 17/11-2017

Klokk Juicy IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Klokk Juicy IPA, 4.5%, Norway
  • Appearance: Light yellow golden, hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Exotic fruits, mango, pineapple. Slight hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, lots of exotic fruits. Low bitterness. Good balance.
  • Bought: Gulating Kopervik, 330 ml, NOK 49.90
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 23/9-2017, BB: 15/6-2018

Friday, 22 September 2017

Gulating Bjorr

  • Name: Gulating Bjorr, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very pale golden, clear. Slight white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, light hops and very light malt.
  • Taste: Quite a bit of grains, slight hops.
  • Bought: Courtesy of my brother - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: 11/1-2018

En Liten Øl Gyllen Pilsner Marmor

New brewery:
  • Name: En Liten Øl Gyllen Pilsner Marmor, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, light malt. Slight grains.
  • Taste: Grains, light hops and light malt. Standard.
  • Bought: Courtesy of my brother - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.5 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: 7/3-2018

Kees Export Porter 1750

New brewery:
  • Name: Kees Export Porter 1750, 10.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, burnt, coffee, warming. More dark malt. Nice
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 330 ml, NOK 87.00
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: 31/12-2017

Veholt Bodils Kjærringøl

Scottish Ale #9, new brewery:
  • Name: Veholt Bodils Kjærringøl, 6.2%, Norway
  • Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Huge amounts of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, ripe fruits. Nutty. Pretty smooth.
  • Taste: Malt, caramel sweetness. Slight nutty. 
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 500 ml, NOK 67.90
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: 13/5-2018

Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Mosaic

Lambic Style - Unblended #4:
  • Name: Mikkeller SpontanDryHop Mosaic, 5.5%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Light yellow golden, very slightly hazy.
  • Aroma: Sour apples, tartness.
  • Taste: Quite tart, sour fruits. Not my style, but for some reason this kind-of works.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 330 ml, NOK 69.00
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Smuttynose Baltic Porter

United States #250:
  • Name: Smuttynose Baltic Porter, 8.7%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some very dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark fruits, dark malt, nicely roasted.
  • Taste: Very dark fruits, ripe, dark malt, well roasted. Sweetness. Great balance.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 355 ml, NOK 69.90
  • Score: 4.2 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Skudenes Styrbord

  • Name: Skudenes Styrbord, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Light golden, good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, yes, slight butterscotch. Some grains.
  • Taste: Grains, fruits, slight hops and butterscotch. Weak.
  • Bought: Skudenes Bryggeri, 330 ml, NOK 39.00
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: 2/8-2018

Skudenes Nautisk IPA

  • Name: Skudenes Nautisk IPA, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Light brown, clear. Some off-white head, more later.
  • Aroma: Light hops, light malt. Some fruits.
  • Taste: Light malt, light hops, some fruits. Slight caramel sweetness. Clear hops in aftertaste. Good balance.
  • Bought: Skudenes Bryggeri, 330 ml, NOK 39.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: 14/9-2018

Skudenes Hvit Byge

  • Name: Skudenes Hvit Byge, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow golden. Not much head.
  • Aroma: Light wheat, light fruits.
  • Taste: Light wheat, light fruits, slight watery. Not bad, though.
  • Bought: Skudenes Bryggeri, 330 ml, NOK 39.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 22/9-2017, BB: 2/8-2018

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lervig Tasty Juice

  • Name: Lervig Tasty Juice, 6.0%, Norway
  • Appearance: Hazy light orange, light white head.
  • Aroma: Exotic fruits, nice hops.
  • Taste: Fruits, light hops. Smooth. Light bitterness in aftertaste. Nice.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 500 ml can, NOK 73.90
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: 21/12-2017

Brewski / Cycle 50 States of Freedom

New brewery:
  • Name: Brewski / Cycle 50 States of Freedom, 4%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Hazy light yellow golden. Not much head.
  • Aroma: Cooked lime, sourness. Citrus fruits.
  • Taste: Lots of lime, sourness. Wow. More lime.
  • Bought: Courtesy of my brother - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: 16/11-2017

Skudenes Fyrtårn Stout

New brewery:
  • Name: Skudenes Fyrtårn Stout, 4.7%, Norway
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Slight tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, sweetness, roasted. Slight coffee. Liquorice.
  • Taste: Malt, roasted, a bit watery.
  • Bought: Courtesy of my brother - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: 18/7-2018

To Tårn Skottgodt

Scottish Ale #8:
  • Name: To Tårn Skottgodt, 7.0%, Norway
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, roasted, sweet.
  • Taste: Dark malt, caramel sweetness, slight wood.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 330 ml, NOK 59.80
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: 1/4-2018

Victory Storm King Imperial Stout

  • Name: Victory Storm King Imperial Stout, 9.1%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, some dark malt. Light chocolate.
  • Taste: Quite bitter, dark malt, roasted. Slight perfume. Surprising.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 355 ml, NOK 64.90
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Hornbeer Dryhop

India Style Lager #7:
  • Name: Hornbeer Dryhop, 5%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Very hazy orange, nice white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops. Pine.
  • Taste: Strong hops, pine, light fruits, lasting bitterness. But strangely lacking.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 500 ml, NOK 74.90
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: 25/11-2018

Kongsberg Øyvinds IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Kongsberg Øyvinds IPA, 5.9%, Norway
  • Appearance: Hazy orange golden, good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Slight lemongrass, hops, light fruits.
  • Taste: Hops, clear bitterness, some light fruits. Lemongrass, spices. A bit harsh.
  • Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 500 ml, NOK 75.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: 10/12-2017

Mikkeller Northern Trails

  • Name: Mikkeller Northern Trails, 6.6%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Clear pale orange, some white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, light fruits, pine.
  • Taste:   Lots of hops, citrus, exotic fruits. Lasting bitterness. Nice.
  • Bought: SAS-flight Zurich-Oslo, 330 ml can, NOK 65.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/9-2017, BB: 5/7-2018

Sunday, 17 September 2017

BrewDog Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee Edition

  • Name: BrewDog Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee Edition, 12.7%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, nearly black. Very dark tan head, nice amount of it.
  • Aroma: Coffee, roasted, very dark malt.
  • Taste: Strong coffee, roasted, very dark malt, burnt. Warming. Dark chocolate, slight barrel, light sweetness. Very nice, though a tad expensive!
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml can, £9.49
  • Score: 4.2 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 17/9-2017, BB: 8/10-2020

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Brokreacja Cup Cake

New brewery:
  • Name: Brokreacja Cup Cake, 11%, Poland
  • Appearance: Burnt orange, pretty clear. Tiny fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, grapes.
  • Taste: Sweet, fruits, grapes, some malt. Caramel sweetness. Warming. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Trade with Adam - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 16/9-2017, BB: 9/12-2017

BrauArt Cascadian Dark

New brewery:
  • Name: BrauArt Cascadian Dark, 6.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt bitterness, dry. Slight coffee.
  • Bought: Upper Glass (Heidelberg), 330 ml, €3.77
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 16/9-2017, BB: 16/11-2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Murailles La Sorcière

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Murailles La Sorcière, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Some creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, light caramel.
  • Taste: Malt, sweet, caramel, nutty. Slight tart fruits. Ok.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 330 ml, CHF 3.95
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 15/9-2017, BB: 9/2-2018

O/O Narangi

New brewery:
  • Name: O/O Narangi, 6.8%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Light yellow, very hazy. Nice amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Clean hops, light fruits. Citrus.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits. Citrus, slight pine. Nice lasting bitterness. Good balance.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 15/9-2017, BB: 3/11-2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Olimp Bacchus

New brewery:
  • Name: Olimp Bacchus, 9.5%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, chocolate. Slight coffee. Leather.
  • Taste: Dark malt, coffee, burnt. Prunes? Dry, yes ash. Disappointing.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 300 ml
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 9/9-2017, BB: 10/12-2018

Timmermans Oude Gueuze

  • Name: Timmermans Oude Gueuze, 5.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear at first. Very fizzy, huge white head. Sediments at bottom of bottle.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, slight sourness.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, lemon, sourness. Dry. Not all bad, though.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 375 ml
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 9/9-2017, 108/300M, BB: 31/12-2035

Friday, 8 September 2017

Kulmbacher Eisbock

Eisbock #5:
  • Name: Kulmbacher Eisbock, 9.2%, German
  • Appearance: Dark chestnut brown, clear. Nice colour. Slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruit, prunes, sweetness.
  • Taste: Lots of dark fruits, prunes, sweet, warming. Nice!
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £2.99
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/9-2017, BB: 20/9-2017

Cow Water Lakritze Stout

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Cow Water Lakritze Stout, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, quite clear. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Strong liquorice, dark malt, chocolate.
  • Taste: Strong liquorice, dark malt, roasted. Chocolate. Sweetness. Different and interesting. Not sure it's an "imperial" as they say on the bottle and on their website.
  • Bought: Bier Arena Murten, 330 ml, CHF 5.90
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 8/9-2017, BB: 30/9-2017

Kaiserdom Hefe-Weissbier

  • Name: Kaiserdom Hefe-Weissbier, 4.7%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark golden, slightly hazy. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light wheat, light citrus. Bananas.
  • Taste: Wheat, slight citrus, a bit watery. Slight spices.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 8/9-2017, 107/300M, BB: 31/10-2017

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Mükon Rauchbier

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Mükon Rauchbier, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Hazy orange golden. Nice amount of creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Smoke, bacon, roasted.
  • Taste: Nice smoke character. Some roastedness and dark fruits too.
  • Bought: Bier Arena Murten, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 2/9-2017, BB: 2/9-2017

Mikkeller Imperial India Pale Ale Simcoe

  • Name: Mikkeller Imperial India Pale Ale Simcoe, 8.9%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Nice orange, hazy. Nice, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice hops, exotic fruits, resins.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits, resins. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 330 ml can, CHF 7.50
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 2/9-2017, BB: 15/11-2017

Fortuna Komes Porter Baltycki

New brewery:
  • Name: Fortuna Komes Porter Baltycki, 9%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate, roasted, slight coffee.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, roasted, slight coffee and dark chocolate. Smooth.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 2/9-2017, BB: 11/6-2018

Feldschlösschen Weizen (Blanche)

  • Name: Feldschlösschen Weizen (Blanche), 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, quite hazy. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat.
  • Taste: Good wheat, slight banana and spices. Sweetness. Decent.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 500 ml can, CHF 0.00 (Free giveaway)
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 2/9-2017, BB: 4/2-2018

Feldschlösschen Hopfen (Houblon)

  • Name: Feldschlösschen Hopfen (Houblon), 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, very clear. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops, slight metal.
  • Taste: Light hops, some fruits and spices, quite sweet. Slight grains. Not bad, though.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 500 ml can, CHF 0.00 (Free giveaway)
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 2/9-2017, BB: 18/2-2018

Friday, 1 September 2017

Birbant RIS Blended Barrel Aged

New brewery:
  • Name: Birbant RIS Blended Barrel Aged, 10.5%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, wood, dark fruit, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, barrel, prunes. Roasted. Nice.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 1/9-2017, BB: 22/11-2017

Port Brewing Hop 15

  • Name: Port Brewing Hop 15, 10.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Orange, slightly hazy. Lots of creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, hops, resins.
  • Taste: Nice light fruits, light bitterness. Resins. Great balance, very smooth.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 650 ml, CHF 18.90
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 1/9-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Zambezi

Ratebeer country #162:
  • Name: Zambezi, 4.7%, Zimbabwe
  • Appearance: Clear, light golden. Fizzy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, grains. 
  • Taste: Very light malts, grains, grass. Dry finish. Not bad.
  • Bought: Trade with Bov - thanks!, 330 ml can
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 27/8-2017, BB: 9/9-2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Bière de Zinal Oaty Wonka Chip

  • Name: Bière de Zinal Oaty Wonka Chip, 9.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, prunes, dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, burnt, roasted, chocolate. Slight barrel.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 8.00
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/8-2017, BB: 31/3-3018

Urpiner Kaprál 11°

Slovak Republic #10, new brewery:
  • Name: Urpiner Kaprál 11°, 4.5%, Slovak Republic
  • Appearance: Deep dark brown, clear. Small amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, earth, slight caramel?
  • Taste: Malt, dry, nutty. Toasted, sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Trade with Cuso - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 26/8-2017, BB: 15/11-2017

BFM Highway To Helles - Denim Edition

  • Name: BFM Highway To Helles - Denim Edition, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Gusher alert! 3/4 of the content ended up on the table and floor. After five minutes of cleaning the half a glass left was coffee brown, very hazy and murky. Not very appetising.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight hops. Slight petrol.
  • Taste: Light fruits, dusty, quite bitter aftertaste. Long lasting.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 5.95
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 3/10, Appearance 1/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 8/20)
  • Info: 26/8-2017, BB: 31/12-2017

Friday, 25 August 2017

Octabrew Wee Heavy

Scottish Ale #7, new brewery:
  • Name: Octabrew Wee Heavy, 8.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Dark brown, seemingly clear. Nice amount of light tan head, creamy.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, slight smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, nice smoke, peat, slight prunes. Good balance.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 25/8-2017, BB: 1/10-2017

Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca

New brewery, Witbier #50, Witbier top-10:
  • Name: Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca, 4.8%, United States
  • Appearance: Bottled 28/7-2016. Hazy yellow, small fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Tart light fruits, lemon, slight spices, shy wheat.
  • Taste: Wow, pretty tart, lemon, spices. Don't get much wheat.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 375 ml, CHF 11.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 25/8-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Toppling Goliath Rover Truck

  • Name: Toppling Goliath Rover Truck, 6.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 4/11-2015. Very dark brown, almost black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, prunes, some dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, chocolate. Light coffee, slight sweetness.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 473 ml can, CHF 8.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 19/8-2017, BB: ??/??-????

De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripelbier 9°

  • Name: De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripelbier 9°, 9%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light orange, golden hue. Big, creamy white head, which slowly built up to almost overflowing the glass.
  • Aroma: Metal, fruits, yeast, spices.
  • Taste: Yeast, light fruits, spices, slight bitterness. Light malts and sweetness too.
  • Bought: Gift from wife (Manor), 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 19/8-2017, BB: 26/5-2018

Friday, 18 August 2017

AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

  • Name: AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, 10.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Bottled 15/10-2015. Very dark brown, seemingly clear. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, roasted, dark malt, slight peat.
  • Taste: Dark malt, peat, burnt. Roasted, dark fruits. Sight alcohol. Warming. Very nice.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 750 ml, CHF 0.00! (Gift)
  • Score: 4.2 (Aroma 9/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 18/8-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Jämtlands Hell

India Style Lager #6:
  • Name: Jämtlands Hell, 5.1%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Orange, clear, fizzy. Nice amount of creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, light hops. Slight grass.
  • Taste: Medium malt, quite sweet, but then some nice bitterness. Also light fruits and slight metal.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/8-2017, BB: 24/9-2017

Saturday, 12 August 2017

St Peters Christmas Ale

  • Name: St Peters Christmas Ale, 7%, England
  • Appearance: Dark ruby, clear. Slight light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, some dark fruits, caramel sweetness. 
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Some spices. Smooth. Merry Christmas in August!
  • Bought: Trade with Grumbo - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 12/8-2017, BB: 30/4-2018


Simmentaler Mountain Pale Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: Simmentaler Mountain Pale Ale, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange brown, with nice, big creamy white head. Hazy.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, hint of tart fruit, light malts.
  • Taste: Light malt, fruits, berries, dry. Slight metal.
  • Bought: Paul Ullrich (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 12/8-2017, BB: 21/9-2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

Avery Tweak

New brewery:
  • Name: Avery Tweak, 17.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Batch 2, bottled 25/1-2016. Very dark brown, with dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Burnt, very dark malt, prunes.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, burnt, barrel. Some dark fruits. Warming, strong, slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Trade with RobertDale - thanks!, 355 ml
  • Score: 4.2 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 11/8-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Sherpa Khumbu Kolsch

Nepal #2, new brewery:
  • Name: Sherpa Khumbu Kolsch, 5.0%, Nepal
  • Appearance: Slightly hazy straw colour, small fizzy bubbles. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Very light fruits. Light malt, slight grains.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight malt, a bit watery. Dry end, not bad.
  • Bought: Kindly brought back from Nepal by Hari K - thanks!, 500 ml can
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 11/8-2017, BB: 23/8-2017

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Põhjala Põhja Konn

New brewery:
  • Name: Põhjala Põhja Konn, 8.8%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Dark orange brown, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, light fruits, butterscotch.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, some butterscotch, slight fruits. Pine. Lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Upper Glass (Heidelberg), 330 ml, €4.87
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 5/8-2017, BB: 14/8-2017

Brasserie du Chauve Les 12 Épeautres

  • Name: Brasserie du Chauve Les 12 Épeautres, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Hazy yellow golden, very fizzy. More cloudy later. Huge amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, slight metal, light fruits.
  • Taste: Grains, slight lemon, light fruits, slight banana. Wheat?
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/8-2017, BB: 8/9-2017

Friday, 4 August 2017

’t IJ Struis

New brewery:
  • Name: ’t IJ Struis, 9%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red? Slight light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, raisins.
  • Taste: Dark malt, prunes, sweetness. Slight alcohol. Warming.
  • Bought: Ekoplaza (The Hague), 330 ml, €2.29
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 4/8-2017, BB: 31/8-2017

Brand Imperator

  • Name: Brand Imperator, 6.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Clear amber, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, bread, caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Den Gouwen Aar (Gouda), 300 ml, €1.59
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/8-2017, BB: 31/7-2017

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Riegele BierManufaktur Ator 20

  • Name: Riegele BierManufaktur Ator 20, 7.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, smell tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, prunes, roasted.
  • Taste: Roasted, dark malt. Dark fruits, prunes, sweet.
  • Bought: Gift from wife (Manor), 660 ml, CHF 6.70
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/7-2017, BB: 1/3-2018

Passarola Marquês de Pale Ale

  • Name: Passarola Marquês de Pale Ale, 5.2%, Portugal
  • Appearance: Clear, fizzy golden, slight orange. Lots of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, light hops.
  • Taste: Light citrus, slight hops and exotic fruits. Slight bitterness in aftertaste. Easy drinking and good balance.
  • Bought: Trade with Andre - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/7-2017, BB: 31/8-2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Islay Dun Hogs Head Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: Islay Dun Hogs Head Ale, 4.4%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt, slight tartness.
  • Taste: Dark malted, roasted, tart dark fruits. Strange one.
  • Bought: Paul Ullrich (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 28/7-2017, BB: 30/9-2017

Stigbergets Amazing Haze

  • Name: Stigbergets Amazing Haze, 6.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very hazy pale orange, good amount of creamy head.
  • Aroma: Exotic fruits, light hops. Floral.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits, floral, pine. Nice hops, lingering fruits and bitterness. Great balance.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 28/7-2017, BB: 17/7-2017

Saturday, 22 July 2017

AleSmith Speedway Stout

  • Name: AleSmith Speedway Stout, 12.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark brown, near black, seems clear. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Coffee, prunes, dark malt. Roasted.
  • Taste: Coffee, very dark malt, roasted, prunes? Dark chocolate. Very smooth and great balance. Warming. Great!
  • Bought: Craft Gallery (Bern), 750 ml, CHF 28.90
  • Score: 4.5 (Aroma 9/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 19/20)
  • Info: 22/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

The Stillman’s Urs Hauri’s Dram

  • Name: The Stillman’s Urs Hauri’s Dram, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Small dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Peat, dark malt, roasted.
  • Taste: Strong peat, whiskey, dark malt. Too peaty for me.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/7-2017, BB: 31/8-2020

Lance-Pierre la Rouste

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Lance-Pierre la Rouste, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Gusher alert! Hazy orange brown, huge off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, metallic.
  • Taste: Fruits, some sweetness, tanginess, slight bitterness afterwards.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 500 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 22/7-2017, BB: 31/10-2017

BLZ Mosaic IPA

CH brewery #100 (2017 goal):
  • Name: BLZ Mosaic IPA, 6.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light brown, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, pine. Citrus, spices.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits and pine. Nice, lingering hops aftertaste. Surprisingly nice.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 22/7-2017, BB: 23/8-2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lynx Movement Koud’Pel’A’Neige

CH rating #320 (2017 goal), new CH brewery, Spice/Herb/Vegetable #50:
  • Name: Lynx Movement Koud’Pel’A’Neige, 8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, slightly hazy. Very small head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight smoke. Butterscotch?
  • Taste: Light fruits, light smoke and some spices. A bit watery for 8%, but pretty nice.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/7-2017, BB: 10/1-2018

Cayon’s Birradelic

  • Name: Cayon’s Birradelic, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Lots of creamy, white head. Slightly overflowing bottle.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, light bitterness, slight spices. Very slightly tart. Ok.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 21/7-2017, BB: 31/7-2017

Trois Dames Saison Framboise

  • Name: Trois Dames Saison Framboise, 6.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Slightly hazy ruby, slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Very tart raspberry.
  • Taste: Very tart raspberry. Lasting sourness. Wow.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 21/7-2017, BB: 31/12-2019

Trois Dames / Free Will Brett IPA

  • Name: Trois Dames / Free Will Brett IPA, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange dark golden, clear. Lots of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, tart fruits, slight hops.
  • Taste: Quite tart fruit, citrus, lasting sourness. Not my thing.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 21/7-2017, BB: 31/7-2017

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Hanscraft & Co. / Kompaan Mahoni Marina

  • Name: Hanscraft & Co. / Kompaan Mahoni Marina, 7.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue? Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, slight smoke. Roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some smoke. Lingering smokiness and burnt bitterness.
  • Bought: Upper Glass (Heidelberg), 330 ml, €3.57
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 15/7-2017, BB: 29/12-2017

Riegele BierManufaktur Noctus 100

  • Name: Riegele BierManufaktur Noctus 100, 10.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Batch 17/17/1. Very dark brown, clear. Small dark tan head, fizzy.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, toasted, slight chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slight dark fruits, toasted. Notes of dark chocolate. Smooth, but maybe lacking a bit of complexity.
  • Bought: Upper Glass (Heidelberg), 660 ml, €6.07
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Hövels Original

  • Name: Hövels Original, 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Clear, dark copper, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, earthy, bread.
  • Taste: Malt, earthy. Slight sweetness.
  • Bought: Restaurant (Heidelberg), 500 ml, €?.??
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/7-2017, BB: 28/2-2018

Allgäuer Büble Bier Edel Weissbier

  • Name: Allgäuer Büble Bier Edel Weissbier, 5.3%, Germany
  • Appearance: Hazy orange golden, lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat, slight yeast.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, citrus. Ok.
  • Bought: Restaurant (Heidelberg), 500 ml, €?.??
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/7-2017, BB: 31/3-2018

Friday, 14 July 2017

Jopen Many-Faced Got (Aged in Red Wine Barrels)

Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu #5:
  • Name: Jopen Many-Faced Got (Aged in Red Wine Barrels), 10.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Bottled 22/12-2016. Red-brown, slight haze. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, juniper, light smoke.
  • Taste: Lots of red fruits, slight smoke, some red wine, sweetness. Great balance, hides alcohol very well.
  • Bought: Den Gouwen Aar (Gouda), 330 ml, €5.50
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 14/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Dom Kölsch

Brewery #1000!
  • Name: Dom Kölsch, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, slightly hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits. Slight malt. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Light malt, light sweetness, crisp.
  • Bought: Hotel mini bar (Cologne), 330 ml, €0.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 14/7-2017, BB: 30/11-2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Bonaire Blonde

Ratebeer country #161:
  • Name: Bonaire Blonde, 4.5%, Bonaire
  • Appearance: Cloudy orange, slight white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, probably the aloe vera. Slight light malt.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight spices, some light malt. Not horrible, but not great.
  • Bought: Trade with tricksta_p - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.5 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 13/7-2017, BB: 31/12-2017

De Prael Barley Wine

New brewery:
  • Name: De Prael Barley Wine, 9.6%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Hazy burnt orange, small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Caramel, ripe fruits.
  • Taste: Ripe fruits, caramel sweetness, slight alcohol. Warming.
  • Bought: Marqt (The Hague), 330 ml, €2.79
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 13/7-2017, BB: 30/4-2018

De Natte Gijt Hellegijt (Glentauchers Barrel Aged)

New brewery:
  • Name: De Natte Gijt Hellegijt (Glentauchers Barrel Aged), 12%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, small tan head.
  • Aroma: Oak, whiskey, dark fruits.
  • Taste: Oak, barrel, whiskey. Dark fruits. I guess dark malt and roasted notes hiding behind that. The oak/whiskey a bit too overpowering.
  • Bought: Trade with tricksta_p - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 13/7-2017, BB: 23/11-2018

Ramses Bier IJsbeer met Hout

Scottish Ale #6, new brewery:
  • Name: Ramses Bier IJsbeer met Hout, 9%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Dark brown, slight tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, oak, whiskey.
  • Taste: Malt, roasted, quite a bit of whiskey, barrel. Strong.
  • Bought: Den Gouwen Aar (Gouda), 330 ml, €3.35
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/7-2017, BB: 30/4-2018

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Jopen Johannieter

Weizen Bock #9:
  • Name: Jopen Johannieter, 9%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, wood, dark fruits, prunes.
  • Taste: Malt, dark fruits, caramel sweetness, slight bitterness in there. Not much wheat, though.
  • Bought: Den Gouwen Aar (Gouda), 330 ml, €2.45
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 12/7-2017, BB: 2/10-2017

Hert Bier Zwaar Leven

  • Name: Hert Bier Zwaar Leven, 7.7%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Orange light brown, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, sweetness.
  • Taste: Light malt, sweet, fruits. Spices?
  • Bought: Restaurant (Apeldoorn), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 12/7-2017, BB: 31/3-2018

Hert Bier Dubbel Leven

New brewery:
  • Name: Hert Bier Dubbel Leven, 7.7%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Pretty dark brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, slight caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Malt, toasted, caramel sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Restaurant (Apeldoorn), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 12/7-2017, BB: 31/3-2018

Stijl Russian Imperial Stout

New brewery:
  • Name: Stijl Russian Imperial Stout, 10%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Nice, dark tan head. Some sediments.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight burnt bitterness. Coffee and some dark chocolate. Nice.
  • Bought: Den Gouwen Aar (Gouda), 330 ml, €3.25
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 12/7-2017, BB: 31/3-2019

Veluwse Schavuyt Amber

New brewery:
  • Name: Veluwse Schavuyt Amber, 6.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Medium brown, hint of red, clear. Slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, some light malt, caramel?
  • Taste: Light malts, caramel sweetness. Simple, but pretty nice.
  • Bought: Hotel (Apeldoorn), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/7-2017, BB: 26/10-2018

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Gulpener IJsbock

Eisbock #4:
  • Name: Gulpener IJsbock, 10.30%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Medium brown, hazy. Slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light wheat, banana.
  • Taste: Light wheat, banana, light fruits. Slight sweetness, warming. Nice.
  • Bought: Ekoplaza (The Hague), 300 ml, €1.99
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 11/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Jopen Extra Stout

  • Name: Jopen Extra Stout, 5.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt, slight caramel?
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, almost burnt. Slight chocolate.
  • Bought: Marqt (The Hague), 330 ml, €2.05
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 11/7-2017, BB: 19/1-2019

Scheveningen Scheveninger Tripel

  • Name: Scheveningen Scheveninger Tripel, 7.8%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Light brown, slight haze. Small, fizzy bubbly head. Some yeast? Sediments later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, flowers, light malts.
  • Taste: Light malt, fruits, slight yeast. Pretty nice.
  • Bought: Restaurant (The Hague), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 11/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Scheveningen Bomschuit IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Scheveningen Bomschuit IPA, 5.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Caramel brown, slightly hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, vegetables. 
  • Taste: Slight hops, slight caramel, lingering bitterness. Just ok.
  • Bought: Restaurant (The Hague), 330 ml, €?.??
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 11/7-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Monday, 10 July 2017

Girardin Faro

Lambic Style - Faro #4:
  • Name: Girardin Faro, 5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Slight off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, raisins. Malt?
  • Taste: Sweet, fruits, on a slight tart background. Not at all bad.
  • Bought: The Bottle Shop (Bruges), 375 ml, ~€3.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 10/7-2017, BB: 31/12-2017

Amstel Bock

  • Name: Amstel Bock, 7%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Slight light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, fruits. Light spices.
  • Taste: Malt, fruits. Roasted. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Restaurant (The Hague) , 330(?) ml tap, €?.??
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 10/7-2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Bourbon

  • Name: Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Bourbon, 10%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark brown, some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Lots of dark fruits, prunes, some dark malt.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, prunes, slight dark malt. Not too much barrel. Nice.
  • Bought: Café Rose Red (Bruges), 150 ml tap, €4.00
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/7-2017

De Vier Monniken Monachus XII

New brewery:
  • Name: De Vier Monniken Monachus XII, 12%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruit, prunes, dark malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark fruits, roasted. Slight chocolate. Warming.
  • Bought: 2Be (Bruges), 330 ml, €3.40
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/7-2017, BB: 5/4-2020

Kasteel Winter [Barista Chocolate Quad]

  • Name: Kasteel Winter [Barista Chocolate Quad], 11%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, seems clear. Slight light tan head.
  • Aroma: Chocolate, lightly roasted, some dark malt.
  • Taste: Chocolate, dark malt, lightly roasted. Slight sweetness and alcohol.
  • Bought: 2Be (Bruges), 330 ml, €2.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 9/7-2017, BB: 31/1-2022

Struise / Bridge Road Imperialist

India Style Lager #5:
  • Name: Struise / Bridge Road Imperialist, 8.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Hazy pale orange, quite a bit of fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops. Honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Light bitterness, light sweetness. Honey? Some spices. Decent.
  • Bought: 2Be (Bruges), 330 ml, €4.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/7-2017, BB: 21/6-2018

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Mont Salève Tourbée

New brewery:
  • Name: Mont Salève Tourbée, 5.5%, France
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Burnt, tar, smoke, very dark malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, burnt, peat, smoke/tar. Quite nice.
  • Bought: La Petite Brasserie (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 6/7-2017, BB: 15/11-2017

Sonnenbräu Lager Hell

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Sonnenbräu Lager Hell, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow pale golden, clear. Lots of bubbles. Slight white head.
  • Aroma: Not much, slight grains and light malt.
  • Taste: Slight grains, light malt, low bitterness, sweetness. Not offensive, though.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 580 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 6/7-2017, BB: 7/7-2017

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Ocean Järntorgets Arbetarporter

New brewery:
  • Name: Ocean Järntorgets Arbetarporter, 9.0%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown. Good amount of creamy tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, slight smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, burnt, smoke, peat. Very nice.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 1/7-2017, BB: 21/5-2017

Usterbräu Original

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Usterbräu Original, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, clear. Fizzy. Slight white head.
  • Aroma: Slight hops, slight malt. Grass.
  • Taste: Light hops, light malt. Slight grains. Very refreshing. Didn't expect to like it so much.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 1/7-2017, BB: 6/7-2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

Mohawk Black Rocket Porter B*RP

  • Name: Mohawk Black Rocket Porter B*RP, 5.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown. Huge amount of creamy tan head, like over an inch.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, burnt. Cocoa.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, very slight coffee.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 30/6-2017, BB: 27/4-2017

Nya Carnegiebryggeriet 100W IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Nya Carnegiebryggeriet 100W IPA, 6.8%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very fizzy. Nice amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, light fruits. Resins.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits. Lingering bitterness. Surprisingly good.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 330 ml, CHF 3.95
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 30/6-2017, BB: 5/7-2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Fierce Beer Cafe Racer

New brewery:
  • Name: Fierce Beer Cafe Racer, 6.5%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Slight dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Good coffee, dark malt. Roasted
  • Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark malt. Slight vanilla. Nice.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £2.89
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/6-2017, BB: 31/1-2018

Anarchy Sublime Chaos

  • Name: Anarchy Sublime Chaos, 7.0%, England
  • Appearance: Black brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Coffee, dark malt. Cocoa.
  • Taste: Coffee, dark malt. Roasted. Nice.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £3.39
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/6-2017, BB: 31/8-2016

Teme Valley Wotever Next?

  • Name: Teme Valley Wotever Next?, 5.0%, England
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red. Slight light tan head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, medium malt, light hops.
  • Taste: Smooth malt, with slight dark fruit. Low bitterness.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.29
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 24/6-2017, BB: 30/9-2016

Baltika 4 Originalnoe (Original)

Russia #10:
  • Name: Baltika 4 Originalnoe (Original), 5.6%, Russia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Small light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, caramel sweetness. Syrup.
  • Taste: Malt, toasted, caramel sweetness. Maybe a tad too sweet.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.19
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/6-2017, BB: 18/6-2017

Roosters Yankee

Found a beer from the 300-book, new brewery:
  • Name: Roosters Yankee, 4.3%, England
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Nice amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops and light malt.
  • Taste: Light malt, light hops, citrus fruits. Nice.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml can, £2.29
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/6-2017, 239/300 BB: 10/9-2017

Berliner Kindl Weisse Mit Schuß Waldmeister

Berliner Weisse #10:
  • Name: Berliner Kindl Weisse Mit Schuß Waldmeister, 3.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Slightly hazy green, yes, green. Slight fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Herbs, medicinal. Slight sweetness.
  • Taste: Medicinal, herbs, quite sweet. Strange. No sourness to speak of.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £1.89
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 24/6-2017, BB: 31/12-2017

Friday, 23 June 2017

Riegele Weizendoppelbock

Weizen Bock #8, new brewery:
  • Name: Riegele Weizendoppelbock, 8.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Hazy dark golden, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, banana, light fruits.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, banana. Light malt. Quite sweet.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £2.49
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 23/6-2017, BB: ??/??-????

Fordham Crash Zone IPL

India Style Lager #4, new brewery:
  • Name: Fordham Crash Zone IPL, 7.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Slight hops, some fruits. Some butterscotch.
  • Taste: Strong hops, fruits, slight malt and butterscotch? Lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Beers of Europe, 355 ml, £3.59
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/6-2017, BB: 8/2-2018