Saturday, 27 July 2019

Popihn Russian Imperial Stout v.3

  • Name: Popihn Russian Imperial Stout v.3, 11.6%, France
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, looks almost oily. Tiny, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee notes. Slight barrel.
  • Taste: Roasted, dark malt, some dark chocolate. Some barrel. Good complexity. Very nice.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.17
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 27/7-2019, BB: 18/3-2020

Dive Bär Saison Estivale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Dive Bär Saison Estivale, 6.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, hazy. Fizzy, some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, Belgian yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lots of Belgian yeast. Some flowers. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.70
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 27/7-2019, BB: 22/5-2019

Friday, 26 July 2019

Popihn / LIC IPA (Citra / Cashmere)

  • Name: Popihn / LIC IPA (Citra / Cashmere), 7.2%, France
  • Appearance: Hazy yellow golden, small white head. Some sediments at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruit, exotic fruits, grapefruit. Hops, resins, pine.
  • Taste: Lots of fruit, grapefruit, pines. Good hops, lingering bitterness. Some juiciness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.17
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 26/7-2019, BB: 6/12-2019

Lance-Pierre Lausanne-Goslar

Gose #10:
  • Name: Lance-Pierre Lausanne-Goslar, 4.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, hazy. Lots of fizzy white head. Some sediments at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, black pepper, some tartness.
  • Taste: Light fruits. Slight lemon, a bit of tartness. Slight saltiness. Nice and refreshing.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/7-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Popihn Porter Cerises / Framboises

Porter - Flavored #5:
  • Name: Popihn Porter Cerises / Framboises, 5.1%, France
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate, raspberry and cherries.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lots of berries. Cherries and raspberries. Dry fruits. Slight tartness. Interesting.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.17
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/7-2019, BB: 8/5-2021

Popihn Hoppy Lager Mosaïc / Loral

New brewery, French brewery #50:
  • Name: Popihn Hoppy Lager Mosaïc / Loral, 5.5%, France
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, mostly clear. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits, grapefruit. Some hops.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, grapefruit, good hops. Pine, nice bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.17
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/7-2019, BB: 3/5-2020

Friday, 19 July 2019

BadFish Imperial Brown Ale Rum BA

Brown Ale - Imperial #3, new CH brewery:
  • Name: BadFish Imperial Brown Ale Rum BA, 8.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, seems clear. Some fizzy, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Lots of barrel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lots of barrel, roasted. Dryness, warming.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.80
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 19/7-2019, BB: 28/2-2020

l'Improbable la Suricate Blonde

  • Name: l'Improbable la Suricate Blonde, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Some sediments. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, quite a bit of yeast. Slight hips.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some yeast, some grains. Dirt, slight sourness.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 19/7-2019, BB: 21/9-2019

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Barfuss Black Monkey

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Barfuss Black Monkey, 6.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Some coffee and chocolate.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 13/7-2019, BB: 22/9-2019

O'Bled Moisson

New CH brewery:
  • Name: O'Bled Moisson, 4.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden, quite hazy. Quite carbonated. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, grass and flowers, some hops. 
  • Taste: Light malt, some hops. A bit of grass, slight yeast.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF  5.70
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/7-2019, BB: 7/9-2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

l'Atelier la Malinoise

New CH brewery:
  • Name: l'Atelier la Malinoise, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, very hazy. Lots of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, toasted. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted, nutty. Some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/7-2019, BB: 31/5-2019

WhiteFrontier FWT Session IPA

  • Name: WhiteFrontier FWT Session IPA, 3.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, quite hazy. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lemony, slight hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some yeast, slight lemon, refreshing. Some light hops. Hint of sweetness.
  • Bought: Coop, 330 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/7-2019, BB: 31/3-2020

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Ahoi Bier Knock Stout

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Ahoi Bier Knock Stout, 4.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, seems clear. Tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Hint of coffee?
  • Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted. A bit light for a stout.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 6/7-2019, BB: 30/9-2019

Eisbock Noxx Illuminator Weizen Doppelbock

  • Name: Eisbock Noxx Illuminator Weizen Doppelbock, 9.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, ripe fruits. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, ripe fruits, some pale malt. Fruity sweetness. Nice.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.30
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 6/7-2019, BB: 31/12-2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

Chen Van Loon 606 Bitter Ale

  • Name: Chen Van Loon 606 Bitter Ale, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange light brown, very hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, good hops. Resins.
  • Taste: Good hops, nice fruits, grapefruit. Light bitterness, pine. Nice.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.20
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 5/7-2019, BB: 10/2-2021

Old Hill Brewmaster Boar - Helles

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Old Hill Brewmaster Boar - Helles, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slight haze. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, slight grains, floral.
  • Taste: Light malt, very light hops, earth, some grass, floral. Well balanced. Surprisingly nice.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 5/7-2019, BB: 18/10-2019

Sunday, 30 June 2019

St. Laurentius Vanilla Oatmeal Stout

New CH brewery:
  • Name: St. Laurentius Vanilla Oatmeal Stout, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, leather, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, good amount of vanilla, some coffee.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 29/6-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Lehe Chilsner

Flavored - Chili / Peppers #2:
  • Name: Lehe Chilsner, 5.5%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Chilli, but not hot.
  • Taste: More chilli, nice heat. Not too spicy. Some malt hiding in there. Lingering chilli aftertaste.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €2.83
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 29/6-2019, BB: 18/2-2020

la Mécanique des Fluides Tangerine Lollipop

  • Name: la Mécanique des Fluides Tangerine Lollipop, ?%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light brown, hazy. Lots of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Peppermint, herbs. Vegetables, slight hops. Some malt.
  • Taste: Herbs, vegetables, some hops. A bit harsh.
  • Bought: Le Port de Fribourg, 300 ml tap, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 29/6-2019

Extra-Muros Ygritte

  • Name: Extra-Muros Ygritte, ?%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, some herbs. Light fruits. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: Le Port de Fribourg, 300 ml tap, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/6-2019

Les Gobelins Pilzen Barke

  • Name: Les Gobelins Pilzen Barke, 5.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Hazy dark yellow, some white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light hops. Typical pilsner.
  • Taste: Pale malt, light hops. Some fruits, sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Le Port de Fribourg, 300 ml tap, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 29/6-2019

Friday, 28 June 2019

La Débauche Black Phillip

New brewery:
  • Name: La Débauche Black Phillip, 10%, France
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Dark tan head, some sediments.
  • Aroma: Brett, some dark malt. Roasted. Mostly brett, though.
  • Taste: Dark malt, brett, roasted. Lasting funkiness. Not my thing.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €6.25
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 28/6-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Glattfelder Hell

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Glattfelder Hell, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden, quite hazy. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, grass, light hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, light hops, some fruits. Earthy, grass.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/6-2019, BB: 30/6-2019

Saturday, 22 June 2019

LägereBräu Barrique Blend Cognac Imperial Stout

  • Name: LägereBräu Barrique Blend Cognac Imperial Stout, 8.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, seems clear. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruits. Slight barrel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted, some barrel and dark fruits. Lacks depth.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 22/6-2019, BB: 31/10-2020

Buddelship Great Escape

New brewery:
  • Name: Buddelship Great Escape, 6.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slight haze. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus fruits. Pine, light hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, pale malts. Good amount of hops. Lingering bitterness. Not clean.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €3.78
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/6-2019, BB: 31/1-2020

Friday, 21 June 2019

Borg Surtur Nr. 38

  • Name: Borg Surtur Nr. 38, 10.8%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, heavily roasted. Liquorice and coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, very roasted. Some coffee and sweetness. Very good.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 21/6-2019, BB: 28/11-2027

Hammer-Bier Tessiner Marroni Honig Bock Bier

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Hammer-Bier Tessiner Marroni Honig Bock Bier, 6.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Straw golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Honey, some chestnut. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, honey sweetness. Floral. More honey sweetness.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.95
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/6-2019, BB: 31/12-2020

St. Erhard Original (Kellerbier)

New brewery:
  • Name: St. Erhard Original (Kellerbier), 5.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange-red, amber? Very clear. Some fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, some dark fruit? Some caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, light caramel sweetness. Too sweet.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €1.95
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 21/6-2019, BB: 6/2-2020

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Darkwolf Alone In The Dark

  • Name: Darkwolf Alone In The Dark, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Some coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee. Good!
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 500 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 19/6-2019, BB: 30/11-2019

Espiga Garage IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Espiga Garage IPA, 6%, Spain
  • Appearance: Orange golden, very hazy. Good amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruit, grapefruit, good amount of hops, pine.
  • Taste: Good fruit, nice hops. Pines. Good bitterness. 
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €2.83
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 19/6-2019, BB: 25/11-2019

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Chen Van Loon Black Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Chen Van Loon Black Ale, 7.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted, some dark chocolate and coffee notes. Dark fruit? Very smooth.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.20
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 15/6-2019, BB: 31/3-2021

NBG Crazy Lazy Hazy

New brewery:
  • Name: NBG Crazy Lazy Hazy, 5.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light yellow golden, very hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, light fruits, slight hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, some bitterness, pine. Good light fruits, grapefruit.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €2.84
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 15/6-2019, BB: 27/2-2020

Friday, 14 June 2019

Emma Salto Orale

New brewery:
  • Name: Emma Salto Orale, 8.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Coffee, slight smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate. Slight coffee notes and burnt.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €4.35
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 14/6-2019, BB: 22/11-2020

Eisbock Noxx IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name:  Eisbock Noxx IPA, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden brown, chestnut. Clear. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, toasted. Some caramel sweetness. Not much hops.
  • Taste: Light malt, microscopic hops. Toasted, sweetness. Lacking bitterness for an IPA.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.50
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/6-2019, BB: 30/11-2019

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Libertus Frankonian Dark

New brewery:
  • Name: Libertus Frankonian Dark, 5.3%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, slightly roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, moderately roasted, some sweetness.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 500 ml, €2.83
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 9/6-2019, BB: 1/12-2019

Blech.Brut 23/04

New brewery:
  • Name: Blech.Brut 23/04, 6.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Murky orange light brown, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Exotic fruits, grapefruit, some hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, grapefruit. Nice hops, quite laidback. Smooth.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml can, €3.95
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/6-2019, BB: 6/9-2019

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Sakiškiu / Birrificio Italiano Baked Ale

New brewery, Smoked - Other #2:
  • Name: Sakiškiu / Birrificio Italiano Baked Ale, 6.3%, Lithuania
  • Appearance: Light orange, slightly hazy. Big amount of creamy, head.
  • Aroma: Some malt, slight bread, light fruits. 
  • Taste: Nice fruits, hint of citrus. Some smokiness. Interesting, again.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €3.78
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/6-2019, BB: 8/7-2019

Flügge Jorke

New brewery:
  • Name: Flügge Jorke, 3.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very hazy golden yellow. Some fizzy off-white head. Cute bird.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lemon. Some tartness.
  • Taste: Light, tart fruits, lemon. Some pale malt. Interesting.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €4.73
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 8/6-2019, BB: 20/7-2019

Friday, 7 June 2019

Hopferei Hertrich Veto Weisser Hai

New brewery, Wheat Ale - India / Hopfenweisse #4:
  • Name: Hopferei Hertrich Veto Weisser Hai, 6.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange, cloudy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, ripe fruits, some spices.
  • Taste: Light, ripe fruits, spices, some wheat. Bananas. Nice.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €3.78
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/6-2019, BB: 5/7-2019

London Beer Factory Paxton IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: London Beer Factory Paxton IPA, 5.5%, England
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, grapefruit, nice hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, pine, nice light fruits, grapefruits. Nice bitterness, some sweetness.
  • Bought: Manor (Fribourg), 330 ml can, CHF 2.60
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/6-2019, BB: 12/11-2019

Monday, 3 June 2019

Afamia Premium Quality

Ratebeer country #189:
  • Name: Afamia Premium Quality, 4.5%, Syria
  • Appearance: Golden brown, clear. Small head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, light malt. Grains.
  • Taste: Grains, light malt, light fruits. Strange one.
  • Bought: Trade with Erzengel - big thanks!, small sample
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 3/6-2019

2SIX8 Goat Farm Pale Ale

Ratebeer country #188:
  • Name: 2SIX8 Goat Farm Pale Ale, 5.2%, Antigua & Barbuda
  • Appearance: Hazy light orange golden, some fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, light hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, slight hops, low bitterness.
  • Bought: Trade with Erzengel - big thanks!, small sample
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 3/6-2019

Bière Niger

Ratebeer country #187:
  • Name: Bière Niger, ?%, Niger
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Not much head.
  • Aroma: Some sweetness, grains, funk.
  • Taste: Grains, slight tart fruits, light sweetness.
  • Bought: Trade with Erzengel - big thanks!, small sample
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 3/6-2019

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Brehon Killanny Red

New brewery:
  • Name: Brehon Killanny Red, 4.5%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Dark brown-red, mahogany? Clear and fizzy. Some light tan head, big head later.
  • Aroma: Malt, toasted, slight metal.
  • Taste: Medium malt, red fruits, toasted. Slight bitterness. Later sweetness. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 500 ml, €3.78
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/6-2019, BB: 6/4-2020

Smash Project Herbipolis

New brewery:
  • Name: Smash Project Herbipolis, 5.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light yellow golden, slight haze. Fizzy. Good amount off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops. Grains?
  • Taste: Light malt, light hops, some grains. Light fruits? Refreshing, but not much more.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 500 ml, €3.21
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/6-2019, BB: 14/9-2019

Friday, 31 May 2019

Sudden Death Sir Barks-A-Lot

New brewery:
  • Name: Sudden Death Sir Barks-A-Lot, 6.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Hazy golden, nice white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, some fruits. Dankness.
  • Taste: Light malt, some hops, slight dankness. Not much fruits. Wouldn’t say this is a NEIPA.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €4.73
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 31/5-2019, BB: 18/8-2019

Bayerischer Bahnhof Original Leipziger Gose

Gose #9, Germany #300, new brewery:
  • Name: Bayerischer Bahnhof Original Leipziger Gose, 4.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Quite hazy. Small head.
  • Aroma: Herbs, light fruits, some saltiness, hint of tanginess.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lemon and sweet, some saltiness. Slight sourness, but luckily for me not too much.
  • Bought: Die Bierothek (Stuttgart), 330 ml, €2.74
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 31/5-2019, BB: 27/2-2020

BraufactuM The Brale

New brewery:
  • Name: BraufactuM The Brale, 5.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hazy. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Hotel restaurant (Stuttgart), 300 ml tap, €9.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 31/5-2019

Stuttgarter Hofbräu Pilsner

New brewery:
  • Name: Stuttgarter Hofbräu Pilsner, 4.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Nice amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Light malt, light hops. Some bitterness in aftertaste. Some harshness.
  • Bought: Hotel restaurant (Stuttgart), 300 ml tap, €4.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 31/5-2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Schönbuch Kristallweizen

Weissbier - Kristallweizen #13:
  • Name: Schönbuch Kristallweizen, 5.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: Clear golden, some off-white head. Fizzy.
  • Aroma: Banana, wheat. Some bloody lemon, because they put a slice of lemon in it...
  • Taste: Nice wheat, some banana, light spices. Good.
  • Bought: Brauhaus Schönbuch (Stuttgart), 500 ml, €4.10
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 30/5-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Schönbuch Hefeweizen Dunkel

  • Name: Schönbuch Hefeweizen Dunkel, 5.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hazy. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, banana, some malt. Toasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, some caramel sweetness. Some wheat and dark fruits?
  • Bought: Brauhaus Schönbuch (Stuttgart), 100 ml tap, €?.??
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 30/5-2019

Schönbuch Pils

  • Name: Schönbuch Pils, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, very clear. Fizzy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, light malt, floral.
  • Taste: Light malt, hops, floral. Slight yeast. Crisp.
  • Bought: Brauhaus Schönbuch (Stuttgart), 100 ml tap, €?.??
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/5-2019

Schönbuch Hefeweizen Hell

  • Name: Schönbuch Hefeweizen Hell, 5.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, banana, yeast, spices.
  • Taste: Wheat, banana, light fruits. Hint of yeast. Light spices.
  • Bought: Brauhaus Schönbuch (Stuttgart), 100 ml tap, €?.??
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 30/5-2019

Schönbuch Naturtrüb

New brewery:
  • Name: Schönbuch Naturtrüb, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Hazy, light orange golden. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruit, light hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, some yeast. Light fruits. Smooth.
  • Bought: Brauhaus Schönbuch (Stuttgart), 100 ml tap, €?.??
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/5-2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Kinn Bresjnev

  • Name: Kinn Bresjnev, 8%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Lots of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate. Light coffee notes. Some dark fruit sweetness.
  • Bought: OSL Tax Free (Oslo), 750 ml, NOK 69.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/5-2019, BB: 6/4-2028

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Le Fou du Roi La Dernière Volonté

  • Name: Le Fou du Roi La Dernière Volonté, 7.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium orange brown, very hazy. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, fruits, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Malt, some red fruits, raisins, slight caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/5-2019, BB: 1/11-2019

Friday, 24 May 2019

La Corne du Bois des Pendus La Triple 10º

New brewery:
  • Name: La Corne du Bois des Pendus La Triple 10º, 10.0%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light golden, hazy. Small, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, Belgian yeast. Spices.
  • Taste: Good fruits, Belgian yeast. Some hops. Good spices.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 2.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/5-2019, BB: 30/4-2022

Le Traquenard Pale Ale [Blonde]

  • Name: Le Traquenard Pale Ale [Blonde], 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Lots of white head, almost too much.
  • Aroma: Light fruits light hops. Slight yeast.
  • Taste: Good fruits, light hops, pale malt. Some spices.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/5-2019, BB: 30/6-2019

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Bier Factory Rapperswil Oh IPA

  • Name: Bier Factory Rapperswil Oh IPA, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, light fruits. Exotic fruits.
  • Taste: Good hops, nice fruits, hint of malt. Some exotic fruits. Decent.
  • Bought: Luigia (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2019, BB: 6/3-2019(!)

Baladin Magika

  • Name: Baladin Magika, 8.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Clear amber, some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Aromatic, perfume. Sweet malt.
  • Taste: Aromatic, medium malt, perfume. Nice. Sweet.
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 330 ml tap, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2019

Insel-Brauerei Meerjungfrau

  • Name: Insel-Brauerei Meerjungfrau, 5.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light orange, hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light sour, light fruits. Herbs?
  • Taste: Quite sour, tart fruits. Light fruits.
  • Bought: Shared by JC - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Insel-Brauerei Seepferd

  • Name: Insel-Brauerei Seepferd, 5.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange, slight haze. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Some sourness, tart fruits.
  • Taste: Slightly sour, but with some fruity sweetness.
  • Bought: Shared by BW - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2019, BB ??/??-????

BLZ Don Maté

IPA - Flavored #4:
  • Name: BLZ Don Maté, 6.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Hazy orange, small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Like tea, some fruits? Herbs.
  • Taste: Herbs and tea. I guess that's the maté. Low bitterness, lacking "IPA" elements...
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2019, BB: 23/10-2020

Saturday, 18 May 2019

BrewDog Cocoa Psycho

  • Name: BrewDog Cocoa Psycho, 10%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, nearly black. Tiny, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, dark chocolate. Prunes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted, dark chocolate. Slightly burnt. Smooth.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 7.50
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 18/5-2019, BB: 5/10-2022

WhiteFrontier / Stockholm Foreign Extra Stout

  • Name: WhiteFrontier / Stockholm Foreign Extra Stout, 7.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some chocolate and coffee notes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, heavily roasted, clear coffee, some dark chocolate. Very enjoyable.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 18/5-2019, BB: 31/12-2019

Friday, 17 May 2019

Beaufort Lager (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ivory Coast #2:
  • Name: Beaufort Lager (Côte d’Ivoire), 5%, Ivory Coast
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, grains. Standard.
  • Taste: Pale malt, slight grains, light fruits.
  • Bought: Courtesy of caribou43 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 1.9 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 7/20)
  • Info: 17/5-2019, BB: 10/10-2019

Baladin Elixir

  • Name: Baladin Elixir, 10%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark ruby red, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, some caramel, medium malt.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, good maltiness. Caramel sweetness. Nice.
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 100 ml draft, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 17/5-2019

Baladin Open Amber

  • Name: Baladin Open Amber, 7.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark ruby red, some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, red fruits? Some caramel.
  • Taste: Red fruits? Medium malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 100 ml draft, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/5-2019

Baladin Open Rock'n'Roll

  • Name: Baladin Open Rock'n'Roll, 7.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice hops, good fruits, spices.
  • Taste: Some hops, aromatic. Fruits. Slight spices.
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 100 ml draft, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/5-2019

Baladin Wayan

  • Name: Baladin Wayan, 5.8%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light orange, slight haze. Small head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, orange.
  • Taste: More fruits. Spices, cardamom, coriander.
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 100 ml draft, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 17/5-2019

Baladin Open White

  • Name: Baladin Open White, 5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Medium yellow, hazy. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, light fruits, yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, yeast, wheat, slight sourness.
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 100 ml draft, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 17/5-2019

Baladin NazionAle

  • Name: Baladin NazionAle, 6%, Italy
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear.
  • Aroma: Belgian yeast, light fruits. Some spices.
  • Taste: Belgian yeast, light fruits. Spices, slight pale malt.
  • Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 100 ml draft, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/5-2019

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2016

English Strong Ale #50:
  • Name: Fuller's Vintage Ale 2016, 8.5%, England
  • Appearance: Bottle 116893. Dark brown, hue of red. Clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Ripe, dark fruits, medium malt, bread. Some sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, ripe fruits, prunes. Some sweetness. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: Garosch, 500 ml, CHF 7.90
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 11/5-2019, BB: 31/12-2026

Boss'Beer Vanil Noir

  • Name: Boss'Beer Vanil Noir, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Sone dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, slight coffee notes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, medium roasted. Vanilla. Some dark chocolate, faint coffee. Nice.
  • Bought: Manor (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 3.30
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 11/5-2019, BB: 7/7-2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

  • Name: Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad, 11.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark brown, cloudy. Generous, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, barrel, dark fruits, sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, barrel, bourbon. Wet wood, slight alcohol. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Garosch, 355 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 10/5-2019, BB: 2/7-2020

Mein Emmental Plagööri

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Mein Emmental Plagööri, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, slightly hazy. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, some light hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, some good light fruits. Lingering bitterness. Better than average.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 10/5-2019, BB: 17/10-2019

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Maryensztadt Gwiazda Północy

Poland #30:
  • Name: Maryensztadt Gwiazda Północy, 10.1%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny, tan head.
  • Aroma: Smoked prunes, dark malt, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Lots of smoked prunes, dark malt, sweetness. The smoked prunes a bit overpowering.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 4/5-2019, BB: 15/2-2021

Damn Good Bread Beer

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Damn Good Bread Beer, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark chestnut, brown. Clear. Some fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Bread, pale malt. Slight yeast.
  • Taste: Light malt, bread, some sweetness. Odd one.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 2.90
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/5-2019, BB: 19/6-2019

Friday, 3 May 2019

Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 06 Summer Ale

  • Name: Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 06 Summer Ale, 4.0%, Liechtenstein
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Some white head. Hazier later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some pale malt and shy hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, light hops, some citrus. Wheat? Lacking something.
  • Bought: Coop (Lyssach), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 3/5-2019, BB: 2/10-2019

Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 02 Alpen Pale Ale

  • Name: Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 02 Alpen Pale Ale, 5.4%, Liechtenstein
  • Appearance: Amber, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malts, caramel sweetness, toasted.
  • Taste: Light malts, some caramel sweetness. Slight fruits, with slight bitterness at the end. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Coop (Lyssach), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/5-2019, BB: 4/8-2019

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

  • Name: Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), 11.7%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, maple syrup, vanilla.
  • Taste: Good barrel, lots of dark malt, roasted, smooth. Vanilla and quite a bit of sweetness. Very nice!
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - big thanks!, 355 ml
  • Score: 4.4 (Aroma 9/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 9/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 18/20)
  • Info: 30/4-2019, BB: 27/10-2018

Molettes Une Autre

  • Name: Molettes Une Autre, 6.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden orange, quite hazy. Nice, creamy off-white head. Sediments later.
  • Aroma: Light malt, some fruits. Decent.
  • Taste: Some fruits, slight yeast, faint maltiness. Ok, but not very clean.
  • Bought: Bloczone (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/4-2019, BB: 31/10-2019

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Le Fou du Roi Brassin Unique - Vin d’Orge Américain

  • Name: Le Fou du Roi Brassin Unique - Vin d’Orge Américain, 8.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear, nice. Good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, caramel, slight fruits.
  • Taste: Malt, caramel sweetness, some fruits, slight butterscotch? Not great. Harsh aftertaste.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 27/4-2019, BB: 1/12-2019

Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 05 White IPA

  • Name: Liechtensteiner Brauhaus Club Bier 05 White IPA, 6.8%, Liechtenstein
  • Appearance: Pale orange, quite hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, Belgian yeast, citrus.
  • Taste: Belgian yeast, light fruits, some wheat. Some bitterness. Interesting.
  • Bought: Coop (Lyssach), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 27/4-2019, BB: 2/5-2019

Friday, 26 April 2019

Faust Holzfassgereifter Eisbock

Bock - Eisbock #11, new brewery:
  • Name: Faust Holzfassgereifter Eisbock, 12.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: 2015 vintage, bottle 0452 out of 4398. Flip-top bottle. Dark red-ish brown. Quite flat.
  • Aroma: Ripe, dark fruits, sweetness, honey.
  • Taste: Lots of dark, ripe fruits. Quite sweet, medium malt, some alcohol.
  • Bought: Wittich, 750 ml, CHF 28.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/4-2019, BB: 31/12-2025

London Fields 3 Weiss Monkeys

New brewery:
  • Name: London Fields 3 Weiss Monkeys, 5%, England
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, very hazy. Nice, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, shy hops, wheat.
  • Taste: Light hops, metallic, lots of wheat. Some lemon.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 330 ml, CHF 3.95
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 26/4-2019, BB: 1/10-2019

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Le Fou du Roi Le Coup du Lapin

  • Name: Le Fou du Roi Le Coup du Lapin, 6.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light burnt orange, quite hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Some fruit, earthiness, some caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Some fruits, light malt, followed by some bitterness. Floral. Lacks something.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/4-2019, BB: 2/11-2019

Storm&Anchor There's Always A Juice

  • Name: Storm&Anchor There's Always A Juice, 7.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits, some lemons. Some hops, but not much.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit, lemons. Low bitterness, lots of juice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 6.60
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/4-2019, BB: 31/12-2019

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Unser Bier Weizenbock Rauch

Bock - Weizenbock #15:
  • Name: Unser Bier Weizenbock Rauch, 7.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden brown, quite hazy. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, sweetness, light smoke.
  • Taste: Lots of sweetness, good fruits. Nice, faint smoke. Surprisingly nice.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/4-2019, BB: 21/2-2020

Samuel Adams New England IPA

  • Name: Samuel Adams New England IPA, 6.8%, United States
  • Appearance: Very hazy yellow. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, exotic fruits. Some light hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, exotic fruits, juicy. Some hops. Very decent.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 355 ml can, CHF 5.10
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/4-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Friday, 19 April 2019

Sunnybräu Winterbier

Mild Ale #15, new CH brewery:
  • Name: Sunnybräu Winterbier, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium brown, quite hazy. Good amount of fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, toasted, oranges, some spices.
  • Taste: Pale malts, some toastiness, oranges. Some spices, cinnamon, and hint of vanilla?
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 19/4-2019, BB: 30/6-2019

Volta Bräu Granary Red Ale

  • Name: Volta Bräu Granary Red Ale, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark amber, basically clear. Some head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, earthiness. Some red fruits?
  • Taste: Medium malt, some red fruits, earthiness.
  • Bought: Hotel (Basel), 300 ml tap, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 19/4-2019

Volta Bräu Un-Complicated Porter

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Volta Bräu Un-Complicated Porter, 5.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, nutty. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Hotel (Basel), 300 ml tap, CHF 0.00*
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 19/4-2019
* Supposed to be CHF 5.50, but they dropped the drinks on the table and over my wife's pants, so we got the drinks/food for free...

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Molettes Brown IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Molettes Brown IPA, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, orange hue, hazy. Quite big, creamy, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, slightly toasted, some hops.
  • Taste: Malt, mild hops. Dry. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: Bloczone (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/4-2019, BB: 31/8-2019

Bibibir White Shock

  • Name: Bibibir White Shock, 6.2%, Italy
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slightly hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, some wheat.
  • Taste: Light hops, citrus, some wheat. Herbal. Some good, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 18/4-2019, BB: 31/8-2019

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Brausyndikat Red Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Brausyndikat Red Ale, 5.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Hazy red, big creamy, light pink head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, pale malt.
  • Taste: Red fruits, some malt, dry. Some bitterness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 5.80
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 13/4-2019, BB: 1/8-2019

Dr. Brauwolf Winter IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Dr. Brauwolf Winter IPA, 6.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, quite hazy. Lots of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, grapefruit, nice hops.
  • Taste: Light, smooth fruits, grapefruit? Light hops, smooth bitterness. Very easy drinking.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 6.40
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 13/4-2019, BB: 22/8-2019

Friday, 12 April 2019

Thomas Hardy's Ale 50th Anniversary

  • Name: Thomas Hardy's Ale 50th Anniversary, 13%, Italy
  • Appearance: Bottle #09811, vintage 2018. Dark reddish brown, seems clear. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Malt, some caramel sweetness, lots of raisins and prunes.
  • Taste: Malt, raisins, prunes, sweetness. Some alcohol. Pretty good.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 8.80
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 12/4-2019, BB: 18/9-2027

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze

Lambic - Gueuze #15:
  • Name: Oud Beersel Oude Geuze, 6.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Orange golden, slight haze. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Tart, light fruits, barn, funk.
  • Taste: Light fruits, tart fruits, slight barn and funk. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Wittich, 375 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 12/4-2019, BB: 29/3-2037

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Mad Scientist Candy Man

Hungary #10, new brewery:
  • Name: Mad Scientist Candy Man, 12%, Hungary
  • Appearance: Very dark malt, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Vanilla, roasted, dark malt. Some dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, good amount of vanilla. Slight alcohol. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 7.10
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 6/4-2019, BB: 13/11-2022

Tilquin Oude Gueuze à l'Ancienne

Lambic - Gueuze #14:
  • Name: Tilquin Oude Gueuze à l'Ancienne, 6.4%, Belgium
  • Appearance: 2016/2017 vintage. Light orange golden, slightly hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, barn, tart fruits.
  • Taste: Light fruits, quite tart fruits. Slight lemon. Refreshing, I guess.
  • Bought: Wittich, 375 ml, CHF 10.00
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 6/4-2019, BB: 9/2-2027

Friday, 5 April 2019

Põhjala Cellar Series - Laugas

  • Name: Põhjala Cellar Series - Laugas, 12.3%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Light barrel, dark malt, juniper, some dark fruits and sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight barrel. Some juniper and molasses? Very nice.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 10.00
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 5/4-2019, BB: 6/12-2020

Lowlander I.P.A.

New brewery:
  • Name: Lowlander I.P.A., 6%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Light amber, some orange, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, light fruits, some herbs. Light hops.
  • Taste: Some fruits, grapefruit, herbal, some light bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/4-2019, BB: 31/10-2020

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Diekirch Bière de Noël (Christmas)

Luxembourg #3:
  • Name: Diekirch Bière de Noël (Christmas), 5.1%, Luxembourg
  • Appearance: Dark brown, seems clear. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some sweet malt.
  • Taste: Sweet malt, toasted, some fruits. Cherry?
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 0.30!
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 30/3-2019, BB: 21/4-2019

Mister B Bestia

New brewery:
  • Name: Mister B Bestia, 6.3%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, quite hazy. Nice, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Clear hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, lots of hops. Nice, lingering bitterness. Some malt.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/3-2019, BB: 31/7-2019

Friday, 29 March 2019

Wild Beer Wildebeest

New brewery:
  • Name: Wild Beer Wildebeest, 11%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate. Prunes.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, lightly roasted, some dark fruits, warming. Not very complex, but still very enjoyable.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 6.20
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 29/3-2019, BB: 16/11-2020

Opperbacco Violent Shared

New brewery:
  • Name: Opperbacco Violent Shared, 4.1%, Italy
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, clear. Some nice off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, good hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, some fruits, grapefruit. Quite strong bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/3-2019, BB: 31/7-2019

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old)

  • Name: Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old), 8%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruits, peat, roasted. Prunes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, nice peat. Some dark fruits?
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 6.80
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 23/3-2019, BB: 31/8-2019

Lambrate Ròbb De Màtt

New brewery:
  • Name: Lambrate Ròbb De Màtt, 5.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow golden, very hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, exotic fruits, resins. Good hops.
  • Taste: Nice hops, lots of grapefruit, exotic fruits. Resins. Good balance.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 23/3-2019, BB: 23/7-2019

Friday, 22 March 2019

Le Fou du Roi La Relève de la Garde

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Le Fou du Roi La Relève de la Garde, 5.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some burnt bitterness. Some coffee.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/3-2019, BB: 1/6-2019

Walia

New brewery, Ethiopia #3:
  • Name: Walia, 5%, Ethiopia
  • Appearance: Very clear golden, bubbles. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malts, honey sweetness, some grains.
  • Taste: Medium malt, very sweet, nectar. Slight grains.
  • Bought: Gift from Mrs (bought in Fribourg restaurant), 330 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 22/3-2019, BB: 25/6-2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Sori / Kees We'll Always Have Paris

  • Name: Sori / Kees We'll Always Have Paris, 9.5%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark ripe fruits, roasted.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, roasted, some dark fruits and sweetness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 16/3-2019, BB: 19/5-2020

Thun Bier New England IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Thun Bier New England IPA, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Clear golden, so no haze to start with. Hazy later. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of exotic fruits, good hops.
  • Taste: Citrus, decent amount of fruits, exotic fruits. Nice, laidback bitterness.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/3-2019, BB: 11/8-2019

Friday, 15 March 2019

Sori Névé

  • Name: Sori Névé, 9.2%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Strong vanilla.
  • Taste: Lightly roasted, dark malt, strong vanilla, perfume, chocolate. Some spices.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 15/3-2019, BB: 8/11-2021

Oppigårds New Sweden IPA

  • Name: Oppigårds New Sweden IPA, 6.2%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, exotic fruits, good hops. Some pine.
  • Taste: Citrus, lots of hops, resins. Lingering strong bitterness. More bitter and less juicy than most NEIPAs.
  • Bought: Aldi, 330 ml, CHF 1.99
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 15/3-2019, BB: 31/10-2019

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Falkland Beerworks Rock Hopper

Ratebeer country #186:
  • Name: Falkland Beerworks Rock Hopper, 4.2%, Falkland Islands
  • Appearance: Pale golden, slight haze. Some fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Overripe fruits, sweetness, dessert.
  • Taste: Quite sweet, some light fruits. Hint of forest. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - big thanks!, 50 ml sample
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2019

Solibra Bock

Ratebeer country #185:
  • Name: Solibra Bock, 4.8%, Ivory Coast
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Small head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wet cardboard, slight grains.
  • Taste: Slight fruits, watery, palest of malts.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - big thanks!, 50 ml sample
  • Score: 1.7 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 3/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 6/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2019

Beaufort (Burkina Faso)

Ratebeer country #184:
  • Name: Beaufort (Burkina Faso), 4.6%, Burkina Faso
  • Appearance: Golden, slight haze. Some fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Slightly citric fruits, very pale malts and grains.
  • Taste: Slight fruits, slight grains, slight pale malt. Slight everything, to be honest.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - big thanks!, 50 ml sample
  • Score: 1.8 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 3/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 7/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2019

Samoa Taula Original

Ratebeer country #183:
  • Name: Samoa Taula Original, 4.9%, Samoa
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Not much head.
  • Aroma: Grains, cheap malt, light fruits.
  • Taste: Grains, bargain malt, I guess some fruitiness. Not great.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - big thanks!, 50 ml sample
  • Score: 1.6 (Aroma 3/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 3/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 6/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2019

Tiki Pacific Pale Ale

Ratebeer country #182:
  • Name: Tiki Pacific Pale Ale, 5.0%, Tonga
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Small head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slightly citric. Grapefruit?
  • Taste: Ok light fruits, light bitterness. Quite dry.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - big thanks!, 50 ml sample
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2019

Bintang Pilsener (East Timor)

Ratebeer country #181:
  • Name: Bintang Pilsener (East Timor), 4.5%, East Timor
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Sweet malt, some fruits and grains.
  • Taste: Light malt, quite sweet. Some light fruitiness. Not great at all.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - big thanks!, small sample
  • Score: 1.4 (Aroma 3/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 2/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 5/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2019

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Sori Dark Humor Club Hot Chocolate

  • Name: Sori Dark Humor Club Hot Chocolate, 10.2%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Not much head, dark tan.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark chocolate, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate. Very smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/3-2019, BB: 13/4-2020

Oppigårds Indian Tribute

  • Name: Oppigårds Indian Tribute, 6.6%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Golden, light brown. Some nice, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, good hops. Resins.
  • Taste: Good hops, resins, light toastiness. Lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Aldi, 330 ml, CHF 1.99
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 9/3-2019, BB: 31/10-2019

Friday, 8 March 2019

Sori Dark Humor Club PX Sherry

  • Name: Sori Dark Humor Club PX Sherry, 10%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Near-black brown. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruit. Some sweetness, roasted. Faint wood. Definitely sherry.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Some oak, but quite subtle. Fruit sweetness, sherry.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/3-2019, BB: 5/4-2020

Hopf Helle Weiße (Das Original)

First beer from the 300-book since 24 June 2017:
  • Name: Hopf Helle Weiße (Das Original), 5.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear, fizzy. Small, off-white head. Hazy later.
  • Aroma: Wheat, some yeast, some banana.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, banana. Light sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/3-2019, 240/300, BB: 22/6-2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Sori Coffee Gorilla

New brewery:
  • Name: Sori Coffee Gorilla, 7.0%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, quite a bit of coffee. Smooth and enjoyable.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/3-2019, BB: 17/10-2019

Bibibir Granapa

New brewery:
  • Name: Bibibir Granapa, 5.4%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Nice, creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Good hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, lots of hops, floral, slight perfume. Good bitterness. Good balance.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/3-2019, BB: 31/5-2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock

  • Name: Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock, 8.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Good smoke, roasted. Some sweetness.
  • Taste: Quite a bit of smoke, burnt wood, meat, some sweetness. Lingering smokiness.
  • Bought: Garosch, 500 ml, CHF 2.90
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 6/3-2019, BB: 31/7-2019

Brau Rebel Beeren Gose

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Brau Rebel Beeren Gose, 3.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Quite red, seems clear. Good amount of light pink head. Some sediments near the end.
  • Aroma: Tart, red fruits. Some berries.
  • Taste: Lots of red fruits and berries. Slight tartness. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 6/3-2019, BB: 4/6-2019

Saturday, 2 March 2019

la Bière de l'Évêque 2018: la Caramélite

  • Name: la Bière de l'Évêque 2018: la Caramélite, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Murky later. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some bitterness, some sweetness. Strange one, lacks balance.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 2/3-2019, BB: 31/7-2019

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

  • Name: St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, 10%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Ripe fruits, dark fruits, bananas. Some malt and spices.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, sweet, caramel. Some malt, dried fruits. Dessert-like.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 2/3-2019, BB: 6/9-2022

Trois Dames / Drinks of the World New England IPA

  • Name: Trois Dames / Drinks of the World New England IPA, 6.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, very hazy. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice fruits, tropical fruits. Good hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits, goof hops. Lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 5.70
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 2/3-2019, BB: 31/8-2019

Friday, 1 March 2019

Riedenburger Dolden Bock

  • Name: Riedenburger Dolden Bock, 7.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Burnt orange, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Ripe fruits, almost rotten. Raisins.
  • Taste: Ripe fruits, raisins, sweet. Some toffee. Not balanced.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/3-2019, BB: 12/6-2019

Visibaba Pivo Bob Barley

New brewery:
  • Name: Visibaba Pivo Bob Barley, 6.5%, Croatia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, slight murkiness. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate. Milk?
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate. Quite sweet.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/3-2019, BB: 27/10-2019

Oerlikon Oerlik-Öhlsch

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Oerlikon Oerlik-Öhlsch, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slightly hazy. Some nice off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, light malt, grass.
  • Taste: Light hops, light malt. Some fruits, slight sweetness. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 5.80
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 1/3-2019, BB: 2/6-2019

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Omnipollo Amurga

  • Name: Omnipollo Amurga, 11%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some nice, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, vanilla, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, vanilla. Slight chocolate and coffee. Some sweetness in there. A lot going on.
  • Bought: Siblings Christmas gift - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 23/2-2019, BB: 15/12-2022

Fehér Nyúl Rafa Sour IPA

Hungary #9, new brewery:
  • Name: Fehér Nyúl Rafa Sour IPA, 6.8%, Hungary
  • Appearance: Orange light brown, quite hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight tartness. 
  • Taste: Tart fruits followed by some sweetness, light fruits. Some funk. Low bitterness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 7.20
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/2-2019, BB: 24/8-2019

Friday, 22 February 2019

Brekeriet Picnic Sunrise

New brewery, Low Alcohol Top-4:
  • Name: Brekeriet Picnic Sunrise, 2.7%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Pinkish red, quite clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Raspberries, tart fruits.
  • Taste: Berries, raspberries, slight tartness. Well balanced. Very good for the low ABV.
  • Bought: Beergium.com, 330 ml, €3.59
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 22/2-2019, BB: 6/3-2023

Feldschlösschen Alkoholfrei Weizenfrisch

  • Name: Feldschlösschen Alkoholfrei Weizenfrisch, 0.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, quite hazy. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, cereals. Hint of wheat?
  • Taste: Some cereals, slight wheat. Light fruits and sweetness. Pretty standard NA beer.
  • Bought: Coop (Switzerland), 500 ml can, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 2.5 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 22/2-2019, BB: 2/7-2019

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Brokreacja Imperialny Nafciarz Jack Daniels BA

  • Name: Brokreacja Imperialny Nafciarz Jack Daniels BA, 10%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, barrel, some smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, strong barrel, roasted. Some smoke.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.75
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 16/2-2019, BB: 4/8-2021

LägereBräu Original

New CH brewery, CH brewery #150:
  • Name: LägereBräu Original, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slightly hazy. Small off-white fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, pale malt. Slight sweetness to it.
  • Taste: Pale malt, slight light fruits. Some yeast and sweetness. Actually enjoyed this one.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/2-2019, BB: 31/5-2019

Friday, 15 February 2019

La Nébuleuse Hold Hop Double IPA

  • Name: La Nébuleuse Hold Hop Double IPA, 8.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very hazy dark golden orange. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, exotic fruits. Lots of hops.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, nice fruits, exotic fruits. Strong, lingering bitterness. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/2-2019, BB: 31/5-2019

Argo Dark

Georgia #3, new brewery:
  • Name: Argo Dark, 4.8%, Georgia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Nice, creamy tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some leather, toasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, sweetness, toasted. Decent.
  • Bought: Gift from Iva P - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 15/2-2019, BB: 24/3-2019

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Brokreacja Buried Alive Laphroaig Barrel Aged

  • Name: Brokreacja Buried Alive Laphroaig Barrel Aged, 9.5%, Poland
  • Appearance: 2018 vintage. Very dark brown, huge, creamy dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, peat, burnt, smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, smoke, burnt, peat, barrel. Smokey barrel aftertaste.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.75
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/2-2019, BB: 1/8-2021

Funky Forelle Pils

New brewery:
  • Name: Funky Forelle Pils, 4.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Clear golden, some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, slight grains, some honey.
  • Taste: Pale malt, crisp, slight grains. Some sweetness, honey. Quite refreshing.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.60
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 9/2-2019, BB: 12/4-2019

Friday, 8 February 2019

Rinkuškiai Microhistory Beer - Sharp Concept

Lithuania #5:
  • Name: Rinkuškiai Microhistory Beer - Sharp Concept, 15%, Lithuania
  • Appearance: Light brown, red hue? Clear. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Ripe fruit, raisins, medium malt, sweetness. Some alcohol.
  • Taste: Ripe fruits, raisins, medium malt, sweetness. Quite a bit of alcohol.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 5.60
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 8/2-2019, BB: 28/5-2019

IBeer 1405 Ipa

New brewery:
  • Name: IBeer 1405 Ipa, 6.2%, Italy
  • Appearance: Waxed bottle. Light orange golden, quite hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, a bit of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some hops. Sweetness. Not greatly balanced, but not bad.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 5.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 8/2-2019, BB: 31/3-2019

Monday, 4 February 2019

AXA Ale

Ratebeer country #180:
  • Name: AXA Ale, 4.2%, Anguilla
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Nice light fruits, some yeast. Honey?
  • Taste: Light fruits, nice sweetness. Some yeast. Not bad.
  • Bought: Trade with jtclockwork - big thanks!, 100 ml sample
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 4/2-2019

Cooper Island Best Bitter

Ratebeer country #179:
  • Name: Cooper Island Best Bitter, ?%, British Virgin Islands
  • Appearance: Dark amber, clear. Not much head.
  • Aroma: Malt, caramel sweetness. Bread.
  • Taste: Malt, bread, some yeast. Some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Trade with jtclockwork - big thanks!, 100 ml sample
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 4/2-2019

Pelikaan Irma Pale Ale

Ratebeer country #178:
  • Name: Pelikaan Irma Pale Ale, 6.3%, Sint Maarten
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, citrus. Nice hops.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, nice fruits. Nice, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Trade with jtclockwork - big thanks!, 100 ml sample
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 4/2-2019

Dockyard Black Anchor Porter

Ratebeer country #177:
  • Name: Dockyard Black Anchor Porter, 6.2%, Bermuda
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Small head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Slightly burnt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some coffee notes. Slight dark fruits.
  • Bought: Trade with jtclockwork - big thanks!, 100 ml sample
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 4/2-2019

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Brokreacja Buried Alive

  • Name: Brokreacja Buried Alive, 9.5%, Poland
  • Appearance: 2018 vintage. Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Very dark malt, smoke, peat. Tar.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, smoked, peat. Some dark chocolate. Lingering smokiness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.75
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 2/2-2019, BB: 25/6-2021

Steinlager Pure

New Zealand #10, new brewery:
  • Name: Steinlager Pure, 5.0%, New Zealand
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear and fizzy. Fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, grains. Honey.
  • Taste: Faint malt, grains. Some honey sweetness. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.90
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 2/2-2019, BB: 20/3-2019

Friday, 1 February 2019

Hop City HopBot IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Hop City HopBot IPA, 7.1%, Canada
  • Appearance: Medium brown, red hue, clear. Nice off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, earthiness, resins.
  • Taste: Good hops, earthy, resins. Caramel? Good bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 355 ml, CHF 2.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/2-2019, BB: 31/3-2019

Black Lion Black

Georgia #2, new brewery:
  • Name: Black Lion Black, 5.0%, Georgia
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, heavily toasted. Burnt, and not in a nice way. Maybe slightly off.
  • Bought: Gift from Iva P - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 1/2-2019, BB: 26/2-2019

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Brokreacja Certain Death

  • Name: Brokreacja Certain Death, 9.5%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Coffee and smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, good smoke. Slight tar. Warming and nice.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.75
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/1-2019, BB: 16/5-2021

Bauhöfer Schwarzwaldmarie

Helles Top-50, new brewery:
  • Name: Bauhöfer Schwarzwaldmarie, 5.2%, Germany
  • Appearance: Unusual with a 330 ml bottle with a screw cap. Light golden, clear. Fizzy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light malt. Some sweetness.
  • Taste: Light fruits, light malt. Some sweetness. Smooth and easy drinking.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 1.80
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 26/1-2019, BB: 19/3-2019

Friday, 25 January 2019

Weißenoher Bonifatius Dunkel

New brewery:
  • Name: Weißenoher Bonifatius Dunkel, 5.1%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, brown sugar, toasted. Sweet.
  • Taste: Medium malt, brown sugar, toasted. A bit too sweet.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.40
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/1-2019, BB: 14/5-2019

Maccabee

Israel #2:
  • Name: Maccabee, 5%, Israel
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Some fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, cereals, light sweetness.
  • Taste: Grains, corn. Very pale malts, light sweetness. Ok.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Zurich), 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 25/1-2019, BB: 19/3-2019

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Rinkuškiai Microhistory Beer - Karavas Forever

Lithuania #4:
  • Name: Rinkuškiai Microhistory Beer - Karavas Forever, 5.4%, Lithuania
  • Appearance: Dark golden, some orange, clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, some herbs. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Malt, sweetness, honey. Some fruits.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 19/1-2019, BB: 6/3-2019

Friday, 18 January 2019

Kees Caramel Fudge Stout

  • Name: Kees Caramel Fudge Stout, 11.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Nicely roasted, chocolate, caramel. Vanilla!
  • Taste: Dark malt, caramel sweetness, roasted, chocolate. Smooth. Hides alcohol well.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml can, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 18/1-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Einhornbräu Eichefrässer

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Einhornbräu Eichefrässer, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Slightly hazy golden. Enormous head, maybe 10 cm of foam...
  • Aroma: Some yeast, light hops and some pale malts and some fruits. Floral.
  • Taste: Pale malts, slight herbs and fruits. Floral. Strange one.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.40
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 18/1-2019, BB: 22/2-2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Põhjala Jõuluöö

  • Name: Põhjala Jõuluöö, 8%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate. Dry wood. Lots of things happening. Nice!
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 330 ml, CHF 5.70
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 12/1-2019, BB: 22/8-2019

Tui East India Pale Ale

New Zealand #9, new brewery:
  • Name: Tui East India Pale Ale, 4%, New Zealand
  • Appearance: Amber, clear. Some very light tan head.
  • Aroma: Some pale malts, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Not great, not bad either.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 12/1-2019, BB: 25/1-2019

Friday, 11 January 2019

Lervig / Hoppin' Frog Sippin' Into Darkness Barrel Aged

  • Name: Lervig / Hoppin' Frog Sippin' Into Darkness Barrel Aged, 12%, Norway
  • Appearance: Darkest near-black brown, tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Barrel, dark ripe fruits, dark malt. 
  • Taste: Dark malt, barrel, dark ripe fruits. Some chocolate and vanilla. Smooth.
  • Bought: Boxbeers.com, 330 ml, €10.63
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 11/1-2019, BB: 10/1-2028

DB Draught

New Zealand #8, new brewery:
  • Name: DB Draught, 4.0%, New Zealand
  • Appearance: Dark amber, seems clear. Nice amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Standard malt, cardboard, some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 2.5 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 11/1-2019, BB: 11/12-2018

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale, 7.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, slight tar, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, heavily roasted. Burnt. Slight coffee. Lacking depth.
  • Bought: Siblings Christmas gift - thanks!, 355 ml
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 5/1-2019, BB: ??/??-????

Brau-Manufactur Allgaeu Schloss Neuschwanstein

New brewery:
  • Name: Brau-Manufactur Allgaeu Schloss Neuschwanstein, 6.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange brown, hazy. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, sweetness, honey, light fruits.
  • Taste: Some malt, some hops. Sweetness, honey and some fruits. Some herbs.
  • Bought: BierSouvenir (Füssen), 330 ml, €5.90
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/1-2019, BB: 10/7-2019

Friday, 4 January 2019

Struise Cuvée Delphine

  • Name: Struise Cuvée Delphine, 13.0%, Belgium
  • Appearance: 2013 vintage. Near-black brown. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some tar, dark chocolate. Wet wood.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate, prunes. Some barrel. Smooth.
  • Bought: Beergium.com, 330 ml, €5.49
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 4/1-2019, BB: ??/??-????

To Øl Mr. Blue 2018 Edition

Finally found a Berliner Weisse Top-50 beer:
  • Name: To Øl Mr. Blue 2018 Edition, 9.0%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Dark brown, some red. Very hazy. Big, frothy pink head.
  • Aroma: Tart red fruits, red fruits, some barrel.
  • Taste: Lots of tart fruits, then some light sourness. Also sweet afterwards.
  • Bought: Boxbeers.com, 500 ml can, €5.38
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/1-2019, BB: 15/1-2019

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Beer Goals 2019

Here are my beer goals for 2019:
  • Get from 176 to 185 Ratebeer countries*   [Goal achieved 2019-03-13]
  • Get from 7 to 8 Canadian Provinces
  • Get last England County (Northumberland) again
  • Rate a top-50 beer from five of the last 12 styles   [Current status: 9 left]
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 10 beers from 3 to 0
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 15 beers from 14 to 8
  • Get from 1237 to 1350 breweries   [Current status: 1313]
  • Get from 431 to 500 Swiss ratings   [Current status: 470]
  • Get from 148 to 180 Swiss breweries   [Current status: 166]
Some other minor country related goals:
  • Increase countries with 100+ ratings from 6 to 8
  • Increase countries with 10+ ratings from 29 to 32   [Current status: 31]
  • Increase countries with 5+ ratings from 43 to 46   [Current status: 44]
  • Increase countries with 2+ ratings from 92 to 96   [Current status: 95]
* This would at time of writing get me into the Top-9.