Saturday, 14 September 2019

La Corne du Bois des Pendus La Black

Porter - Imperial Flavored #3:
  • Name: La Corne du Bois des Pendus La Black, 8.0%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some fizzy tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Some burnt bitterness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some dry dark fruits. Dry end.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Granges-Paccot), 330 ml, CHF 2.70
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/9-2019, BB: 28/2-2022

Õllenaut Sesoon

  • Name: Õllenaut Sesoon, 5.3%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Orange light brown, slight haze. Small head, almost flat.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, rye, pale malt.
  • Taste: Nice pale malts, rye. Grass, light fruits. 
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/9-2019, BB: 5/2-2021

Friday, 13 September 2019

Õllenaut Must Eksport

  • Name: Õllenaut Must Eksport, 7.9%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, heavily roasted, slight burnt wood. Some dark fruit sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt. Slight dryness. Nice.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 13/9-2019, BB: 18/11-2021

Õllenaut Vaarikagreip

New brewery:
  • Name: Õllenaut Vaarikagreip, 3.5%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Light red, pink. Slight haze. Some fizzy, light pink head.
  • Aroma: Raspberries, red fruits. Slight tartness.
  • Taste: Lots of raspberries, slight tartness. Hint of grapefruit. Dry finish.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 13/9-2019, BB: 21/7-2020

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Le Fou du Roi Brassin Unique - Bière à la Courge

Flavored - Pumpkin / Vegetables #4:
  • Name: Le Fou du Roi Brassin Unique - Bière à la Courge, 4.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange brown, slight haze. Good amount off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, squash, spices. A bit of yeast.
  • Taste: Squash, spices, light fruits. More light fruits. Slight yeast.
  • 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: 7/9-2019, BB: 1/1-2020

Solibra Chill by Bock Citron

Radler / Shandy #15:
  • Name: Solibra Chill by Bock Citron, 2%, Ivory Coast
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lemonade, lemon. Slight honey.
  • Taste: Lemonade, slight beer flavour. Quite sweet, but not bad.
  • Bought: Courtesy of caribou43 - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 7/9-2019, BB: 1/10-2019

Friday, 6 September 2019

Le Fou du Roi La Demoiselle en Détresse

  • Name: Le Fou du Roi La Demoiselle en Détresse, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy. Some sediments in bottle. Good amount of creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, yeast, pale malt, slight hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, yeast, some malt.
  • 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: 6/9-2019, BB: 1/4-2020

Ivoire

New brewery:
  • Name: Ivoire, 4.8%, Ivory Coast
  • Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Fizzy. Some fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Cereals, grains, cheap pale malt.
  • Taste: Vegetables, slight sweetness, cereals, grains. Faint pale malt.
  • Bought: Courtesy of caribou43 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 8/20)
  • Info: 6/9-2019, BB: 30/9-2019

Monday, 2 September 2019

Mikkeller Drink’in The Sky

Low Alcohol - Wheat #3:
  • Name: Mikkeller Drink’in The Sky, 0.3%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Clear golden, fizzy. Lots of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, vegetables, some wheat.
  • Taste: Very pale malts, slight hay, grains in there, some fruitiness. Crispy. Very good NA beer.
  • Bought: SAS flight OSL-ZRH, 330 ml can, €0.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 2/9-2019, BB: 20/2-2020

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Graff / 3 Sons Iron Curtain

  • Name: Graff / 3 Sons Iron Curtain, 11.5%, Norway
  • Appearance: Near black, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, roasted, molasses, some sweetness, dark chocolate. Cake. Slight coffee?
  • Bought: Agenturet (Tromsø), 150 ml tap, NOK 58.00
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 1/9-2019

Hogna / Reins Kloster Chocolate Seasurf

Porter - Flavored #7, New brewery:
  • Name: Hogna / Reins Kloster Chocolate Seasurf, 8%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark chocolate, dark malt, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark chocolate, nicely roasted. Smooth. Lingering burnt aftertaste.
  • Bought: Agenturet (Tromsø), 150 ml tap, NOK 48.00
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 1/9-2019

Spike / Cervisiam Beyond RePear

Gose - Flavored #5, New brewery:
  • Name: Spike / Cervisiam Beyond RePear, 5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Light golden, hazy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, slight lemon.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, pear, not too tart, though. Slight saltiness. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Agenturet (Tromsø), 150 ml tap, NOK 52.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/9-2019

Stigbergets / Other Half Population III

  • Name: Stigbergets / Other Half Population III, 7%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Ok amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, slight hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, grapefruit, laidback hops. Very smooth.
  • Bought: Agenturet (Tromsø), 150 ml tap, NOK 52.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 1/9-2019

Garage / Cloudwater Outlier

  • Name: Garage / Cloudwater Outlier, 4.8%, Spain
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Nice amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice hops, good fruits. Pine.
  • Taste: Quite a lot of hops, good fruits. Grapefruit. Good balance.
  • Bought: Agenturet (Tromsø), 150 ml tap, NOK 48.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 1/9-2019