Saturday, 23 May 2020

Père Jakob Noire

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

Frontaal Author (2020 -)

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

Friday, 22 May 2020

Labietis / Bakunin Purva Medus (Bog Honey)

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

Wild Beer Tepache

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

Somersby Blueberry

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

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Birrificio Due Fusti Belgian Ale

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

Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA

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

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Frontaal Rhodesian BA Blend 2019 Vol II

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

St. Peter's Stormtrooper Galactic Pale

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

Friday, 15 May 2020

Labietis Pļava

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

De Dochter van de Korenaar Belle-Fleur IPA

IPA - Belgian / Saison #6:
  • Name: De Dochter van de Korenaar Belle-Fleur IPA, 6%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Some fizzy, off-white head. More head later.
  • Aroma: Lots of light fruits, spices, Belgian yeast.
  • Taste: Light hops, lots of fruits, Belgian yeast. Spices. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Smooth.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 15/5-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Choufaille Alt 2575

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Choufaille Alt 2575, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, seems clear. Small, fizzy tan head. Bigger head later.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, earthy, some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.70
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/5-2020, BB: 19/7-2020

Coopers Original Pale Ale

Pale Ale - Australia / NZ #5:
  • Name: Coopers Original Pale Ale, 4.5%, Australia
  • Appearance: Light orange, hazy. Some fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, crisp. Some hops, but not too much.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight hops. Perfume. Slight sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 375 ml, CHF 3.40
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 9/5-2020, BB: 30/10-2020

Friday, 8 May 2020

Labietis Mežs

  • Name: Labietis Mežs, 5.5%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Dark amber, clear. Small, fizzy red-ish head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, floral, pale malt, forest.
  • Taste: Some fruits, pale malt, floral, forest.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 8/5-2020, BB: 31/1-2021

Celestial le 7eme Ciel

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Celestial le 7eme Ciel, 6.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, quite clear. Nice account of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops, slight grains. A bit of perfume.
  • Taste: Some light fruits, decent amount of hops. Some malt in there. Decent.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.85
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 8/5-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

BadFish Cryo

  • Name: BadFish Cryo, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden orange, slight haze. Good amount of white head, lots later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight grapefruit. Some hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, tropical fruits, slight hops. Very slight butterscotch. Not well-balanced.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.70
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/5-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Saturday, 2 May 2020

la Grue Nê

New CH brewery:
  • Name: la Grue Nê, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, burnt wood.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight smoke. Smooth.
  • Bought: kibrasse.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: 2/5-2020, BB: 6/6-2020

Echec & Malt / Cayon’s Salty Yellow Gose

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Echec & Malt / Cayon’s Salty Yellow Gose, 4.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lemons, tartness, slight grains.
  • Taste: Tangy, sour, quite lemony. Slight salt. Refreshing.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 2/5-2020, BB: 21/4-2020

Saturday, 25 April 2020

De Bie Zatte Bie

New brewery:
  • Name: De Bie Zatte Bie, 9%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark brown, nice amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, prunes. Caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark fruit, prunes. Some dark malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 25/4-2020, BB: 13/6-2022

Storm&Anchor Mono Case I Juicy NE DIPA

IIPA DIPA - Hazy / Double NEIPA #2:
  • Name: Storm&Anchor Mono Case I Juicy NE DIPA, 8.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight haze. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, exotic fruits, quite a bit of hops. Lasting bitterness. Well balanced,
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 25/4-2020, BB: 31/12-2020

Andechser Weissbier Alkoholfrei

Low / No Alcohol Beer - Wheat #7:
  • Name: Andechser Weissbier Alkoholfrei, under 0.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, slight haze. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Light fruits, good wheat, some sweetness. A bit of banana. Very good NA.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/4-2020, BB: 18/9-2020

Friday, 24 April 2020

Labietis Tīrelis

  • Name: Labietis Tīrelis, 7.5%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Tiny, fizzy head. Very hazy later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lemon. Some honey.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lemon. Quite sour. Slight honey after the sourness dies down.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/4-2020, BB: 31/1-2022

BlackPig PIG-UP

  • Name: BlackPig PIG-UP, 6.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange brown, clear. Small off-white head, more head later.
  • Aroma: Fruits, some hops, malt and caramel. Spices.
  • Taste: Caramel sweetness, quite a bit of hops, some fruits. Nice bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/4-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Saturday, 18 April 2020

BlackPig PIG-ALE

New CH brewery:
  • Name: BlackPig PIG-ALE, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Clear golden, small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Good hops.
  • Taste: Nice hops, fruits. Exotic fruits. Nice bitterness. Smooth.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 18/4-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Kabinet Mozaik

Serbia #10:
  • Name: Kabinet Mozaik, 5.2%, Serbia
  • Appearance: Dark golden, slight haze. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, light fruits, slight spices.
  • Taste: Good hops, slight malt. Light fruits. Very well balanced.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 18/4-2020, BB: 23/8-2020

Friday, 17 April 2020

Frontaal Rhodesian

  • Name: Frontaal Rhodesian, 11.3%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, red hue. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Ripe fruits, dark fruits, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Ripe fruits, prunes. Toasted. Malt, caramel sweetness. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 17/4-2020, BB: 2/12-2021

Bières&Co Road-Trip Pale Ale

Pale Ale #9:
  • Name: Bières&Co Road-Trip Pale Ale, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops. Biscuits?
  • Taste: Good hops, nice fruits. Slight sweetness, followed by some bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/4-2020, BB: 23/8-2020

Schneider Weisse Tap 3 Mein Alkoholfrei

Low Alcohol - Wheat #6:
  • Name: Schneider Weisse Tap 3 Mein Alkoholfrei, under 0.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange brown, slightly hazy. A lot of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, light fruits, some bananas.
  • Taste: Wheat, slight malt, some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 17/4-2020, BB: 4/5-2020

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Dogma Hoptopod IPA

Serbia #9:
  • Name: Dogma Hoptopod IPA, 6.5%, Serbia
  • Appearance: Golden, very slight haze. Some off-white head, more later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Good hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, light fruits. Grapefruit. Nice, balanced bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml can, CHF 7.20
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 16/4-2020, BB: 10/7-2020

Zillertal Weißbier Hell

New brewery:
  • Name: Zillertal Weißbier Hell, 5.0%, Austria
  • Appearance: Golden orange, slightly hazy. Small, fizzy white head. More later.
  • Aroma: Light, ripe fruits. Banana, wheat.
  • Taste: Good wheat, light ripe fruits, banana. Slight sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/4-2020, BB: 28/8-2020

Sunday, 12 April 2020

De Moersleutel Smeerolie

  • Name: De Moersleutel Smeerolie, 10%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Seems clear. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, prunes, roasted. Liquorice.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark ripe fruits. Some dark chocolate and liquorice. Warming.
  • Bought: Wittich, 440 ml can, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 12/4-2020, BB: 31/1-2024

Labietis Aroniju Ragana

Latvia #10:
  • Name: Labietis Aroniju Ragana, 5.1%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Deep red, clear. Murky pink near the end. Small, fizzy light red head.
  • Aroma: Lots of berries, slight forest.
  • Taste: Lots of berries, slight malt. Dry end. Decent.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/4-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

La Meute la Ribs

  • Name: La Meute la Ribs, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown. First clear, later more hazy. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Some smoke, but not too much. Slight caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Roasted, dark malt. Slight smoke, but not too much. Good balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 12/4-2020, BB: 14/11-2020

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Föroya Bjór Green Islands Stout

Faroe Islands #4:
  • Name: Föroya Bjór Green Islands Stout, 5.8%, Faroe Islands
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some burnt caramel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight liquorice. Some caramel sweetness. Nice, but still lacking.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 11/4-2020, BB: 17/9-2020

Meckatzer Weiss-Gold

New brewery:
  • Name: Meckatzer Weiss-Gold, 5.2%, Germany
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, pale malt. Some light fruits. Smooth.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.20
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 11/4-2020, BB: 10/7-2020

Paulaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei

Low Alcohol - Wheat #5:
  • Name: Paulaner Hefeweissbier Alkoholfrei, under 0.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Murky orange, small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, grains, yeast.
  • Taste: Wheat, slight grains. Sweet, slight light fruits.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 11/4-2020, BB: 30/4-2020

Friday, 10 April 2020

Brasserie du Dzô II

  • Name: Brasserie du Dzô II, 6.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden light brown, mostly clear. Enormous amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Metal. Good amount of hops. Some malt.
  • Taste: Nice, clean hops. Pale malt. Nice, lasting bitterness. Slight metal.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 10/4-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Schoppe Flower Power Session IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Schoppe Flower Power Session IPA, 4.7%, Germany
  • Appearance: Hazy amber, small fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, floral. Slight butterscotch. Laidback, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 10/4-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Alkoholfrei

Low Alcohol - Wheat #4:
  • Name: Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Alkoholfrei, under 0.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark golden, orange hue. Slight haze. Nice, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, grains, pale malt.
  • Taste: Wheat, some grains. Pale malt, some sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.10
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 10/4-2020, BB: 31/8-2020

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Unertl Weißbier

New brewery:
  • Name: Unertl Weißbier, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Clear. Nice amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Ripe fruits, bananas. Wheat.
  • Taste: Wheat, medium malt, ripe fruits, bananas. Nice.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.40
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/4-2020, BB: 5/6-2020

Kehrwieder Dominica

Pale Ale #8:
  • Name: Kehrwieder Dominica, 4.7%, Germany
  • Appearance: Orange golden, slight haze. Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruit, grapefruit. Good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, good fruits. Citrus and pineapple. Lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 9/4-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Feldschlösschen 1876

  • Name: Feldschlösschen 1876, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, slight biscuits, a bit of shy hops.
  • Taste: Sweet malt, light hops. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: Coop, 330 ml can, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 9/4-2020, BB: 7/2-2021

Monday, 6 April 2020

Labietis Rūsinš

Latvia #9:
  • Name: Labietis Rūsinš, 7.9%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Dark orange brown, slight haze. Murky later. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Ripe fruit, spices. Medium malt.
  • Taste: Spices, cumin. Ripe fruits, slight forest. Quite sweet.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 6/4-2020, BB: 31/1-2022

Molettes Bière Blanche

  • Name: Molettes Bière Blanche, 8.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, wheat.
  • Taste: Light fruits, good wheat. Some malt and sweetness. Some yeast. Smooth.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 6/4-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Poppels Passion Pale Ale

Pale Ale - Flavored #3:
  • Name: Poppels Passion Pale Ale, 5.2%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haze. Big, white head.
  • Aroma: Passion fruit, exotic fruits. Some light hops.
  • Taste: Fruits, passion fruit. Some hops. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 4/4-2020, BB: 4/6-2020

Skol (Brazil)

New brewery:
  • Name: Skol (Brazil), 4.7%, Brazil
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, very clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Very pale malt, sweet syrup. Slight grains.
  • Taste: Sweet pale malt, slight grains. Nothing special.
  • Bought: Wittich, 350 ml can, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 1.9 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 7/20)
  • Info: 4/4-2020, BB: 28/6-2020

Friday, 3 April 2020

Frontaal Juice Punch V10

New brewery:
  • Name: Frontaal Juice Punch V10, 5.8%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, very hazy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, grapefruit, very slight hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, grapefruit. Definitely juicy. Slight hops. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 3/4-2020, BB: 13/6-2020

Bières&Co La Blanche

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Bières&Co La Blanche, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, light fruits. Wheat.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, slight citrus and bananas. Very slight tartness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/4-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Warsteiner Premium Fresh

New brewery:
  • Name: Warsteiner Premium Fresh, 0.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Ok amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, cereal. Sweet malt. Hay?
  • Taste: Grains, cereal. Sweet malt. Standard, quite boring NA.
  • Bought: Manor, 330 ml, CHF 1.60
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 3/4-2020, BB: 8/8-2020

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Föroya Bjór Slupp Öl

Faroe Islands #3:
  • Name: Föroya Bjór Slupp Öl, 5.8%, Faroe Islands
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue? Clear. Tiny head.
  • Aroma: Caramel, dark fruits, medium malt.
  • Taste: Caramel sweetness, medium malt, dark fruits. Toasted. Thin.
  • 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: 28/3-2020, BB: 9/7-2020

Astra Rotlicht

New brewery:
  • Name: Astra Rotlicht, 6.0%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark golden, clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness, some dark fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some caramel sweetness. Some fruits.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 28/3-2020, BB: 11/6-2020

Friday, 27 March 2020

Labietis Kurbads

Latvia #8:
  • Name: Labietis Kurbads, 4.6%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, clear. Hazy later. Great amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good malt, caramel sweetness. Light spices, perfume?
  • Taste: Good malt, caramel sweetness. Slight dark fruit? Quite smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2020, BB: 31/10-2020

Dogma Ayahuasca

Serbia #8:
  • Name: Dogma Ayahuasca, 6%, Serbia
  • Appearance: Hazy amber, decent off-white head. Sediments in bottle.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, spices. Faint hops.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, spices. Lingering dry tartness. Disappointing. Infected?
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2020, BB: 9/6-2020

Castlemaine XXXX Gold Lager

New brewery:
  • Name: Castlemaine XXXX Gold Lager, 3.5%, Australia
  • Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, grains, slight sweetness.
  • Taste: Pale malt, some grains. Quite sweet. Drinkable, though.
  • Bought: Wittich, 375 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2020, BB: 23/6-2020

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Labietis SOHO Švītinš

Latvia #7:
  • Name: Labietis SOHO Švītinš, 4.4%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head. Lovely colour.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, some caramel. Toasted. Nutty.
  • Taste: Good medium malt, some caramel sweetness. Some light bitterness. Toasted. Crisp. Very enjoyable.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 21/3-2020, BB: 31/1-2021

Boundary WGF Gluten Free Pale Ale

Pale Ale #7:
  • Name: Boundary WGF Gluten Free Pale Ale, 4%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Yellow, quite hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, light fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, slight citrus. Light bitterness. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/3-2020, BB: 8/7-2020

Friday, 20 March 2020

Schlappeseppel Specialität

New brewery:
  • Name: Schlappeseppel Specialität, 5.6%, Germany
  • Appearance: Flip-top bottle. Chestnut brown, clear. Light tan head. Small at first, lots later.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, nutty, caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/3-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Visibaba Pivo Oat Dirty Bastard

Pale Ale #6:
  • Name: Visibaba Pivo Oat Dirty Bastard, 5.5%, Croatia
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, very hazy. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of good fruits, peach. Some sweetness.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, peach, some medium malt. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.70
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/3-2020, BB: 14/6-2020

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Labietis Gaismas Ragana

Latvia #6:
  • Name: Labietis Gaismas Ragana, 8%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slightly hazy. Tiny head.
  • Aroma: Herbs, flowers, honey.
  • Taste: Herbs, flowers, maybe some fruits. Quite a bit of honey. Decent.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 14/3-2020, BB: 31/10-2021

Boundary Love is Here

  • Name: Boundary Love is Here, 2.7%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, very hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, light fruits, grapefruit. Clear hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit, good amount of hops. Good bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 14/3-2020, BB: 16/8-2020

Friday, 13 March 2020

Boundary Right Hand Man Back

Northern Ireland #10, IPA #150:
  • Name: Boundary Right Hand Man Back, 6%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, very hazy. Lots of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Nice hops.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, citrus, grapefruit. Laidback hops, nice smooth bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2020, BB: 10/6-2020

Ur-Krostitzer Feinherbes Pilsner

New brewery:
  • Name: Ur-Krostitzer Feinherbes Pilsner, 4.9%, Germany
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Tiny, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, hint of hops. Slight fruits.
  • Taste: Light malt, little bit of hops. Crispy.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.60
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2020, BB: 31/5-2020

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Boundary Export Stout

Northern Ireland #9:
  • Name: Boundary Export Stout, 7%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malted, toasted. Some dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Dark chocolate, some coffee. Pretty smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 7/3-2020, BB: 23/10-2020

Brewski No Loose Ends

  • Name: Brewski No Loose Ends, 6%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Light orange, quite hazy. Nice amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, grapefruit, some nice hops.
  • Taste: Lots of good fruits, grapefruit, smooth hops. Light bitterness. Easy drinking.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/3-2020, BB: 3/3-2021

Friday, 6 March 2020

To Øl Dangerously Close to Stupid

  • Name: To Øl Dangerously Close to Stupid, 9.3%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Orange light brown. Hazy, murky even. Good account of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of hops, light fruit, citrus.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, light fruits. Some sweetness.  Long-lasting, strong bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 6.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 6/3-2020, BB: 8/5-2020

Yêrdza (Écureuils) la Poya

  • Name: Yêrdza (Écureuils) la Poya, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, vegetables, slight wheat and tartness.
  • Taste: Light wheat, some light fruits. Vegetables and slight tartness. Not balanced.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 6/3-2020, BB: 8/5-2020

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Dogma Crna Krava

Serbia #7:
  • Name: Dogma Crna Krava, 4.5%, Serbia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown. Tiny, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted, milky.
  • Taste: Dark malt, medium roasted, sweetness, milky.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/2-2020, BB: 3/9-2020

Boundary In Perfect Stillness Lie

Northern Ireland #8:
  • Name: Boundary In Perfect Stillness Lie, 8%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Light orange, quite hazy. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, grapefruit, some hops.
  • Taste: Nice fruits, tropical fruits, good hops. Nice, smooth bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/2-2020, BB: 12/5-2020

Friday, 28 February 2020

Molettes Bière Stout

  • Name: Molettes Bière Stout, 6%, Switzerland 
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, medium roasted, oily feel. Dry end.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/2-2020, BB: 31/8-2020

Brewski / Tampa Bay Monkey In A Piñata

  • Name: Brewski / Tampa Bay Monkey In A Piñata, 5.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, a bit of haze. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, some hops.
  • Taste: Nice light fruits, grapefruit, grass. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/2-2020, BB: 30/3-2021

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Labietis Kapracis

Latvia #5:
  • Name: Labietis Kapracis, 10.1%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, burnt, smoke. Leather.
  • Taste: Dark malt, leather, some smoke. Slight burnt, some tar.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 27/2-2020, BB: 31/1-2025

Tooheys New

New brewery:
  • Name: Tooheys New, 4.6%, Australia 
  • Appearance: Medium golden, very clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Some malt, some caramel. Grass?
  • Taste: Medium malt, slight caramel. Some fruit? Short aftertaste.
  • Bought: Wittich, 375 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 27/2-2020, BB: 1/4-2020

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Labietis Radzinš

Latvia #4:
  • Name: Labietis Radzinš, 4.3%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slight haze. Good amount of fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, spices.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, floral, spices. Interesting.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/2-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Virage Saison Fauve 2019 Originale 2

  • Name: Virage Saison Fauve 2019 Originale 2, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Sour fruits, lemon, slight salt.
  • Taste: Sour fruits, tangy. Late fruitiness, some earth. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 25/2-2020, BB: 15/6-2023

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Molettes Smoky

Smoked - Other #10:
  • Name: Molettes Smoky, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Some pale malt, light smoke, but not roasted.
  • Taste: Light smoke, very pale malt. Slight bitterness. Pretty smooth.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 22/2-2020, BB: 30/4-2020

Darkwolf Phantasmagoria

  • Name: Darkwolf Phantasmagoria, 9.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Slightly hazy golden orange. Tiny head.
  • Aroma: Sweet fruits, some orange. Hint of pale malt.
  • Taste: Fruits, sweet fruits, slight yeast. Banana?  Not great balance.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/2-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

Friday, 21 February 2020

Boundary Black Is the Colour

Northern Ireland #7:
  • Name: Boundary Black Is the Colour, 7.7%, Northern Ireland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Lots of hops, some dark malt, hint of roasted.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, slight malt. Lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/2-2020, BB: 28/4-2020

Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk

New brewery:
  • Name: Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk, 5.4%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slight haze. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light fruits, grass.
  • Taste: Pale malt, slight hops and light fruit. Grass. Sweetness, crisp.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 2.60
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/2-2020, BB: 9/3-2020

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Boundary I Used To Have A Cat

Northern Ireland #6:
  • Name: Boundary I Used To Have A Cat, 5.2%, Northern Ireland 
  • Appearance: Light golden, some haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light malt, light fruits, light hops. Slight lemon.
  • Taste: Light malt, light hops, grass. Some lemon. Low bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.11
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 15/2-2020, BB: 17/12-2020

Broyarde la Massaï

  • Name: Broyarde la Massaï, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, very slight haze. Small, fizzy white  head.
  • Aroma: Floral, butter, sweet, millet?
  • Taste: Buttery, floral, I guess millet. Sweetness. Interesting.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.17
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/2-2020, BB: 21/12-2020

Friday, 14 February 2020

Labietis Zintnieks

New brewery, Latvia #3:
  • Name: Labietis Zintnieks, 7.6%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slight haze. Almost no head.
  • Aroma: Beeswax, honey, floral.
  • Taste: Floral, beeswax, dry. Interesting, strange one.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 14/2-2020, BB: 31/10-2021

Brewski Didn't We Just Become Best Friends?

  • Name: Brewski Didn't We Just Become Best Friends?, 4.2%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Nice amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, light hops.
  • Taste: Nice light fruits, exotic fruit, light hops. Very light bitterness. Smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/2-2020, BB: 22/4-2021

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar

  • Name: Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar, 5.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Nice amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Hazelnut, medium malt, lightly roasted.
  • Taste: Medium malt, earthy, hazelnut, lightly roasted. Very smooth and nice.
  • Bought: Wittich, 355 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 8/2-2020, BB: 29/2-2020

Broyarde l'Innocente

  • Name: Broyarde l'Innocente, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark amber, very hazy. Very small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Herbal, slight hemp.
  • Taste: Herbs, some hemp, a bit earthy. Slight sweetness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.17
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 8/2-2020, BB: 6/12-2020

Friday, 7 February 2020

Brewski Red Robot DIPA

  • Name: Brewski Red Robot DIPA, 7.5%, Sweden 
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Tiny white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, grapefruit. Light hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, grapefruit, light hops. Very light bitterness, smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 7/2-2020, BB: 15/4-2021

Sutton's Victoria Ale Spezial 1868

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Sutton Victoria Ale Spezial 1868, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, very hazy. Good amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, slight hops. A bit of metal.
  • Taste: Good, clean hops, light malt. Crisp, muted bitterness. Nice.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.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: 7/2-2020, BB: 1/1-2023

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Broyarde la 15-30 (MDXXX)

  • Name: Broyarde la 15-30 (MDXXX), 7%, Switzerland 
  • Appearance: Dark amber, slight haze. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruit, malt, earthy.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some dark fruit, earthy. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.17
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/2-2020, BB: 23/11-2020

Virage Les Cyclistes

IPA - Belgian #5:
  • Name: Virage Les Cyclistes, 7.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Some off-white head, more head later.
  • Aroma: Fruits, some flowers, Belgian yeast.
  • Taste: Nice hops, very clear Belgian yeast. Some light bitterness. Enjoyable.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 6.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/2-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Friday, 31 January 2020

Northern Monk / Wylam Dancing In The Mooblight

IIPA - Imperial Hazy / NEIPA #1:
  • Name: Northern Monk / Wylam Dancing In The Mooblight, 8.2%, England
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Some off-white head, more later.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, grapefruit, some hops and a bit dank.
  • Taste: Lots of fruit, juicy, tropical. Some dankness. Very light bitterness. Maybe not fresh?
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 31/1-2020, BB: 11/3-2020

Brewski Triple Berry Pie

  • Name: Brewski Triple Berry Pie, 4%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Dark purple, good amount of purple head.
  • Aroma: Huge amount of blueberries and other berries, clear vanilla.
  • Taste: Lots of berries, blueberries, quite tart.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 31/1-2020, BB: 24/9-2021

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Northern Monk New World IPA

IPA #150:
  • Name: Northern Monk New World IPA, 6.2%, England
  • Appearance: Pale orange, slightly hazy. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, tropical fruits, light hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, exotic fruits, some hops. Light 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: 25/1-2020, BB: 1/5-2020

Rieder-Bier Amber Perle

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Rieder-Bier Amber Perle, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark red, clear. Some fizzy, light red head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, quite a bit of caramel. Some red fruits?
  • Taste: Pale malt, caramel sweetness. Borderline too sweet. Smooth and easy-drinking.
  • Bought: Courtepin butcher's shop, 330 ml, CHF 2.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/1-2020, BB: 26/3-2020

Friday, 24 January 2020

Officina della Birra Alchimie 019.01

Specialty Grain-Rye/Roggenbier #2:
  • Name: Officina della Birra Alchimie 019.01, 3.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slight haze. Nice amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some rye.
  • Taste: Citrus fruits, good amount of rye. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/1-2020, BB: 30/6-2021

Barfuss Pale Moon

  • Name: Barfuss Pale Moon, 4.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Nice, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight hops, hint of pale malts?
  • Taste: Very pale malt, some hops, but a bit watery. Very light bitterness.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 24/1-2020, BB: 12/4-2020

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Northern Monk Festive Faith

Pale Ale - Australia / NZ #3:
  • Name: Northern Monk Festive Faith, 5.4%, England
  • Appearance: Yellow, very hazy. Tiny, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, nice grapefruit. Some hops, but not much.
  • Taste: Fruits, tropical fruits, light hops, juicy. Slight sweetness. Some funk.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 18/1-2020, BB: 19/5-2020

Le Fou du Roi Le Guet Apens

  • Name: Le Fou du Roi Le Guet Apens, 9.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Burnt orange, quite hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, ripe fruits, spices.
  • Taste: Good light fruits, some sweetness, light yeast. Spices. Good stuff.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 18/1-2020, BB: 1/6-2021

Friday, 17 January 2020

Sottobisio Stout

  • Name: Sottobisio Stout, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt, some dark chocolate and smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, heavily roasted. Dark chocolate. Good smoke.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 17/1-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Broken City 43 Días

  • Name: Broken City 43 Días, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden, very clear. Good amount of nice, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Cereals, corn, very pale malt, light fruits.
  • Taste: Pale malt, corn, cereal, light fruits. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 17/1-2020, BB: 31/8-2020

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Kitchen Brew India Dark Ale

  • Name: Kitchen Brew India Dark Ale, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate. Slight hops.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some good hops. Dark chocolate. Some late bitterness.
  • 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: 11/1-2020, BB: 31/3-2020

Broken City LVGA

Pale Ale #5:
  • Name: Broken City LVGA, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden, crystal clear. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, medium malt. Slight hops.
  • Taste: Medium malt, good hops. Hint of fruits. Slight bitterness. Very smooth.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.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: 11/1-2020, BB: 31/3-2020

Friday, 10 January 2020

Broken City Benches on Beaches

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Broken City Benches on Beaches, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden yellow, very hazy. Nice, white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, grapefruit. Pale hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, grapefruit, juicy. Light bitterness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.70
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 10/1-2020, BB: 31/3-2020

7Peaks Éperon

  • Name: 7Peaks Éperon, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, very hazy. Huge amount of creamy, off-white head. Over-carbonated, overflowing bottle.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, decent hops. Some yeast, strange off-putting bitterness. Not great.
  • Bought: Craftbrew.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 10/1-2020, BB: 5/2-2020

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Broyarde la Buse

  • Name: Broyarde la Buse, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, caramel, toasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Some caramel sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.17
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 4/1-2020, BB: 28/3-2021

Brewski Blåbärsfeber

  • Name: Brewski Blåbärsfeber, 4.7%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Deep purple, unclear. Small, purple head.
  • Aroma: Lots of blueberries, tiny amount of tartness.
  • Taste: Good amount of blueberry, tartness. Decent.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/1-2020, BB: 12/8-2021

Friday, 3 January 2020

Broyarde la Biervana

IPA #150:
  • Name: Broyarde la Biervana, 6%, Switzerland 
  • Appearance: Burnt orange, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Low hops.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some hops, caramel sweetness. Low bitterness for an IPA.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.17
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 3/1-2020, BB: 2/11-2020

Brewski / 7venth Sun Seminole Adonis

  • Name: Brewski / 7venth Sun Seminole Adonis, 5.6%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Light orange, quite hazy. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight lemon.
  • Taste: Tartness, light fruits, lemon. Refreshing, though a tad too lemony.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/1-2020, BB: 16/9-2021

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Le Fou du Roi Stout Au Chocolat

Stout - Flavored #10:
  • Name: Le Fou du Roi Stout Au Chocolat, 7.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark chocolate, lightly roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark chocolate, burnt bitterness. Nice.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 1/1-2020, BB: 1/2-2022

Brewski Blueberry Pie

  • Name: Brewski Blueberry Pie, 4%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Deep purple, clear. Small, purple head.
  • Aroma: Lots of blueberry, slight tartness.
  • Taste: Lots of blueberry, some blackcurrant. Quite tart. Lingering blueberry aftertaste.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.58
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/1-2020, BB: 1/10-2021

Beer Goals 2020

Here are my beer goals for 2020:
  • Get from 189 to 194 Ratebeer countries*
  • Rate a beer from the last three missing styles   [Current status: 2]
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 5 beers from 28 to 12   [Current status: 20]
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 10 beers from 43 to 25   [Current status: 39]
  • Get from 1349 to 1400 breweries   [Current status: 1368]
  • Get from 521 to 621 Swiss ratings   [Current status: 553]
  • Get from 184 to 210 Swiss breweries   [Current status: 189]
Some other minor country related goals:
  • Increase countries with 10+ ratings from 31 to 33   [Goal achieved 2020-04-12]
  • Increase countries with 5+ ratings from 44 to 46   [Current status: 45]
  • Increase countries with 2+ ratings from 95 to 97
* This would at time of writing get me into the Top-8.