Sunday, 31 May 2020

Simply Bier AMB#13

Red Ale / Intl Amber Ale #50:
  • Name: Simply Bier AMB#13, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Hazy. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light fruits. Floral. Candy sugar.
  • Taste: Pale malt, light fruits, citrus. Floral. A bit dusty.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 31/5-2020, BB: 31/7-2020

la Brassée du Chevrier la Moustache

New CH brewery:
  • Name: la Brassée du Chevrier la Moustache, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, quite hazy. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat.
  • Taste: Light fruits, clear wheat. Slight sweetness, hint of tartness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 31/5-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Tilquin / Rulles Stout Rullquin

Sour / Wild Beer - Dark #2:
  • Name: Tilquin / Rulles Stout Rullquin, 7%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Cage and cork. 2017/2018 edition. Dark brown, clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Sour fruits, lemon, barn.
  • Taste: Sour fruits, dank, barn. Some stout-ness, but mostly the sourness shining through.
  • Bought: Wittich, 750 ml, CHF 24.00
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 30/5-2020, BB: 6/4-2028

Simply Bier DWB#2

  • Name: Simply Bier DWB#2, 4.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, very small tan head. More head later.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Slight brown sugar.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, some dark chocolate. A bit of dark fruits. Dry end. Not much wheat.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/5-2020, BB: 31/7-2020

Friday, 29 May 2020

Frontaal Freehand

  • Name: Frontaal Freehand, 6.3%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Good-sized off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some yeast. Herbs.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight yeast. Some peppery notes, more pepper later.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/5-2020, BB: 22/11-2021

Simply Bier DWA#2

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Simply Bier DWA#2, 4.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, small fizzy tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, toasted, dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate and hint of coffee. Very smooth, but not much wheat.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 29/5-2020, BB: 31/7-2020

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