Saturday, 12 June 2021

Blackrocks Starman

  • Name: Blackrocks Starman, 5.6%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 16/1-2021. Medium golden, clear. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Decent fruits, laidback hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, decent hops profile. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 12/6-2021, BB: 30/8-2021

Septentrion Solstice 27,6 FM

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Septentrion Solstice 27,6 FM, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange. Starts slightly hazy, ends murky. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, spices, Belgian yeast.
  • Taste: Good fruits, light spices, quite a lot of Belgian yeast. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 12/6-2021, BB: 30/9-2021

Friday, 11 June 2021

Samuel Smith Alcohol Free Sam’s Brown Ale

Low / No Alcohol Beer - Dark #5:
  • Name: Samuel Smith Alcohol Free Sam’s Brown Ale, 0.4%, England
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Decent, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, lightly roasted, brown sugar.
  • Taste: Malt, brown sugar, lightly roasted. Not bad.
  • Bought: Garosch, 355 ml, CHF 2.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 11/6-2021, BB: 30/11-2021

Lowlander 0.3% I.P.A.

  • Name: Lowlander 0.3% I.P.A., 0.3%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slight haze. Fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, mango. Some herbs.
  • Taste: Fruits, mango, orange, herbs. Not much beeriness.
  • Bought: Migros, 330 ml, CHF 2.80
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 11/6-2021, BB: 2/10-2022

Saturday, 5 June 2021

HOPe Zinne - Amber Lager

  • Name: HOPe Zinne - Amber Lager, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Hazy. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some malt. Tartness.
  • Taste: Red fruits, some malt. Quite a bit of tartness. Dry.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 320 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 5/6-2021, BB: 28/12-2021

Borg Snorri Nr. 10

  • Name: Borg Snorri Nr. 10, 5.3%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Some herbs.
  • Taste: Citrus, light fruits. Lots of herbs, grass.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/6-2021, BB: 23/7-2022

Friday, 4 June 2021

Short's Bellaire Brown

New brewery:
  • Name: Short's Bellaire Brown, 7.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 19/1-2021. Quite dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Toasted, medium malt. Nutty. Caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted, nutty. Caramel sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 4/6-2021, BB: 30/8-2021

HOPe Elsa

New CH brewery:
  • Name: HOPe Elsa, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark blonde to light brown. Very slight haze. Big, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, spices. Some hops. Citrus, floral.
  • Taste: Good hops, very pale malt. Some fruits and caramel. Spices.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 320 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 4/6-2021, BB: 28/12-2021

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Hüttenbräu Festbier

  • Name: Hüttenbräu Festbier, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden, a bit of haze. Ok off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, some fruits, flowers.
  • Taste: Pale malt, some medium fruits, slight sweetness. Fizzy mouthfeel.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 3/6-2021, BB: 1/9-2021

Tonneau Joyeux La Rubiscus

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Tonneau Joyeux La Rubiscus, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark red, slight haze. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, a bit of malt. Hibiscus flowers.
  • Taste: Red fruits, some pale malt. Dry.  A bit of hibiscus flower.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/6-2021, BB: 17/9-2021