Thursday, 31 December 2020

Beer Goals 2020 - Result

My beer goals for 2020 were as follows (with inline comments):
  • Get from 189 to 194 Ratebeer countries   [Goal achieved 2020-10-10]
    • As usual thanks to trades, reached the goal and ended the year on exactly 194 countries. Didn't climb up the list, but changed from joint 11th to non-joint 11th...
  • Rate a beer from the last three missing styles   [Current status: 1]
    • Got very close, just "Dark Lager - India / Hoppy" missing now.
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 5 beers from 28 to 12   [Current status: 15]
    • Close, but no cigar. Got 13 new styles (goal was 16) up to 5.
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 10 beers from 43 to 25   [Current status: 31]
    • Got 12 new styles (goal was 18) up to 10.
  • Get from 1349 to 1400 breweries   [Goal achieved 2020-08-20]
    • Did much better than expected, tried 93 new ones and ended on 1442 breweries
  • Get from 521 to 621 Swiss ratings   [Goal achieved 2020-10-09]
    • Did better and ended the year on 648 Swiss ratings, so 127 new ones.
  • Get from 184 to 210 Swiss breweries   [Goal achieved 2020-08-06]
    • Did better and ended on 221 Swiss breweries, so 37 new ones. This one is interesting, but definitely gets harder every year.
Some other minor country related goals:
  • Increase countries with 10+ ratings from 31 to 33   [Goal achieved 2020-04-12]
    • Wow, managed to get up to 37 countries.
  • Increase countries with 5+ ratings from 44 to 46   [Goal achieved 2020-09-12]
    • Managed 48 countries in the end.
  • Increase countries with 2+ ratings from 95 to 97
    • No luck here.
Overall happy with the 2020 achievements!

BrewDog Layer Cake

  • Name: BrewDog Layer Cake, 7.0%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Sweets, cake, chocolate.
  • Taste: Marshmallow, sweetness. Chocolate, some dark malt. Lingering sweetness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 31/12-2020, BB: 15/8-2021

Mustan Virran Uuden-Englannin Nahkamies

New brewery:
  • Name: Mustan Virran Uuden-Englannin Nahkamies, 5.5%, Finland
  • Appearance: Light golden, hazy. Big, white, long lasting head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Decent amount of hops. A bit of yeast. Some fruits, but expected a bit more fruitiness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 31/12-2020, BB: 28/2-2021

PINTA A'la Grodziskie 2010-2020

Grodziskie / Grätzer / Lichtenhainer #6:
  • Name: PINTA A'la Grodziskie 2010-2020, 2.6%, Poland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Decent white head.
  • Aroma: Light smoke, some grass.
  • Taste: Grass. Light smoke, not too much. Decent bitterness. Very smooth.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 31/12-2020, BB: 27/4-2021

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Maryensztadt Projekt Barrel Aged Chocolate Rye RIS Jack Daniels Whiskey

  • Name: Maryensztadt Projekt Barrel Aged Chocolate Rye RIS Jack Daniels Whiskey, 11.51%, Poland 
  • Appearance: 2018 vintage. Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, prunes, roasted, some barrel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, barrel/whiskey, some dark chocolate. Slight alcohol.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 7.37
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 30/12-2020, BB: 21/1-2021

Eastside Sourside Sour Cherry Edition

  • Name: Eastside Sourside Sour Cherry Edition, 4.8%, Italy
  • Appearance: Medium to dark red, clear. Tiny, pink head.
  • Aroma: Cherries, some tartness.
  • Taste: Sour cherries, followed by more sour cherries.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/12-2020, BB: 30/6-2022

Gubernija Kwas Chlebowy Litewski

Kvass #1, new brewery:
  • Name: Gubernija Kwas Chlebowy Litewski, 0.0%, Lithuania 
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Rye bread, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Rye bread, lots of caramel sweetness. Nice, but maybe in the sweet side.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 30/12-2020, BB: 9/7-2021

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Amundsen Double Apocalypse

  • Name: Amundsen Double Apocalypse, 8.5%, Norway
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Huge amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, juicy, good hops. Resins.
  • Taste: Light fruits, citrus. Juicy. Laidback hops, resins. Very smooth.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.98
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 29/12-2020, BB: 4/3-2021

Trokya Mars

Turkey #5:
  • Name: Trokya Mars, 6%, Turkey
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Hazy. Good-size light tan head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some malt, slight caramel. Spices.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some bitterness. Caramel sweetness, spices.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 2.98
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/12-2020, BB: 27/8-2021

Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout

Low / No Alcohol Beer - Dark #4, new brewery:
  • Name: Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout, 0.5%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Nice, tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark chocolate and malt.
  • Taste: Roasted, dark chocolate, some lactose. Smooth and pleasant.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml can, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/12-2020, BB: 13/7-2021

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Borg Hurðaskellir Nr.54

Iceland #10:
  • Name: Borg Hurðaskellir Nr.54, 11.5%, Iceland 
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark chocolate, vanilla, barrel, dark malt.
  • Taste: Dark malt, vanilla, barrel. Roasted. Very smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.80
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 27/12-2020, BB: 29/9-2030

Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold

  • Name: Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold, 4.5%, England 
  • Appearance: Golden, clear. Decent off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, floral. Some hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, biscuits, floral. Slight hops. Smooth.
  • Bought: Gift from wife - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 27/12-2020, BB: 30/9-2021

Blackwood Jack O' Beer

Flavored - Pumpkin / Vegetables #6:
  • Name: Blackwood Jack O' Beer, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pumpkin, tart light fruits.
  • Taste: Sour fruits, tartness, I guess pumpkin. Not very good.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.70
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 27/12-2020, BB: 17/10-2021

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2018

  • Name: Fuller's Vintage Ale 2018, 8.5%, England
  • Appearance: Bottle 004560. Medium to dark brown, hint of red. Clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, ripe fruits, some medium malt. Spices.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, sweet fruits, raisins. Some medium malt and spices.
  • Bought: Migros, 500 ml, CHF 8.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/12-2020, BB: 31/12-2028

Timmermans / Guinness Lambic & Stout

Sour / Wild Beer - Dark #4:
  • Name: Timmermans / Guinness Lambic & Stout, 6%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Cage and cork. Very dark brown, near black. Creamy, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark sour fruits, some dark malt.
  • Taste: Sour dark fruits, cherries, some roasted malt. Why?
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 375 ml, CHF 7.63
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 26/12-2020, BB: 30/10-2021

Freiburger Biermanufaktur Bière de la St. Nicolas

  • Name: Freiburger Biermanufaktur Bière de la St. Nicolas, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, a bit of haze. Fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, spices, slightly toasted.
  • Taste: Medium malt, good amount of spices, toasted, some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Manor, 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 26/12-2020, BB: 4/6-2021

Friday, 25 December 2020

Thomas Hardy's Ale (2019)

Retried this one, the 2019 vintage - added to the rating of the 2016 vintage.

La Pêcherie Rodolphe

  • Name: La Pêcherie Rodolphe, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, hazy. Small light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, toasted, some caramel. Light spices.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted, spices. Caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.88
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/12-2020, BB: 31/10-2021

Fuller's Imperial Stout (10.7%)

  • Name: Fuller's Imperial Stout (10.7%), 10.7%, England 
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some medium tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate, some coffee. Molasses.
  • Taste: Dark malt, quite roasted, coffee. Molasses, some alcohol.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 25/12-2020, BB: 31/12-2028

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Wild Beer Vivo

IPA - Brut #3:
  • Name: Wild Beer Vivo, 4.9%, England
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slight haze. Nice amount of fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus fruits. Nice amount of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, citrus fruits. Good hops, nice, smooth bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml can, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/12-2020, BB: 25/3-2021

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Slaapmutske Christmas

New brewery:
  • Name: Slaapmutske Christmas, 7.4%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark brown, cloudy. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, brown sugar, spices, dark fruits, cherries.
  • Taste: Some dark malt, lots of sweetness, cherries, herbs and spices.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 2.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 23/12-2020, BB: 4/10-2021

Hard Labor Pale Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Hard Labor Pale Ale, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium brown, some haze. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, some sweetness. A bit of hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, caramel sweetness. Some, but little hops, low bitterness. Hint of butterscotch.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 23/12-2020, BB: 31/3-2021

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Carambier Wacholder Ale

New CH brewery, Pale Ale - Flavored #6:
  • Name: Carambier Wacholder Ale, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Forest, juniper, some fruits.
  • Taste: Forest, juniper, slight faint smokiness. Interesting.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/12-2020, BB: 27/7-2021

Trokya Buğu

Turkey #4:
  • Name: Trokya Buğu, 5.3%, Turkey
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, some haze. Quite big, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, bananas, Belgian yeast, spices.
  • Taste: Light fruits, bananas, spices. Belgian yeast.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 2.86
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/12-2020, BB: 31/8-2021

Monday, 21 December 2020

Boags Premium Lager

New Australian region, Tasmania (6/8):
  • Name: Boags Premium Lager, 4.6%, Australia
  • Appearance: Dark golden, crystal clear. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, sweetness, slight grains.
  • Taste: Medium malt, honey sweetness, some grains. Quite refreshing.
  • Bought: Wittich, 375 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 21/12-2020, BB: 20/1-2021

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Blaue Ente Mora

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Blaue Ente Mora, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium brown, some haze. Small, fizzy light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, toasted, light caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted, bread. Some caramel sweetness. Decent.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 19/12-2020, BB: 31/1-2021

James Squire One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale

Pale Ale - Australian / New Zealand #6:
  • Name: James Squire One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale, 4.2%, Australia
  • Appearance: Golden, clear. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, some light fruits, very pale malt.
  • Taste: Pale malt, some fruits. Biscuits. Slight grains.
  • Bought: Wittich, 345 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 19/12-2020, BB: 6/1-2021

Friday, 18 December 2020

Borg Úlfey Nr. 67

Iceland #9:
  • Name: Borg Úlfey Nr. 67, 7.5%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Good amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, grapefruit. Some hops. Very nice.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, grapefruit. Some nice hops. Laidback bitterness. Very smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 18/12-2020, BB: 22/4-2021

Davoser Blonde

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Davoser Blonde, 4.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, very slight haze. Decent amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops. Some pale malt.
  • Taste: Floral, light fruits. Slight pale malt and light hops.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 18/12-2020, BB: 13/1-2021

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Trokya Dakka

New brewery, Turkey #3:
  • Name: Trokya Dakka, 4.8%, Turkey
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Huge account of white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, light hops. Some herbs.
  • Taste: Citrus, pine, light hops. Over carbonated. Some bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.10
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 16/12-2020, BB: 2/9-2021

Monday, 14 December 2020

Totenhopfen Daily Nectar

New brewery, Luxembourg #4:
  • Name: Totenhopfen Daily Nectar, 4.6%, Luxembourg
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy to murky. Small, creamy white head. Big head later on.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, tropical fruits, mild hops.
  • Taste: Dry, light fruits, tropical fruits. Mild hops, light bitterness. Smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 14/12-2020, BB: 29/1-2022

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Dugges Big Idjit

  • Name: Dugges Big Idjit, 12.0%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some prunes. Dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight burnt. Coffee and dark chocolate. Warming.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.18
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 12/12-2020, BB: 10/9-2021

Genys Niaukas

Lithuania #10:
  • Name: Genys Niaukas, 4.5%, Lithuania
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, tropical fruits. Slight hops. Some yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight hops. Smooth, but borderline watery.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.95
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 12/12-2020, BB: 23/9-2021

Valaisanne Triple Dry Hopped Lager (Lager Hell)

  • Name: Valaisanne Triple Dry Hopped Lager (Lager Hell), 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Clean golden, small fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, slight hops, cereal.
  • Taste: Crisp, pale malt, some hops. Light bitterness. Not sure how much they got out of the triple dry hopping.
  • Bought: Coop, 500 ml can, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 12/12-2020, BB: 5/6-2021

Friday, 11 December 2020

Storm&Anchor Mono Case II Juicy NE DIPA

IIPA DIPA - Imperial / Double Hazy (NEIPA) #10:
  • Name: Storm&Anchor Mono Case II Juicy NE DIPA, 7.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Smooth hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Light bitterness. Perfume. Less juicy than expected.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 11/12-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

WhiteFrontier Anananananananana...

IIPA DIPA - Imperial / Double Hazy (NEIPA) #9:
  • Name: WhiteFrontier Anananananananana..., 8.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale orange golden, some haze. Fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, pineapple. Some hops. Slight tartness.
  • Taste: Pineapple, acidic. Unpleasant aftertaste. Gone bad?
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml can, CHF 6.80
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 11/12-2020, BB: 30/4-2021

Genys Nuotykis Pavasario Naktį

Lithuania #9:
  • Name: Genys Nuotykis Pavasario Naktį, 4.5%, Lithuania
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy. Some fizzy off-white head. More creamy head later.
  • Aroma: Herbal, medium fruits. Some hops, not too much.
  • Taste: Pale malt, then some hops. Aromatic, herbal, light pine. Low bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.75
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 11/12-2020, BB: 17/8-2021

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Uiltje Prima Donna

Pale Ale - Flavored #5:
  • Name: Uiltje Prima Donna, 5.0%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slight haze. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lemon, floral.
  • Taste: Citrus, light fruits, floral. Also some sweetness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.44
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 9/12-2020, BB: 7/1-2021

Monday, 7 December 2020

Maryensztadt Nevermind vol. 2

IIPA DIPA - Imperial / Double Hazy (NEIPA) #8:
  • Name: Maryensztadt Nevermind vol. 2, 7.8%, Poland
  • Appearance: Pale orange, pretty hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, some hops. Pine.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits, mild hops. Very smooth.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.66
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 7/12-2020, BB: 30/12-2020

Barter Exchange

Wheat Ale - India / Hopfenweiss #5:
  • Name: Barter Exchange, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haze. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, wheat, floral.
  • Taste: Good wheat, some light fruits. Floral. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml can, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 7/12-2020, BB: 13/10-2021

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Brussels Beer Project Delta

IPA - Belgian / Saison #10:
  • Name: Brussels Beer Project Delta, 6%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light orange, some haze. Big, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, Belgian yeast. Good hops.
  • Taste: Citrus, light fruits. Good hops, Belgian yeast. Nice bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.08
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 5/12-2020, BB: 29/1-2022

Les Bières du Grand St. Bernard Napea

  • Name: Les Bières du Grand St. Bernard Napea, 4.8%, Italy
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, floral. Shy hops.
  • Taste: Grass, light fruits, some hops. Floral.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 2.70
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 5/12-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

Friday, 4 December 2020

Genys Tamsus Miškas

Lithuania #8, new brewery:
  • Name: Genys Tamsus Miškas, 6.0%, Lithuania
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Some dark malt, chocolate, toasted, brown sugar.
  • Taste: Malt, some chocolate, brown sugar. A bit disappointing.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.81
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 4/12-2020, BB: 1/8-2021

BrewDog OverWorks Grapefruit Graceland

IPA - Sour / Wild #10, new brewery:
  • Name: BrewDog OverWorks Grapefruit Graceland, 7.0%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Golden orange, hazy. Some fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, tartness, apple notes.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit, tartness. Decent, but not much hops or bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.15
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/12-2020, BB: 22/7-2025

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Sakiškių Sour Beetroot Ale

Lithuania #7:
  • Name: Sakiškių Sour Beetroot Ale, 3.5%, Lithuania
  • Appearance: Blood red, clear. Fizzy, dark red head.
  • Aroma: Beetroot.
  • Taste: Beetroot, some tartness. That's it really.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 3/12-2020, BB: 1/9-2021

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Baladin Sud

  • Name: Baladin Sud, 4.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Light yellow, hazy. Huge account of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, light fruits, wheat.
  • Taste: Lots of light fruits, citrus, wheat, cereals. Sweetness. Refreshing.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 1/12-2020, BB: 31/7-2022

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Martin's IPA

IPA - Belgian / Saison #9:
  • Name: Martin's IPA, 6,9%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light amber, some haze. Big amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Cork, light fruits, some hops. Not great.
  • Taste: More cork, but just in the beginning. Some hops, but not much. Light fruits, grass, floral. Some yeast.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 750 ml, CHF 8.82
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/11-2020, BB: 18/2-2022

Lord Chambray Grand Harbour

Malta #5:
  • Name: Lord Chambray Grand Harbour, 3.9%, Malta
  • Appearance: Light golden, slight haze. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, some hops.
  • Taste: Quite a lot of hops, some pale malt. Grass. Bitter aftertaste.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/11-2020, BB: 31/1-2022

Friday, 27 November 2020

Seven Island Citra Crush

New brewery:
  • Name: Seven Island Citra Crush, 6.5%, Greece
  • Appearance: Very hazy yellow, big creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of hops, some fruits. Tropical fruits.
  • Taste: Quite a lot of hops, but fruits afterwards. Lasting bitterness. More bitterness than most NEIPAs.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 27/11-2020, BB: 21/10-2021

La Pêcherie Coin-coin

  • Name: La Pêcherie Coin-coin, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Some fruits, light malt. Some yeast later.
  • Taste: Pale malt, medium fruits, sweetness. Bread? Yeasty end.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.31
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 27/11-2020, BB: 31/8-2021

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Insel-Brauerei Baltic Gose

  • Name: Insel-Brauerei Baltic Gose, 6.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Pale golden, very slight haze. Decent, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight tanginess.
  • Taste: Fruits, slight pale malt, nice saltiness. A bit of tang. Nice.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.37
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/11-2020, BB: 30/6-2022

Salamander Strawberry Milkshake IPA

IPA - Milkshake / Smoothie #3, new brewery:
  • Name: Salamander Strawberry Milkshake IPA, 5.9%, Poland
  • Appearance: Pale orange, hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Strawberries, light fruits, citrus. Some hops, but not much.
  • Taste: Strawberry, light hops, metallic. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/11-2020, BB: 31/7-2021

Friday, 20 November 2020

Pühaste / Pipeworks - Two Suns

IIPA DIPA - Imperial / Double Hazy (NEIPA) #7:
  • Name: Pühaste / Pipeworks - Two Suns, 8%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Pale orange, hazy. Tiny, white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, tropical fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, grapefruit. Laidback nice hops. Very smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 20/11-2020, BB: 21/3-2021

La Pêcherie La Dame du Lac

New CH brewery:
  • Name: La Pêcherie La Dame du Lac, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Small fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, light fruits.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, banana. Very slight yeast.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.31
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/11-2020, BB: 30/9-2021

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Del Doge Rauch Me Baby

New brewery:
  • Name: Del Doge Rauch Me Baby, 5.6%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red. Clear. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Toasted malt, some red fruits. Caramel sweetness. Smoke and bacon.
  • Taste: Good smoke, toasted malt. Bacon. Smooth, smoky end.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 14/11-2020, BB: 20/8-2021

Chien Bleu Bamse

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Chien Bleu Bamse, 4.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very pale golden, slight haze. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Some yeast, floral hops, light fruits.
  • Taste: Light fruits, a bit of yeast. Floral hops.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 14/11-2020, BB: 6/11-2020

MONYO Mango Margaret

  • Name: MONYO Mango Margaret, 3.8%, Hungary
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lemon, tartness. Some mango.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lemon, then mango. Tart and sweet combined.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 14/11-2020, BB: 28/8-2021

Friday, 13 November 2020

Balabiòtt Sciùra

New brewery:
  • Name: Balabiòtt Sciùra, 6.8%, Italy
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, red hue. Clear. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Chestnut, some red fruits. Slight honey. 
  • Taste: Red fruits, chestnut. Bready malt. Honey sweetness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/11-2020, BB: 18/8-2021

Green Gold Cashmere NEIPA

  • Name: Green Gold Cashmere NEIPA, 6.0%, Slovenia
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Big, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Some hops.
  • Taste: Clear hops, light fruits, grapefruit. Very light bitterness. Lacks some juiciness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/11-2020, BB: 12/5-2021

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Bevog Who Cares Editions Elves Beersley

  • Name: Bevog Who Cares Editions Elves Beersley, 8.9%, Austria
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black, oily. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, chocolate, slight vanilla. Warming.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.94
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 7/11-2020, BB: 9/10-2021

Lord Chambray San Blas

Malta #4:
  • Name: Lord Chambray San Blas, 5.9%, Malta
  • Appearance: Deep golden, clear. Long-lasting white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, light fruits. Exotic fruits. Slight pale malt.
  • Taste: Hops, very faint butterscotch. Some fruits and pale malt. Laidback bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 7/11-2020, BB: 31/12-2021

Friday, 6 November 2020

Põhjala Rye River

Pale Ale - Rye #5:
  • Name: Põhjala Rye River, 4.5%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, rye, bread, toffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted. Rye, obviously. Bread. Toffee?
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.49
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 6/11-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Lynx Movement The Fantastic Foxy

  • Name: Lynx Movement The Fantastic Foxy, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Amber, slight haze. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Toasted, medium malt, caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, slightly toasted. Some caramel. Well rounded. 
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.70
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 6/11-2020, BB: 12/5-2021

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Zundert Trappist 10

  • Name: Zundert Trappist 10, 10%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red. Clear. Some creamy light tan head. More later.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, prunes. Dark malt, caramel. Slight Belgian yeast.
  • Taste: Dark malt, toasted, brown sugar sweetness. Dark fruits, prunes, Belgian yeast. Nice.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.82
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 31/10-2020, BB: 1/8-2021

Brasserie du Dzô Chenaye

  • Name: Brasserie du Dzô Chenaye, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange dark golden, clear. Big, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Grass, light fruits, floral.
  • Taste: Light fruits, laidback hops and malt. Grass, flowers, refreshing. Slight yeast. Good balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 31/10-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

Friday, 30 October 2020

AKiA Ollio West Coast IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: AKiA Ollio West Coast IPA, 6.5%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, quite a lot of hops. Pine, resins. Lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 440 ml can
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 30/10-2020, BB: 29/6-2021

Giez 444 Blonde

  • Name: Giez 444 Blonde, 4.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haze. Huge amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Cereals, light fruits and hops.
  • Taste: Cereals, hops. Shy malt. Grains, light fruits. Fizzy mouthfeel. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 30/10-2020, BB: 24/4-2021

Thursday, 29 October 2020

La:Marmotte Le:Primeli

  • Name: La:Marmotte Le:Primeli, 5.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange, light amber. Clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Faint smoke, medium malt, slight caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Some forest notes. Faint smoke.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 29/10-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Stiär Biär Äs Hells

  • Name: Stiär Biär Äs Hells, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, mostly clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grains.
  • Taste: Grains, light fruits, grassy. Dry. Quite standard.
  • Bought: Lidl, 330 ml, CHF 2.89
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 29/10-2020, BB: 22/1-2021

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Uiltje Fancy Pants

IPA - Brut #2:
  • Name: Uiltje Fancy Pants, 6.5%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, slight haze. Big, fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of light fruits, grapefruit, exotic fruits. Good hops.
  • Taste: Grapefruit, light fruits, exotic fruits. Nice hops, some sweetness. Smooth.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.58
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 25/10-2020, BB: 9/1-2021

Lynx Movement The Golden Drop

  • Name: Lynx Movement The Golden Drop, 4.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very pale golden, hint of haze. Good amount of fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, light fruits,
  • Taste: Pale malt, grains, shy hops. Light fruits. Very fizzy mouthfeel.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.70
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 25/10-2020, BB: 31/3-2021

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Birrificio Due Fusti Peated Scotch Ale

  • Name: Birrificio Due Fusti Peated Scotch Ale, 7.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, smoke, lots of peat. Dry. Pretty good.
  • 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: 24/10-2020, BB: 28/2-2021

Jungfraubräu Stedtlibier

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Jungfraubräu Stedtlibier, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, slight caramel. Some fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, light caramel sweetness. Slight metal.
  • Bought: Lidl, 330 ml, CHF 2.49
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 24/10-2020, BB: 17/4-2021

Friday, 23 October 2020

The Bruery Mash & Coconut

Brown Ale - Imperial #8:
  • Name: The Bruery Mash & Coconut, 13%, United States
  • Appearance: 2017 edition. Medium to dark brown. Cloudy. Small, fizzy light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, dark fruits, prunes. Slight wood.
  • Taste: Medium malt, prunes, coconut. Some barrel notes and caramel. Liquorice, roasted hazelnut? Warming. Hides alcohol well.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 750 ml, CHF 18.00
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 23/10-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Brasserie du Dzô Gurlette

  • Name: Brasserie du Dzô Gurlette, 3.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Very fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Lemon, light fruits.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lots of lemon, crisp. Very slight saltiness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/10-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

Thursday, 22 October 2020

FMR The Dude

  • Name: FMR The Dude, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, some haze. Big, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, good hops, resins.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits. Pine. Good bitterness. Nice balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 22/10-2020, BB: 26/7-2021

La Mine / Château La Parchemine

  • Name: La Mine / Château La Parchemine, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very slight haze. Fizzy, short lived off-white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, light fruits. Lemon. Some spices.
  • Taste: Tart, light fruits. Lemon. Some salt and spices. Refreshing.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/10-2020, BB: 13/2-2021

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Lord Chambray Fungus Rock

New brewery, Malta #3:
  • Name: Lord Chambray Fungus Rock, 5.6%, Malta
  • Appearance: Quite dark brown, clear. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted, some dark fruits.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, lactose.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/10-2020, BB: 31/7-2021

Mr Bees Pollen Power

New brewery:
  • Name: Mr Bees Pollen Power, 3.8%, England
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Small, fizzy off-white head. Good amount of creamy head later.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light fruits. Honey.
  • Taste: Pale malt, biscuits, some honey. Dry end.
  • Bought: Trade with Grumbo - thanks, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 18/10-2020, BB: 9/6-2021

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Jackie O's / To Øl Antik

Porter - Imperial Flavored #4, new brewery:
  • Name: Jackie O's / To Øl Antik, 12%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Lightly roasted, dark malt, some dark chocolate, slight barrel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, slight barrel, some sweetness. Warming. Very smooth.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 375 ml, CHF 16.50
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 17/10-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Drunk Beard Crochet

IPA - Red #3:
  • Name: Drunk Beard Crochet, 5.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance:  Amber, very hazy. Nice amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good hops, some fruits, red fruits.
  • Taste: Nice amount of hops, red fruits. Dry. Medium 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: 17/10-2020, BB: 1/5-2021

AF Brew Sangre Fresca

New brewery:
  • Name: AF Brew Sangre Fresca, 4.8%, Russia
  • Appearance: Dark orange to red, very murky. No head. Not very appetising.
  • Aroma: Tomato juice, maybe some red fruits. Some tartness. Still not very appetising.
  • Taste: Spices, meat, slight smokiness. Some tartness. Maybe some salt. This is liquid weirdness. Managed three sips.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 330 ml can, CHF 7.50
  • Score: 1.9 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 7/20)
  • Info: 17/10-2020, BB: 7/2-2021

Friday, 16 October 2020

Duvel Tripel Hop Cashmere

  • Name: Duvel Tripel Hop Cashmere, 9.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, Belgian yeast. Some hops. Lemon.
  • Taste: Good fruits, some hops. Biscuits. Floral.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 16/10-2020, BB: 31/10-2021

Delirium Argentum

IPA - Belgian / Saison #8:
  • Name: Delirium Argentum, 7%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Light tan head, lots of head later.
  • Aroma: Sweetness, Belgian yeast. Light to medium fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Some hops, Belgian yeast. Light fruits. Low bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.65
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 16/10-2020, BB: 18/1-2022

Põhjala Orange Gose

Gose - Flavored #10:
  • Name: Põhjala Orange Gose, 5.5%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Light orange, slight haze. Small head.
  • Aroma: Good amount of fruits, orange. Slight salt. Tartness.
  • Taste: Tangy, orange. Salty, but not a lot. Refreshing.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.49
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/10-2020, BB: 8/6-2022

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Horizont Easy A

  • Name: Horizont Easy A, 4.5%, Hungary
  • Appearance:  Golden, clear. Quite a bit of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, decent hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits. Medium bitterness. Fizzy mouthfeel, dry and aromatic end.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.33
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 10/10-2020, BB: 28/10-2021

FMR White Rabbit

  • Name: FMR White Rabbit, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, quite hazy. Big off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat, some smoke.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, nice smoke. Surprisingly nice with the smokiness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 10/10-2020, BB: 13/8-2021

Guiluxe

Ratebeer country #194 (2020 goal achieved!):
  • Name: Guiluxe, 5.2%, Guinea
  • Appearance: Light golden, slight haze.
  • Aroma: Very pale malt, grains, sweetness.
  • Taste:  Grains, slight sweetness, very pale malt.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, small sample
  • Score: 1.8 (Aroma 3/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 7/20)
  • Info: 10/10-2020

Friday, 9 October 2020

Brasserie du Dzô III

Pale Ale - Rye #4, Switzerland #621 (2020 goal achieved!):
  • Name: Brasserie du Dzô III, 4.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange light brown. Big creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Rye, fruits, pale malt.
  • Taste: Medium fruits, pale malt, rye. Very fizzy mouthfeel. Yeasty finish.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 9/10-2020, BB: 30/6-2021

Galway Bay Weights + Measures

  • Name: Galway Bay Weights + Measures, 3%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, very slightly hazy. Enormous amount of creamy head, way too much.
  • Aroma: Citrus, floral, some hops.
  • Taste: Quite a bit of hops, floral and some citrus. Some pale malt. Lacks a bit of balance.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.33
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 9/10-2020, BB: 25/5-2021

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Burning Sky Cherry Monolith

Sour / Wild Beer - Dark #3, new brewery:
  • Name: Burning Sky Cherry Monolith, 8%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head. More head later.
  • Aroma: Sour cherries, barrel, wet wood.
  • Taste:  Barrel, wood. Sour cherries. Slight burnt bitterness. Lingering tartness.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 750 ml, CHF 16.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/10-2020, BB: 4/9-2023

Friday, 2 October 2020

Bearded Iris Chief of Chiefs - Double Dry Hopped

IIPA DIPA - Imperial / Double Hazy (NEIPA) #6:
  • Name: Bearded Iris Chief of Chiefs - Double Dry Hopped, 7.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Big, creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, light fruits. Clear hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, citrus, grapefruit. Smooth hops, light bitterness.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 473 ml can, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 2/10-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Jakobsland Dumbstruck

New brewery:
  • Name: Jakobsland Dumbstruck, 5.4%, Spain
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear. Hazy later. Decent, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good amount of hops and nice fruits. Tropical. 
  • Taste: Good hops, medium fruits. Grapefruit. Slight bitterness. Good balance, but a bit on the sweet side.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.33
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 2/10-2020, BB: 30/4-2021

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Horizont Hazy Queen New England IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Horizont Hazy Queen New England IPA, 6%, Hungary
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Laidback fruits, citrus, some tropical fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, nice amount of fruits. Quite smooth and easy drinking.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.33
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/9-2020, BB: 25/11-2021

Blackwood West Coast Trip

  • Name: Blackwood West Coast Trip, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange brown, hazy to murky. Lots of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits.  Slight pine. Good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, nice bitterness. Good fruits. Good balance, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 26/9-2020, BB: 24/3-2021

Friday, 25 September 2020

Galway Bay Ale

New brewery:
  • Name: Galway Bay Ale, 4.4%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Dark red, clear. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some malt.
  • Taste: Medium malt, earthy, some red fruits.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.33
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 25/9-2020, BB: 3/6-2021

Abbaye de St-Maurice Febris

  • Name: Abbaye de St-Maurice Febris, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Murky dark red/brown. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, some red fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some red fruits, caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 25/9-2020, BB: 24/6-2021

Saturday, 19 September 2020

FMR Black Hammer Stout

New CH brewery:
  • Name: FMR Black Hammer Stout, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head, quite a lot later.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, tar, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some coffee. Some burnt bitterness. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 19/9-2020, BB: 22/11-2021

Wild Leap Time, Love & Tenderness

IIPA DIPA - Imperial / Double Hazy NEIPA #5, new brewery:
  • Name: Wild Leap Time, Love & Tenderness, 8.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, hazy. Small fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of tropical fruits, grapefruit. Nice amount of hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, medium bitterness. Lots of fruits, grapefruit.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 355 ml can, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 19/9-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Friday, 18 September 2020

Brasserie du Dzô Albinos

  • Name: Brasserie du Dzô Albinos, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark yellow, very hazy. Huge amount of head, creamy. Too much head.
  • Aroma: Coffee and roasted. Not much else.
  • Taste: Coffee, strongly roasted. Some dark malt. A bit one-dimensional.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/9-2020, BB: 30/4-2021

Alexander Blonde

  • Name: Alexander Blonde, 5.3%, Israel
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, bread, pale malt.
  • Taste: Light fruits, basic malt and hops. Some sweetness. Slight bread.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 1.64
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 18/9-2020, BB: 15/11-2020

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Bearded Iris Double Homestyle

IIPA DIPA - Hazy / Double NEIPA #4, new brewery:
  • Name: Bearded Iris Double Homestyle, 8.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 22/5-2020. Pale orange, quite hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lots of grapefruit. Nice hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, light fruits, grapefruit. Slight dankness. Nice, mellow bitterness. Very good.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 473 ml can, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 12/9-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Alexander Ambrée

Israel #5:
  • Name: Alexander Ambrée, 5.7%, Israel
  • Appearance: Medium brown, red hue. Some fizzy off white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, red fruits. Slightly toasted.
  • Taste: Good malt, some fruits. Toasted. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 1.64
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/9-2020, BB: 15/11-2020

Friday, 11 September 2020

BRLO Berliner Weisse

Berliner Weisse #10, new brewery:
  • Name: BRLO Berliner Weisse, 4%, Germany
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, mostly clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lemon, sourness.
  • Taste: Quite sour, lemon. Refreshing.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 2.97
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 11/9-2020, BB: 18/5-2022

Nøgne Ø Svart/Hvit

Low / No Alcohol Beer - Dark #3:
  • Name: Nøgne Ø Svart/Hvit, 0.0%, Norway
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, molasses, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some chocolate, molasses, lactose. Coffee notes. Quite nice NA.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 2.57
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 11/9-2020, BB: 9/2-2022

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Giez Éclipse Brune

  • Name: Giez Éclipse Brune, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dusty. Some caramel sweetness. Metal. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 5/9-2020, BB: 5/6-2021

Alexander Green

Israel #4:
  • Name: Alexander Green, 6%, Israel
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Hops, pine, medium fruits.
  • Taste: Medium fruits, lots of hops, some malt. Sweetness in there.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 1.68
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/9-2020, BB: 16/11-2020

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Hansla

Low / No Alcohol Beer - Dark #2:
  • Name: Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Hansla, 1.2%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark brown, some haze. Big, fizzy light tan head.
  • Aroma: Light smoke, bacon. Some malt.
  • Taste: Good amount of smoke, wood, some malt. Very good low-alcohol beer.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 500 ml, CHF 2.51
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 5/9-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

Friday, 4 September 2020

Green Gold Mars Colony

New brewery, Slovenia #10:
  • Name: Green Gold Mars Colony, 5.0%, Slovenia
  • Appearance: Amber, clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, pine. Nice hops.
  • Taste: Fruits, grapefruit. Good amount of hops. Light, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.66
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/9-2020, BB: 19/9-2020

Alexander Hita Yisra'elit [Israeli Wheat]

New brewery, Israel #3:
  • Name: Alexander Hita Yisra'elit [Israeli Wheat], 5%, Israel
  • Appearance: Dark yellow golden, very hazy. Very small head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, bananas, some wheat. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some wheat. Sweetness. Bananas. A bit too sweet.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 1.67
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 4/9-2020, BB: 15/11-2020

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Evil Twin Aún Más a Jesús - Port Barrel

  • Name: Evil Twin Aún Más a Jesús - Port Barrel, 12%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark fruits. Port, barrel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, port wine, Dark chocolate, barrel. Alcohol.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 355 ml can, CHF 9.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/8-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Abbaye de St-Maurice Candide

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Abbaye de St-Maurice Candide, 4.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, some haze. Good amount of fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, herbs, citrus.
  • Taste: Good wheat, citrus. Slight banana. Herbs. Fizzy mouthfeel.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/8-2020, BB: 8/7-2021

Jeune Gueule Financement Participatif Mai - Juin 2018

Ratebeer country #193:
  • Name: Jeune Gueule Financement Participatif Mai - Juin 2018, 7.5%, French Guiana
  • Appearance: Orange golden, very hazy. Huge amount of frothy, white head. Too much.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Light malt. Some yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, pale malt, citrus. Yeast. Slight alcohol. Very good country tick.
  • Bought: Trade with Grumbo - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 29/8-2020, BB: 30/6-2020

Friday, 28 August 2020

Anspach & Hobday The Porter

  • Name: Anspach & Hobday The Porter, 6.7%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark chocolate, roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt bitterness. Some dark chocolate.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 28/8-2020, BB: 18/5-2021

La:Marmotte L':Antigel

  • Name: La:Marmotte L':Antigel, 8.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, hazy. Murky later. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, caramel sweetness. Ripe fruits. Some alcohol.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 28/8-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Albatross Ale

Ratebeer country #192:
  • Name: Albatross Ale, ?.?%, Tristan da Cunha
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear.
  • Aroma: Medium to dark malt, caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Smooth. Very decent country tick.
  • Bought: Trade with Grumbo - thanks!, small sample
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/8-2020

La Béninoise

Ratebeer country #191:
  • Name: La Béninoise, 4.4%, Benin
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, grains, hint of fruits.
  • Taste: Pale malt, some sweet fruits. Grains? Watery.
  • Bought: Trade with Grumbo - thanks!, 100 ml sample
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 28/8-2020

Bamba Biere

Ratebeer country #190:
  • Name: Bamba Biere, 4.5%, Mali
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Small head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, medium fruits.
  • Taste: Pale malt, medium fruits. Some sweetness. Slight grains. Decent country tick.
  • Bought: Trade with Grumbo - thanks!, 100 ml sample
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 28/8-2020

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Labietis Melnis

  • Name: Labietis Melnis, 5%, Latvia
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, herbs. Forest.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Dark fruits. Some herbs.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.91
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/8-2020, BB: 31/7-2021

Anspach & Hobday The Ordinary Bitter

  • Name: Anspach & Hobday The Ordinary Bitter, 3.7%, England
  • Appearance: Dark golden, some light brown. Clear. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, toasted. Some sweet fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some dark fruit. Some hops. Late bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 22/8-2020, BB: 4/6-2021

Friday, 21 August 2020

La:Marmotte La:Brunette

New CH brewery:
  • Name: La:Marmotte La:Brunette, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, seemingly clear. Some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, toasted, some caramel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some caramel sweetness. Slight yeast.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 3.70
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/8-2020, BB: 4/12-2020

Alvinne Cuvée Freddy Blueberry

  • Name: Alvinne Cuvée Freddy Blueberry, 8%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark red/brown. Clear. Some red head.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, tart berries, oak.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, dark berries, all tart. Some oak. Enjoyable.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 330 ml, CHF 8.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/8-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Birra Dell'Eremo Terra

New brewery, brewery #1400 (2020 goal achieved!):
  • Name: Birra Dell'Eremo Terra, 5.2%, Italy
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate. Roasted, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, chocolate, cocoa. Some coffee. Smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.91
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 20/8-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

Anspach & Hobday The English Pale

  • Name: Anspach & Hobday The English Pale, 4.0%, England
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Huge amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Grass. Some hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, light fruits, grapefruit. Crisp. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/8-2020, BB: 24/3-2021

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Łańcut Czarna Polewka

New brewery:
  • Name: Łańcut Czarna Polewka, 4.8%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Small, fizzy dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, toasted. Coffee notes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, slight leather. Some coffee. Easy drinking.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml, CHF 4.91
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 16/8-2020, BB: 31/12-2020

BlackPig / la Nébuleuse Copains Comme Cochons #3

  • Name: BlackPig / la Nébuleuse Copains Comme Cochons #3, 7.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Peach, very hazy, murky even. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, microscopic amounts of hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, sweetness. Low bitterness. Hides alcohol very well. Smooth.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.10
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 16/8-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Anspach & Hobday The Pale Ale

  • Name: Anspach & Hobday The Pale Ale, 4.4%, England
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, hazy. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, grapefruit. Good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, citrus, grapefruit. Some hops. Nice, laidback bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 15/8-2020, BB: 28/5-2021

Stillwater Insetto

  • Name: Stillwater Insetto, 5.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, hazy. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, tartness, plums. Barn notes.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, but not too tart, plums. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml can, CHF 5.15
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/8-2020, BB: 30/4-2021

Friday, 14 August 2020

Padstow Pilot

  • Name: Padstow Pilot, 4.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, seems clear. Good size, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Some chocolate/coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Some dark chocolate. Decent, but slightly thin.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 568 ml, CHF 4.91
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/8-2020, BB: 30/4-2021

Anspach & Hobday The IPA

  • Name: Anspach & Hobday The IPA, 6.0%, England
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, grapefruit, nice hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, good hops. Nice, lingering bitterness. Well balanced.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 14/8-2020, BB: 22/5-2021

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Brasserie du Mât la Splash

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Brasserie du Mât la Splash, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow, slight haze. Fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, spices, some hops.
  • Taste: Light malt, good amount of hops. Light fruits. Decent bitterness. Some yeast.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml, CHF 4.94
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/8-2020, BB: 18/4-2021

Chäller Bröi Hell

  • Name: Chäller Bröi Hell, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light yellow, very hazy. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some grains. Pale malt.
  • Taste: Light hops, pale malt, slight grains. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Beercrowd, 330 ml, CHF 3.40
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 13/8-2020, BB: 8/12-2020

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Tonnebière La Péritonite (La Yapadenom)

  • Name: Tonnebière La Péritonite (La Yapadenom), 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, mostly clear. Hazy later. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, wheat. Citrus. Yeast.
  • Taste: Light hops, wheat, citrus. Quite a bit of yeast.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 9/8-2020, BB: 31/12-2020

De Leite Cuvée Soeur'ise

Sour / Wild Beer - Flavored #10:
  • Name: De Leite Cuvée Soeur'ise, 8.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Dark red, ruby. Clear. Lots of pink head.
  • Aroma: Lots of red fruits, cherries, tartness. Some barrel. Nice.
  • Taste: Red fruits, cherries, tartness. Slight wood. Surprisingly nice.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml, CHF 4.94
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 9/8-2020, BB: 3/4-2021

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Les Bières du Grand St. Bernard Amy

New brewery:
  • Name: Les Bières du Grand St. Bernard Amy, 5.6%, Italy
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Dark chocolate. Smooth.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/8-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Chäller Bröi Pale Ale

  • Name: Chäller Bröi Pale Ale, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, slight haze. Lots of off-white head, long lasting.
  • Aroma: Lots of hops, light fruits. Nice.
  • Taste: Good fruits, Nice hops. Lasting bitterness, crisp. Good balance.
  • Bought: Beercrowd, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 8/8-2020, BB: 10/11-2020

Friday, 7 August 2020

Padstow The Smoke

New brewery:
  • Name: Padstow The Smoke, 5.5%, England
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Slight smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, light smoke. Enjoyable.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.91
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 7/8-2020, BB: 31/1-2021

H&K Hoppy Amber

  • Name: H&K Hoppy Amber, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Mostly clear amber, good amount of creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, good hops. Some pine. Short end,
  • Taste: Good fruits, nice hops. Decent bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 7/8-2020, BB: 2/1-2021

Thursday, 6 August 2020

La Nébuleuse Speakeasy

  • Name: La Nébuleuse Speakeasy, 4.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale, yellow golden. Very slight haze. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of light fruits, lemon, slight hops.
  • Taste: Lots of light fruits, lemon. Some hops, still a bit watery.
  • Bought: Coop, 330 ml, CHF 3.30
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 6/8-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

la Brassée du Chevrier la Schlaguée du Galetas

  • Name: la Brassée du Chevrier la Schlaguée du Galetas, 6.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange, slight haze. Some fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, a bit of funk. 
  • Taste: Some fruits, bitter, but not much hops. Definitely yeast. IPA, really? Bad aftertaste.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 6/8-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

H&K Goldy Mandarin

New CH brewery, CH brewery #210 (2020 goal achieved!):
  • Name: H&K Goldy Mandarin, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark blond, orange, very hazy. Lots of off-white head. Some sediments in the bottle.
  • Aroma: Fruits, pale malt, yeast.
  • Taste: Good fruits, pale malt, a bit of yeast.
  • 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: 6/8-2020, BB: 24/12-2020

Sunday, 2 August 2020

la Brassée du Chevrier la Barbichette

  • Name: la Brassée du Chevrier la Barbichette, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, quite hazy. Tiny head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, floral, grains.
  • Taste: Grains, grass, floral. Lacks some balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 2/8-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

Divus Urtrüb

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Divus Urtrüb, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight haze. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, spices, pale malt. Slight sweetness
  • Taste: Light fruits, some pale malt. Spices. Honey sweetness.
  • Bought: GRÜEN (Kerzers), 330 ml, CHF ?.??
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 2/8-2020, BB: 18/11-2020

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Chäller Bröi IPA

  • Name: Chäller Bröi IPA, 5.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden brown, slight haze. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops. Slight forest.
  • Taste: Fruits, slight hops. Vegetables. Slight sweetness. Late bitterness. Not great.
  • Bought: Beercrowd, 330 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 1/8-2020, BB: 21/11-2020

Drunk Beard La Chatterie

Switzerland #600!:
  • Name: Drunk Beard La Chatterie, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow golden, slight haze. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, flowers, wheat, slight hops.
  • Taste: Wheat, grains, some hops. A bit watery.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/8-2020, BB: 6/3-2021

Friday, 31 July 2020

À Tue-Tête! Surette

New CH brewery:
  • Name: À Tue-Tête! Surette, 6.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, very hazy. Good amount of fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Tart fruits, apples, lemon. Funk.
  • Taste: Tart fruits, apples, citrus/lemon. Funky, barn. Refreshing.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 750 ml, CHF 14.95
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 31/7-2020, BB: 21/6-2024

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Simply Bier SHP#17

  • Name: Simply Bier SHP#17, 5.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale orange golden, some haze. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, floral, some hops.
  • Taste: Lots of light fruits, good amount of hops, slight flowers and sweetness. Crisp. Lasting bitterness.
  • 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: 30/7-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

Simply Bier SHP#16

  • Name: Simply Bier SHP#16, 5.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale orange golden, some haze. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Nice light fruits, floral, some hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, good hops, slight flowers and sweetness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/7-2020, BB: 30/11-2020

Saturday, 25 July 2020

la Grue Fu

  • Name: la Grue Fu, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Deep red, very clear. Good amount of pinkish head.
  • Aroma: Lots of red fruits, sweetness.
  • Taste: Sweet fruits, red fruits, some medium malt. Slight toasted. Smooth and nice.
  • 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: 25/7-2020, BB: 12/3-2021

Gentlemen Brewers La Spatiale

  • Name: Gentlemen Brewers La Spatiale, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very pale orange, quite hazy. Good account of white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, oranges, wheat, yeast. Spices, nutmeg?
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, oranges. Spices. Quite dry, some yeast.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/7-2020, BB: 28/2-2021

Friday, 24 July 2020

Celestial l'Autre Monde

  • Name: Celestial l'Autre Monde, 6.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Good amount of tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, tar, unpleasant.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slight coffee but not much. Harsh tar-like flavour.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.85
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 24/7-2020, BB: 31/3-2021

Inferno-Bräu Inferno Pale Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Inferno-Bräu Inferno Pale Ale, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, slight haze. Quite a lot of fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, sweet fruit, pale malt?
  • Taste: Light hops, pale malt. Some sweetness. Quite harsh aftertaste. 
  • Bought: GRÜEN (Kerzers), 330 ml, CHF 4.50?
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 24/7-2020, BB: 31/5-2021

Simply Bier 95CH#6

  • Name: Simply Bier 95CH#6, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark amber, mostly clear. Ok amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, sweet fruits. Slight malt.
  • Taste: Red fruits, medium malt. Slight grains, some sweetness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/7-2020, BB: 31/8-2020

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Anspach & Hobday / German Kraft The Table Beer

New brewery, Pale Ale #10:
  • Name: Anspach & Hobday / German Kraft The Table Beer, 3.0%, England
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haze. Huge amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light hops, flowers.
  • Taste: Flowers, pale malt, crisp hops. Refreshing.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/7-2020, BB: 3/6-2021

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue

Top#10 Pale Ale - American / APA:
  • Name: Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue, 5.8%, United States
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Quite small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, grapefruit, citra hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit, exotic fruits, light hops. Slight sweetness, smooth.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 473 ml can, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 18/7-2020, BB: 12/9-2020

Magic Hop Blanche

  • Name: Magic Hop Blanche, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight golden. Quite hazy. Enormous amount of white head, too much.
  • Aroma: Wheat, good fruits, peach. Slight banana and spices.
  • Taste: Light fruits, wheat. Slight spices. Dry finish.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/7-2020, BB: 30/12-2020

Friday, 17 July 2020

Chäller Bröi Aescher Löi

  • Name: Chäller Bröi Aescher Löi, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark amber, slight haze. Small, light tan head, quite a bit more later.
  • Aroma: Fruits, berries, slight forest.
  • Taste: Red fruits, slight forest, pale malt. Herbs. Berries, slight sweetness.
  • Bought: Beercrowd, 330 ml, CHF 3.40
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/7-2020, BB: 22/11-2020

Gentlemen Brewers Colonial IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Gentlemen Brewers Colonial IPA, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange, quite hazy. Huge account of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, good hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, sweet fruits, pine, some hops.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/7-2020, BB: 28/2-2021

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

  • Name: Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout, 11.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Nice, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, very roasted, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, heavily roasted, coffee notes. Hides alcohol very well, very smooth.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 355 ml, CHF 10.50
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 15/7-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Toppling Goliath King Sue

IIPA DIPA - Hazy / Double NEIPA #3, Top#6 IIPA DIPA - Hazy / Double NEIPA:
  • Name: Toppling Goliath King Sue, 8.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, very hazy. Small, fizzy off-white head. More head later.
  • Aroma: Lots of light fruits, citrus, grapefruit. Good hops, slight sweetness.
  • Taste: Huge amount of fruits, citrus, exotic fruits. Good account of hops. Good, lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 473 ml can, CHF 9.00
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 15/7-2020, BB: 11/9-2020

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Gamma / Brewgooder Opalescent

New brewery:
  • Name: Gamma / Brewgooder Opalescent, 6.0%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, oats. Dark chocolate?
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, slight oats. Slight burnt bitterness. Coffee notes. Nice.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 4.91
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 14/7-2020, BB: 24/3-2021

Plombier IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Plombier IPA, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, hazy. Lots of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Pine, nice hops.
  • Taste: Nice, light fruits. Clear, nice hops, pine. Good bitterness, smooth.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/7-2020, BB: 31/12-2020

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Third Barrel The Darkness 2019

New brewery:
  • Name: Third Barrel The Darkness 2019, 10%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark ripe fruits. Slight barrel, but not much..
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark fruits, slight barrel. Warming, decent.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.85
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 11/7-2020, BB: 25/10-2021

Magic Hop IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Magic Hop IPA, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light hops, light fruits, citrus. Crisp.
  • Taste: Light hops, good fruits. Slight bitterness. Smooth.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 11/7-2020, BB: 1/11-2020

Friday, 10 July 2020

Nerdbrewing Pojo Imperial Vietnamese Coffee Brown Ale

Brown Ale - Imperial #7, new brewery:
  • Name: Nerdbrewing Pojo Imperial Vietnamese Coffee Brown Ale, 9.0%, Sweden 
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted, coffee notes. Some dark, ripe fruits.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, coffee. Smooth, though.
  • Bought: Craft Gallery, 330 ml, CHF 16.00
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 10/7-2020, BB: 31/1-2020

Echec & Malt Into The Corn

  • Name: Echec & Malt Into The Corn, 4.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light one golden, clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, pale malt, slight hops.
  • Taste: Some pale malt, some hops, butterscotch. Low bitterness. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.95
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 10/7-2020, BB: 21/11-2020

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Chäller Bröi Wiise Löi

  • Name: Chäller Bröi Wiise Löi, 5.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, hazy. Good amount of fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, hops, floral.
  • Taste: Light fruits, dry, slight yeast. Some herbs. Slight hops.
  • Bought: Beercrowd, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/7-2020, BB: 29/10-2020

Choufaille Täuffel’Ale

  • Name: Choufaille Täuffel’Ale, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, slight haze. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit, yeast, pale malt.
  • Taste: Light fruits, hint of tartness, grapefruit . Some hops, also some pale malt. Ok.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.70
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 4/7-2020, BB: 23/10-2020

Friday, 3 July 2020

Chäller Bröi Stout

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Chäller Bröi Stout, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Some dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Slight burnt, slight coffee. Good balance.
  • Bought: Beercrowd, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 3/7-2020, BB: 7/10-2020

De Leite Cuvée Mam'zelle

Sour / Wild Beer - Flavored #9, new brewery:
  • Name: De Leite Cuvée Mam'zelle, 8.5%, Belgium
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, quite hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, sourness. Vinous, apples?
  • Taste: Light fruits, tartness, slight yeast. Vinous, unripe berries.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml, CHF 4.73
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 3/7-2020, BB: 13/9-2020

Calanda Tandem

  • Name: Calanda Tandem, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, translucent. Clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Lemon, lime, fragments of beer.
  • Taste: Lemon, lime, hint of beer. Refreshing, I guess.
  • Bought: Coop (online), 500 ml can, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 3/7-2020, BB: 28/2-2021

Saturday, 27 June 2020

les Barbus Back In Black

New CH brewery:
  • Name: les Barbus Back In Black, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark-ish malt, roasted, lactose.
  • Taste: Dark malt, slightly roasted, lactose. Hint of sweetness. Decent, but lacks some balance. Harsh end.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml, CHF 4.94
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 27/6-2020, BB: 30/10-2020

la Source IPA

  • Name: la Source IPA, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, murky. Huge amount of foamy, white head. Way too much.
  • Aroma: Fruits, some hops, very pale malt. Citrus?
  • Taste: Some light fruits, some pale malt. Slight bitterness. Unclean.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 27/6-2020, BB: 15/10-2020

Calanda Glatsch

  • Name: Calanda Glatsch, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale, yellow golden, translucent. Clear. Decent, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light fruits. Floral.
  • Taste: Pale malt, slight fruitiness. Hint of hops, floral, slight sweetness. Crisp and not bad on a hot summer's day.
  • Bought: Coop (online), 500 ml can, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 27/6-2020, BB: 30/4-2021

Friday, 26 June 2020

La Mine La Baramine

  • Name: La Mine La Baramine, 8.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark malt, near black. Fizzy, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, burnt, old leather.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt bitterness. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 6.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 26/6-2020, BB: 10/10-2020

Simply Bier WZN#11

  • Name: Simply Bier WZN#11, 5.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange brown, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, bananas. Yeast and wheat.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, slight banana. Slight yeast. Spices. Slightly 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: 26/6-2020, BB: 31/10-2020

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Simply Bier RWI#7

IPA - Rye #7:
  • Name: Simply Bier RWI#7, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, very cloudy. Small, off-white head. Huge head later.
  • Aroma: Rye, cereals. Light fruits, citrus, exotic fruits.. Nice hops.
  • Taste: Rye, light hops. Light fruits, grapefruit. Nice, rye/bitter aftertaste.
  • 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: 20/6-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Siren Calypso Berliner Weisse - Ekuanot, Cascade, Mosaic & Simcoe

Berliner Weisse #9:
  • Name: Siren Calypso Berliner Weisse - Ekuanot, Cascade, Mosaic & Simcoe, 4.0%, England
  • Appearance: G1508. Very pale yellow, slight haze. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lemon. Slight wheat. Refreshing.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 20/6-2020, BB: 4/10-2020

Friday, 19 June 2020

la Source Brune

New CH brewery:
  • Name: la Source Brune, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, roasted, nutty. Caramel.
  • Taste: Medium to dark malt, toasted, nutty. Caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 19/6-2020, BB: 26/9-2020

Simply Bier IPA#21

  • Name: Simply Bier IPA#21, 7.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light chestnut, very hazy. Nice, creamy off-white head. Lots of head later.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, light fruits, good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, good hops, pine, slight herbs. Some lingering bitterness.
  • 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: 19/6-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Simply Bier RPO#10

  • Name: Simply Bier RPO#10, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Dark chocolate, some coffee. Brown sugar.
  • Taste: Dark malt, nicely roasted. Some coffee and dark chocolate. Brown sugar. Very smooth.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 13/6-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Blackwood American Wheat

New CH brewery, CH brewery #200:
  • Name: Blackwood American Wheat, 4.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, light fruits.
  • Taste: Wheat, cereals, some light fruits. Earthy.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/6-2020, BB: 16/2-2021

Friday, 12 June 2020

Simply Bier RIPA#17

IPA - Rye #6:
  • Name: Simply Bier RIPA#17, 6.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange, very hazy. Murky later. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Rye, good hops, light fruits. Grapefruit.
  • Taste: Lots of rye, some hops, but not too much. Some fruits, grapefruit. Sweetness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/6-2020, BB: 31/9-2020 (sic)

Mont Salève Blanche (Citra)

  • Name: Mont Salève Blanche (Citra), 5%, France
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Wheat, citrus fruits, light hops.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits. Some yeast. Slight bitterness.
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 330 ml, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 12/6-2020, BB: 19/6-2020

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Simply Bier CDA#16

  • Name: Simply Bier CDA#16, 6.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, good amount of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, good hops. Toasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, toasted. Good amount of hops. Nice bitterness. Slight sweetness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 11/6-2020, BB: 30/9-2020

Birrificio Due Fusti Saison

  • Name: Birrificio Due Fusti Saison, 7.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Nice amount of white head. Lots of thick head later.
  • Aroma: Floral, light hops, Belgian yeast. Light fruits.
  • Taste: Light fruits, floral, light hops. Belgian yeast. Hides alcohol very well.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 11/6-2020, BB: 19/9-2020

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Glouglou la Torgnole

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Glouglou La Torgnole, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, seems clear. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, some dark fruits. Tartness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, sweet, but also some tartness. Quite harsh. Gone bad?
  • Bought: Tom Beers, 750 ml, CHF 13.13
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 6/6-2020, BB: ??/??-????

Simply Bier ARW#11

Specialty Grain - Rye / Roggenbier #3:
  • Name: Simply Bier ARW#11, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden, quite hazy. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, pale malt. Some rye.
  • Taste: Cereals, pale malt. Clear rye. Some exotic fruits as well.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.92
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 6/6-2020, BB: 31/8-2020

Friday, 5 June 2020

Drunk Beard Troubled Hops

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Drunk Beard Troubled Hops, 6.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, tropical fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Quite a bit of hops. Light fruits, grapefruit. More bitterness than I expected from a NEIPA.
  • Bought: kibrasse.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/6-2020, BB: 25/3-2021

Simply Bier WIT#11

  • Name: Simply Bier WIT#11, 5.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Good amount of spices, wheat, light fruits.
  • Taste: Nice wheat, spices, light fruits. Quite smooth.
  • 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: 5/6-2020, BB: 31/8-2020

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