Saturday, 18 September 2021

van Maisenberg Donker

New CH brewery:
  • Name: van Maisenberg Donker, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, roasted. Some light caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, lightly roasted. Light bitterness. Nice.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 500 ml, CHF 5.55
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/9-2021, BB: 27/12-2021

Joranbräu Holunderspez

  • Name: Joranbräu Holunderspez, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale golden, some haze. Some fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lemon, elderflower.
  • Taste: Light fruits, flowers. Elderflower, very slightly acidic.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 18/9-2021, BB: 19/12-2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

Braustetter Craft Stout

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Braustetter Craft Stout, 7.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark malt, seems clear. Decent, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Some dark chocolate. Fizzy mouthfeel. Nice.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 17/9-2021, BB: 31/12-2021

Euelbräu Pale Ale

  • Name: Euelbräu Pale Ale, 4.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden orange, crystal clear. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Floral, pale malt, light hops.
  • Taste: Medium malt, slight hops. Quite floral, some sweetness. Nice.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 2.60
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/9-2021, BB: 21/12-2021

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Euelbräu Amber

  • Name: Euelbräu Amber, 4.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Clear amber, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, berries. Caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Red fruits, pale malt. A bit of caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 2.60
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 11/9-2021, BB: 21/12-2021

Schlachthuus India Pale Ale

  • Name: Schlachthuus India Pale Ale, 7.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark orange, mostly clear. Big, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of hops, medium fruits, spices.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, medium fruits. Pine and spices. Good bitterness. Smooth.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 5.25
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 11/9-2021, BB: 30/11-2021

Friday, 10 September 2021

Gartacus Ambrée de Feu

  • Name: Gartacus Ambrée de Feu, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden dark orange, murky. Big fizzy off-white head, too big.
  • Aroma: Berries, tart fruits. A bit of malt.
  • Taste: Light, very tart fruits. Lemon aftertaste. Not good at all. Infected?
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 2.3 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 10/9-2021, BB: 9/3-2022

Bryves English Brown Ale

Homebrew (at least for now):
  • Name: Bryves English Brown Ale, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light brown, clear. Tiny, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, toasted, medium fruits, some nuts. Sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, lightly roasted. A bit watery. A bit harsh aftertaste.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 10/9-2021, BB: 29/9-2021

La Brasserie Quantique Ein Stein Summer Session

Homebrew (for now):
  • Name: La Brasserie Quantique Ein Stein Summer Session, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden orange, cloudy. Decent, long lasting white head.
  • Aroma: Good hops, light fruits. Grapefruit. A bit of pine.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, light fruits. Light lingering bitterness. Good, but lacks a bit of refinement.
  • Bought: Boucherie Oberson (Onnens), 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 10/9-2021, BB: 15/11-2021

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Stadtbach Dubbel

  • Name: Stadtbach Dubbel, 6.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, clear. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, some dark fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, dark fruits. Belgian yeast.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 4/9-2021, BB: 31/10-2021

Concorde Vallorbière IPA

  • Name: Concorde Vallorbière IPA, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy. Big, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Good hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits. Resins. Nice, clean bitterness.
  • Bought: Au bocal du coin (Romont), 330 ml, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 4/9-2021, BB: 21/10-2021

Friday, 3 September 2021

Gartacus Brune de Métal

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Gartacus Brune de Métal, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, murky. Over carbonated, bottle overflowed upon opening. Huge, fizzy tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, metallic. Slight sourness.
  • Taste: Medium to dark malt. Tartness and quite a bit of sourness. Something must have gone wrong here, so in the drain it goes.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 3/9-2021, BB: 13/4-2022

Blaue Ente Electrum

  • Name: Blaue Ente Electrum, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark amber, clear but later cloudy to murky. Small light tan head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, berries. Some sweetness.
  • Taste: Berries, red fruits. Yeast. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/9-2021, BB: 31/10-2021

Blaue Ente Alba

  • Name: Blaue Ente Alba, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Translucent orange, clear. Decent, off-white head. Good bubbles.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, light hops.
  • Taste: Light hops, light fruits. A bit of pine. Light bitterness. Some yeast later.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/9-2021, BB: 31/10-2021

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Boss'Beer Tremetta

  • Name: Boss'Beer Tremetta, 9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, perfume, slight spices.
  • Taste: Light fruits, spices. Perfume, some alcohol.
  • Bought: Au Bon Moment, 330 ml, CHF 4.30
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/8-2021, BB: 20/10-2021

Joranbräu Quattro

  • Name: Joranbräu Quattro, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, hazy. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Slight tart fruits, light fruits. Slight spices.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight tart fruits, grains. Bit of pale malt. Strange one.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 28/8-2021, BB: 18/10-2021

Friday, 27 August 2021

Joranbräu Chocolate Stout

  • Name: Joranbräu Chocolate Stout, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, mostly clear. Small tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate, lightly roasted.
  • Taste: Dark malt, toasted, dry. Chocolate. Dry mouthfeel.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 27/8-2021, BB: 2/10-2021

M14 Weizen

  • Name: M14 Weizen, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, cloudy to murky. Huge, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, yeast, wheat.
  • Taste: Light fruits, big wheat. Some yeast and sweetness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 500 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 27/8-2021, BB: 30/9-2021

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Ponäly dr'Niuseeländer

  • Name: Ponäly dr'Niuseeländer, 6.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, cloudy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, hops, butterscotch.
  • Taste: Light fruits, a bit of hops. Some butterscotch. Seems a bit off.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 22/8-2021, BB: 14/1-2022

Eberhard La Kokina

Saison / Farmhouse - Flavored #3:
  • Name: Eberhard La Kokina, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden, hazy. Big, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Orange, pale malt, spices.
  • Taste: Light fruits, orange, some spices. Nice spice and orange peel in aftertaste.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.75
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 22/8-2021, BB: 9/9-2021

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Eberhard Güggelbock

  • Name: Eberhard Güggelbock, 6.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, quite clear. Good amount of light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruits. Earthy. Perfume.
  • Taste: Dark malt, toasted, dark ripe fruits. Earthy. Some alcohol. Nice.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.75
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 21/8-2021, BB: 19/9-2021

Schlachthuus Draft Punk

  • Name: Schlachthuus Draft Punk, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Clear golden, small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, medium fruits. Honey.
  • Taste: Light to medium fruits, pale malt. Toasted. Some hops. Not bad.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/8-2021, BB: 30/9-2021

Friday, 20 August 2021

Schlachthuus Highlander

  • Name: Schlachthuus Highlander, 7.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange to amber, a bit of haze. Decent, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Forest, medium malt, some dark fruits. A bit of whiskey barrel.
  • Taste: Light whiskey, barrel, forest. Malt and dark fruits. Sweetness, honey?
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 6.95
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 20/8-2021, BB: 31/8-2021

Blaue Ente Mirum

Wheat Ale - India / Hopfenweisse #6:
  • Name: Blaue Ente Mirum, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark yellow golden, some haze. A bit of fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat, perfume, shy hops.
  • Taste: Good wheat, some light fruits and light bitterness. Flowers. Nice.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 20/8-2021, BB: 30/9-2021

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Joranbräu Lakeland Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Joranbräu Lakeland Ale, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark amber, mostly clear. Light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, toasted. Red fruits.
  • Taste: Red fruits, malt, earthy. Some sweetness and wood.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 19/8-2021, BB: 21/8-2021

Philval La Directe

  • Name: Philval La Directe, 4.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Cloudy later. Huge, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Honey, lemon. Slight pale malt and hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, light hops. Some honey and lemon. Refreshing. A bit over carbonated.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.95
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 19/8-2021, BB: 30/8-2021

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Ponäly s'Milk Stout

  • Name: Ponäly s'Milk Stout, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some haze. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, toasted, sweetness, some dark fruits.
  • Taste: Medium to dark malt, toasted. Dark fruits. Sweetness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/8-2021, BB: 18/1-2022

Tres Hombres Swiss Mountain

  • Name: Tres Hombres Swiss Mountain, 6.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, some haze. Fizzy, off-white head. Huge amount later.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, citrus and grapefruit. Decent amount of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, citrus. Some hops. Decent bitterness. Dry mouthfeel. A bit of yeast.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 15/8-2021, BB: 2/1-2022

La Brasserie Quantique Blonde'l

Homebrew (for now):
  • Name: La Brasserie Quantique Blonde'l, 8.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange light brown, very murky. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, raisins, some honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium fruits, raisins. Quite sweet. Some yeast and alcohol. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: Boucherie Oberson (Onnens), 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 15/8-2021, BB: 21/8-2021

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Thun Bier / Altes Tramdepot THUBE

  • Name: Thun Bier / Altes Tramdepot THUBE, 12.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark dark brown, near black. Decent, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, well roasted. Dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Caramel, dark chocolate. Warming.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml can, CHF 6.90
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 14/8-2021, BB: 31/12-2026

Docteur Gab's Pépite

  • Name: Docteur Gab's Pépite, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, very slight haze. Fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, some grains, slight citrus.
  • Taste: Grains, citrus. Some pale malt and a bit of hops. Average.
  • Bought: Coop, 330 ml, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 14/8-2021, BB: 30/3-2022

Friday, 13 August 2021

WhiteFrontier Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

  • Name: WhiteFrontier Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels, 13.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruits. Lightly roasted. Nice, laidback barrel.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark fruits. Nice level of barrel. Sweetness. Warming. Great balance.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.17
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 13/8-2021, BB: 30/11-2024

Uszit Lagerbier

  • Name: Uszit Lagerbier, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, crystal clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Sweet malt, grass, maybe some honey.
  • Taste: Sweet malt, grains, some grass and hops. Unremarkable.
  • Bought: Coop, 330 ml can, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 13/8-2021, BB: 11/6-2022

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Le Traquenard English IPA

  • Name: Le Traquenard English IPA, 6.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light brown, clear. Hazy later. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Some hops, pale malt. Earthy, some medium fruits.
  • Taste: Good hops, some spices. Earthy. A bit of fruits as well. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml can, CHF 3.65
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/8-2021, BB: 30/6-2022

Ponäly dr'Niu Ängländer

  • Name: Ponäly dr'Niu Ängländer, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, quite hazy. Good amount of creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, bubble gum, light hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, hops. Hint of butterscotch. Not fresh?
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/8-2021, BB: 18/1-2022

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Tres Hombres Stout

  • Name: Tres Hombres Stout, ?.?%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Some coffee notes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Slight burnt, some coffee. Well balanced.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/8-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Ponäly dr'Belgier

  • Name: Ponäly dr'Belgier, 4.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some haze later. Big, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, floral. Some metal and yeast.
  • Taste: Floral, light fruits. Belgian yeast, some spices. Decent Belgian ale.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/8-2021, BB: 4/12-2021

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Steam Brew Imperial Stout

New brewery:
  • Name: Steam Brew Imperial Stout, 7.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Small dark tan head,
  • Aroma: Dark malt, toasted. Some dark fruits. Not much.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Brown sugar sweetness. Some dark fruits. Average. Not really an imperial stout, though.
  • Bought: Lidl, 500 ml can, CHF 0.99
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 7/8-2021, BB: 17/2-2022

7Peaks The 7 Brut IPA

IPA - Brut #5:
  • Name: 7Peaks The 7 Brut IPA, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow, hint of haze. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Tiny bit of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, citrus. Light hops. Refreshing. Low bitterness.
  • Bought: Schilliger, 330 ml, CHF 4.60
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 7/8-2021, BB: 17/3-2022

Friday, 6 August 2021

WhiteFrontier Wee Heavy Aged In Bourbon Barrels

  • Name: WhiteFrontier Wee Heavy Aged In Bourbon Barrels, 11.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Nice colour. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, prunes. Medium malt. Barrel.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, lots of barrel. But still some malt there. Sweetness. Nice and warming.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.17
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 6/8-2021, BB:  30/11-2024

Docteur Gab's Placebo

  • Name: Docteur Gab's Placebo, 0.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight haze. Small fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Hint of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, exotic fruits, sweetness. Hint of beer. Not bad, but better NAs out there.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml can, CHF 2.48
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 6/8-2021, BB: 7/4-2022

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Brüll! Bier I2PA

Switzerland #750:
  • Name: Brüll! Bier I2PA, 8.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange, a bit of haze. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, ok hops. Jam.
  • Taste: Fruits, some hops. Hint of butterscotch. Some bitterness.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/8-2021, BB: 1/11-2021

Ponäly dr'Firlifanz

  • Name: Ponäly dr'Firlifanz, 5.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, some haze. Gigantic white head, too much.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, yeast. Clear hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, good amount of hops. Decent bitterness. Some yeast. Lacks some balance.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 5/8-2021, BB: 7/12-2021

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Doppelleu Brewmaster Ed.26 Red Rye IPA

IPA - Rye #9:
  • Name: Doppelleu Brewmaster Ed.26 Red Rye IPA, 7.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, some haze. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, good amount of rye. Some hops.
  • Taste: Light malts, some hops. Quite a bit of rye. Warming.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 31/7-2021, BB: 31/10-2021

Ponäly s'Zitra

  • Name: Ponäly s'Zitra, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, slight haze. Big, creamy white head. Long lasting.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Good hops.
  • Taste: Lots of light fruits, grapefruit. Good amount of hops. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 31/7-2021, BB: 4/12-2021

Friday, 30 July 2021

Brüll! Bier Nera

  • Name: Brüll! Bier Nera, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, small dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Some coffee notes.
  • Taste: Roasted, dark malt. Some coffee. Smooth.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 2.80
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 30/7-2021, BB: 17/9-2021

la Courtysane Teresina (6.5%)

  • Name: la Courtysane Teresina (6.5%), 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, hazy. Small fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, orange. Yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, orange. Some yeast and bitterness. Unbalanced.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 30/7-2021, BB: 10/1-2022

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Grand Armory Nutter Your Business Stout

  • Name: Grand Armory Nutter Your Business Stout, 5%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 26/1-2021. Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, toasted, strong peanut butter.
  • Taste: Peanut butter, malt, toasted. Mostly peanut butter, though.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 29/7-2021, BB: 30/12-2021

Schlossbraui Nürensdorf Graf Hakab

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Schlossbraui Nürensdorf Graf Hakab, 6.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, slight caramel, some wheat. Bread.
  • Taste: Medium malt, slight caramel sweetness, some wheat. Some bread.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 2.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 29/7-2021, BB: 23/10-2021

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Euelbräu Porter Baltic Style

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Euelbräu Porter Baltic Style, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted, some coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, slightly burnt. Bit of coffee notes. Smooth.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 3.00
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 24/7-2021, BB: 19/8-2021

Brüll! Bier Dubbel XX

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Brüll! Bier Dubbel XX, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, decent amount of fizzy light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Bread.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted, caramel sweetness. Decent.
  • Bought: Wintibier, 330 ml, CHF 3.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 24/7-2021, BB: 16/9-2021

Friday, 23 July 2021

la Courtysane L'Erguelle

  • Name: la Courtysane L'Erguelle, 9.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Tiny dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, dark malt, toasted. Alcohol.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, prunes, dark malt, slightly burnt. A bit of alcohol. Could be smoother.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 23/7-2021, BB: 9/11-2022

Ponäly s'Tannäzäpfli

Pale Ale - Flavored #8:
  • Name: Ponäly s'Tannäzäpfli, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, hazy. Huge, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, decent hops. Slight metal.
  • Taste:  Good hops, pale malt. Some fruits. Slight honey sweetness. Yeasty end.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/7-2021, BB: 4/12-2021

Saturday, 17 July 2021

New Holland Dragon's Milk - White

  • Name: New Holland Dragon's Milk - White, 6%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 18/1-2021. Light golden, hazy. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, vanilla. Little to no barrel.
  • Taste: Pale malt, medium fruits. Vanilla. Not much barrel.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/7-2021, BB: 30/12-2021

Wicklow Wolf Avalanche

New Irish region, County Wicklow (8/26), Pale Ale - Hazy / New England #7:
  • Name: Wicklow Wolf Avalanche, 4%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy as required. Decent off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Tropical fruits. Clear hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, nice light fruits. Some malt. Mild bitterness. Good balance.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml can, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 17/7-2021, BB: 12/8-2021

Friday, 16 July 2021

Septentrion Eclipse

  • Name: Septentrion Eclipse, 4.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Big, long lasting tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Coffee notes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Slightly burnt. Fizzy mouthfeel.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/7-2021, BB: 21/1-2022

Heimiswiler Härz Landbier Hell

  • Name: Heimiswiler Härz Landbier Hell, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slightly hazy.  Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light fruits, grass. Slight hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, light fruits. Some hops and grass.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 2.00
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/7-2021, BB: 12/11-2021

Saturday, 10 July 2021

PINTA Risfactor XO Cognac BA

  • Name: PINTA Risfactor XO Cognac BA, 13%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Good amount of dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruits, prunes. Wood, barrel.
  • Taste:  Dark malt, dark fruits, prunes. Some coffee and dark chocolate. Wood and light barrel. Good balance.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 330 ml
  • Score: 4.1 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20)
  • Info: 10/7-2021, BB: 11/5-2022

Mikkeller Energibajer

  • Name: Mikkeller Energibajer, 0.0%, Denmark
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some citrus. Some grass notes.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some grains. Some pale malt and hops… Not bad.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.78
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 10/7-2021, BB: 1/4-2022

Friday, 9 July 2021

Heimiswiler Härz Landbier Dunkel

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Heimiswiler Härz Landbier Dunkel, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light brown, slight haze. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, toasted, some dark fruits, sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium malt, bread. Toasted, some sweetness.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 2.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 9/7-2021, BB: 12/10-2021

Locher Gran Alpin Perla

  • Name: Locher Gran Alpin Perla, 3.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, crystal clear. Tiny, white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, grains, honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Sweet malt, some grains. Watery.
  • Bought: Coop, 330 ml, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 9/7-2021, BB: 10/10-2021

Saturday, 3 July 2021

WhiteFrontier Barleywine Aged In Bourbon Barrels

  • Name: WhiteFrontier Barleywine Aged In Bourbon Barrels, 10.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Small, fizzy light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, ripe fruits, sweet malt, a bit of barrel and wood.
  • Taste: Dark ripe fruits, light barrel. Warming, a bit of alcohol.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 8.17
  • Score: 3.8 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 3/7-2021, BB: 30/11-2024

Browar Grodzisk Piwo z Grodziska

New brewery, Grodziskie / Grätzer / Lichtenhainer #8:
  • Name: Browar Grodzisk Piwo z Grodziska, 3.1%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very pale golden, clear. Some fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light smoke, hint of bacon. Wheat?
  • Taste: Light smoke, slight lemon tanginess. Bit of salt.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 3/7-2021, BB: 28/2-2022

Friday, 2 July 2021

Griffin Claw Mr Blue Sky

New brewery:
  • Name: Griffin Claw Mr Blue Sky, 4.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow, straw. Some haze. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Strong lime, zest, slight wheat.
  • Taste: Huge amount of lemon, zest. Some wheat. Refreshing, I guess.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 2/7-2021, BB: 30/9-2021

la Courtysane la Mont-Soleil

New CH brewery, Pale Lager - Strong #8:
  • Name: la Courtysane la Mont-Soleil, 7.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, clear.  Hazy later. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, medium fruits, honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Good malt, slight hops, medium fruits. Some sweetness. Nice.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 2/7-2021, BB: 27/2-2022

Saturday, 26 June 2021

BrewDog Off Duty King

  • Name: BrewDog Off Duty King, 13.2%, Scotland
  • Appearance: Dark dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted, dark fruits, slight barrel.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, dark malt, roasted, barrel. Lacks a bit of complexity.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 3.35
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 26/6-2021, BB: 24/11-2029

Pivovaria Czarny Koń

New brewery:
  • Name: Pivovaria Czarny Koń, 9.2%, Poland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Some fizzy dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, leather, roasted.
  • Taste: Very tart, some dark fruits. Very tart aftertaste. Must have gone bad.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 500 ml
  • Score: 2.2 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 26/6-2021, BB: 17/9-2021

Tonneau Joyeux La Bionde

  • Name: Tonneau Joyeux La Bionde, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, very slight haze. Some fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, floral and some fruits, slight hops.
  • Taste: Medium malt, some hops, honey sweetness. Crisp. Nice.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 26/6-2021, BB: 2/12-2021

Friday, 25 June 2021

Haarige Kuh 80 Shilling

Scottish Ale #10:
  • Name: Haarige Kuh 80 Shilling, 4.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, mahogany? Clear. Great, thick creamy light tan head. Long lasting.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, toasted, caramel sweetness. Earthy?
  • Taste: Earthy, medium malt. Caramel sweetness, toasted. Smooth.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 25/6-2021, BB: 26/11-2021

Ponäly Festiv Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Ponäly Festiv Ale, 6.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, hazy. Huge amount of creamy white head. Overly carbonated.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some hops, slight metal.
  • Taste: Light fruits, yeast, some hops. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 4.00
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 25/6-2021, BB: 16/11-2021

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Tonneau Joyeux L'Houbliée

  • Name: Tonneau Joyeux L'Houbliée, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange, hazy. Huge amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Decent fruits, quite a bit of hops. Good bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 19/6-2021, BB: 22/10-2021

Chiemseer Hell

New brewery:
  • Name: Chiemseer Hell, 4.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Light golden, crystal clear. Fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, honey sweetness, grass.
  • Taste: Pale malt, honey sweetness. Grass/Floral.
  • Bought: Schilliger, 500 ml, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 19/6-2021, BB: 8/9-2021

Friday, 18 June 2021

Kona Hibiscus Brut IPA

IPA - Brut #4:
  • Name: Kona Hibiscus Brut IPA, 8.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 8/9-2020. Light orange, slight haze. Fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits. Flowers. Some hibiscus. Decent hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, exotic fruits, good hops. Flowers and hibiscus. Honey sweetness. Some bitterness. Lots going on.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 355 ml can, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/6-2021, BB: 30/3-2022

Hüttenbräu Blonde Ale

  • Name: Hüttenbräu Blonde Ale, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, unclear. Small, fizzy white head. Murky later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grass, pale malt. A bit of yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, pale malt, grass. Some yeast.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 18/6-2021, BB: 25/9-2021

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Blackrocks Starman

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

Septentrion Solstice 27,6 FM

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

Friday, 11 June 2021

Samuel Smith Alcohol Free Sam’s Brown Ale

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

Lowlander 0.3% I.P.A.

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

Saturday, 5 June 2021

HOPe Zinne - Amber Lager

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

Borg Snorri Nr. 10

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

Friday, 4 June 2021

Short's Bellaire Brown

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

HOPe Elsa

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

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Hüttenbräu Festbier

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

Tonneau Joyeux La Rubiscus

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

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Blackrocks MYKISS IPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Blackrocks MYKISS IPA, 7.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 29/1-2021. Orange golden, clear. Quite small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Decent amount of hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, grapefruit. Good hops. Nice bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 2/6-2021, BB: 30/8-2021

Hüttenbräu Hell

  • Name: Hüttenbräu Hell, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, slight haze. Decent, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, light hops, floral.
  • Taste: Pale malt, crisp, slight hops. Grass. Fizzy mouthfeel.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 2/6-2021, BB: 22/9-2021

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Il Viaggiator Goloso Amber Ale

New Italian region, Apulia (15/20):
  • Name: Il Viaggiator Goloso Amber Ale, 6%, Italy
  • Appearance: Dark orange, hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Ripe fruits, sweetness. Pale malt.
  • Taste: Medium to dark fruits, ripeness. Some sweetness and spices. Pale malt.
  • Bought: Manor, 500 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/5-2021, BB: 31/8-2021

Witch's Hat Train Hopper IPA

  • Name: Witch's Hat Train Hopper IPA, 6.9%, United States
  • Appearance: Medium to dark golden, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, nice hops, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, smooth hops. Nice, low to medium bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 29/5-2021, BB: 30/8-2021

Lowlander 0.00% Wit

Low / No Alcohol Beer - Wheat #9:
  • Name: Lowlander 0.00% Wit, 0.0%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow, slight haze. Fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Oranges and lemon.
  • Taste: To mix it up a bit, lemon and oranges. Hint of beer. Refreshing. Drinkable.
  • Bought: Migros, 330 ml, CHF 2.80
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 29/5-2021, BB: 17/9-2022

Friday, 28 May 2021

Brauhuus 531 Nachtwächter

  • Name: Brauhuus 531 Nachtwächter, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, small tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Dark chocolate.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Coffee notes.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 28/5-2021, BB: 30/8-2021

M14 Dry Hopping

  • Name: M14 Dry Hopping, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, crystal clear. Good, creamy white head. Very nice looking. Hazy at the end.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, some hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, good amount of hops. Crisp. Nice lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 500 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 28/5-2021, BB: 31/8-2021

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Borg Úlfrún Nr. 34 Session IPA

  • Name: Borg Úlfrún Nr. 34 Session IPA, 4.5%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Pale golden, clear. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, decent hops amount.
  • Taste: Light fruits, citrus. Decent amount of hops. On the thin side. Decent bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 23/5-2021, BB: 29/8-2021

Tres Hombres Red Rooster

  • Name: Tres Hombres Red Rooster, 5.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light red, quite clear. Cloudier later. Some fizzy, light pink head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Red fruits, some hops. Yeast notes. Rough around the edges.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/5-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Saturday, 22 May 2021

vandeStreek Hazy Weekend (Amarillo + Wai-iti)

New brewery:
  • Name: vandeStreek Hazy Weekend (Amarillo + Wai-iti), 6.6%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of light fruits, laidback hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, tropical fruits, very slight hops. Smooth. Faint lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml can, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2021, BB: 12/8-2021

Hüttenbräu Weizen

  • Name: Hüttenbräu Weizen, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight haze. Big, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat.
  • Taste: Good wheat, some ripe fruits. Bit of sweetness. Slight yeast.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 22/5-2021, BB: 26/8-2021

Friday, 21 May 2021

Simmentaler Brewmaster's Signature Porter

  • Name: Simmentaler Brewmaster's Signature Porter, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. A bit of smoke.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark chocolate. Some smoke.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 21/5-2021, BB: 2/8-2021

Tres Hombres Monkey Juice

  • Name: Tres Hombres Monkey Juice, 6.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, slight haze. Decent, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits. Some sweetness. A bit of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, ok hops. Some bitterness. Ok.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 21/5-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Borg Giljagaur Nr. 14

  • Name: Borg Giljagaur Nr. 14, 10%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: 2020 vintage. Golden orange, hazy. Small head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, ripe fruits. Sweetness. A bit of spice.
  • Taste: Ripe fruits, sweetness. Some spices. Warming.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.80
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 15/5-2021, BB: 27/10-2030

Freiburger Biermanufaktur La Vertueuse

  • Name: Freiburger Biermanufaktur La Vertueuse, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Decent, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, lemon. Herbs. Some hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lemon. Quite a bit of herbs with the hops. Nice and smooth.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 15/5-2021, BB: 4/7-2021

Friday, 14 May 2021

Tres Hombres Black Night

  • Name: Tres Hombres Black Night, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, some dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt, some hops.
  • Taste: Some dark malt, roasted, hops. Quite a bit of bitterness. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 14/5-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Tres Hombres Gold Rush

  • Name: Tres Hombres Gold Rush, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, clear. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Some hops, slight pale malt.
  • Taste: Some hops, dirty, some light fruits. Some tartness, lacks balance.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 14/5-2021, BB: 17/7-2021

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Eberhard La Barrique

  • Name: Eberhard La Barrique, 7.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, clear. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, floral, red wine.
  • Taste: Light fruits, floral, definitely red wine, slight yeast. Nice.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.75
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 13/5-2021, BB: 4/11-2021

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Hüttenbräu Dunkel

  • Name: Hüttenbräu Dunkel, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Big, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, toasted, dusty.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted. Light spices. Ripe fruits. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/5-2021, BB: 13/7-2021

Tres Hombres Sir Nelson

  • Name: Tres Hombres Sir Nelson, 6.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light chestnut brown, slight haze. Decent, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, decent hops, pine.
  • Taste: Light fruits, pine, good hops. Lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/5-2021, BB: 31/10-????

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Hüttenbräu Stout

  • Name: Hüttenbräu Stout, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, near black. Seems clear. Dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Coffee notes.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Some chocolate. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 8/5-2021, BB: 2/7-2021

Witch's Hat Defloured NEPA

Pale Ale - Hazy / New England #6, new brewery:
  • Name: Witch's Hat Defloured NEPA, 6.3%, United States
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Slight hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit. Light hops. Some smooth bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 8/5-2021, BB 30/6-2021

Schützengarten India Pale Alkoholfrei

  • Name: Schützengarten India Pale Alkoholfrei, < 0.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Hazy at the end. Decent size, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, some light fruits. Hint of hops/malt.
  • Taste: Citrus, grains, very pale malt. Very slight bitterness. Not bad for a NA.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 8/5-2021, BB: 26/8-2021

Friday, 7 May 2021

Tres Hombres TCP

  • Name: Tres Hombres TCP, 5.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, small tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coconut.
  • Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted, coconut. Quite dry.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 7/5-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Tres Hombres Riptide

  • Name: Tres Hombres Riptide, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, clear. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, good hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits, good bitterness. Best one from the brewery so far.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 7/5-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Hüttenbräu Rauchbier

  • Name: Hüttenbräu Rauchbier, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Deep, dark brown, clear. Nice, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Good smoke, bacon notes.
  • Taste: Good smoke, medium malt. Definitely bacon notes. Smooth.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 24/4-2021, BB: 2/7-2021

Tres Hombres Hipster Milkshake

IPA - Milkshake / Smoothie #6:
  • Name: Tres Hombres Hipster Milkshake, 5.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very pale golden, very slight haze. Small, fizzy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus and grapefruit. Clear hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, good hops. Slight malt notes. Light, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/5-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Tres Hombres White Rabbit

  • Name: Tres Hombres White Rabbit, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some wheat.
  • Taste: Wheat, some light fruits. Dry and slight bitterness. Also some yeast.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 1/5-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Friday, 30 April 2021

Eastern Market Jumbo Juice

  • Name: Eastern Market Jumbo Juice, 9.0%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 02/02/21. Dark yellow, hazy to murky. Decent, white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus fruits, tropical fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Lots of light fruits, tropical fruits. Smooth hops, light bitterness. Very easy drinking.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 473 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.9 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 30/4-2021, BB: 30/6-2021

Tres Hombres Old Sailor

  • Name: Tres Hombres Old Sailor, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, slight haze. Some light tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, toasted, caramel, butterscotch.
  • Taste: Dark malt, brown sugar, butterscotch. Unbalanced.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 30/4-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Tres Hombres Lumberjack

  • Name: Tres Hombres Lumberjack, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Very slight haze. Small, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some malt, Earth.
  • Taste: Red fruits, some malt. Earthy. Dry.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 24/4-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Tres Hombres Original

  • Name: Tres Hombres Original, 4.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden light brown, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Very pale malt, hint of hops.
  • Taste: Pale malt, some hops. Some sweetness. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 24/4-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Tres Hombres Summer Breeze

New Swiss canton, Obwalden (25/26), Switzerland #700:
  • Name: Tres Hombres Summer Breeze, 4.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale orange, hazy to murky. Decent, white head. Some sediments in bottle.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, orange. Slight yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, citrus, grapefruit? Bit of yeast. Hint of bitterness, but could have been more.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.80
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 24/4-2021, BB: ??/??-????

Friday, 23 April 2021

Müller Bräu Red Porter Ale

  • Name: Müller Bräu Red Porter Ale, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark reddish brown, crystal clear. Small light tan head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, caramel sweetness, sweet malt.
  • Taste: Red fruits, medium malt. Some caramel sweetness. Not your typical porter.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 2.60
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/4-2021, BB: 9/6-2021

Fleur de Lyss IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Fleur de Lyss IPA, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, hazy. Quite big, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight yeast. Noticeable hops.
  • Taste: Good light fruits, some hops. A bit if yeast. Decent late bitterness. Yeasty end.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.82
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 23/4-2021, BB: 30/11-2021

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Blackwell Stout

  • Name: Blackwell Stout, 4.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some coffee. Very decent for the ABV.
  • Bought: Garosch, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 17/4-2021, BB: 8/6-2021

dear.beer Northern Ape

New CH brewery:
  • Name: dear.beer Northern Ape, 5.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Fizzy, bubbly white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lots of it. Some yeast.
  • Taste: Good light fruits, some hops. Quite a bit of yeast. Dry, faint barn.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.82
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 17/4-2021, BB: 25/8-2021

Friday, 16 April 2021

M14 Dunkel

  • Name: M14 Dunkel, 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, nice fizzy tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, lightly roasted. Some caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Caramel sweetness. Faint bacon and smoke.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 500 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 16/4-2021, BB: 30/6-2021

Grand Armory Wheezin' the Juice IPA

New brewery, United States #300:
  • Name: Grand Armory Wheezin' the Juice IPA, 6.5%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 2/1-2021. Yellow golden, almost completely clear. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits, some decent hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, fruits, some resins. Smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 355 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 16/4-2021, BB: 30/6-2021

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Eastern Market Elephant Juice

New brewery, IPA - Hazy / New England (NEIPA) #50:
  • Name: Eastern Market Elephant Juice, 7.2%, United States
  • Appearance: Canned 26/1-2021. Light orange, very hazy. Fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grapefruit. Shy hops.
  • Taste: Lots of light fruits, grapefruit. Juicy. Decent hops, low smooth bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 473 ml can, CHF 5.75
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 15/4-2021, BB: 30/6-2021

Schuum Red IPA

IPA - Red #4:
  • Name: Schuum Red IPA, 4.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Mostly clear. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some malt. Slight hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some berries, medium malt. Earth. Some hops. Light bitterness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 5.25
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/4-2021, BB: 18/6-2021

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Philval L'Uppercut

  • Name: Philval L'Uppercut, 6.15%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, huge amount of tan head. Over-carbonated, bottle overflowing.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee. Honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, honey sweetness. Chocolate. Smooth.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.95
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 11/4-2021, BB: 30/5-2021

UHB 2020 IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: UHB 2020 IPA, 5.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of light fruits, grapefruit, good hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, grapefruit, decent amount of hops. Light, lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.82
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 11/4-2021, BB: 1/6-2021

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Borg Guttormur Nr. 66

  • Name: Borg Guttormur Nr. 66, 10%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Tiny tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Burnt, brown sugar.
  • Taste: Dark malt. Roasted, but not too roasted. Dark chocolate, brown sugar. Smooth.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.80
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 10/4-2021, BB: 31/7-2025

Blackwell / Drinks of the World Lichtenhainer? Kenntdochkainer

Grodziskie / Grätzer / Lichtenhainer #7:
  • Name: Blackwell / Drinks of the World Lichtenhainer? Kenntdochkainer, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy. Small head. Some sediments at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, sour, lemon. Slight smoke.
  • Taste: Sourness, lemon, faint smoke. Lemon end. Definitely refreshing.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 6.40
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 10/4-2021, BB: 1/6-2021

Friday, 9 April 2021

Borg Úlfur Nr. 3 India Pale Ale

  • Name: Borg Úlfur Nr. 3 India Pale Ale, 5.9%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Medium golden, pretty much clear. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, buttery, good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Good hops, nice light fruits. Grapefruit. Nice bitterness in aftertaste.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 9/4-2021, BB: 26/8-2021

M14 Pale Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: M14 Pale Ale, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden orange, some haze. Decent, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, floral, pale malt and slight hops.
  • Taste: Good fruits, hops and pale malt. Perfume, spices.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 500 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 9/4-2021, BB: 31/5-2021

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Monsteiner Wätterguoge Bier

  • Name: Monsteiner Wätterguoge Bier, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Medium to dark brown, red hue. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, some caramel, dark fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted, caramel sweetness. Prunes.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 2.75
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 8/4-2021, BB: 15/6-2021

Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA

  • Name: Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (Keg and Bottle), 5.3%, England
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, crystal clear. Good amount of creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Malt, bread, light fruits.
  • Taste: Light fruits, medium malt, good hops. Biscuits, perfume. Lingering bitterness.
  • Bought: Gift from wife, 500 ml
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 8/4-2021, BB: 31/8-2021

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Borg Askasleikir Nr. 45

  • Name: Borg Askasleikir Nr. 45, 5.8%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Orange brown, clear. Decent, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Lots of light fruits, pale malt, toasted, honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Good fruits, medium malt, floral, some honey sweetness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.83
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 4/4-2021, BB: 17/8-2021

Bruno Bier IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Bruno Bier IPA, 5.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange light brown, very hazy. Huge, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good fruits, some grapefruit. Decent hops.
  • Taste: Medium fruits, good hops. Too carbonated. Light bitter aftertaste.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.82
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 4/4-2021, BB: 18/5-2021

Störtebeker Bernstein-Weizen Alkoholfrei

Low / No Alcohol Beer - Wheat #8:
  • Name: Störtebeker Bernstein-Weizen Alkoholfrei, < 0.5%, Germany
  • Appearance: Translucent yellow, clear. Small white head.
  • Aroma: Cereal, fake malt, some honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Cereals, sweet pale malt. Some sweetness. Not much wheat at all.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 500 ml, CHF 3.70
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 4/4-2021, BB: 18/7-2021

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Borg Surtur Nr. 8.8

  • Name: Borg Surtur Nr. 8.8, 13.6%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Bottled 17/12-2019. Near-black brown, small dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruits, toasted. Very slight barrel.
  • Taste: Very dark malt, roasted, some barrel and dark chocolate. Warming. With many BA beers the barrel treatment can overpower the base beer. What I really enjoy with this one is the subtleness of the barrel component.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.80
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 3/4-2021, BB: ??/??-????

P'tite Mutz Pale Ale Coing/Timut

New CH brewery, Pale Ale - Flavored #7:
  • Name: P'tite Mutz Pale Ale Coing/Timut, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, slight haze. Nice, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, hops, slight pepper.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some pale malt. Good pepper aftertaste. Well-judged amount of pepper.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 3/4-2021, BB: 31/5-2021

Hüttenbräu APA

  • Name: Hüttenbräu APA, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, hazy to murky. Medium, white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, metal, earthy.
  • Taste: Fruit, citrus, some hops. Earthy. Some yeast and metal. Some bitterness in aftertaste.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 3/4-2021, BB: 12/6-2021

Friday, 2 April 2021

Eberhard Crève Coeur

  • Name: Eberhard Crève Coeur, 9.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Small, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt sugar, some dark fruits. A bit of rye. Warming.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.75
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 2/4-2021, BB: 26/5-2021

Philval La Ch'neau

  • Name: Philval La Ch'neau, 4.7%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Amber, hazy to murky. Big, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, some fruits and caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Some fruits. Quite smooth.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.95
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 2/4-2021, BB: 30/5-2021

Hüttenbräu Red Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Hüttenbräu Red Ale, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Redish brown, quite hazy. Nice, big light tan head.
  • Aroma: Red fruits, some pale malt, earthy. Spices.
  • Taste: Earthy, light malt. Red fruits and spices.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 3.13
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 2/4-2021, BB: 25/8-2021

Thursday, 1 April 2021

De Molen Vuur & Vlam (Fire & Flames)

  • Name: De Molen Vuur & Vlam (Fire & Flames), 6.2%, Netherlands
  • Appearance: Light orange, slight haze. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium fruits, old hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight caramel. Hops, but doesn't feel very balanced. Some butterscotch.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 3.60
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 1/4-2021, BB: 8/1-2022

Monsteiner Weizenbier Häusträffel

  • Name: Monsteiner Weizenbier Häusträffel 5.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange, quite hazy. Decent, creamy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat, spices,
  • Taste: Good wheat, light fruits, some spices. Refreshing.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 2.75
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/4-2021, BB: 1/6-2021

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Põhjala Cellar Series - Öö XO

  • Name: Põhjala Cellar Series - Öö XO, 11.5%, Estonia
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Fizzy, dark tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, toasted, dark fruits. Caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, dark fruits, prunes, some barrel. Caramel sweetness. Warming. Hides alcohol very well.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.61
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2021, BB: 27/1-2023

Monsteiner Huusbier

  • Name: Monsteiner Huusbier, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Some fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grains. Floral, honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Sweet malt, light hops, grains. Light and sweet.
  • Bought: Brewery, 330 ml, CHF 2.75
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2021, BB: 26/7-2021

Locher Gran Alpin Senza

  • Name: Locher Gran Alpin Senza, 0.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden light brown, very slight haze. Some fizzy, white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, slight malt, earthiness.
  • Taste: Grains, some medium fruits, dirt. Not a very good NA.
  • Bought: Coop, 330 ml, CHF 0.00
  • Score: 2.4 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 27/3-2021, BB: 21/9-2021

Friday, 26 March 2021

Barter Cartel Breaker

  • Name: Barter Cartel Breaker, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, lots of haze. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit. Slight hops.
  • Taste: Strong citrus, some exotic fruits. Light bitterness. Lacks balance.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml can, CHF 5.20
  • Score: 2.6 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 10/20)
  • Info: 26/3-2021, BB: 20/10-2021

Giez Popkin

Flavored - Pumpkin / Vegetables #7:
  • Name: Giez Popkin, 6.2%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden orange, clear. Small fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Pumpkin, spices, some sweetness and medium fruits.
  • Taste: Pumpkin, light spices, some pale malts.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 26/3-2021, BB: 23/10-2021

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Maryensztadt Nevermind vol. 5

  • Name: Maryensztadt Nevermind vol. 5, 7.2%, Poland
  • Appearance: Light orange, very hazy. Decent off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits, some hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits, juicy. Good hops, light bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.93
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 20/3-2021, BB: 31/5-2021

Einstök Icelandic White Ale

  • Name: Einstök Icelandic White Ale, 5.2%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow, slight haze. Small, fizzy white head. Thick layer of sediments at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Aroma: Citrus, herbs, wheat.
  • Taste: Light fruits, lemon, a bit of wheat. Not very balanced.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.70
  • Score: 2.7 (Aroma 5/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 20/3-2021, BB: 23/9-2021

Friday, 19 March 2021

Tap4 Saison

  • Name: Tap4 Saison, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slightly hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, flowers, some yeast.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, floral, some sweetness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 5.25
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 19/3-2021, BB: 30/4-2021

Schlachthuus Weizen

  • Name: Schlachthuus Weizen, 5.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange golden, clear. Hazy later. Fizzy. Decent off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat. Sweetness. Slight yeast.
  • Taste: Light fruits, slight banana. Good wheat. Some sweetness. Good.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 19/3-2021, BB: 30/4-2021

Saturday, 13 March 2021

The Garden Milkshake IPA

IPA - Milkshake / Smoothie #5, new brewery:
  • Name: The Garden Milkshake IPA, 6.2%, Croatia
  • Appearance: Dark orange, red hue. Very hazy. Big, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Home amount of fruits, berries. Hint of IPA...
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, berries. Juicy. Some faint bitterness. Sweet. Easy drinking.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml can, CHF 5.50
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2021, BB: 15/4-2021

Tap4 BAM Wit

  • Name: Tap4 BAM Wit, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very pale yellow, haze. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, wheat, slight yeast.
  • Taste: Wheat, light fruits, some herbs and banana. Slightly watery.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 5.25
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/3-2021, BB: 30/4-2021

Friday, 12 March 2021

Carambier Dark Strong Ale

  • Name: Carambier Dark Strong Ale, 9.00%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark fruits, toasted, prunes. Brown sugar.
  • Taste: Dark fruits, prunes, brown sugar. Toasted. Some Belgian yeast. Slight alcohol, warming.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 12/3-2021, BB: 19/4-2021

Philval La PAnoce

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Philval La PAnoce, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Long-lasting off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, faint hops, honey.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some hops, slight yeast. Honey sweetness. Average.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.95
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/3-2021, BB: 30/4-2021

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Carambier Imperial Stout

  • Name: Carambier Imperial Stout, 8.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Good amount of tan head. Huge head later.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, slightly roasted. Brown sugar.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, brown sugar sweetness. A bit too sweet. Fizzy mouthfeel.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 5.30
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 6/3-2021, BB: 7/4-2021

Borg Skúli Pale Ale Nr. 70

  • Name: Borg Skúli Pale Ale Nr. 70, 4.3%, Iceland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, hazy to murky. Some fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Decent amount of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit, some light hops. Dry, a bit of light bitterness. Decent.
  • 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: 6/3-2021, BB: 8/4-2021

Friday, 5 March 2021

Fuerst Wiacek Polychrome

New brewery:
  • Name: Fuerst Wiacek Polychrome, 6.8%, Germany
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, quite hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight bitterness. Clear hops.
  • Taste: Good light fruits, light bitterness. Nice hops. Very smooth.
  • Bought: Wittich, 440 ml can, CHF 6.30
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 5/3-2021, BB: 6/4-2021

Schlachthuus Pale Ale

  • Name: Schlachthuus Pale Ale, 5.9%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, crystal clear. Hazy end, though. Fizzy, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, decent hops. Some fruits.
  • Taste: Pale malt, grass, good amount of hops. Medium bitterness. Some fruits. Good balance.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 5/3-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

Saturday, 27 February 2021

AKiA / Fältkanonen hopnick

  • Name: AKiA / Fältkanonen hopnick, 7.2%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Very light orange golden, very hazy. Decent, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Lots of fruits, grapefruit, some hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, a bit of hops. Light bitterness. Juicy and smooth.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 440 ml can
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 27/2-2021, BB: 15/7-2021

Tap4 Hoppy American Pale Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Tap4 Hoppy American Pale Ale, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, slightly hazy. Small, off-white head at first, more later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, decent amount of hops. Resins.
  • Taste: Nice, light fruits, good hops. Smooth bitterness. Well balanced.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 5.25
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 27/2-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

Zip 5 Klassiki

Ratebeer country #195:
  • Name: Zip 5 Klassiki, 3.2%, Turkmenistan
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear.
  • Aroma: Cheap malt, grains.
  • Taste: Grains, pale malt. Some sweetness. Watery.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 100 ml sample
  • Score: 1.8 (Aroma 3/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 7/20)
  • Info: 27/2-2021

Friday, 26 February 2021

Stadtbach Session IPA

  • Name: Stadtbach Session IPA, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, clear. Good account of white head, huge later.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, light hops. Some bitterness.
  • Taste: Light fruits, hops. Bitterness, dry, some yeast. Slight tartness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 26/2-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

Schlachthuus Cream Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Schlachthuus Cream Ale, 5.4%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Pale malt, medium fruits, floral. Some honey.
  • Taste: Light malt, corn, light hops. Honey sweetness. Easy drinking.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 26/2-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Haarige Kuh Platform 9

  • Name: Haarige Kuh Platform 9, 6.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Small, off-white head. Quite a bit of sediments at the button of the bottle.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits, slight hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit, some hops. Very light bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 19/2-2021, BB: 18/9-2021

Elav Punks Do it Bitter

  • Name: Elav Punks Do it Bitter, 4.3%, Italy
  • Appearance: Golden, very slight haze. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, pale malt, some bitterness.
  • Taste: Fruits, herbs, pale malt. quite bitter. Lingering bitterness.
  • 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: 19/2-2021, BB: 9/8-2022

Friday, 19 February 2021

Blackwell Krautzifix

  • Name: Blackwell Krautzifix, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, mostly clear. Tiny, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Lemon, tartness, herbs. Slight forest.
  • Taste: Lemon, light fruits, tartness, herbs. Lasting tartness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 5.00
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 19/2-2021, BB: 23/7-2022

Brekeriet Sour & Salt

  • Name: Brekeriet Sour & Salt, 4.6%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very slightly hazy. Small, fizzy head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, lemon, tartness. Sea.
  • Taste: Lemon, light fruits, quite tart, saltiness.
  • 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: 19/2-2021, BB: 17/6-2025

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Hohen-Bräu IPA

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Hohen-Bräu IPA, 4.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange, hazy murky. Big, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, quite a bit of hops. Resins.
  • Taste: Light fruits, clear hops, strong bitterness. Dry. Yeasty end.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.82
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 13/2-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

Barter The Upturn

  • Name: Barter The Upturn, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, almost translucent. Hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, very pale malts. Grass.
  • Taste: Pale malt, grass, some light hops. Light fruits. Hint of sweetness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml can, CHF 3.20
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 13/2-2021, BB: 1/9-2021

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Brauhuus 531 Fläcke Alt

  • Name: Brauhuus 531 Fläcke Alt, 5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Decent, light tan head.
  • Aroma: Malt, toasted, caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, toasted, nuts. Some caramel sweetness.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/2-2021, BB: 30/2-2021

Espiga Blonde Ale

  • Name: Espiga Blonde Ale, 4.5%, Spain
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haze. Big, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, slight metal, floral.
  • Taste: Light fruits, crisp, floral.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.2 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 12/2-2021, BB: 17/8-2021

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Nøgne Ø Ghost Ship

Skype-tasting with Nordcore:
  • Name: Nøgne Ø Ghost Ship, 13%, Norway
  • Appearance: Bottle 4061/6500. Dark brown, near black. Small, tan head.
  • Aroma: Dark malt, barrel, some prunes. Roasted, vinous.
  • Taste: Malt, caramel sweetness. Dark fruits. Faint smoke. Toasted, vinous, warming.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 3.28
  • Score: 4.0 (Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 6/2-2021, BB: 26/4-2030

O/O Double Narangi IPA

Skype-tasting with Nordcore:
  • Name: O/O Double Narangi IPA, 8.0%, Sweden
  • Appearance: Yellow, translucent. Hazy. Quite small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, resins, bitterness.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, citrus, light fruits. Resins, nice bitterness.
  • Bought: Trade with Nisse666 - thanks!, 440 ml can
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 6/2-2021, BB: 10/2-2021

Nøgne Ø The Sauce

Skype-tasting with Nordcore:
  • Name: Nøgne Ø The Sauce, 6.5%, Norway
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, quite hazy. Some white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus, some hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, light fruits. Exotic fruits. Grass. Good bitterness.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 500 ml, CHF 3.62
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 6/2-2021, BB: 4/8-2022

Friday, 5 February 2021

Eberhard Henne Schwarz

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Eberhard Henne Schwarz, 4.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Big, creamy light tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt. Lactose?
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dry. Lactose? Smooth.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 4.75
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 5/2-2021, BB: 14/2-2021

Cerveja Letra F India Pale Ale

  • Name: Cerveja Letra F India Pale Ale, 6.5%, Portugal
  • Appearance: Medium orange, quite hazy. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good hops, some citrus. Very pale malt.
  • Taste: Good hops, some pale malt. Light fruits. Nice bitterness.
  • 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: 5/2-2021, BB: 30/9-2021

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Brauhuus 531 IPA Special Edition

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Brauhuus 531 IPA Special Edition, 6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark golden, clear. Good-size off-white head.
  • Aroma: Good hops, some light fruits.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, good bitterness. Pine, some fruits.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 30/1-2021, BB: 30/1-2021

Stadtbach New England India Pale Ale

  • Name: Stadtbach New England India Pale Ale, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Orange golden, slight haze. Lots of creamy, white head. Too much head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, quite a lot of bitterness. More of an IPA, than a NEIPA. Decent, though.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 30/1-2021, BB: 31/1-2021

Friday, 29 January 2021

Dogma / Flying Dog Flying Dogma Galaxy IPA

  • Name: Dogma / Flying Dog Flying Dogma Galaxy IPA, 6.6%, Serbia
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slight haze. Tiny, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, herbs, hops. Citrus.
  • Taste: Good hops, light fruits, some herbs. Light bitter aftertaste.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 29/1-2021, BB: 29/5-2021

Stadtbach Verveine Ale

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Stadtbach Verveine Ale, 5.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Pale yellow golden, hazy. Huge amount of creamy, white head.
  • Aroma: Herbal, light fruits, very pale malt.
  • Taste: Lots of herbs, very pale malt and light hops. Too herbal.
  • Bought: Zur alten Weinhandlung, 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 29/1-2021, BB: 31/1-2021

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Dois Corvos Creature

  • Name: Dois Corvos Creature, 6.8%, Portugal
  • Appearance: Orange golden, very slight haze. Some off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, tropical fruits, nice hops.
  • Taste: Good amount of hops, light fruits, pine. Lasting bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/1-2021, BB: 30/4-2021

Chien Bleu Pomelo

  • Name: Chien Bleu Pomelo, 6.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, hazy. Big, short-lived white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, grass, yeast, very slight barn.
  • Taste: Light fruits, some hops, grass, some yeast.
  • Bought: Wittich, 330 ml, CHF 4.80
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 23/1-2021, BB: 30/4-2021

Friday, 22 January 2021

Abbaye de St-Maurice DXV

  • Name: Abbaye de St-Maurice DXV, 8.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden orange, hazy, with a big, creamy white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, candy sugar, floral.
  • Taste: Medium fruits, candy sugar, some floral hops. Yeast.
  • Bought: amstein.ch, 330 ml, CHF 4.16
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 22/1-2021, BB: 26/6-2021

Lervig Idaho Picnic

  • Name: Lervig Idaho Picnic, 5.8%, Norway
  • Appearance: Pale yellow, very hazy. Small, white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, citrus. Quite a bit of hops.
  • Taste: Lots of hops, medium bitterness. Good, light fruits. Citrus, pine.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 500 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 22/1-2021, BB: 10/5-2021

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Blaue Ente Apocalypsis

  • Name: Blaue Ente Apocalypsis, 9.3%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Burnt orange, slight haze. Good amount of off-white head.
  • Aroma: Fruits, spices, yeast.
  • Taste: Medium fruits, spices, some yeast. Slight alcohol.
  • 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: 16/1-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

BRLO Berlin Jam

  • Name: BRLO Berlin Jam, 4%, Germany
  • Appearance: Dark pink, very hazy. Lots of light pink head.
  • Aroma: Bunch of berries, tartness.
  • Taste: Lots of berries, quite a bit of tartness. Hard to detect much wheat and such in there.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 16/1-2021, BB: 1/9-2021

Friday, 15 January 2021

Hard Labor Double Ambrée

  • Name: Hard Labor Double Ambrée, 7.0%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Reddish brown, I guess amber. Clear. Huge, creamy off-white head.
  • Aroma: Sweet dark fruits, medium malt, toasted, caramel.
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness, some dark fruits. Toasted, smooth. A bit over-carbonated, though.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.50
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 15/1-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

Ueli Lager Hell

  • Name: Ueli Lager Hell, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light golden, crystal clear. Small off-white head.
  • Aroma: Medium malt, bready. Slight fruits.
  • Taste: Medium malt, crisp. Some bread and grains. Quite nice.
  • Bought: Halle aux Boissons (Matran), 330 ml, CHF 1.44
  • Score: 3.1 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 15/1-2021, BB: 31/3-2021

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Eastside Sun Stroke

  • Name: Eastside Sun Stroke, 8.5%, Italy
  • Appearance: Yellow golden, slight haziness. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, exotic fruits, good amount of hops.
  • Taste: Quite a bit of hops, nice fruits, exotic fruits. Good bitterness.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.6 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 15/20)
  • Info: 9/1-2021, BB: 31/7-2021

Ahoi Bier Raylay Island

  • Name: Ahoi Bier Raylay Island, 5.1%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, slight haze. Big, white head.
  • Aroma: Lemongrass, good amount of wheat. Bananas.
  • Taste: Good wheat, some banana, indeed lemongrass.
  • 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: 9/1-2021, BB: 10/3-2021

Pulsar Gold 12°

Uzbekistan #2, new brewery:
  • Name: Pulsar Gold 12°, 5%, Uzbekistan
  • Appearance: Light golden, clear. Small, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, cardboard malt, some sweetness.
  • Taste: Grains, faint malt, some sweetness. Not totally horrible.
  • Bought: Trade with Grzesiek79 - thanks!, 50 ml sample
  • Score: 2.1 (Aroma 4/10, Appearance 2/5, Taste 4/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 9/20)
  • Info: 9/1-2021

Friday, 8 January 2021

Next Level Brewing / Reketye 99 Hop Cones NEIPA

New brewery:
  • Name: Next Level Brewing / Reketye 99 Hop Cones NEIPA, 5.5%, Austria
  • Appearance: Light orange golden, a bit of haze. Good amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, good light fruits. Some hops.
  • Taste: Light fruits, grapefruit. Pine, I guess. Light bitterness. Juicy.
  • Bought: qoqa.ch, 440 ml can, CHF 5.79
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 8/1-2021, BB: 1/9-2021

Blackwell India Pale Ale

  • Name: Blackwell India Pale Ale, 6.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark orange, hazy. Very murky later. Small, off-white head.
  • Aroma: Light fruits, some sweetness. Ok amount of hops.
  • Taste: Fruits, some hops, light bitterness. Some funkiness. Yeast.
  • Bought: Brewmee, 330 ml, CHF 4.82
  • Score: 3.0 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 12/20)
  • Info: 8/1-2021, BB: 19/2-2021

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Blaue Ente Nubilum

  • Name: Blaue Ente Nubilum, 5.6%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Clear golden, hazy later. Huge amount of white head.
  • Aroma: Grapefruit, light fruits. Good hops.
  • Taste: Lots of fruits, exotic fruits. Good amount of hops. Nice bitterness.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.70
  • Score: 3.4 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 14/20)
  • Info: 2/1-2021, BB: 28/2-2021

Studer et Walker Oberbottiger Kurbelbräu

New CH brewery:
  • Name: Studer et Walker Oberbottiger Kurbelbräu, 4.8%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Golden, very slight haze. Decent, fizzy white head.
  • Aroma: Grains, pale malt, grass.
  • Taste: Pale malt, grains, some grass. Very slight hops. Some sweetness.
  • Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 330 ml, CHF 3.90
  • Score: 2.9 (Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 11/20)
  • Info: 2/1-2021, BB: 25/1-2021

Friday, 1 January 2021

McGargles Export Stout

  • Name: McGargles Export Stout, 6.0%, Ireland
  • Appearance: Very dark brown, near black. Big, creamy tan head.
  • Aroma: Roasted, dark malt, some burnt bitterness.
  • Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate. Some burnt bitterness.
  • Bought: Wittich, 500 ml, CHF 4.20
  • Score: 3.7 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 16/20)
  • Info: 1/1-2021, BB: 31/1-2021

BLZ Red Pale Ale

  • Name: BLZ Red Pale Ale, 6.5%, Switzerland
  • Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Clear. Small, light tan head. Good amount of head later.
  • Aroma: Some malt, caramel. Bread.
  • Taste: Medium malt, caramel sweetness. Bread.
  • Bought: B Like Beer, 330 ml, CHF 4.40
  • Score: 3.3 (Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 13/20)
  • Info: 1/1-2021, BB: 31/1-2021

Beer Goals 2021

Here are my beer goals for 2021:
  • Get from 194 to 198 Ratebeer countries*    [Current status: 195]
  • Rate a beer from the last missing style
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 5 beers from 15 to 7     [Current status: 14]
  • Reduce styles I have tried less than 10 beers from 31 to 20
  • Get from 1442 to 1510 breweries    [Current status: 1469]
  • Get from 648 to 800 Swiss ratings     [Current status: 722]
  • Get from 221 to 260 Swiss breweries     [Current status: 237]
Some other minor country related goals:
  • Increase countries with 10+ ratings from 37 to 39
  • Increase countries with 5+ ratings from 48 to 50
  • Increase countries with 2+ ratings from 95 to 97     [Current status: 96]
* This would at time of writing get me into the Top-8.