La Parisienne Brune

Brewery: Brasserie La Parisienne
Country: France
ABV: 6%
Style: Scottish Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Other Notes: Malts – Pilsen, Ruby, Crystal, Aroma, Chocolate and Coffee Barley. Hops – Brewers Gold (bittering) and East Kent Golding (flavoring).

Brewer Description: (from website) Full bodied, round and mellow beer with coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The bitterness balances out the richness.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date and poured into a wine glass.
Appearance: It poured a dark brown colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate and coke.
Taste: Sweet-ish malts, roasty coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with quite a lot of carbonation.
Overall: Seemed a bit over-carbonated, almost like drinking soda. Taste was ok but quite straight forward.

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De Molen Knippen & Scheren

Brewery: Brouwerij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 9.5%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: 56 IBUs. Malts – Pils and Caramel. Hops – bittering (Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz), dry hop (Citra and Mosaic).

Brewer Description: (from De Molen Facebook post) Beer is like evolution: small mistakes lead to improved versions of already advanced life forms. So, when our bearded brewer “decided” to dry-hop one of our beers against its will… we got a wonderful interesting dry-hopped Belgian style triple. Perfect to warm your winter evenings!

We called the newly born Knippen & Scheren (Cut & Shave) because the brewer is obviously too hairy but it also means in Dutch that you’re going to tell someone how to do things the right way.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl oz pour on draft at The Roundhouse Chicken + Beer into a pint glass.
Appearance: It was a slightly hazy deep golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice lacing.
Aroma: A mix of citrus orange and tropical peach and mango with a hint of caramel.
Taste: Caramel malts, some pine and citrus grapefruit to start before a hit of butterscotch and honey towards the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with mid to low carbonation.
Overall: The description says that this is a Tripel, but it definitely feels more like a Double IPA and even the bottle has the words Imperial IPA-ish on it. It’s a decent DIPA, and I would drink this again.

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8 Wired Tropidelic

Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 5.4%
Style: American Pale Ale

Brewer Description: Could not find any information or description for this beer at the time of posting.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 12 fl oz pour on draft at The Roundhouse Chicken + Beer into a pint glass.
Appearance: It was a clear deep golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly but left nice lacing.
Aroma: As the name suggests, aromas were tropical with peach, apricot and pineapple.
Taste: Felt like there was something missing here. Flavours were tropical but it disappeared really fast.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice aroma, and the flavours weren’t bad either, but they fell off too quickly, which did not make it as enjoyable as it could have been.

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Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Brewery: Oskar Blues Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: 65 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) This voluminously hopped mutha… delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavours of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 12 fl oz can with a canned on date of 20th November 2015 and poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear copper colour with a less than two finger slightly off white head that dissipated slowly to a nice puffy layer and left nice stringy lacing.
Aroma: A lot of pine and wood with a hint of citrus orange peel zest.
Taste: Orange citrus with a bitter piney hop in the background and honey caramel malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: This was a decent pale ale and easily drinkable.

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8 Wired Flat White Coffee Milk Stout

Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: Brewed with coffee, vanilla beans and lactose.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A rather traditional milk stout, taken up a notch by the addition of Cuban and Brazilian coffee, freshly roasted by our friends at C4 coffee. Honourably named after New Zealand’s national style of barista coffee. A title that has been wrestled away from freeze dried instant coffee and made our country one of the best coffee nations in the world. In our own humble opinion….

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.51
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 500ml bottle from batch #19 with a best before date of 3rd June 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau stout glass.
Appearance: It poured a deep dark brown colour with a less than one finger dark tan head that dissipated quickly but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Espresso, roasty coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla sweetness.
Taste: Roast espresso coffee, milky, milk chocolate and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with medium prickly carbonation.
Overall: This was ok. Body was on the light side and carbonation perhaps a bit too high for my liking. But I think that I prefer an actual flat white.

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