Midnight Sun Berserker

Brewery: Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 12.7%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 30 IBUs. Imperial Stout ale brewed with maple syrup & molasses and aged in oak bourbon barrels

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a dark maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive bourbon, chewy wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. This imperial stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Berserker is out-of-control. Give it a good fight.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Molasses, brown sugar, maple, chocolate, banana bread and bourbon with hints of coffee and oak.
Taste: Sweet molasses, milk chocolate, maple, dark fruit and bourbon with hints of oak, bitter char, smoke and coffee.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Nice aromas and taste but perhaps just slightly too sweet for me. The molasses were also a bit overpowering and I would have preferred more maple coming through.


Young Master Fake Juice

Brewery: Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 30 IBUs. Juicy, hazy, hoppy.

Brewer Description: (from website) It’s really not fruit juice, but we won’t blame you for thinking so. Fake Juice. Real Beer. NE IPA. Loaded with Citra and Mosaic, Fake Juice is a NE IPA without any fruit addition. This is a hoppy, juicy, hazy IPA filled with note of grapefruit, guava and mango. Combination of soft bitterness and fluffy body makes this beer as sessionable as a glass of juice, if not more.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 946ml crowler, filled on 21st December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a just over one finger white head that had good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange rind and a touch of lemon.
Taste: Like the aroma, there’s tropical and citrus fruitiness, mainly mango, citrus rind, grapefruit and a touch of pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Nice, juicy and easy to drink.

Equilibrium mc²

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Photon . Squared . DIPA

Brewer Description: (from website) mc² is Photon’s big brother. We literally took Photon’s hopping rate and squared it. This DIPA is our tribute to the amazing relationship that energy and mass are balanced, proportional to the speed of a photon squared. It pours a hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and apricot. mc² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a two finger fluffy pillowy white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Every time I give it a swirl, it gives me a blast of this wonderful fresh mango juice aroma. As it settles, hints of grapefruit, mandarin peel and pine appear.
Taste: Tropical and citrusy fruits with mango, papaya, melon, grapefruit and citrus rind juiciness at the beginning followed by a nice light lingering bitterness and spice on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Taste doesn’t quite live up to the stunning aromas that I experienced, but nonetheless, its juicy, refreshing and easy to drink.

Threes x Alefarm Misnomer

Brewery: Threes Brewing x Alefarm Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: Not much information available, but from what I can gather: “Hop Dust, Coconut Tropical Extract, Superfruit, Cornucopia, Soft. Collaboration with Alefarm.”

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 18th October 2017 and printed “make it right”. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy mango orange colour with a one and a half finger fluffy white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Nice fruity grapefruit, pineapple and mango.
Taste: Lightly bitter grapefruit and lightly sweet pineapple and mango along with some grass, pine and a hint of coconut on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: My first Threes Brewing (although not Alefarm) beer and it’s nice, juicy and highly drinkable. Can’t wait to try more.

Brekeriet Purple Rain

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.3%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Brekeriet Purple Rain is part of our collection of beers known as the Sour Patch, fermented with different wild yeast strains and lactic acid bacteria cultures

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A very fruity and tasty Berliner Weisse fermented with blackcurrants, passion fruit, lactobacillus and brettanomyces yeast.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in August 2017, with a best before date of 30th August 2022. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy bright neon red purple colour with a one finger pink head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, blackcurrant and passion fruit with maybe a touch of blueberries.
Taste: Tart and sour blackcurrant and mixed berries with hints of passion fruit in the middle.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable, tasty and easy to drink. Very refreshing.