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Omnipollo Selassie

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout with Ethiopian Coffee & Vanilla Beans. Brewed for our friends at Saveur Bière. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) 10 specialty malts make up this majestic imperial stout conditioned on heaps of coffee and vanilla beans. Simple, yet complex.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of I think 15th April 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger mocha brown head that had decent retention and left nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, mocha, vanilla and coffee.
Taste: Roasty malts, coffee, mocha, rich chocolate, vanilla and hints of caramel with a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Rich, velvety, smooth, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Just a wonderful sipper with especially great rich and smooth chocolate and coffee flavours.

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Omnipollo Bianca Mango Lassi Gose

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: German Gose
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) Gose brewed with rock salt, lactose and mango purée. A mango lassi gose! In a can!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.77
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 5th November 2019. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy light golden straw yellow colour with a puffy two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Lemon peel, citrus zest with a touch of mango.
Taste: Lightly tart and sour, light unripe mango, lemon, citrus zest, rind and peel, and only a touch of salt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Not bad, but I was hoping for more mango, salt and carbonation as a Gose.

Omnipollo Pleroma

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Raspberry Crème Brûlée Sour. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) Raspberry crème brûlée sour ale brewed with lactose sugar, raspberries and vanilla.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A deep ruby purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart and sweet, raspberry, jammy, vanilla.
Taste: Tart, sour, raspberry, creamy vanilla, cranberry with a lightly sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Reminds me of Magic #4:21 Raspberry Smoothie IPA. Nice aromas and flavours and just so easy to drink.

Omnipollo Aniara

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Lemon Pale Ale. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) In the intersection between pale ale and lemon juice. Lemonale. American Pale Ale brewed with lemon juice.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice slightly hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Lemon peel, lemon zest, lemon and a little soapy.
Taste: Sour, tart, lemon, lots of lemon, lemon everything, zest, pulp, peel, juice.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Lemon is nice, but this was overly sour and acidic, that didn’t make it so easy to drink.

Ballast Point Tart Peach Kölsch

Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.2%
Style: German Kölsch

Brewer Description: (from can) German-style ale with natural flavors.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can with a packaged on date of 7th August 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a two finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, gummy peach ring candy, with a touch of lemon.
Taste: Much like the aroma, tart, sour peach gummy candy, lemon peel, lightly sweet, and a touch of wheat.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I like sour peach gummy candies, and this tastes and smells very close to that, but for some reason in liquid form, it just didn’t translate for me.