Category Archives: Carbon Brews

Carbon Brews Little Rich Lupulins

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 20 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Oats, Vienna and Carahell. Hops – Mosaic, Ekuanot, Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy, Idaho 7 and Cryo Mosaic. Yeast – London III

Brewer Description: (from can) Hazy IPA. Experience – tropical fruit, mango, lychee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A fresh 330ml can, canned only about a week ago, with a best before date of 26th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lots of stone fruit, ripe mango, with hints of citrus peel and pith.
Taste: Tropical and stone fruit, mango, citrus pith, with a light but enjoyable hop burn.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another enjoyable Hong Kong brewed IPA, and once again, from Carbon Brews. Juicy tropicalness balanced with some light pithy bitterness. Just very easy to drink.

Carbon Brews Sour Punch

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.5%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Malts – Pilsner, Wheat and Carapils. Hops – Cryo Loral and Wakatu. Yeast – Chico Ale. Fruit – Raspberry, Passionfruit, Guava, Cranberry, Pineapple and Mango. Experience – Refreshing, tart, raspberry punch

Brewer Description: (from can) Fruit punch berliner weisse.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 11th January 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very cloudy pink guava juice colour with a two finger slightly pinkish white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, fruit punch, tropical fruits, raspberry, guava, wheat with hints of pineapple.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, wheaty, fruit punch, raspberry, guava, mango, pineapple, with hints of lime.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I like it when Carbon drop a lot of fruit into their beers. Much like Meringue-Utang, this was very fruity and very easy to drink while maintaining the wheatiness from a Berliner Weisse. Great fruit punch flavours with raspberry and guava dominating.

Carbon Brews Earth People Post-Prohibition Lager

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.3%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Munich T1, Vienna, Carahell, Melanoidin and Carapils. Hops – Mosaic, Motueka, HBC431, Chinook and Loral. Yeast – 3470 German Lager

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: clean, crisp, lemon, mango.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 11th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a big two finger+ soapy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tea, lemon, lime, floral and a slight unripe mango.
Taste: Lemon peel, mango and tea, with light lime and floral notes.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Looks great and flavours were not bad, but crispness was missing and carbonation was lacking.

Carbon Brews All Day Breakfast Americano Stout

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5.2%
Style: American Stout
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Collaboration with Coco Espresso using Coco Espresso House Blend. Malts – Pale, Marris Otter, Oats, Caramber, Carafa Special T2, Carafa Special T1 and Chocolate. Hops – Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, HBC472 and Fuggles. Yeast – Irish Ale

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: liquid breakfast, coffee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 31st May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a two fingered tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, espresso, coffee beans and light chocolate.
Taste: Light roast, coffee, cold brew, light caramel and hints of chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Lots of coffee, enjoyable and very easy to drink.

Carbon Brews Weird Flex Hopfenweisse

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.7%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 36 IBUs. Malt – Pilsner and Wheat. Hops – Wakatu, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Hellaertaur Mittelfruh and Hellaertaur Traditional. Yeast – German Weizen w-68

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: banana, clove, bubblegum, peach.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 31st August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy darkish orange colour with two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Bubblegum, banana, clove, citrusy mandarin creamsicle, lemon peel and grass.
Taste: Light sour and tart, grapefruit, sweetish floral, clove, banana, with hints of peach and lemon peel. Light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy to drink, but the floral and citrus flavours almost overpower the clove and banana that I so enjoy in my Weizenbocks.