Category Archives: Gweilo Brewery

Gweilo Blooming Cherry Saison

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.6%
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: 15 IBUs. Seasonal Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Blooming Cherry Saison is a light, thirst quenching saison. The fruit and spice notes from the saison yeast work in harmony with the sweet and sour notes from the cherry. Combined with a slightly higher level of carbonation, this saison is an extremely well-balanced yet lively and refreshing beer.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 21st September 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy apricot orange pinkish colour with a big two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, sugar, with only hint of cherry and spices.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly sour, wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, cherry pitt, a touch of lemon and only hints of spice and cherry flesh.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Seems more like a Belgian Pale Ale or Witbier than a Saison. Where is the cherry? Despite cherry in its name, there is a distinct lack of any cherry aroma or flavours which were just extremely weak and possibly overpowered by the Belgian yeasty clove and banana notes. There is also a lack of Saison peppery spice. So, while the aroma and taste wasn’t bad or anything, as good as it sounds, the result was not what I expected given its name.

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Gweilo Blazon IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. 1000L Batch

Brewer Description: (from can) Blazon IPA showcases two classic hop varieties. A large dose of Citra delivers an immense aroma of grapefruit and lime. This combines with the orange, lemon and peach notes from a large measure of Amarillo, creates a juicy, lip smacking tropical hop bomb.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 1st August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy (from very small but suspended particles) golden straw colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Light tea, lots of citrus, lemon zest, lemon, grapefruit rind, lime and pine with hints of peach and mango.
Taste: Light sweetness mixed with a good amount of bitterness. Grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, lightly grainy, pine, grass, peach and apricot.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I like it. It’s light and it feels more session than a 6% IPA, but it’s got pretty good citrus and tropical fruit in its aroma and taste.

Gweilo Pilsner

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.2%
Style: German Pilsner
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Pilsner is a refreshingly modern take on a classic style. A late addition of Hallertau gives a unique floral and fruity aroma. This works in harmony with the pilsner malt base and crispness from the yeast, creating a vibrant, crushable beer.

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 6th July 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, toasted crackers, floral, grass and citrusy lemon peel.
Taste: Lightly sweet, floral, lemon tea, grass and lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and crisp, easy to drink, and great for a hot summer day.

Gweilo Wit

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.2%
Style: Belgian Witbier
Other Notes: 11 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Wit is our take on a traditional Belgian wit beer. A low bitterness allows the banana, clove and spice notes from the yeast to take centre stage. This light and refreshing with beer is ideal in hot weather.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.73
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 23rd May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat with a touch of pepper spice.
Taste: Much like the aroma with the added touch of bread-y malt, banana bread, clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat and a touch of pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A refreshing easy to drink Wit beer with good banana and clove notes.

Gweilo Gutsy Guava IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 65 IBUs. Seasonal Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gutsy Guava IPA is the first in our seasonal range. The pink guava with its fresh, fruity sweetness is complimented by Simcoe, Mosaic and Denali. This magic combination delivers a burst of tropical flavours.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 5th July 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Floral and guava, grapefruit rind and peel, pine and light biscuit.
Taste: Lightly sweet, guava, grapefruit, lemon, pine, grass and a touch of biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice sweet guava notes although the citrus kept pushing to overpower it. But still, nice and easy to drink.