Category Archives: Strange Brew

Strange Brew Mandy Black

Brewery: Strange Brew
Country: Greece
ABV: 7%
Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beyond the reefs of howling wind, hides the rebel bandit Queen. She storms the ships of Union Jack, their Stout barrels to take back. And people sing with pints on hand “Here’s to you, o, Mandy Black!”

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th December 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau stout glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a just over one finger tanned head that had some decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Creamy, roast, coffee, chocolate with a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Lightly sweet, roast, coffee, caramel and a bittersweet chocolate finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and easy to drink with good bittersweet coffee and chocolate flavours.

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Strange Brew Uncle Jam’s Tale #5 Galaxy Too

Brewery: Strange Brew
Country: Greece
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Uncle Jam’s handbook is full of mysterious & exciting tales. Let’s gather around this strange man. Sit back, take a sip & enjoy!

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

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 15th August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very cloudy hazy milky straw yellow orange colour with a two finger soapy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, tropical and citrus, mango, melon, mandarin, orange peel and grass.
Taste: Like the aroma, tropical fruit, papaya, melon, mango, orange and grass.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good fruity aroma and flavours. Enjoyable and very drinkable.

Strange Brew Jasmine IPA

Brewery: Strange Brew
Country: Greece
ABV: 6.2%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Our flagship beer is being produced constantly, earning the love and recognition of everyone who tries it. Intensely aromatic with full tropical fruits and citrus flavour, this beer always marks our beginning. Complex and refreshing, little Jasmine manages to satisfy the demanding and introduce the beginner to the strange ways of craft beer!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.78
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 10th July 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a slightly more than one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, papaya, pineapple, mango, orange rind and a touch of pine.
Taste: Not as juicy as the aroma, light floral, mango, pineapple, citrus rind.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Really good aroma and while taste was ok, it didn’t match the intensity that the aroma gave me.