Category Archives: Country

Chimay Dorée (Gold)

Brewery: S.A. Bières de Chimay
Country: Belgium
ABV: 4.8%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Other Notes: Trappist beer. Ale is brewed at Scourmont Abbey

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brewed at the heart of Scourmont Abbey, Chimay Dorée, a beer previously reserved for the monastic community, their guest and their colleagues, is now yours to savour, with its refreshing aromas of hops and spices.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of December 2018. Poured into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: A clear dark golden colour with a one finger white head that had great retention and left nice curtain like lacing.
Aroma: Lemon peel, clove, honey, tea, coriander and floral.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma with clove, banana, honey, tea, lemon peel, coriander, biscuit malt and floral.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink. Not as complex as their other regulars, but its not meant to be.

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Beerbliotek Colonial Hipster

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6.6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: IPA. #192

Brewer Description: (from can) In the early days, there was no place for haze, but without delay, it became all the rage. No filters get used, no palates abused, a beer for all, not just colonial hipster dudes.

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 5th June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a just over one finger white head that dissipated moderately, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: A little bit light, but there’s pineapple, mango, grapefruit pith, grass and pine resin.
Taste: Mild bitter and sweet, tea, peach, pine, dank, grass, citrusy, grapefruit pith and orange rind.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok. Perhaps slightly too sweet for me though.

Beerbliotek Hip Hops IPA

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: IPA. #049

Brewer Description: (from can) Hip Hops contains a combination of what we consider to be the current “Hipster Hops”. A clean malt profile of Pale Malt and Carapils leaves a crisp clean finish, allowing the hops to really shine.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 1st June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a just over one finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange, grapefruit pith and grass with hints of pineapple and mango.
Taste: Light to moderate sweetness, biscuit malt and caramel, light bitterness, grapefruit zest and pith with a dry grassy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was quite good. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Brewski x Cycle 50 States Of Freedom

Brewery: Brewski x Cycle Brewing
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Berliner Weisse with Lime. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) When our dear beloved friends from Cycle – St. Pete, Murcia – stepped into our brewery for the first time, we knew that this relationship would turn into magical and wonderful beers in a heartbeat. Together we poured the Florida sun, the breath of Swedish nature and a shitload of lime into this bottle. The result is a very refreshing and smooth brew with hints of freedom, motorized scooters and bald eagles, all perfectly balanced for you to enjoy on a warm summer day.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.91
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 24th April 2019, ‘B7 lunch’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a just over two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, fruity sour candy, passionfruit and lime.
Taste: Sour and tart, tangy, lime with hints of mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with high prickly carbonation.
Overall: Carbonation was maybe a little bit too high, but other than that, this was refreshing and enjoyable.

Brewski Red Robot DIPA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.5%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Double India Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Charming and cute as they are, the capabilities and intelligence of “emotional” robots are still very limited. They don’t have feelings and are simply programmed to detect emotions and respond accordingly. But things are set to change very rapidly and they just learned how to give robot hugs. So lets enjoy a hug from this little red robot with lots of love, passionfruit and pineapple.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.68
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 16th May 2019, ‘B6 robotbin’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellow orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, melon, mango and pine with hints of orange rind and zest.
Taste: Grapefruit and underripe fresh orange juice with touches of mango and pine resin.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was quite good, but I didn’t really get any of the passionfruit or pineapple that was supposedly there in the taste. There was a lot more citrus that the expected tropical fruits.