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Omnipollo Hypnopompa Rum BA

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout brewed with marshmallows & Tahitian vanilla beans.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.04
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 12th December 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Rum, vanilla, liquorice, molasses, sweet soy, light roast, chocolate.
Taste: Light roast, chocolate, rum, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, raisin, liquorice, lightly herbal.
Mouthfeel: Light booze, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice balanced sipper. I’m not a huge fan of rum, but it adds a nice touch here.

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Mikkeller Double Sour Cherry Organic Berliner

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 4.8%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from can) Berliner style Weisse beer brewed with sour cherries.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.81
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 5th July 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy ruby red colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Cherry, cherry candy, lightly tart, light funk.
Taste: Lightly sour, lightly tart, cherry, cherry candy, touch of wheat.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and flavours were quite nice with strong cherry candy notes. However I guess it just wasn’t exactly what I expected since ‘Double Sour Cherry’ is in its name, and it just wasn’t that sour at all.

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Country: Germany
ABV: 7.7%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 17 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) Our light-coloured, spicy single-bock, “Vitus” is saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. It is a specialty with a round character based on the extra long storage time. The fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana. Full-bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel. Thus, the Vitus does not taste like a typical Bock beer but more like a noble, fruity wheat beer. Perfect with red meat, strong cheese and also able to guide desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

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

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd March 2020. Poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger fluffy white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Clove, banana, wheat with hints of ripe pear.
Taste: Clove, banana, wheat, honey, pear, moderately sweet and lightly spicy.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice drinking Weizenbock with good aroma and flavours.

Gweilo Stout

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Stout
Other Notes: 35 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Stout is decadently rich and full bodied whilst remaining sessionable at 5.5%. The unique blend of malts delivers a coffee and chocolate profile with notes of almond. This compliments the creaminess from the oats, producing a deeply satisfying stout.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 27th January 2020. Poured into a Spiegelau Stout glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a two finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, dark malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and light biscuit.
Taste: Roasty, dark malt, light sweetness, chocolate, coffee, light caramel, slight charcoal, and light biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Ever so slightly watered down on the flavour especially when it warmed a bit and the slight charcoal in the flavour wasn’t my favourite, but it still has nice roasty, chocolate and coffee notes.

Gweilo Citrus Crusher

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 3.5%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 11 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Citrus Crusher is our refreshing, lighter, go-to beer. Additions of Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and grapefruit puree bring subtle citrus notes to the light ale base. It’s an ideal brew to crush on a warm day.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 9th April 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Light mango, mandarin peel and citrus zest.
Taste: Light flavours, citrus zest, mandarin peel, a touch of grains and a hint of stone fruit.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Even though it’s a Session IPA, light and refreshing, and while there’s nothing exactly wrong with the aroma and taste, I’d still expect it to be stronger and more prominent than what currently shows.