Category Archives: France

Popihn Florida Weisse

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Fruits de la Passion.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 8th September 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy straw yellow colour with a half finger white head that quickly dissipated to nothing and left no lacing.
Aroma: Passionfruit, wheat, bready dough and a touch of lemon.
Taste: Tart, sour, passionfruit with hints of lemon, mango and wheat on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Light, refreshing and easy to drink.

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Popihn New England IPA

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 6.7%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Amarillo / Centennial / Rakau / Simcoe / Waimea.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 6th January 2018 (did not know I left this in the fridge for so long). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention but left minimal lacing.
Aroma: Fruity grapefruit rind, citrus zest, pineapple, pine and grass with hints of tropical mango and papaya late on.
Taste: Sweet pineapple balanced with citrusy grapefruit zest and rind, pine and grass. Light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice, refreshing and easy to drink.

Popihn Berliner Weisse Framboise

Brewery: Brasserie Popihn
Country: France
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Framboise.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 21st June 2017 and with a best before date of 21st December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left sparse to no lacing. Lots of energetic upward streaming bubbles.
Aroma: Lightly tart raspberries, hard candy and strawberries with perhaps a touch of wheat.
Taste: Sour, berry fruitiness and a touch of lemon. The raspberries are there, but not as strong as in the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with high prickly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Easy to drink, nice and refreshing.

Artisanale du Luberon B.A.L La Babe Ale

Brewery: Brasserie Artisanale du Luberon
Country: France
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Other Notes: Malts – Barley, Pilsen, Melano, Munich, Cara and Wheat. Hops – Magnum, Nugget, Sovereign and Strisselspalt. Other – Vanilla Pod

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Abbey Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of December 2017 and poured into a plastic cup (it was all they had at the hotel).
Appearance: It poured a hazy copper, brown, orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated almost immediately, leaving almost no lacing.
Aroma: Plum, dark fruits, slight sweetness and butterscotch.
Taste: Dark fruits, plum, prunes, grape and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Smells great and tastes pretty good, but carbonation was way too high. Other than that, I was quite satisfied.

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Artisanale du Luberon L’été Indien IPA au thé

Brewery: Brasserie Artisanale du Luberon
Country: France
ABV: 7.5%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 55 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Cara and Munich. Hops – Nugget and Cascade.

Brewer Description: Not much information found on this beer except that it was first released in July 2016.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.84
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of December 2017 and poured into a plastic cup (it was all they had at the hotel).
Appearance: It poured a hazy copper amber colour with a one finger off white head with good retention and nice lacing.
Aroma: A bit light, but quite nice when it did come through. Malty caramel, black tea, pine, with hints of berries.
Taste: Caramel, pine, tea and berry sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was pretty good and I especially liked the berriness. I would get this again.

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