Category Archives: Greece

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.

Satyr Brews Menace IPA

Brewery: Satyr Brews
Country: Greece
ABV: 5.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 40 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website in Greek) Μετά την τρανή επιτυχία των πρώτων περιορισμένων παρτίδων Menace, η ναυαρχίδα μας που έδωσε το στίγμα των Satyr Brews και τάραξε το ελληνικό τοπίο στις IPA, με αποκρουστικές -για τους μη γνώστες- υπερβολές στη χρήση λυκίσκων (21 g/L) παίρνει την τελική της μορφή και τη βρίσκετε πλέον σε βαρέλι και σε μπουκάλι για κραιπάλες κατ’ οίκον. Διάβασε περισσότερα για τη Menace στο μπλογκ μας.

(best I can do is use Google translate) Following the tough success of the first limited Menace batch, our flagship Satyr Brews branded the Greek landscape in the IPA, with repulsive – for unconscious – excesses in the use of hops (21 g / L) form and find it in a barrel and a bottle of bruises at home. Read more about Menace on our blog.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.35
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th November 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a slightly more than two finger white head that had excellent retention and left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit zest, lemon rind, pineapple, mandarin, pine, and a light caramel malt base.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma, with grapefruit and lemon rind and zest, mandarin, mango, pineapple, tea, pine, grass, on top of a nice light caramel malt base. Light sweetness with a good lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Light and easy to drink, with a great balance between the caramel malts and the fruity citrus and tropical hops, and a nice bitter finish.