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BIIR Sweet-Sour Red Series 2014

Brewery: BIIR
Country: Spain
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Bottled at De Troch, Belgium by BIIR Brewer Assoc

Brewer Description: (from bottle) BIIR Sour Sweet is a 100% lambic beer, aged 12, 18, 24 and 36 months in French oak barrels. It has 450gr/l of whole cherries and raspberries, without added sugar. Blended by Gunther Bensch (Montaigu), the maker of Triple Gueuze. Lambic beer is a traditional Belgian style beer with a combination of red fruits to get an unique and balanced sour and a sweet taste. It is made exclusively in the Zenne Valley.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.26
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 375ml corked and capped bottle, bottle no. 870/3800, with a best before date of June 2017. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.
Appearance: A nice clear dark ruby red colour with a thin soapy pinkish head that dissipates quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and sour red berry fruit with cherries and raspberries leading the way. This is followed by blackcurrants and oak with hints of vinegar and funk.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly sour cherry, raspberry and oak with a hint of red wine.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: It’s more sweet than sour which is not my preference, but it is still an interesting and very nice Fruit Lambic.

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Sagra Premium

Brewery: Daviyun S.L.
Country: Spain
ABV: 5.4%
Style: American Blonde Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Very aromatic, blond, full bodied. Due to its ale fermentation temperature it has distinct and unforgettable fruit flavors and aromas with a refreshing bitterness and floral finish.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy orange pale copper colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention.
Aroma: Fanta orange soda with some bready and caramel malts.
Taste: Orange sweetness mixed with some herbal and floral elements and biscuity malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The fruitiness was quite nice, but the herbal elements I was getting, was not really my thing.

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Sagra Blanca de Trigo

Brewery: Daviyun S.L.
Country: Spain
ABV: 5.2%
Style: Witbier

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The secret of Cerveza SAGRA lies in its brewmasters’ obsession to create a 100% Spanish flavoured product. Spanish craft beer inspired by the flavourful Belgian Wits with a distinct Spanish touch. Fruity flavour and citrus aroma and taste. Creamy body, refreshing bitterness and floral finish. Brewed using orange peel and coriander.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 30th April 2017 and poured into a Hoegaarden pint glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a hazy golden straw colour with a slightly less than one finger white head that dissipated slowly.
Aroma: Strong orange and lemon aromas. Very orange juice like.
Taste: Citrus flavours mainly lemon and orange, with a little wheat and a slightly bitter orange peel finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, oily and creamy.
Overall: I thought it was ok but the citrus orange and lemon was a bit over the top. Not one of the better witbiers I’ve tried.

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