Category Archives: Sweden

Brekeriet Purple Rain

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.3%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Brekeriet Purple Rain is part of our collection of beers known as the Sour Patch, fermented with different wild yeast strains and lactic acid bacteria cultures

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A very fruity and tasty Berliner Weisse fermented with blackcurrants, passion fruit, lactobacillus and brettanomyces yeast.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in August 2017, with a best before date of 30th August 2022. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy bright neon red purple colour with a one finger pink head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, blackcurrant and passion fruit with maybe a touch of blueberries.
Taste: Tart and sour blackcurrant and mixed berries with hints of passion fruit in the middle.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable, tasty and easy to drink. Very refreshing.

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Brekeriet Rhuboise

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Brekeriet Rhuboise is part of our collection of beers known as the Wild Bunch, fermented using brettanomyces and saccharomyces yeast strains

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A fruity, tart and elegant ale with brettanomyces yeast. Loads of raspberries and rhubarb are added during the secondary fermentation.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.45
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in August 2016, and a best before date of 16th August 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention but left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, mixed berries especially raspberry, and light leathery brett.
Taste: Lightly sour, touches of rhubarb and raspberry with a minerally, leathery, funky finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Given the nice strong fruity aromas, I was surprised at how weak the fruit was showing in the taste. It just felt like it was missing a little something.

Omnipollo x Buxton Original Raspberry Meringue Ice Cream Pie

Brewery: Omnipollo x Buxton Brewery
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Buxton Brewery & Omnipollo at Buxton Brewery

Brewer Description: (from website) Icecreamification of a raspberry meringue pie. Yeah, Really.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.51
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 25th December 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy purple red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla ice cream, milk candy, sweet and lightly tart raspberry and more vanilla.
Taste: Lightly sweet, vanilla/milk ice cream with an overdose of tart raspberry sauce and a touch of citrusy acidic lemon.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is right up my alley. It’s got the aroma and taste that I enjoy and is just refreshing to my palate.

Beerbliotek No Style Without Substance

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Black IPA
Other Notes: Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale. #188

Brewer Description: (from can) Just in time for summer comes this 11%, black, super hoppy beverage, ‘cause you never know. #blackipa?

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

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very dark brown, almost black colour with a less than one finger mocha head that dissipated quickly and left close to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty coffee, chocolate, char with hints of dark fruit, plum, prunes, raisin and pine.
Taste: Sweet dried dark fruits like prune and raisin with a touch of smokey char and hoppy pine. Only hints of the cocoa, coffee, chocolate combo that I get in the aroma. The boozy character does come through here, but is not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, although leaning towards full, with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was quite good although a touch on the sweet side and also a touch too boozy (granted it is 11% abv).

Beerbliotek A Moment of Clarity GBG Beer Week 2017

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Session IPA. #181

Brewer Description: (from can) When we were asked to brew the official GBG Beer Week beer for 2017, it was like suddenly understanding something… A Moment of Clarity. How could we go wrong? We are only following in the footsteps of one of Sweden’s best ever beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 21st March 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Mandarin sweetness, grapefruit pith, pineapple, pine and hints of floral notes.
Taste: Floral, perfume-y, grassy, apricot with touches of grapefruit pith.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was perhaps too floral and perfume-y for my liking.