Category Archives: My Rating (out of 5)

Lervig Perler For Svin

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6.3%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Azacca, Mosaic and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from can) A holy offering of Azacca, Mosaic and Simcoe hops give this IPA a forbidden fruit juiciness. Enjoy our pearls!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 1st May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Very citrusy, grapefruit juice, citrus rind and zest, with a splash of mango and pineapple.
Taste: Lightly sweet, tropical mango, calamansi, citrus zest and rind, hints of pine, and a balanced light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable juicy tropical and citrus flavours with a good balance between sweet and bitter.

Against The Grain London Balling

Brewery: Against The Grain Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 12.5%
Style: English Barleywine

Brewer Description: (from can) Balls Deep! Big, ballsym barmy and barrel aged. London balling is not typical. It’s a skirmish of flavor. The barrel imparts oak and vanilla, mixed with the caramel sweetness from a malt bill with brick, that’ll knock your bloody bollocks around. Hey bloke?… fancy that, and you’ll be gobsmacked.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A rusty orange brown colour with some floating sediment and a thin beige head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, and grapefruit hard candy.
Taste: Sweet, sweet malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, dried dark fruit, raisin, dates, brown sugar, slightly bitter and a touch boozy.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not my favourite English Barleywine as sweet and boozy doesn’t really work for me. It’s ok to sip, but a whole 1 pint can, took me a good while to finish.

Stigbergets Trouble Sleep

Brewery: Stigbergets Bryggeri
Country: Sweden
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from can in Swedish) Bryggt med kaffe från Per Nordby.

(translated to English) Brewed with coffee from Per Nordby.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 7th November 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin brown head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some lacing.
Aroma: Light roast, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla, with hints of toffee, caramel and dark fruit.
Taste: Roasty, dark chocolate, coffee, with hints of vanilla and a nice lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Rich, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable sipper with nice coffee and dark chocolate notes.

8 Wired Lamponi

Brewery: 8 Wired Brewing Co.
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 5%
Style: Sour Ale
Other Notes: Raspberry sour with oregano, basil and thyme

Brewer Description: (from can) Who doesn’t like a fresh raspberry sour!? This one is brewed with freeze dried oregano, basil and thyme. Fruity, complex, effervescent and very refreshing!

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 8th November 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy pinkish orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, mixed berries, lemon zest, oregano and thyme.
Taste: Tart and sweet, oregano, mixed berries, with hints of citrus zest and thyme.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The oregano flavour was too strong and I felt that it overpowered everything else including the raspberry. Not sure it really needed the oregano and thyme. I would’ve preferred just raspberry and basil.

Omnipollo Meret

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: Sour Ale
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from can) Double blackberry smoothie sour.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 6th August 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy reddish purple colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, tart, vanilla, blackberry, milky, creamy.
Taste: Sweet, lightly tart, blackberry, vanilla, cream, mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Any kind of berries and vanilla mixed together just works for me. Enjoyable and easy to drink.