Category Archives: 3 – Indifferent (buy if no other choice)

Rockmill Episode 3: Maverick Meets Yuzu

Brewery: Browar Rockmill
Country: Poland
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from website) We made a small variation on one of our core beers (Maverick). Beer base remained unchanged, instead of fresh lemon juice we used Yuzu juice (0.3%) and we replaced Mosaic hops with Denali hops, which is characterized by strong notes of pineapple.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.75
My rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 14th January 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden copper colour with a one and a half finger fluffy white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Yoghurt sweetness, pineapple, mango, lemon peel with a touch of grapefruit zest and grass.
Taste: Light yoghurt, lactose, caramel malt, pineapple, lemon peel, yuzu and grass. Light sweet beginning and a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I preferred the aroma over taste, but it was still interesting to try.


Evil Twin Michigan Maple Jesus

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Dark Horse Brewing Co, Marshall, MI.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.92
My rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a minimal brown head and sparse lacing.
Aroma: Molasses, raisins, bourbon, brown sugar and chocolate with only hints of maple.
Taste: Sweet, dark fruit, raisins, char, light smoke, roasty malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and booze with touches of maple (more so as it warms).
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Probably too sweet and boozy for me while not having enough maple flavours.

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 rating: 3.45
My 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.

Pasteur Street Passionfruit Wheat

Brewery: Pasteur Street Brewing Co.
Country: Vietnam
ABV: 4%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: Ale made with passionfruit

Brewer Description: (from can) Passionfruit Wheat is a classic American style wheat beer made with fresh squeezed passionfruit from Đà Lạt, Việt Nam. We have sourced the finest passionfruit from VN farmers and infused it at the peak of freshness. PSBC uses only 100% fresh juice, no extracts or flavorings.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.75
My rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 21st July 2017. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, fruit forward passionfruit, peach and apricot with hints of lychee here and there.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with tart juicy passionfruit, peach and apricot.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high prickly carbonation.
Overall: Although it lacks complexity, it is still very easy to drink and would be refreshing on a hot day.

Finback x Barrier Currency

Brewery: Finback Brewery x Barrier Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 6.6%
Style: Rye Beer
Other Notes: Hops – Denali, Apollo, Ekuanot and 007

Brewer Description: (from can) Rye IPA dry hopped with Denali, Apollo, Ekuanot and 007. Brewed with our buddies Barrier Brewing.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.67
My rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date printed on it. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy bright golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Orange, grapefruit, pomelo flesh and pineapple with a hint of mango.
Taste: Pineapple, lemon zest, pine, herbal tea and lightly spicy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: This was pretty good, but heavier than expected.