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

AF Brew It’s Over 9000! Raspberry·Cherry·Lime

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 7%
Style: German Imperial Gose

Brewer Description: (from can) Fruit-iconized Imperial Gose, Raspberry·Cherry·Lime.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 24th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky tomato juice like red with a big three finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, candied raspberry, cherry, rubber, cocktail, with hints of lime and salted lemon.
Taste: Sour, tart, candied fruit, raspberry, cherry and lime, with light salty notes.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with high spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Tasted better than the aroma implies, which I wasn’t too fond off with rubbery notes mixed with the fruit, but ignore the aroma and it’s worth a try.

AF Brew I Got Mango Worms

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 7%
Style: American Sour IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Sour fruited New England IPA, mango . peach . passion fruit.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.55
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 26th October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy mango juice orange colour with a big three finger orangey head that had good retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, passion fruit, unripe mango, peach, carrot juice.
Taste: Lightly sour, tropical fruity, unripe mango, apricot, peach, lightly peppery.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very juicy and fruity, but the mango flavours are not that of my favourite Filipino mangoes and felt more like unripe mangoes to me. Still quite nice though.

AF Brew Breeder Reactor

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 6.7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Nuclear powered IPA DDH Idaho 7 x Citra x Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) Our first new release of 2018: a nuclear powered NE IPA double dry-hopped with good old Citra and Simcoe, plus a new breed known as Idaho-7. Allegedly, as bright and vivid as the first four 200-watt light bulbs illuminated in 1951 at EBR-I, first Experimental Breeder Reactor located in Idaho desert.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 15th October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus pith, orange, mandarin, pine, but also a bit chalky at times.
Taste: Citrusy, lots of pith and rind, juicy, with a touch of pineapple and a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice citrusy flavours, but the aroma was not really my thing.

AF Brew Eat The Dust! DDH Simcoe

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Double IPA DDH Simcoe

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.95
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 27th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a two finger white head that had moderately good retention but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, moderately sweet, citrus zest and pith, with a good splash of mango and tropical fruits.
Taste: Lightly bitter, citrusy orange zest and pith, slight dankness and onion, with notes of mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and enjoyable, but if the tropical fruit was even more pronounced, it would have been even better.

AF Brew Eat The Dust! DDH Mosaic

Brewery: AF Brew
Country: Russia
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Double IPA DDH Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) Eat the Dust! is a new round in our ‘haze craze and juicy race’. It’s a DDH all-Mosaic, and nothing but 20 g/l of pellets and 3 g/l of lupulin powder. You can’t get further into the hops after all that.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.54
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 12th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, orange zest and pith, mandarin, floral, a touch herbal and mango.
Taste: Citrus zest and pith, dank, floral, rose, blossoms, herbal, and hints of mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s ok, but a bit too much floral and herbal notes and not enough tropical fruits for me.