Category Archives: Style

Bofkont Dancing in the Moonlight 2021

Brewery: Bofkont
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1, 2 and 3 years old lambic with apricots (Ardeche in France) blended together with peaches (Spain) and Riesling grapes (2020) from the Mosel in Germany.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, 2021 vintage, bottled on 15th September 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen Zenne stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sweet, jammy, apricot, peach, marmalade.
Taste: Sharp, sour, tart, apricot, peach, dried stone fruit, oak, with light white wine notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: My first thought was that I absolutely loved the aroma, but the flavour was overly sharp and acidic. It quickly grew on me though, and by the time I poured a second glass, I really enjoyed the flavours, and found it refreshing.

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Bofkont Raspoetin 2021

Brewery: Bofkont
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1 and 2 year old lambic with 3 varieties of rhubarb.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, 2021 vintage, bottled on 29th September 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden colour, with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention, while eventually settling to a ring around the glass, and leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Funky, citrus, lemon zest, rhubarb, and a touch earthy and leafy.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, funky, light sweetness, rhubarb, with notes of stone fruit.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Although the rhubarb flavours were a bit light, the base and everything else seemed balanced and was enjoyable.

Mills Vienna

Brewery: Mills Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 4%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Mills Brewing make beer with minimal modern intervention, relying on local wild yeast cultures and the influence of nature to ferment

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Vienna is a single barrel bottling made from one brew in May 2019. We made a turbid wort with Vienna malt, rye and raw barley. Solevian hops, both aged and fresh, were added during the boil. Fermentation and maturation took place in a well travelled 500 litre butt which was previously used for sherry, Scotch whisky and Herefordshire cider. The beer was bottled after 30 months in barrel, then conditioned slowly over winter.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in November 2021, with a best before date of November 2031. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and eventually settled to a thin cap while leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, sweet apple, lemon zest, oak.
Taste: Tart, light to moderate sour, lemon, apple, funk, oak.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Light, balanced, refreshing, with enjoyable aroma and flavours.

Mills Chuckleberry

Brewery: Mills Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 6%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Mills Brewing make beer with minimal modern intervention, relying on local wild yeast cultures and the influence of nature to ferment

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This beer is a blend of two brews produced in June and September 2019. They were made from a turbid wort, using rye malt and aged hops. Fermentation and maturation took place in red Bordeaux barrels. The resulting blend was added to a large quantity of locally grown chuckleberries to referment for five months. The beer then conditioned in bottle for a further three months before release.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in November 2021, with a best before date of November 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice reddish dark magenta colour with a two finger pinkish head that had decent retention while eventually settling to a ring around the glass and leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, gooseberry, redcurrant, red wine grapes, funk, wood, and a splash of blackcurrant.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma, tart, light to moderate sour, gooseberry, redcurrant, funk, earthy, wood, and blackcurrant notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Balanced and easy drinking, and my first time trying something with chuckleberry in it.

Mills Running Beer

Brewery: Mills Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Mills Brewing make beer with minimal modern intervention, relying on local wild yeast cultures and the influence of nature to ferment

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This beer is a blend of four brews produced in November 2018, January/March 2019 and May 2020. The worts were made using malted rye and aged hops. They fermented and matured in a mixture of oak barrels previously used by French Burgundy wine and American Bourbon whiskey producers. Running beer was the first recipe we designed for Mills Brewing. This is blend eight.

We still have no set recipe for Running Beer, but blend to a similar flavour profile each time. We produce a variety of worts and welcome the natural variation we are given by the barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.82
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, blend eight, bottled in November 2021, with a best before date of November 2031. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour, with a two finger white head that had good retention and settled to a nice thin cap and good lacing.
Aroma: Funky, farmhouse, wood, apple, lemon zest, and slight whisky notes.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, funky, musty, green apple, lemon zest, lightly vinous, oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Interesting aroma and flavours, maybe not my favourite, but it does work.