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Oud Beersel Oude Vieux Faro

Brewery: Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7.5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Faro)
Other Notes: 3.1L bag-in-box

Brewer Description: (from box) Lambic with candy sugar refermented. Not sweet.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 3.1L bag-in-box with a best before date of 15th November 2019, poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy brown orangey colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, sour, funky, oak, with some dark fruit like aromas, maybe plum and grapes.
Taste: Sour, funky, oak, acidic, vinegar, lemon, with light notes of mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with no carbonation.
Overall: This was very different to any other Faro that I’ve tried in that it’s not sweet at all, but still quite nice especially with the mixed berry notes. The aroma was great, but the lack of carbonation was not really my thing. Still an interesting Faro though.

Mikkeller George vs. Brian Calvados Barrel Aged

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 15%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed & bottled by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Calvados. A Mikkeller beer not to be missed.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 28th May 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty dark malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, alcohol, dark fruit, prunes, plum.
Taste: Light roasty dark malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, slight boozy, sweet, molasses, dark dried fruit, prunes, dried berries, and maybe a hint of apples.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An excellent sipper with largely well hidden alcohol. I think I even preferred this slightly more than the Tequila barrel version as its not as sweet.

Mikkeller George vs. Brian Tequila Barrel Aged

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 15%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed & bottled by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Tequila. A Mikkeller beer not to be missed.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.33
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 23rd May 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, earthy, chocolate, coffee, oak, alcohol, with light herbal and tequila sweetness.
Taste: Roasty, sweet, boozy, chocolate, coffee, oak, tequila, light herbal and hints of bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, alcohol warming, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A very nice sipper with good barrel notes and alcohol well hidden even though it is 15% ABV.

Brekeriet Wrapped In Red

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.6%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Wrapped In Red 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 fruity and refreshing wild ale fermented with cherries, raspberries and strawberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in May 2018 #158, and with a best before date of 9th May 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, red berries, raspberry, and strawberry.
Taste: Lightly sour and tart, with light jammy sweetness. Berry candy, raspberry, cherry, and strawberry with hints of lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Maybe not a complex beer, but I really enjoy the candied berry flavours. It just tastes good to me and its refreshing.

Brekeriet Pink Passion

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Pink Passion 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 fruity, refreshing and gluten free oat Berliner fermented with passionfruit and hibiscus flowers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in June 2018 #170, and with a best before date of 20th June 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy light orange pink colour with a thin half finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Light tart and funk, guava, rhubarb, and passionfruit.
Taste: Tart, light sourness, passionfruit, guava, with hints of red berries and lemon peel, maybe some slight band aid.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking Berliner Weisse with great fruit flavours. However, I didn’t get any floral character despite the addition of hibiscus flowers.