Category Archives: Fruit Beer

New Belgium x De Koninck Lips of Faith – Flowering Citrus Ale

Brewery: New Belgium Brewing x Brouwerij De Koninck
Country: USA
ABV: 7.4%
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: Ale brewed with hibiscus, rose and citrus fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) No need to jet to Antwerp when you can open up a bouquet of Flowering Citrus Ale. Thanks to our friends at De Koninck Brewery, we brewed up a summery ale bursting with key lime and whole lemons that mingle with the fragrance of hibiscus, rose petals and strawberry-tinged Mistral hops. Open up and let Belgian summer bloom.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with an enjoy by date of 25th June 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Bready malt, honey, citrusy lemon with hints of flowers.
Taste: Tangy and sweet citrusy orange and lemon, bready malt with a light herbal and flowery flavour.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was refreshing and very easy to drink. I’m surprised its 7.4% ABV as it felt like something easily under 5%. Great for a hot summers day.

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Omnipollo Karluminium

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: Sour Wheat Ale. Brewed and bottled by Omnipollo at Buxton Brewery in the UK (England)

Brewer Description: (from website) Sour cherry brew on 40oz bottle with as much cherries as we could fit for Karl’s birthday. Max the beer, max the love.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.03
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 25th December 2018. Poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass.
Appearance: A cloudy purplish red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quite quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Cherry, raspberry, lactose and yoghurt.
Taste: A bit light, but its sweet and sour cherry with a light hint of yoghurt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I liked the aroma, but its taste was slightly on the watery side, yet surprisingly medium bodied. Having said that, it definitely grew on me the more I drank it. I would get this again.

To Øl Berry White

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5%
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: White Ale brewed with blueberries and blackberries. Brewed and bottled by To Øl at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We did our best to create a tempting, romantic white ale brewed with blackberries and blueberries. It’ll make you feel this way, like a first morning dew on a brand new day.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.98
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd February 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark reddish purple colour with a two finger pink head that had good retention and left great lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries juice. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and grape.
Taste: Lightly tart, with blackberries, blueberries, grape and lemon.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Very juicy and nice to drink. Not much of the White Ale base really seems to come through, if at all. But that doesn’t take away from it, and its refreshing, fruity character.

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Omnipollo x Buxton Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

Brewery: Omnipollo x Buxton Brewery
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Buxton Brewery & Omnipollo at Buxton Brewery

Brewer Description: (from website) This beer sits right between sour and sweet. In my mind it is the closest we’ve ever come to balance. Kettle-soured and brewed with added lactose, it is then conditioned on buckets of lemon juice. Perfect, like lemon meringue ice cream pie.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 25th October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellow and lightly orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated quickly and had sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Sour, tart, extremely under ripe mango and lemon.
Taste: Sour, tangy, tart, juicy, lemon, orange and mango.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Although it seems quite simple as a sour beer with juicy fruitiness, it is also tasty and refreshing. I feel I could drink quite a few of these all day.

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Mikkeller Chill Pils Yuzu

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 4.7%
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Pilsner-style beer brewed with yuzu.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.77
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 7th April 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger foamy white head that had good retention and nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Juicy mango, orange and mandarin with only a touch of yuzu.
Taste: Yuzu finally comes out in the taste along with mandarin, orange and a hint of bready toasty malt.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s pretty simple, but still very easy to drink, and even better on a hot summer day.

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