Kemker Schätzken

Brewery: Kemker Kultuur (Brauerei J. Kemker)
Country: Germany
ABV: 6.3%
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Dinkelbier edition

Brewer Description: (from bottle in German) Fruchtiges Dinkelbier mit feiner Säuer, in Bordeaux-Fässern gereift.

(translated to English) Fruity spelt beer with fine acidity, aged in Bordeaux barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 750ml bottle, with a best before date of 1st November 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden dark orange colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Sour, lemon peel, honey, bready malt, farmhouse funk, with notes of peach and apricot on the finish.
Taste: Light to moderate sweet and sour, bready, lemon peel and zest, farmhouse notes, with a touch of pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate but spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Not sure I’m getting much of the Bordeaux barrel, but still enjoyable.

Kemker Prumen

Brewery: Kemker Kultuur (Brauerei J. Kemker)
Country: Germany
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle in German) Weisse nach Berliner Art mit Stromberger Pflaumen. Lebendige Brauspezialität fermentiert mit unserer Hauskultur aus Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces und Milchsäurebakterien.

(translated to English) White Berlin style with Stromberger plums. Lively brewing specialty fermented with our house culture from Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces and lactic acid bacteria.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.11
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 31st October 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one and a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, raspberry, plum, prunes, with notes of lemon and wheat.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, plum, plum skin, mixed berries, lemon, and a touch of salt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: A nice refreshing and easy drinking Berliner Weisse.

Dádiva Brewer’s Cut

Brewery: Cervejaria Dádiva
Country: Brazil
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: American Sour

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Portuguese) Acidez lática. Frutas amarelas. Complexidade de brettanomyces. Turbidez média-alta. Coloração laranja escuro, 10 meses de acidificação em barris de Dark Sour.

(translated to English) Lactic acidity. Yellow fruits. Complexity of brettanomyces. Medium-high turbidity. Dark orange colour, 10 months of acidification in barrels of Dark Sour.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a best before date of July 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with suspended sediment and a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, apricot, plum, oak, with a hint of vinegar.
Taste: Sour, tart, plum, apricot, oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An easy to drink, simple sour. Aroma was nice, but I would have preferred more carbonation as it felt flat to me.

Hudson Valley Pirouette

Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Sour IPA
Other Notes: Sour IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Sour IPA w/ raw wheat & malted oat; hopped w/ Galaxy, Citra & Azacca.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, guava, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and citrus zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, lemon, lime, grapefruit, with notes of guava.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with spritzy moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice enjoyable and easy drinking Sour IPA with good citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavours.

Equilibrium Fractal Mosaic

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.8%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Simple . Complex . IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Fractal Mosaic (6.8% IPA) was the first beer we ever brewed and was the first release from our small-batch Fractal research series. A fractal is something simple at the core yet can produce wonderful and amazingly complex results. We use the fractal series to investigate how different hops manifest through our processes, allowing us to optimize both our use of hops and our hopping techniques. Fractal Mosaic pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing complex aromas of dank blueberry, citrus, earthy grass, and tropical melon. The taste is a highly resinous blueberry cannabis, melon and pine with a juicy with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, and a firm but rounded bitterness. The medley of characteristics makes the name “Fractal Mosaic” warranted indeed.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 29th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, mango, blueberry, citrus zest and notes of melon.
Taste: Lightly fruity sweet, mango, blueberry, melon, citrus zest, with a lingering bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy to drink. Great balance between sweet and bitter with lots of nice fruit flavours.

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