Fort Point Manzanita

Brewery: Fort Point Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: German Altbier
Other Notes: 16 IBUs. Malts – Beechwood Smoked, Bohemian Pilsner, Munich and Carafa. Hops – Saphir. Smoked Altbier brewed with charred manzanita

Brewer Description: (from website) Manzanita is an imaginative take on the classic German rauchbier, combining traditional ingredients with inspiration from the Northern California wilderness. An assertive, multi-layered smoke aroma—courtesy of beechwood-smoked malts and charred manzanita branches—gives way to a light-bodied structure and a surprisingly delicate balance of flavors: nutty, herbal, sweet and savory. A beer for a campfire on a crisp fall night.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.93
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 30th November 2018, ‘manz in cans’. Poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.
Appearance: A clear amber brown colour with a one finger light beige head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Smoky, caramel malt and toffee.
Taste: Moderate sweet caramel malt, light toffee, smoky charred wood and a light lemon finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas wasn’t bad, but a little weak, and taste while not complex, tasted nice with a good balance between sweetness and smoke.

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Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Meringue-Utang Pavlova Double NEIPA

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 8.3%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 23 IBUs. Malts – Wheat, Oats, Pale and Carahell. Hops – Mosaic, Cascade, Simcoe, Galaxy, Citra, Vic Secret and Topaz. Yeast – London III. Fruit – Kiwi, Strawberry, Passionfruit and Vanilla

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: pavlova, tropical fruits, juicy.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 19th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange brown colour with a half finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Pavlova, strawberry, passionfruit and vanilla with hints of pineapple.
Taste: Juicy, slightly unripe strawberry, passionfruit, lemon, kiwi, vanilla, lacto sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Really great aroma of basically pavlova. Taste was very juicy and had a good balance of sweet and juicy. A great collaboration that I could keep drinking again and again.

Carbon Brews Earth People Post-Prohibition Lager

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.3%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Munich T1, Vienna, Carahell, Melanoidin and Carapils. Hops – Mosaic, Motueka, HBC431, Chinook and Loral. Yeast – 3470 German Lager

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: clean, crisp, lemon, mango.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 11th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a big two finger+ soapy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tea, lemon, lime, floral and a slight unripe mango.
Taste: Lemon peel, mango and tea, with light lime and floral notes.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Looks great and flavours were not bad, but crispness was missing and carbonation was lacking.

Carbon Brews All Day Breakfast Americano Stout

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5.2%
Style: American Stout
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Collaboration with Coco Espresso using Coco Espresso House Blend. Malts – Pale, Marris Otter, Oats, Caramber, Carafa Special T2, Carafa Special T1 and Chocolate. Hops – Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, HBC472 and Fuggles. Yeast – Irish Ale

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: liquid breakfast, coffee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 31st May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a two fingered tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, espresso, coffee beans and light chocolate.
Taste: Light roast, coffee, cold brew, light caramel and hints of chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Lots of coffee, enjoyable and very easy to drink.

Carbon Brews Weird Flex Hopfenweisse

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.7%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 36 IBUs. Malt – Pilsner and Wheat. Hops – Wakatu, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Hellaertaur Mittelfruh and Hellaertaur Traditional. Yeast – German Weizen w-68

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: banana, clove, bubblegum, peach.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 31st August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy darkish orange colour with two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Bubblegum, banana, clove, citrusy mandarin creamsicle, lemon peel and grass.
Taste: Light sour and tart, grapefruit, sweetish floral, clove, banana, with hints of peach and lemon peel. Light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy to drink, but the floral and citrus flavours almost overpower the clove and banana that I so enjoy in my Weizenbocks.

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