Tag Archives: 2017 vintage

Bokkereyder Zomersaison

Brewery: Bokkereyder
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Fantôme saison w/ 1 & 2 yr old lambic aged on freshly emptied fruit lambic barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Koelschip, bottled in December 2017. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass.
Appearance: A light pinkish red colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Fantôme, funk, tart, oak with light strawberry and raspberry.
Taste: Barnyard, Fantôme, light funk, light tartness with very light fruit and mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice with the Fantôme base having a strong showing, while there is only light fruitiness.

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Bokkereyder Pjassel

Brewery: Bokkereyder
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 2 year old lambic with red vineyard peaches.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.6

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Koelschip, bottled in December 2017. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass.
Appearance: A very nice ruby red colour with a just over one finger pink head that dissipated quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Peach and strawberry candy with some light bandaid (but in a good way).
Taste: Cherry, strawberry, peach, jammy, candy like, with a light vinous character.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice. Love the wonderful fruity jammy candy flavours.

Bruery Terreux Sour In The Rye with Passionfruit, Orange and Guava

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 7.3%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Rye Ale aged in oak barrels with passionfruit, orange and guava. Juicy – island – nectar.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2017 vintage, bottled on 30th August 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy copper orange colour with a two finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to nothing and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, guava, passionfruit, lychee, bandaid with hints of oak, vanilla and citrus zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, orange, passionfruit, guava with touches of oak and vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high prickly carbonation.
Overall: A very nice and refreshing Wild Ale with good fruit and woody flavours.

American Solera Grisettastone

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: Belgian Grissette

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A dry-hopped farmhouse ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle, 2017 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: An extremely light straw golden colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Brett, barnyard funk, tropical stone fruit, peach, apricot with hints of lemon and hay.
Taste: Brett, funk, wheat, grapefruit rind, hay, grass and a touch of light peach.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and refreshing Grisette, although I did find that the funk went better with the aroma than the taste.

Bellwoods Motley Cru 2017

Brewery: Bellwoods Brewery
Country: Canada
ABV: 6.3%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 5th Anniversary release. Wild Ale with Passion Fruit. Blend of 1 and 2 year barrels

Brewer Description: (from website) Motley Cru is our anniversary release, with the only requirement being that the final beer must incorporate a blend of various barrels. This year’s edition is a wild ale with passion fruit blended from two mixed grain ales (containing pale ale barley malt, wheat, oats, and rye). Both new American oak barrels, and old use (wild ale program) barrels from Niagara and Prince Edward County provide an eclectic range of wild and local yeast strains, and several hundred kilos of passion fruit puree create a fantastic balance of old world sour flavours and bright tropical notes. Extra time spent conditioning in the bottle provides a lively carbonation.

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

Intro: A 750ml bottle at the brewery, 2017 vintage, poured into a Bellwoods stemmed wine glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden straw colour with a thin white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sourish and tropical, passionfruit, apricot and pineapple.
Taste: Tart, sour, passionfruit and apricot with hints of lemon.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Light, refreshing and easy to drink.