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Beerbliotek No Style Without Substance

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Black IPA
Other Notes: Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale. #188

Brewer Description: (from can) Just in time for summer comes this 11%, black, super hoppy beverage, ‘cause you never know. #blackipa?

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very dark brown, almost black colour with a less than one finger mocha head that dissipated quickly and left close to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty coffee, chocolate, char with hints of dark fruit, plum, prunes, raisin and pine.
Taste: Sweet dried dark fruits like prune and raisin with a touch of smokey char and hoppy pine. Only hints of the cocoa, coffee, chocolate combo that I get in the aroma. The boozy character does come through here, but is not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, although leaning towards full, with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was quite good although a touch on the sweet side and also a touch too boozy (granted it is 11% abv).

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Beerbliotek A Moment of Clarity GBG Beer Week 2017

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Session IPA. #181

Brewer Description: (from can) When we were asked to brew the official GBG Beer Week beer for 2017, it was like suddenly understanding something… A Moment of Clarity. How could we go wrong? We are only following in the footsteps of one of Sweden’s best ever beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 21st March 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Mandarin sweetness, grapefruit pith, pineapple, pine and hints of floral notes.
Taste: Floral, perfume-y, grassy, apricot with touches of grapefruit pith.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was perhaps too floral and perfume-y for my liking.

Beerbliotek Nah… Just Had Some Ice Cream

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: 330ml of 2800L. Blueberry & Lactose Berliner

Brewer Description: (from can) In this Berliner, which is our eighth in this series, we mixed a blend of Blueberries, Lactose and Vanilla to create a wonderfully colourful, semi-sour, low ABV beer. Perfect for winter, as it will remind you of summer.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 20th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear ruby red colour with a purplish hue and a one finger pink head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Berry fruit, vanilla, ice cream and yoghurt.
Taste: It was like watered down mixed berry juice with hints of vanilla, lactose and yoghurt. The taste disappears to nothing quite fast.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Tastes too watered down for me to enjoy it fully and on top of that, the taste disappears really fast from your mouth and just leaves you with nothingness.

Beerbliotek What’s Better Than Eating A Mandarin?

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: 330ml of 2000L. Mandarin, Mango & Ginger Berliner

Brewer Description: (from can) For answers to riddles like this one and more, please have a look at the joke book on your uncle’s bookshelf or maybe just Ask Jeeves.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.55
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of xx October 2017 (xx was rubbed off). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated to nothing almost immediately and no lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange, mandarin with a dash of lemon, lightly tart, but not getting much ginger.
Taste: Sour unripe mango, ginger ale, orange, lemon and wheatiness on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Was not great with my first sip, but I must say that it grew on me and got somewhat better. I think it was the ginger that threw me off at first.