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Sierra Nevada x Brauhaus Miltenberger Oktoberfest 2017

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. x Brauhaus Miltenberger
Country: USA
ABV: 6.1%
Style: German Oktoberfest/Märzen
Other Notes: 30 IBUs. Fall seasonal, one time only. Malts – Two-row Pale, Steffi, Pilsner and Munich. Hops – German Magnum, German Select, Tettnanger and Spalter

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We’ve partnered with Brauhaus Miltenberger, one of Germany’s most highly regarded craft brewers, to create an authentic festival beer for your Oktoberfest celebration right here at home. We’re focusing on a depth of complex flavor in this amber lager, using traditional techniques to create layers of rich malt notes that remain light and crisp.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle, packaged on 7th July 2017, poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A nice clear copper colour with a just under two finger white head that had decent retention and left behind nice lacing.
Aroma: Toasted bready malts, black tea, grassy, herbal with a splash of lime.
Taste: Bready malts, cracker, apple, pear and grass with a touch of spice and floral notes.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was pretty good. I enjoyed this version more than the ones from 2015 and 2016.

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Against The Grain x Montseny Jorge Castaña

Brewery: Against The Grain Brewery x Cervesa del Montseny Artesana
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Brown Ale
Other Notes: Imperial Brown Ale with roasted chestnuts. A beer about nothing. It’s not a lie, if you believe it

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The world’s are colliding. We did this for no reason. So under no circumstance are you to expect anything. Except, a rich chocolaty and nutty, barrel aged brown ale. Jorge pours dark and roasty, so don’t be alarmed when you ask for another. Its not you, its Jorge.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A dark brown colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, raisin, caramel, vanilla and oak with a light nut roastiness.
Taste: Quite similar to the aroma as its sweet with raisin, caramel, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, nuts, whiskey and oak with some booze and alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice aroma and flavours but perhaps a bit too sweet. This sweetness and the booziness make it a sipper for me, even though it is only 8% ABV.

Mikkeller San Diego x Pure Project This Chit Here

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego x Pure Project
Country: USA
ABV: 8.8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Malt – Chit. Hops – Nelson and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with Chit malt and Nelson & Galaxy hops.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.26
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Very juicy tropical fruits, apricot, peach, guava, passionfruit and mango with hints of pineapple and grapefruit.
Taste: Apricot, mango and pineapple tropical sweetness, hints of pine needles and a touch of grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nicely balanced bitter and sweet with good aromatic and tasty fruitiness.

Evil Twin x Omnipollo Old Fashioned Lemonade IPA

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing x Omnipollo
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: India Pale Ale with lemon added. Brewed for Evil Twin Brewing by Dorchester Brewing Company

Brewer Description: (from can) A refreshing drink often associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop-cultural symbol of emancipation. Whatever the association we teamed up with good old Swedes, Henok and Karl of the fashionable Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old fashioned memories. Perhaps you can taste the dishonesty, it’s all over your breath – it’s Lemonade.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 10th January 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy milky dark orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Unripe mango, lemon zest, lychee and lemonade.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, lemonade and candied lime zest.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This was quite tasty and refreshing, and definitely has the hard lemonade taste but hardly seems like an IPA.

Trillium x Other Half Two Hundred Thousand Trillion

Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company x Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Like Whoa

Brewer Description: (from can) Aged on peach, apricot, & guava.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 4th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy and hazy but bright yellow orange colour, with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango, peach and apricot with hints of pineapple, guava, orange zest and super lemon candy.
Taste: Juicy orange rind, mango, peach and apricot. Some guava and papaya on the finish, which is also lightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A great tasty collaboration brew with all the nice tasting tropical fruits that I just so enjoy. Would love to drink more.