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FrauGruber Cloak Of Feathers

Brewery: FrauGruber Brewing
Country: Germany
ABV: 8.6%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Mosaic Spectrum, Simcoe, Galazy, Rakau and Citra BBC

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can, with a fresh before date of 2nd June 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy, slightly murky orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, melon, grapefruit zest, citrus rind, resinous, pine.
Taste: As you’d expect from the aroma, fruity, mango, melon, grapefruit zest, citrus rind, floral, a bit soapy, resinous, piney.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting and mostly fine, but it had this soapy, floral, zesty flavour mix that didn’t quite work for me.

FrauGruber Super Sonic

Brewery: FrauGruber Brewing
Country: Germany
ABV: 9.8%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Select, Galaxy, Citra BBC and BRU-1

Brewer Description: (from can) Double dry hopped Triple India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.91
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, with a fresh before date of 1st June 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated quickly, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tropical, sweaty, mango, papaya, pineapple, with notes of citrus orange zest and maybe pine.
Taste: Light to moderate sweet beginning, tropical, papaya, mango, pineapple, light bitterness, orange, citrus rind and zest, light onion notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The flavour profile was not my favourite, but it was still quite good, just not ‘wow’. There was a good balance of sweet and bitter, and despite nearly 10% abv, any alcohol was well hidden.

Ayinger Celebrator

Brewery: Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Country: Germany
ABV: 6.7%
Style: German Doppelbock

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Finest Bavarian Double Bock. Dark, malty, and rich.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A dark amber brown colour with a just over one finger beige head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a very nice thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malty, doughy, coffee, caramel, grape jam, prune, fig, with a hint of clove.
Taste: Sweet, malty, doughy, roasty coffee, molasses, caramel, dark fruit, plum, prunes, fig, with a hint of clove and smoke.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A fantastic balanced Doppelbock which looked great and had good flavours.

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.