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Gweilo Blooming Cherry Saison

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.6%
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: 15 IBUs. Seasonal Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Blooming Cherry Saison is a light, thirst quenching saison. The fruit and spice notes from the saison yeast work in harmony with the sweet and sour notes from the cherry. Combined with a slightly higher level of carbonation, this saison is an extremely well-balanced yet lively and refreshing beer.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 21st September 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy apricot orange pinkish colour with a big two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, sugar, with only hint of cherry and spices.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly sour, wheat, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, cherry pitt, a touch of lemon and only hints of spice and cherry flesh.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Seems more like a Belgian Pale Ale or Witbier than a Saison. Where is the cherry? Despite cherry in its name, there is a distinct lack of any cherry aroma or flavours which were just extremely weak and possibly overpowered by the Belgian yeasty clove and banana notes. There is also a lack of Saison peppery spice. So, while the aroma and taste wasn’t bad or anything, as good as it sounds, the result was not what I expected given its name.

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Gweilo x Kagua Yuzu Hazy IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery x Far Yeast Brewing
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. Collaboration

Brewer Description: (from can) Brewed with our friends at Kagua to mark our launch in Japan, this is our first ever collaboration brew and it is a very special one. With a Denali, Amarillo and Citra base, we’ve also pumped this baby full of yuzu smuggled into Hong Kong by our friends at Kagua. The result is a tropical, juicy explosion of pineapple and yuzu.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 24th August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, yuzu, lots of citrus peel and rind, lightly floral.
Taste: Bitter, lightly sweet, tons of yuzu, lots of citrus rind, peel and zest, grass, light floral and light biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was great, full of yuzu. In fact, taste was full of yuzu too but this time, overly so. The amount of yuzu seems to have created a bitter like harshness on the palate, almost like you have a mouthful of citrus rind.

Gweilo Blazon IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 60 IBUs. 1000L Batch

Brewer Description: (from can) Blazon IPA showcases two classic hop varieties. A large dose of Citra delivers an immense aroma of grapefruit and lime. This combines with the orange, lemon and peach notes from a large measure of Amarillo, creates a juicy, lip smacking tropical hop bomb.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 1st August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy (from very small but suspended particles) golden straw colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Light tea, lots of citrus, lemon zest, lemon, grapefruit rind, lime and pine with hints of peach and mango.
Taste: Light sweetness mixed with a good amount of bitterness. Grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, lightly grainy, pine, grass, peach and apricot.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I like it. It’s light and it feels more session than a 6% IPA, but it’s got pretty good citrus and tropical fruit in its aroma and taste.

Gweilo Pilsner

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.2%
Style: German Pilsner
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Pilsner is a refreshingly modern take on a classic style. A late addition of Hallertau gives a unique floral and fruity aroma. This works in harmony with the pilsner malt base and crispness from the yeast, creating a vibrant, crushable beer.

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 6th July 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, toasted crackers, floral, grass and citrusy lemon peel.
Taste: Lightly sweet, floral, lemon tea, grass and lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and crisp, easy to drink, and great for a hot summer day.

Gweilo Wit

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.2%
Style: Belgian Witbier
Other Notes: 11 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Wit is our take on a traditional Belgian wit beer. A low bitterness allows the banana, clove and spice notes from the yeast to take centre stage. This light and refreshing with beer is ideal in hot weather.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.73
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 23rd May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat with a touch of pepper spice.
Taste: Much like the aroma with the added touch of bread-y malt, banana bread, clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat and a touch of pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A refreshing easy to drink Wit beer with good banana and clove notes.