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Bruery Terreux Frederick H.

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 4.4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Berlin-style tart wheat beer. Aged in an oak foeder.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 17th February 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: It poured a lightly cloudy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, peach, apricot, wheat, lemon zest, with notes of apple cider.
Taste: Sour, tart, apricot, apple peel, apple cider vinegar, with notes of wheat, oak, and lemon peel.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and refreshing. Great for a hot summers day.

Carbon Brews x Heroes Hot Solo

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 9.3%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 51 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Oats, Wheat, Carafa st2, Carafa st3, Carared, Carabohemian and Chocolate. Hops – Ekg and Sabro. Yeast – Chico. Others – Lactose, Cacao, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Chipotle. Experience – Dark chocolate, cinnamon, chipotle

Brewer Description: (from can) BA Mexican hot chocolate stout.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 23rd July 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, and a touch of spice, maybe its cinnamon.
Taste: Smoked milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, leather, and a light chili spice on the throat.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Much better than Cherrbacca (which was released on the same day) in my opinion. Imperial Stouts with a splash of chili spice usually works for me, and continues to do so here. More roast and less pastry, and I’d probably like it even more.

Carbon Brews x Heroes Cherrbacca

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 9.6%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 51 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Oats, Wheat, Carafa st2, Carafa st3, Carared, Carabohemian and Chocolate. Hops – Ekg and Sabro. Yeast – Chico. Others – Lactose, Cacao, Cherry and Vanilla. Experience – Cherry, dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate

Brewer Description: (from can) BA black forest cake stout.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 23rd July 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a one finger tanned head that had good retention and left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, chocolate, vanilla, artificial cherry, oak, and light cherry and rubber notes.
Taste: Light roast, chocolate cake, vanilla, light bourbon spice, with hints of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Not too sweet, so that’s a good thing, and there’s chocolate cake, but I’m not really getting black forest. I’m not fond of the cherry addition here and I think that it could have been a better Milk Stout or something, without the cherry.

Alvinne Cuvée Freddy Framboos-Raspberry

Brewery: Brouwerij Alvinne
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Dark Fruit Sour Ale. Sweet 3/5, Sour 3/5 & Bitter 1/5

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Foeder aged dark sour ale with raspberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of August 2023. Poured into an Alvinne teku glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a two finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving only some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, raspberry, oak, and a touch of acetone.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, oak, with light acidity and balsamic.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice raspberry aroma and flavours. I could drink this again and again.

Verzet Oud Bruin Oak Leaf

Brewery: Brouwerij ‘t Verzet
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin
Other Notes: Harvest 2015

Brewer Description: (from neck tag in Dutch) Oud Bruin Oak Leaf ontstaat door eikenbladeren toe te voegen aan bier dat reeds één jaar rijpte op eiken vaten. Aan de rand van een pittoreske, Meulebeekse vijver werden deze bladeren zorgvuldig met de hand geplukt. De nazomerbladeren geven het bier een houterige smaak en een drogend gevoel in de mond. De wilde gisten die van nature op de bladeren aanwezig zijn, fermenteren de restsuikers in het bier tot een brede waaier aan complexe en vooral organische aroma’s. Geniet van dit unieke bier en laat je door je zintuigen meenemen op een zonnige herfstwandeling in het bos.

(translated from Dutch to English) Oud Bruin Oak Leaf is created by adding oak leaves to beer that has matured in oak barrels for one year. At the edge of a picturesque Meulebeek pond, these leaves were carefully picked by hand. The late summer leaves give the beer a woody taste and a drying feeling in the mouth. The wild yeasts naturally present on the leaves ferment the residual sugars in the beer into a wide range of complex and especially organic aromas. Enjoy this unique beer and let your senses take you on a sunny autumn walk in the forest.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.27
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A corked and caged 750ml bottle, harvest 2015, and with a best before date of April 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear amber orange brown colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin replenishing cap, while leaving some decent lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, cherry skin, blackberry, mixed berries, oak, woody, dried grass, grape skin, light herbal medicine, and a touch vinous.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry skin, grape skin, woody oak, dried grass, with a splash of vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Dry, lightly acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and enjoyable with good aroma and flavours. Acidity is more balanced here than in some of the other varieties.