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Mikkeller San Diego Staff Magician

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Alesmith for Mikkeller SD

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style Pale Ale.

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

Intro: A one pint can, canned on 23rd May 2018, and poured into a white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus peel and rind, lightly soapy with hints of peach.
Taste: Tropical and citrusy fruit notes, mango, grapefruit, orange rind, with light bitterness and a hint of floral.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice and although the flavours are there, the intensity was a bit lighter than expected.

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Chimay Dorée (Gold)

Brewery: S.A. Bières de Chimay
Country: Belgium
ABV: 4.8%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Other Notes: Trappist beer. Ale is brewed at Scourmont Abbey

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brewed at the heart of Scourmont Abbey, Chimay Dorée, a beer previously reserved for the monastic community, their guest and their colleagues, is now yours to savour, with its refreshing aromas of hops and spices.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of December 2018. Poured into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: A clear dark golden colour with a one finger white head that had great retention and left nice curtain like lacing.
Aroma: Lemon peel, clove, honey, tea, coriander and floral.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma with clove, banana, honey, tea, lemon peel, coriander, biscuit malt and floral.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink. Not as complex as their other regulars, but its not meant to be.

Brewski Rye Stick APA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5%
Style: Rye Beer
Other Notes: American Pale Ale. Keep it real, no additives inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Forgot to hype batch number two for everyone who can’t get it. I don’t mean that in a mean way. Everyone’s support is what keeps me going in the cold dark world I live in now though (don’t get me wrong, it’s great here) thanks everyone. I should say that more often.” Enjoy this limited edition beer, one batch to bottles only. Consider yourself lucky to hold this one in your hand.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.49
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 12th June 2019, ‘B2 dirty shame’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Lemon zest, lemon rind and grapefruit with a hint of pineapple.
Taste: Orange rind and pith, lemon, grapefruit with hints of dank hops and pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Not bad but nothing special either. Carbonation was on the verge of being a little too high.

Brewski Mangohallonfeber APA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: American Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Roses are red, violets are blue, most poems rhyme, but this one doesn’t. This is a beer, with real raspberries & mango. Not a poem 😉

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.59
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 7th May 2019, ‘B11 brewskv’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange (dark mango juice) colour with a big but delicate three finger white head that dissipated quickly while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Fruity with raspberry first, followed by mango with hints of citrus zest.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Slightly unripe mango, grapefruit rind and zest and hints of grass.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with lively moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, but carbonation was probably a bit high. In addition, while I got raspberry in the aroma, I unfortunately pretty much didn’t get any in the taste.

Brewski Pineapple Unplugged

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: American Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) I am an American Pale Ale with crazy amounts of pineapple and a hoppy unplugged attitude. Who are you? Just as a person can have different moods, who say a beer couldn’t? How do they say? “Thursday I don’t care about you’, or whatever, just let me wear these babies! I am still the same pineapple beer. Just as you, the days are different and so is my mood. Today I am Thursday.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 19th April 2019, ‘B7 for lo??? (it was cut off)’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a big three finger big bubbled white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, grass, dankness and hay with a touch of citrus zest.
Taste: Lightly sweet pineapple to start with hints of citrus zest, chalky and floral notes, but the finish is extremely weak with close to not much flavour if at all.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: It started out well enough with good pineapple flavours, but unfortunately the flavours just kind of fell off to nothing on the finish.