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Brekeriet Purpur (Vild)

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: Sour Ale
Other Notes: With cherries and blackcurrant

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Purpur is part of our Vild series, fermented and aged for a long time in oak barrels with mixed house cultures.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 375ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in August 2018, and with a best before date of 29th August 2028. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear reddish purple with a slight orange hue and a big three finger pink head that dissipated quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, Ribena, blackcurrant, grape skin with hints of cherry.
Taste: Sour, tart, blackcurrant, Ribena, grape, with hints of oak, cherry and mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Blackcurrant was quite dominant and so it tasted like Ribena to me. With all the fermentation, barrel aging and applying a cork to the bottle, it seemed like a lot of work for what was a tasty beer, but didn’t feel complex in aroma or flavour.

Brekeriet Rips (Vild)

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: Sour Ale
Other Notes: With redcurrants

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Rips is part of our Vild series, fermented and aged for a long time in oak barrels with mixed house cultures.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 375ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in May 2018, and with a best before date of 2nd May 2028. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear pinkish golden colour with a one finger white head that settled to a ring around the glass with lots of replenishing bubbles, while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, mixed berries, acidic, vinegary, with some light leathery funk.
Taste: Much like the aroma, tart, sour, mixed berries, vinegary, acidic, oak, light funk, leather, with a lasting sour and acidic punch.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation and an acidic vinegary feel.
Overall: Aromas and flavours were fine and consistent with redcurrant, but the feel was perhaps more acidic and vinegary than I would like it to be. On a side note, the cork seemed like it was going to fall apart on me, and I wasn’t sure it was really necessary for a beer like this.

Brekeriet Raudhetta

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.5%
Style: Belgian Flanders Red Ale
Other Notes: Brekeriet Raudhetta is a part of our collection known as the Specials, made as experimental batches in limited edition

Brewer Description: (from bottle) An elegant and complex red sour ale spontaneously fermented in ten different oak barrels for several months.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled in February 2017, with a best before date of 9th February 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, red fruit, berries, funk, vinegar and hints of oak.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, red fruit, mixed berries, light sweetness, oak, light funk, and vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking red sour ale. Fruity flavours were a little light, but still enjoyable.

Brekeriet Wrapped In Red

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.6%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Wrapped In Red is part of our collection of beers known as the Sour Patch, fermented with different wild yeast strains and lactic acid bacteria cultures

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A fruity and refreshing wild ale fermented with cherries, raspberries and strawberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in May 2018 #158, and with a best before date of 9th May 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, red berries, raspberry, and strawberry.
Taste: Lightly sour and tart, with light jammy sweetness. Berry candy, raspberry, cherry, and strawberry with hints of lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Maybe not a complex beer, but I really enjoy the candied berry flavours. It just tastes good to me and its refreshing.

Brekeriet Pink Passion

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Pink Passion is part of our collection of beers known as the Sour Patch, fermented with different wild yeast strains and lactic acid bacteria cultures

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A fruity, refreshing and gluten free oat Berliner fermented with passionfruit and hibiscus flowers.

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

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in June 2018 #170, and with a best before date of 20th June 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy light orange pink colour with a thin half finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Light tart and funk, guava, rhubarb, and passionfruit.
Taste: Tart, light sourness, passionfruit, guava, with hints of red berries and lemon peel, maybe some slight band aid.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking Berliner Weisse with great fruit flavours. However, I didn’t get any floral character despite the addition of hibiscus flowers.