Certified Cicerone ® & BJCP Recognized Beerjudge Bartender @ Beerlovers Bar & Owner @ Siris About Beer. All ratings displayed on this site are personal opinions, and are not neccesarily to be seen as professional reviews. Some of these beers have been drank in conditions that were far from optimal. If you'd like a professional review of your beer, please contact me. Always interested in meeting up/sharing beers / trading beer . Next to beer, I have a big passion for Ice cider, Mead, and Sherry. Exploring the wine and spirit world asside of this all. Allow me to explain a bit on how I score. These are based on personal enjoyment. Quality & 'in style' are part of that enjoyment, but won't totally make or break a drink, if I myself have a different opinion. Whiskey : Rated on the website 'whiskeybase' ( account Kraddell ) Wine : Rated on the App / Site 'Vivino' ( Account named Kraddel . ) <-- with the dot. Still searching a medium for other spirits, so those aren't online for now. If you know anything, let me know ;) For all mediums, the score is decided like this : 100 : Absolute perfection. Must have sampled it at least twice, and be mindblown twice. 90 - 100 : absolutely amazing. I'd like a drink like this anytime, even if it ain't the cheapest. 80-90 : Very damn good. It'll depend a bit more on the price - but this is probably one to seek out. 70-80 : better than average . Will likely enjoy again if it's priced compeditive. 70 : Average score for anything with alcohol . // 50 : The absolute middlepoint ( pure H2O ) Anything with alcohol beneath 50 is simply not worth drinking (seriously, concider your liver) // 05 : The absolute, final downpoint . Songs shall be written about how this attack to the tastebuds has started a rage within, killing inocent bystanders for no apparent reason - other than the fact my life is ruined by drinking this. On the other hand, it's kinda interesting to try something THIS bad, so you should probably seek it out ! As you can see, I use the FULL scale , and a rating of 70 by myself isn't bad at all !

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5.5
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 4.5 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5

Pours a clear, medium colored golden. Medium sized white head. Scent is corn, creamy, simple and syrupy. Notes of DMS. Not great, but what did I expect ? Taste is sharp, relatively high - but not very natural - bitterness. Ends with a downer, quite sticky, simple maltsyrupy, maize, sweet. Feels vibrant due to the higher carbonation level and short-lived-peak of bitterness. Not amazing, but not disgusting. Just plain, boring and industrial.

Tried on 29 Sep 2022 at 09:15


6.5
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 6.5

Seems like every major brand now has to have an NA version , but for an 'oak aged' beer, this seems to be the first I've heard about, so my intrest is tickled ! Pours a very, very clear and wattery blonde. Small white head dies instantly. Scent is fairly sugary, vanilla, violet flowers, kinda rough and unfinished. Taste is fairly sweet, yet fairly smooth, it's not bothering me as much as I thought it would. Vanilla is far milder than expected. Some floral qualities ( violets / Violet sugar) , a hidden trace of bitterness. Might not be awesome, might not be oaky at all, but certainly a great offering withing the commercial NA products.

Tried on 26 Sep 2022 at 16:57


6.9
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 6.5

Pours hazed yellow. Small white head. Scent is fairly weak, bit hoppy (earthy/green side) aroma. Taste is smooth, bit bland, but not as sticky sweet as most NA tend to be. Medium bitterness. Wheat is recognizable, but not the most intense feature. Easy drinker, refreshing. Very decent, but could be amped up in intensity.

Tried on 25 Sep 2022 at 09:38


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Kraddel has a new beer style achievement emoji_events

Level 18 for Sour Ale ticks with a total of 800 ticks of this master style.
Supreme - Raspberry Sour from Stroom Brouwers was the one that did it!
1 week ago


6.5
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5

Pours a pinked amber , small white head. Scent is mild raspberry, lactic sour like complexity tartness. Taste is mild, raspberry comes across a bit jammy, ends on a fairly dry note. Sourness is uninspired, lactic acid without complexity. Very simplistic . Meh

Tried on 17 Sep 2022 at 15:57


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8

Pours an intense black, medium sized, darkly tanned head. Scent is full, roasty, cocoa essence- in a very pure 'bitter chocolate' form. Taste is full, chocolate-forward indeed. A layer of vanilla on top, persuades the drinker to experience great pleasure. not as pasty forward as most stouts tend to be these days (and The Bruery is far from an exception to that) , yet this specific beer shows great balance and depth, as well as drinkability. The slty touch puts an ephasis on the chocolate, but isn't recognizable specifically. Lovely beer that is dangerously drinkable.

Tried on 11 Sep 2022 at 18:05


6.9
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

No clue about the vintage, but knowing I got it older years ago, it might even be B1 ? Pours a clear, visibly thick darker blonde/amber. No real head. Scent is oxidized, honey. Funky side to it, reminding of acetic aspects even. Taste is sharp, honey, oxidized, fairly sweet, bit oaky. The agave nectar still shows - or to be more exact, I have a florality I believe is the agave nectar. Bit to old, sure, but still enjoyable .

Tried on 10 Sep 2022 at 17:06


7
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Pours intensely dark redpurple . No head. Scent is full, cherries take the lead (even overpower) but aren't as intense as expected after the color. tartness underneath seems fairly simple, doesn't give the idea of great complexity. Taste is fairly tart, mild oak presence , full cherries - again, dominant, but not as unbalanced as the color made me think. Bit simple though. mild maltyness, almost a bit soapyness as well, in the back. Nothing troublesome to me, just a small note. Decent beer, but oh so simple. Lactic acid + tart cherries , not much going on beyond that. Definately nothing to seek out.

Tried on 04 Sep 2022 at 14:22


6.9
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Pours fairly unclear blonde. Foam doesn't live long enough to even count a single second. Scent is pastry sour, but a bit sharper than the average one. Vanilla, coockie idea, Pineapple syrup, PF is hidden, coconut can't be traced (by me). Taste is full, surprisingly to the sour side (simple lactic acid). pineapple juice up front, but quickly OP'd by the vanilla. Thin body, medium carbo. Decent.

Tried on 04 Sep 2022 at 10:58


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Kraddel has a new beer style achievement emoji_events

Level 2 for Non Alcoholic / Low Alcohol - Dark / Stout ticks with a total of 10 ticks of this sub style.
Draught 0.0 from Guinness (St. James's Gate) was the one that did it!
3 weeks ago