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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7.1
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5

Bottle, another forgotten gem that I should have drank years ago - but to my surprise the batch one ( totally different beer) I had yesterday was still pretty good, after 10+ years. So hopes here are slightly higher than they were ! This one pours a clear, warm blonde. medium large white head with the lower of average stability. It was a very slight and slow gusher, even when cooled. Nothing problematic, but this does point to a higher carbonation level. Scent is full, again - just like B1 yesterday - showing sóme age, but nowhere near the 10+ years - more like 2. saison can be recognized, but it misses some of the crispyness (can you blame that? ) smokey character is very mild, and seems more phenolic than actual smokey malts - which I understood they used? Taste is sharp, more smokyness here. Strong bitterness remains. Mild age factor - honeyed character , not paper yet. Very high carbonation indeed. not terrible at all - and again shockingly great for it's age. I'd say it taste a bit more aged than the Batch 1 at this point (which is slightly older) but it's still drinkable, still enjoyable even. Mild smoke character doesn't bother me as much as I feared and thought it would have. Damn, these expected drainpours are better than some fresh craft's from nowadays !

Tried on 26 Jan 2023 at 11:08


7.3
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

Pours a rather clear, darker blonde. Big white, stable head. Scent is bit hay-like, sharp, phenolic, hoppy in a way ( regardless of the age) . not nearly as bad / over the top oxidized as I anticipated it to be. Taste is bitter, fairly sharp, higher carbonation. A certain amount of age can be detected, but nowhere near the 10+ years - this aged pretty damn awesome, concidering. Still vibrant, and very saison like if anything. Since I expected this to have become a drainpour, i'm pleasantly surprised.

Tried on 25 Jan 2023 at 18:25


8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Pours black, medium small tanned head relatively stable (concidering its abv!) Scent is pure, roasty (chocolate) and bourbon, woody. Oats. Taste is full, robust roastyness but smoothed down by lots of vanilla from the bourbon. It peeks behind the corner of being overly boozy, but is just not overdoing it. Lots of woody flavors, but the smoothness here makes it stand out. Demands some silence, thought and time - yet is so overly drinkable for it's ABV. A medium thick body (nothing too crazy, in this league) helps with that. Some sweetness, but not overdoing it. A surprisingly balanced barrel bomb. Barrel masters truly is a great subtitle for this work of art.

Tried on 19 Jan 2023 at 19:56


7.4
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5

Pours slightly unclear, warm amberorange. Small white head. prominent scent with tea shining trough, which goes surprisingly well with the dried-fruit aspect of the Barleywine base. Even some fruityness, fresh florality in a way. luxureous scent ! Taste is full, bit sweet - some simple sugars, but the tea makes it so much more complex. Strange bitterness, and a floral/fruity/herbal ending I partially love, but other parts of it i really dislike. A very confusing beer - much more interesting and enjoyable than I thought i'd think about it - disliking all I ever knew that was tea - the tea actually does a good thing here. I love the florality, but the herbal side makes me go to places in my mind I don't particularly love in my beer (pot pourri-side) Still, more than fair attempt of these guys and girl ! might be one of the most - if not the most - surprising beers by them for me. Could use a bit ( or more) body though.

Tried on 18 Jan 2023 at 19:08


7.4
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Thnx Jan ! Pours black, smalles formation of darkly tanned head. Scent is full on peaty, burnt wood, petrol, plastic, intense. Taste is full, bitter, burnt, peaty, rough and raw, roasty, chocolate. Mild alcohol punch. Actually, not too bad! is peatyness growing on me, or is this just a better one ?

Tried on 12 Jan 2023 at 20:40


7.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

2020 edition. Pours unclear blonde, scent is very funky, raw and naturally funky apple. Taste is full, funky, dry and natural apple (skins) , mild brett almost. Balanced dryness. lovely chewy fruityness.

Tried on 12 Jan 2023 at 15:55


7.4
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7

Pours a darker amberblonde. Medium sized white head fades fairly fast. Scent is quite full and hoppy, i'm pleasanlty surprised here. Amarillo-like citrussy notes. bit dank and green as well, as it opens up it turns far more raw and green, herbal and rough. Taste is quite full, bit biter. Doesn't taste as fresh (malts) as I had hoped - even expected, but on the other hand, it does a good job hiding the NA aspect, it's not as dull as most other NA IPA's. Truth be told, it's still to be recognized as a NA, just.. less easely. Harsh green hops take the lead, with an assertive amount of bitterness - creating the balance that's so important in an NA. Bit malty, bit herbal (grassy hops), Silent on the yeast aspects. Very drinkable, enjoyable even. Shame the fruity sensation I had right at the pop only lasted seconds.

Tried on 11 Jan 2023 at 14:21


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Kraddel added a new brewery: LePlan- Vermeersch located in France
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