The user formerly known as nathanvc from Ratebeer. Active ticker since 2014, more or less. I like big, bold Stouts. Struise is my guilty pleasure. #1: Moeder Overste #500: AleSmith Speedway Stout #1000: De Feniks Mc In Memries 2018 Barrel Aged Wiskey Infused #1500: Struise Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb #2000: Totem Baldr (Laphroaig) #3000: Evil Twin Excuse Me. Do You Speak French Toast? Check my +1 on Untappd: https://untappd.com/user/ankevh

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Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

14 September 2022. At Old Irving Brewing, Chicago. Shared with the lovely Anke!

Hazy yellow, small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of ripe passion fruit, lychee, starfruit, peach, tangerine. Taste has sweet peach & lychee, sourish tangerine and bitter citrus pith over a doughy malt base. Floral hoppy finish with pithy grapefruit and bittersweet stonefruit. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Pretty good one.

Tried on 24 Sep 2022 at 15:20


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nathanvc added a new beer Beezer by Old Irving Brewing Company
6 days ago


6.9
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

14 September 2022. At Old Irving Brewing, Chicago. Shared with the lovely Anke!

Hazy ochre, small, white head. Aroma of apricot, plum, fruit cake, cinnamon, biscuit, starfruit. Taste has sour starfruit & unripe apricot; cake-like, wheaty malt body with spicy cinnamon. Tart, yellow-fruity finish, lingering cinnamon & lemon (acid). Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Balanced refreshing brew.

Tried on 24 Sep 2022 at 15:17



6.3
Appearance - 4 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

14 September 2022. At Old Irving Brewing, Chicago. Shared with the lovely Anke!

Clear golden, thin, white head. Aroma of 'Fruittella' candy (strawberry, lemon), honey, fruit cake, yoghurt, lemon peel. Taste has sweet strawberry, raspberry & lemon candy, bit sour over doughy maltiness. Tart, strawberry-like finish, some retronasal bread & jam. Medium body, slick-sticky texture, average carbonation. Weird combination but works okay.

Tried on 24 Sep 2022 at 15:12



6.4
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5

Can from Geers. Hazy black, thin, tan head. Aroma of artifical coconut milk, coconut-filled milk chocolate bar, dark fudge, molasses, prune, vanilla cream, almond, coffee liqueur. Taste has sweetish prune & pear supported by a milk-chocolatey, slightly toasty malt profile with coconut & vanilla accents. Earthy hoppy finish offering toasted coconut, toast & coffee roast; some warming white rum- & Malibu-like alcohol. Medium body, oily texture, soft to flat carbonation. Bit too chemical in coconut taste, and too thin in general.

Tried on 12 Sep 2022 at 19:57


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nathanvc added a new beer Coconut Groove by vandeStreek bier
2 weeks ago


9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle from Geers. Best before: 11/2021. Hazy dark red-brown, stable, foamy, yellowish beige head. Intense aroma of dried plum & banana, toasted chestnut, burnt wood, tyres, smoked BBQ sausage, bacon, butterscotch, clove, tree leaves, molasses, pistachio. Taste has sweet plum, pear & banana over a caramelly, nutty, brown-bready malt base with smoky-umami edges of sausage and wood. Herbal hoppy finish offering smoked wood, tobacco, dried fruit and soflty warming peated whisky-like alcohol. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Insane combination of Doppelbock and Rauchbier, the Rauchmalz is so intense and effective but the Bock structure is so strong. For now, the Urbock was even better (from memory), but this is also a note to myself to organise a side-by-side tasting once. In any case, world-class.

Tried on 12 Sep 2022 at 18:34


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

Can from Geers. Hazy ochre, big, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of ripe tangerine, grapefruit peel, mango, melon, peach, green banana, biscuit. Taste has sweet peach, melon & tangerine; bitter grapefruit & sourish citrus zest in the biscuity, doughy malt middle. Floral, somewhat white-peppery hoppy finish, lingering orange pith, bitter grapefruit and warming fruit liqueur-like alcohol. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Wholesome stuff.

Tried on 12 Sep 2022 at 18:21