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8.4
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Released December 2017, 375ml bottle bought at Beergium online shop; Dry-hopped sour farmhouse ale aged in oak barrels with peaches and spices.

APPEARANCE: yellow, lemon like color with moderate chill haze, still some degree of visibility, with the sediment more peach juice like appearance; small layer of snow white head with fluffy bubbles on the side of the glass and fine ones in the middle

AROMA: very inviting and layered aroma of ripe and unripe peaches, peach skin & flesh, dusty and moisture cellar, wet oak barrels, soft green vibe, lemons and notes of stale lemonade, white grapes, moderate fruit sweetness prevails over the fairly restrained malt backbone (as it opens up, more bread and bread crust notes), hints of pine or even spruce tips, a hint of cinnamon in the background, faint impression of cardamom, dill and pickle juice; soft and pleasant tartness on the nose with spicy hints; no sign of alcohol

TASTE: fluffy carbonation but also some fine, creamy like bubbles, medium body, quite crisp, mineral and refreshing mouthfeel, more tart than sour which helps with drinkability; surprisingly lemon forward on the palate, peaches are quite restrained - more in the aftertaste in form of peach candy and peach skin; refreshing lemon juice tartness paired with wood tannins, minerals and impressions of very gentle ginger; soft wheat bread notes, old bread and bread crust dipped into whey; lingering light to medium light bitterness from tannins and hops, hints of hay and very soft spiciness

OVERALL: very smooth, harmonious and fairly complex sour farmhouse ale; inviting aroma but I do miss more peaches in the taste - probably they faded with age; there is very gentle spiciness and quite hard to pinpoint what spices they used;

Tried from Bottle at Beergium BAR on 13 Feb 2021 at 16:58


7.8
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Best before 01/2022, 330ml bottle bought at Etre Gourmet online shop;

APPEARANCE: strong gusher, a lot of beer loss; dark golden to amber like color, orange hues under the light, murky and hazy with light degree of visibility under the light; fluffy and frothy off white head falling in to a bubbly and lasting ring, moderate lacing; visible rising carbonation with floating particles

AROMA: fairly fruit forward on the nose for lager beer - ripe apples/apple compote, citrus zest a soft citrus/lemon like refreshing tartness, subtle impression of candied orange; moderate malty sweetness of toasted bread with marmalade, bread crumbs, hints of wet bread and subtle bread dough on the edges; very low hop profile on the nose, subtle dusty hops

TASTE: fluffy carbonation but not sharp or effervescent, medium light body, crisp and wet on the edges, mineral notes, nicely dry and bitter in the finish; light malty sweetness to begin with, notes of bread, toast, a touch of caramel, less fruity as suggested on the nose - sweet apple, hints of stone fruits; medium light noble hop bitterness, slowly growing with every sip, mainly herbal and spicy hop character with hints of grass, hay, earth dust is and wood in the background; no sign of off flavours

OVERALL: to bad for gushing (at least 100ml beer loss), for me feels like Vienna Lager than Kellerbier with decent malty sweetness and slightly more pronounced bitterness than standard Vienna Lager

Tried from Bottle from La Cave à Bières d'Etre Gourmet on 08 Feb 2021 at 18:19


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8.6
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Best before 05/12/27, 330ml bottle; Vintage 2017, anniversary barley wine

APPEARANCE: dark caramel color with loads of cherry, mahogany and ruby hues under the light, fairly lasting small beige like head, moderate lacing

AROMA: rich and very inviting aroma, loads of toasted sugars, caramel, hard candy, jam, festive bread, sweet bread crust topped with marmalade, sharp raisins, dried apricots, mild nuttiness, very gentle herbal & earthy notes from hops in the background; a touch of soft liquor like alcohol, subtle oxidation note (lipstick, wax)

TASTE: soft and smooth carbonation, moderate silky and syrupy mouthfeel, medium full body but not full; medium sweet onset of caramel, melting sugars, candy, dried fruits like raisins, apricots, marmalade on toast; solid amount of hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness, herbal and woody presence, just a soft note of spicy alcohol (no heat at all), smooth nuttiness in the middle

OVERALL: aged really nicely, no drop of aromas or flavors, neither noticeable flaws; rich barley wine sweetness with pleasant bitter bite still after more than three years; dangerously drinkable with perfectly hidden alcohol

Tried from Bottle from Hoppiness on 07 Feb 2021 at 21:36


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8.4
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Best before 05/2024, Batch 18/233, 375ml bought at La Cave à Bières d'Etre Gourmet online shop; Imperial Porter aged in whisky and cognac barrels

APPEARANCE: deep, dark brown color in the glass, brown hues under the light; small beige head with big fluffy bubbles on the side, not much of lacing (big bubbles)

AROMA: smooth barrel character with whisky notes in the foreground, no obvious cognac aroma, clear but soft notes of red wine tartness, grapes, sharp raisins; moderate imperial porter backbone - light sweetness of toasted sugars, caramel, toast, sweet bread soaked in red wine, chocolate with raisins, cocoa powder, figs, very gentle roasted malts - hints of burnt grains, char; umami hints (subtle sweet onions and meat gravy), subtle vanilla, very mellow alcohol notes (not hot or medicinal)

TASTE: soft and slightly creamy carbonation, medium body with mild silky mouthfeel kind of appropriate for the style (this is not a RIS too be clear); loads of dried fruits (figs, raisins) at the beginning paired with toasted sugars & caramel cut by cocoa powder, chocolate bitterness and barrel dryness in the finish; soft sweet and spicy whisky notes adds complexity but no cognac presence for me, low tannic bitterness, wood, minerals, very soft vinous notes associating at robust red wine; appropriate roasted character for Imperial Porter; no booziness at all for 10.8% abv

OVERALL: very pleasant and enjoyable barrel aged Imperial Porter, all characteristics of porter are present with smooth whisky note but I do miss cognac notes; dangerously drinkable for abv

Tried from Bottle on 07 Feb 2021 at 17:16

gave a cheers!

7.9
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

BB 02/10/2021, Batch 14, 330ml bottle; Rum raisin imperial stout brewed and bottled at Brło in collaboration with Lervig

APPEARANCE: almost pitch black color in the glass with brown hues under the light, deep brown when pouring into the glass, beige to brown fluffy head, surprisingly lasting for so high abv beer, moderate lacing with some legs

AROMA: moderate but very pleasant aroma of dried fruits and sweet chocolate, sharp raisins, figs and a touch of prunes, melting brown sugar and caramel, sweet festive bread, sweetened cocoa powder, bread crust, toast, hints of sweet coffee, overall moderate sweetness, hints of earth, wood, dried herbs and green tea; mild roast character on the nose with impressions of charred, toasted wood, perfectly hidden alcohol for 12%

TASTE: smooth and low creamy carbonation, medium body, slightly syrup and oily but not bold or thick mouthfeel; fairly sweet onset of toasted and melting sugars, brown sugar, caramel candy and hints of butterscotch, mild sharp raisins but not so obvious that on the nose; nice amount of roasted bitterness cuts through sweetness, bitter chocolate, mild coffee, light burnt notes, hints of wood; dry aftertaste with lingering bitterness from roasted malts and dried fruit sweetness; spicy notes with touch of alcohol that is perfectly hidden (no warming sensation, heat or medicinal taste)

OVERALL: lacks a bit in mouthfeel, body and ompf but otherwise very pleasant and dangerously drinkable raisin imperial stout; nice amounts of old school roasted bitterness

Tried from Bottle from Za Popen't Pivoteka on 06 Feb 2021 at 22:15


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

BB 09/11/2021, 330ml bottle purchased at La Cave à Bières d'Etre Gourmet online shop; Pomerol (red wine from Pomerol region, France) barrel fermented Brett IPA;

APPEARANCE: hazy, white peach like color, with the sediment more pineapple juice like presence; some degree of visibility under the light, off white head, lasting small layer on the top of the beer, decent lacing when rocking the glass

AROMA: typical Brett aromas but not in offensive or dirty way, more fruit forward and juicy than funky; light bready malt backbone, citrus zest, very soft citrus freshness, notes of fermenting grapes, hints of sweet tea, spoiled/rotten onions, subtle vegetable broth, hay and green notes on the edges; no obvious red wine barrel on the nose

TASTE: moderate carbonation with fine bubbles, medium light to medium body, slightly slick & juicy mouthfeel, quite mineral and savory; fairly fruity onset backed up by soft wine and citrus tartness; fruit candy, grape and lemon juice, subtle vibe of stone fruits; gentle Brett character - hints of musty cellar, dust, leather and faint hints of man's toilet, moderate dry finish with light herbal like and piney bitterness, mild resin, not tannic or woody; with sediment slightly sweeter and juicier also some bready sweetness

OVERALL: hazy IPA with nice juicy character and a touch of wine barrel and more than well behaved Brett; easy drinkable, juicy, refreshing and crushable

Tried on 06 Feb 2021 at 19:20

gave a cheers!