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Ratings

The beers reviewed are rated on a scale ranging from 1 to 6 based on the following parameters:

  • Color
  • Consistency/texture
  • Fragrance
  • Elements of taste and aftertaste
  1. Disgusting (rather drink water)
  2. Poor/boring (somewhat drinkable, but nothing more than that)
  3. Ok (meets expectations)
  4. Good (above average and high quality in terms of taste)
  5. Splendid (top notch; a joy to consume every drop)
  6. Out-of-body experience (absolutely supreme taste and presentation)

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Wit

Witte lambicThis brewery has an interesting line of fruity ales, which of I’m familiar with a few. Now, this is a new one though- a wit beer, yellow and lightly mirky in looks. The nose reveals very sweet notes of white tea, sugary pineapple and honey. Lightbodied consistency and nice levels of carbonization. Tastewise, it’s very mild but the aromas previously mentioned are enhanced by notes of banana, rounded off by a fruity easy-going hopped postludium. Nice one, would definately be a hit during summer.

BirrificioThis beer looks absolutely stunning w/regards to appearance; Beautiful yellow colour gives off a refreshing invite. Pours nicely in terms of carbonization, leaving a nice half-inch head (without being overly agressive). As for the nose; nice floral activity going on here, a bit fruity goes especially well
In the heat of summer. Very subtle hints of herbs here too. Now, this leaves us at the exiting stage of the actual taste: very fresh, lightly lemon hints, some hard-to-distinguish flower taste, + even lighter bitterness combined with quite a bit of fizz. Light-bodied. Aftertaste is semi-sweet, crossing over in lightly bitter landscapes at the end.

imageLight brown and mirky, pours 1/3 inch head. Smells of caramel, wine and toffee. Great freshness/degree of carbonization. Beautiful sweet taste, fullbodied. Lots of caramel, toffee and with spicy hints underneath. Smooth outro with caramel taste still highly present, but not exaggerated. Well adjusted, with bitter end.

imagePours a great hat, lots of carbonisation here- one can easily see that this is a wheat beer. Light golden in colour, smells very subtle and tastes fruity of apples. There’s a sweetness here and a underlying light acidic touch to it too.

imageHighly fruity nose of fresh fruit. Cloudy white colour, fresh and fruity tastes of lemon, pear, grapefruit and herbs. Very dry mouthfeel, but also very refreshing. Tastelenght is great (a little quick) too.

GumballheadFresh and fruity, if judging by nose. The colour is golden, and leaves a clean impression. So, tastewise: kind of weissbier’ish texture, with high level of carbonization. It is indeed fresh, and the fruityness has a strange candytwist to it, with hints of bubblegum. This sweet feature converts into a more natural sense which saves the beer from being too strange.
imageLight yellow’ish golden colour- far from transparent. Looks like good amount of carbonization. Pours a small, nice hat. Nice fresh traces in aroma, seems fresh with a hint of acidity in it, but in no way at a convincing level. Tastewise, miles away from sour, rather quite mild and a little sweet- leans more towards a belgian. Still, quite fresh. Far, in the back, one can find the malts, but still- very little sour contents. Underlying hint of hops, which contributes more to the mature-like taste, than bitterness. Lasting for a decent time.

imageNose is lemon and green apple of the spring, though subtle. The colour is light-yellow, very «clean». Easy hoppy start that balances quite smoothly on the verge of bitterness, all the while. Quite light-bodied, and the actual fruittaste could have lingered a bit longer- however, the bitterness lasts. Still, quite light- both in texture and in taste-span. A bit too weak, actually- but probably fine for easy summer beverage.

This wheat beer’s aroma is first and foremost smelling of wheat and subtly, fruity. Quite mild in terms of hoppyness, although lightly bitter. Nice sweetness from the fruit and medium bodied.

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