Archbeer.com

Archbeer.com is an independent informal site for beer enthusiasts, providing information on specific beer brands tested by guitarist Archaon of the Norwegian black metal band 1349.

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)

imageThe label states that we’re about to become familiar with an “English style IPA”. Colourwise, it is quite clear golden-like, and nose is fruity. In taste it’s not too carbonized, just about right and it is an easy-to-drink, well tasty fruity beer that seems very right for summertimes. At first surprisingly mild, but an underlying bitter feature comes to show increasingly. Can best be described as a hybrid where an old English ale crosses over and meets an IPA. The malts dominates at the start, but the bitterness becomes more and more present throughout.

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