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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always exciting to try a new from these guys, although it might be hit & miss sometimes. And rightly so: This one seems very promising from start. Deep yellow colour and puré’ish consistency, this hop-juice promises a lot, and then some…

Fragrancy is first and foremost fruity notes of mango, mixed with sweet hints of vanilla, but also exciting piny hints. So present, it hits the nose from far away. As for taste, the layers are even more distinct, overlapping each other in what sums up in an explosive, creamy palate-fest. It starts off with citra fruit, before taking a turn to a honey’ish sweet layer, before concluding on a high note of bitter hops, that escalates & lingers into the aftertaste. Loooong lasting.

Stunningly delicious, the bunch @ Trillium does it again, whipping up a top-notch DIPA next to very few, if none.

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