Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Piraat 

Brewery: Brouwerij Van Steenberge in Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium  Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale ABV: 10.5% IBUs: 23 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Tangerine gold in colour with a big fluffy head.  Straight up, that typical Belgian smell of sugar bananas. Big bold flavours on first sip dominated by sweetness and smooth alcohol. I seriously look forward to the day I go spend a few days in Belgium. … Continue reading Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Piraat 

Brooklyn Brewery – Summer Ale

Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, New York Style: Summer Ale ABV: 5% Rate Beer: 33/100 Pour: Pale yellow in colour. Head doesn’t hold well Crisp, light, fruit driven summer ale. Some Pilsner and wheat malt flavours come in at the tail end. Definitely a beer I can see getting smashed during those hot summer days in New York on a rooftop in Brooklyn looking out across … Continue reading Brooklyn Brewery – Summer Ale

Black Font Brewhouse – Cirrus IPA

Brewery: Black Font Brewhouse in Marrickville, NSW Style: IPA ABV: 5.8% Rate Beer: Not listed on Rate Beer Pour: Hazy yellow colour with a small slither of head If it looks like a NEIPA, smells like a NEIPA and tastes like NEIPA, you’d swear it’s a NEIPA. However Black Font just call it a IPA. And nice, easy drinking, juicy beer that makes you wish these … Continue reading Black Font Brewhouse – Cirrus IPA

Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Co in San Diego, California Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 70 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Golden citrus orange colour.  They call it their hazy IPA. I assume their take on a NEIPA. It doesn’t look hazy and not much different to their unfiltered Sculpin. Strong citrus flavours with orange, mandarin, grapefruit and tangerine. Juicy and easy drinking. A few of these on … Continue reading Ballast Point – Aloha Sculpin

Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

Brewery: Weihenstephaner in Bavaria, Germany & Sierra Nevada in Chico, California USA Style: Hefe Weissbier ABV: 6% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Opaque golden yellow with a big white foamy head Crisp, zesty Hefeweizen with nice wheat flavours and little bit of hop zing in the tail. Two classic breweries coming together to make a great beer in time for the Northern hemisphere summer. I … Continue reading Weihenstephaner collab with Sierra Nevada – Braupakt

4 Pines Brewing Co – Big Brekky Porter

Brewery: 4 Pines Brewing Co in Manly, NSW Style: Porter ABV: 7.0% IBUs: 32 Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Black colour with a white head. Starts off with a milk stout flavour with a hint of a cup of latte in the mix. As it settles, a malt, biscuity flavour comes into play. Would I drink this on a Monday morning for breakfast before work? … Continue reading 4 Pines Brewing Co – Big Brekky Porter