Ahornberger Landbrauerei Strößner-Bräu – Ahornberger Landbier Wurzig

Brewery: Ahornberger Landbrauerei Strößner-Bräu in Bavaria, Germany  Style: Landbier/Keller  ABV: 4.8%  RateBeer: 24/100  Pour: Light golden colour with a thin head.   Heavy malt driven beer adhering to Reinhold Law of beer brewing in Germany. 4 ingredients. Malt. Yeast. Hops and water. Not much hop flavour but that’s the intention. Quite heavy for the 4.8%. I’m not sure what a landbier is but I’m sure you can google that shit.   Continue reading Ahornberger Landbrauerei Strößner-Bräu – Ahornberger Landbier Wurzig

Erdinger Weissbrau – Weissbier

Brewery: Erdinger Weissbrau in Bayern, Germany   Style: Weissbier/Hefeweizen   ABV: 5.3%  RateBeer: 43/100  Pour: Crystal yellow colour with a big fluffy head.   Oktoberfest is on and it would be remiss of me to not have a few German ales to celebrate. Crisp and clean wheat beer that’s perfect to have with a giant pork schnitzel and that weird boiled cabbage crap the Germans eat.   Continue reading Erdinger Weissbrau – Weissbier

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 

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

Amager Bryghus – Cody The Crooked Cop

Brewery: Amager Bryghus in Kastrup, Denmark Style: Old Ale ABV: 9.5% Rate Beer: 95/100 Pour: Black in colour with no head bar a thin ring around the glass.  Strong, thick, sweet old ale. Full flavoured and coating mouthfeel. The rich flavours makes me think this beer would’ve been served to Vikings back in their day at a feast filled with drunken celebration, barbecued meats and toasting … Continue reading Amager Bryghus – Cody The Crooked Cop

St Bernardus – Abt 12

Brewery: St Bernardus Brouwerij in Watou, Belgium Style: Abbey Strong Ale/Quad ABV: 10% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Toffee rubiness in colour with a good head on pour that lasts for quite some time. Made from the same recipe as the Westvleteren 12 and not surprisingly, tastes the same. A little less sweetness but a little more carbonated than the Westie (yeah I’m nicknaming it). I can’t … Continue reading St Bernardus – Abt 12