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Brouwerij Het Anker – Gouden Carolus Whisky Infused

Sweet and boozy little beer with subtle hints of whisky on the nose. Quite smooth and easy to drink despite the high ABV.

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Rugener Insel-Brauerei – Baltic Ale

Quite clean and easy to drink for strong ale. No boozy flavours.

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Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre – 3 Monts

Initial scent of banana and typical Belgian Strong Ale on the nose. Sweet, but slightly tart. Heavy alcohol flavours.

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Coopers – Vintage Ale 2018

Brewery: Coopers Brewery in Adelaide, SA  Style: Vintage Ale/English Strong Ale  ABV: 7%  RateBeer: 77/100  Pour: Murky brown colour with a small head   Quite sharp with flavour. Very malty and peppery in finish. Would be interesting to see how this beer settles flavour wise if left cellared for a few years. I’d suspect it will be smoother and more rich. But […]

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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 […]

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Westvleteren Trappist – Westvleteren XII 

Brewery: Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus in Westvleteren, Belgium Style: Abbey Strong Ale/Quad ABV: 10.2% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Dark Ruby toffee colour with good head on pour that lasts for quite some time.  Rated the best beer in the world and brewed by Belgium monks, I’ll admit I was nervous to pop the top off this […]

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Yeastie Boys – Rex Attitude

Brewery: Yeastie Boys in Wellington, New Zealand Style: Peat Smoked Golden Strong Ale ABV: 7% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 49/100 Pour:  Deep urine yellow colour with no head First smell is a smoky scent reminiscent of a barrel aged whisky. That burnt wood also comes in the flavour of the beer pushing the usual thought of […]

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Stone Brewing Co – Arrogant Bastard Ale

Brewery: Stone Brewing Company in San Diego, California USA Style: Strong Ale ABV: 7.2% Rate Beer: 99/100 Pour: Deep brown/reddish colour with a settled head that lingers This bastard is a big bold beer full of hops and flavours and has a slightly peppered smoked finish on the palette. This beer is full of itself. It looks down on you and […]