Sunday, November 28, 2010

Delirium Tremens

Delirium Tremens (8.5%): a strong pale ale from Belgium. A well-known strong ale among beer connoisseurs, thanks to a very original bottle.

  • Pours a nice medium golden liquid.
  • Agreeable bitter-sweet flavor with hints of caramel, prunes, curry. 
  • Good buzz.
  • The most beautiful beer bottle ever!


Verdict: an excellent choice if you're into strong ales.


Grade:A-






















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Friday, November 26, 2010

Zywiec Beer

Zywiec Beer (5.6%): a pale lager from Poland. Another one from this eastern Euro country.

  • Pours a very pale liquid, not a good start.
  • Flavor-wise: some bitterness, some ...metal.
  • Gave me a slight headache.


Verdict: not worth it.


Grade:D






















Don't forget to check out this TV commercial:



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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Abbaye de Lille Blonde

Abbaye de Lille Blonde (6.1%): a strong farmhouse ale from France. The cheap price (1.7 EUR for a 75 cl bottle) and commercial name (Lille is a fairly big city) = suspect!

  • Pours a pale yellowish liquid.
  • No smell.
  • Cheap sweet lemonade flavor. Yuck!
  • Bum beer aftertaste.
  • Gave me a headache.


Verdict: Avoid this!


Grade:F



Monday, November 22, 2010

La Nonnette

La Nonnette (5.6%): a dark ale from France. This dark ale is 100% organic.

  • Pours a black stout-like liquid.
  • No Smell.
  • Tastes like a car tire!
  • Aftertaste is rubber-like.


Verdict: GROSS !


Grade:F



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Flag Spéciale Bière De Luxe

Flag Spéciale Bière De Luxe (5.2%): a pale lager from Senegal. My first African brew!


  • Pours a yellow pee-like liquid. No smell.
  • Metallic taste with hints of vinegar.
  • Bum beer aftertaste.


Verdict: mediocre brew.


Grade:D-



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Steam Whistle Brewery

Here are a couple of pictures of the Steam Whistle Brewery I took during a recent trip to Toronto,Canada.












Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Félibrée

Félibrée (5%): a pale ale from France. Another French organic brew.

  • Pours a nice orange apple-cider like color.
  • Awesome complex flavor with hints of orange, apricots, anise, apple.
  • Good buzz for ABV.


Awesome brew, classic.


Grade:A



Monday, November 15, 2010

Korlène

Korlène (5.6%): an amber ale from France. I found this at an organic supermarket. The beer has the official French government organic certification.

  • Pours a very dark amber liquid (close to black).
  • Interesting flavor with hints of licorice, anise and cola.
  • Aftertaste is too earthy, almost garlicky!
  • Good buzz for ABV.
  • Typical craft beer bottle?


Not a world class brew but very unique and definitely solid.


Grade:B+



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lech Premium

Lech Premium (5.2%): a pale lager from Poland. Another Polish brew...don't know what to expect.

  • Tastes like bitter ginger ale :(  (aka very thin beer).
  • Aftertaste is so so.
  • Pours a very pale liquid, doesn't look right.
  • Gave me a slight headache.
  • Stylish bottle.


Verdict: won't kill ya, just don't expect a memorable experience.


Grade:D






















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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fischer Réserve Ambrée

Fischer Réserve Ambrée (6.3%): a strong amber ale from France. Fischer is a well-known Alsatian brewery, yet I had never tried their brews.

  • Pours a nice dark amber liquid.
  • Flavor is very metallic.
  • Awful bum beer aftertaste.
  • Superb old school bottle.


Verdict: I love the bottle but the content is close to disgusting.


Grade:D-



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

TYSKIE GRONIE

Tyskie Gronie (5.6%): a pale lager from Poland. Poland has had a long beer tradition, so it's about time I try a Polish brew! In case you were wondering: Tyskie means "German", as in German (pils) style beer.

  • Light head with some hops. 
  • Slight metallic aftertaste.
  • Pours a light golden liquid.
  • Boring bottle.


Verdict: drinkable but boring euro lager.


Grade:C






















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Monday, November 8, 2010

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb (5.5%): a white beer from Germany. This is a well known white, had to try it.

  • The flava is yuckie: raw eggs, rotten veggies...
  • Smells very metallic.
  • The orange-like color doesn't look right.


I don't care what the beer snobs say, that thing is nasty!


Grade:F



Saturday, November 6, 2010

ANGKOR

Angkor (5%): a pale adjunct lager from Cambodia. Cambodia isn't exactly a huge player on the beer market, so I had to get this!

  • Bitter sweet flavor with a decent combination of sweet malt and bitter selterzs. 
  • Refreshing, easy to drink.
  • Good buzz for ABV.
  • Awesome bottle.

Solid brew from a little known country.


Grade:B-






















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Thursday, November 4, 2010

CARREFOUR PRESTIGE BLANCHE

Carrefour Prestige Blanche (4.5%): a white beer from Belgium. This one was brewed in Belgium for Carrefour, the French hypermarket chain.


  • Bitter flavor with hints of seltzers and plums.
  • Pours a nice cloudy golden liquid.
  • Refreshing, easy to drink.
  • Can is a tad too jiggy?


A bit too bitter but definitely solid.


Grade:B



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tsingtao Pure Draft

Tsingtao Pure Draft (4.3%): a pale lager from China. This is a premium version of the world famous Chinese brew.

  • Very nice flavor with hints of orange, honey and some hops.
  • Easy to drink and refreshing.
  • Well balanced.
  • Beautiful bottle.


Another pleasant surprise. Best Asian brew I've had so far.


Grade:A



Monday, November 1, 2010

Martens Bière D'Abbaye

Martens Bière D'Abbaye (6.2%): a strong ale from Belgium. I saw this plastic bottle at my local supermarket and saw "Abbey beer" on it. I had to get it.

  • Nice bitter sweet flavor. I can feel hints of orange, caramel and dry fruits.
  • Pleasant amber color.
  • Good buzz.
  • Easy to drink.
  • The plastic bottle thing is kinda disturbing lol, but it's convenient no doubt.


I was really surprised. Delicious!


Grade:A