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Anchor IPA

Total Score: 7.1/10

Anchor… IPA!? When did this happen!? Why wasn’t I informed!? Anchor, San Franciscan brewers whom you know of as the owners of the Steam Beer trademark, whoops – forgot that little TM symbol, now I’m getting sued. 361 more words

Rodenbach Grand Cru

Total Score: 8.95/10

Rodenbach, Rodenbach, Rodenbach” – A colleague at the bottleshop I work at raves on about Rodenbach all the time. Naturally I had to get some Rodenbach and review the absolute shit out of it . 383 more words

Hitachino Nest White Ale

Total Score: 8/10

Hitachino’s best, I’m told, is their White Ale – a Japanese craft take on a Belgian Witbier, replete with added: Flaked Wheat, Flaked Barley, Coriander, Nutmeg, Orange peel, and oddest of all; Orange Juice… I wonder what Belgian Wit brewers would think of that? 318 more words

Day 7 of Taste-Mas 2014: Beau's Winterbrewed Coffee-Amber 600 ml

Winterbrewed is an amber ale is infused with Mexican micro-lot organic fair trade coffee from Bridgehead. Fruity nuances of lime and peach show up alongside a bold roasted coffee presence, which is interwoven with caramel inflections from the malt. 86 more words


Browar Amber Grand Imperial Porter

Total Score: 4.75/10

Browar Amber, brewers of the delightful Koźlak (aka the Bock that isn’t), are far too difficult to resist with such a delightfully dark Imperial Porter such as their Grand, and TBH resisting Imperial anything these days has been a challenge whilst seeking the headiest of beer encounters in my elusive quest towards 500 reviews (to blog readers who haven’t read my other 400 odd reviews and think I am still just above the 100 mark – I will begin uploading my old reviews once I’ve reached the 500th review milestone, please be patient or read some of the magazines I have in my waiting room, huh how did that dog tailed 1992 issue of Camping and Caravanning end up in my waiting room?). 324 more words

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Total Score: 7.9/10

I was going to review another beer but Ballast Point with their endless nautical references and their 7% ABV IPA caught my eye (the big one) and you know what? 381 more words

Brains SA Gold

Total Score: 6.7/10

Well I’m back for more Brains, like the incessant beer zombie I am, this time I received a recommendation from a Welshman (those people from Wales), and I work in a bottleshop now – imagine that – the bottleshop attendant receiving a recommendation from a customer! 315 more words