Here we have Leikeim feines schwarzes from Brauhaus leikeim brewery standing at 4.9%
Im having trouble with this one. Both because of my mood and it tastes of very little. And that little isnt done well either. Tastes like a typical brown ale with a slightly slightly thicker texture. The aroma is nice enough though mainly of malt and slightly bready. Taste is malty brown ale. But does have a nice dry finish leaving you ready for the next sip.
Just a ordinary drink with a nice bottle top.
Now begins te extra few days of beers. Here we have Ungespundet Hefetiib from Mahrs Brau brewery standing at 5.2%. Today I learnt that Kellerbier means Keller style beer. Fact.
Now this beer has a bit of a sting to it, like a nettle, quite is somehow pleasant. Would also say that it is also herbal and florally, with a mellow sweet fruit note. The aroma is pretty much the same. The texture is more like a pale ale rather than a lager, quite carbonated and leaves enough hanging around to think about. Did have a slight warmth at the back of the throat, much a do to the sting likeness I mentioned earlier.
Struggling to put much here as it was just okay for me. And I was being distracted by a quiz, which I was terrible beyond terrible at, but on the plus side that means I havent wasted my year watching telly and reading tabloids
Well here it is, the finally bottle of this wonderful experiment, will still do one more post later on reguarding highs, lows and which ones I’ll be getting again.
So here we have the Duchesse De Bourgogne by Verhaeghe standing at 6.2%. The only way I could have this beer today before midnight was to have it as a breakfast beer, so I did. Smells a little vinegary like yesterdays bottle, but the colour is a lot darker than I predicted so there is some hope. With added sharper sides to berries aroma’s.
The taste begins with berries, then something I cant place my finger on, then sourness of black berries like notes. Thankfully not sour like vinegar like I feared. The aftertaste is strange, quite clingy with a sharp bite but does leave you wanting more.
At first I was proud of how I pulled out the cork in one go and then stopped the overflow with the side of my thumb, then I saw the use by date was 2032….. oh this isn’t one of those added odd/champagne yeast beers that are sharp as hell is it?
Well take a guess.
The little number is called Oude Geuze Boon by Brouwerji F.Boon standing at 7% and it IS sour and sharp as smeg. Smelt the champagney, vinegary, yeast aroma that I knew was coming, oh dear.
First sip, ‘Yep that’s sharp’, mear seconds later the aftertaste kicks in, ‘O~kay! Really sharp and sour’. Not a fan. I still drank the rest and I will admit that I got more used to it, theres also critrus in there, though guessing mixed with vinegar.
Long story short, No thank you!
At first I really wasn’t fond of this, have had bad experiences with wheat beers before so I assumed the same, even after the first taste. But will admit that it had grown on me, I haven’t found myself trying to drink it quickly to get it over with. But it hasn’t won me over that much, probably won’t be getting another Mikkeller Weizenbock by De Proefbrouwerji that stands at 8.5%.
The colour is a real hazy brown. The smell is a stronger wheat smell mixed with strong hops and just a touch of yeast at the end, which is actually rather nice. The taste is much the same as the smell, whats to be expected. Though like I mentioned earlier, at first I found it bitter and too much wheat. Then it started to mellow and the other tastes of yeat, malt and hops came through and it became a nice lil drink.
Now this one will be simple, as it does exactly what it says on the tin… bottle.
Here we have Floris Passion by Brouwerji Huyghe standing at a smaller to my normal 3.6%.
There really not much to say to be honest. It smells like passion fruit, it tastes like it and the aftertaste is like it. On one hand I’m glad to come across a beer that does indeed taste like advertised, while on the other hand it is a shame that it doesnt taste like a beer. It is very flat, low carbonate, so it is more like a perry, hell its more like a juice drink. Don’t think I’ll be getting this again. Nice, but that’s it.