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Kirkstall Framboise 3.1  
Kirkstall Leeds,West Yorkshire
Keg at the Waterloo Tap, 04/08/16. Maroon with a crimson cap. Nose is tangy raspberry, bitter sweet berry notes, straw, raspberry pips, grains. Taste comprises raspberry jam, toasted grains, straw, pink berry fizz. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style, not too sweet.

Dieu du Ciel / The Alchemist Moralité 3.8  
Dieu du Ciel Montreal,Quebec
Shared BOTTLE 341ml. Hazy golden, off white head. Big tropical fruit, some dank, almost no malts. Some glue harshness. Tropical juicy, then goes quite dank. Moderate zesty piney bitterness with a harsh notes.

Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Blanche 3.3  Shared BOTTLE. Cloudy pale straw, white head with so so retention. Strong sweet orange and apricot aroma,, apricot jam a tony bit of coriander. Sweet apricot, sweet white cherry and quite perfumey. Even the finish is quite sweet. Ok, but quite sweet and too perfumey. 

Dieu du Ciel / Trou du Diable La Divine Comédie 3.7  
Dieu du Ciel Montreal,Quebec
Shared BOTTLE 341 ml. Slightly hazy straw, white head. Bright herbal grass, minty, a bit dank and tiny bit of lemon and malts (if any?). Clean pale malts with just a tiny hit of fruit, grapefruit and piney bitterness. Excellent.

Kirkstall Framboise 3.5  
Kirkstall Leeds,West Yorkshire
Keg at Pigs Ear Richmond as Kirkstall Framboise. Brewed in Belgium and, at this time, one of the top 50 fruit beers in the world according to Ratebeer dot com. Opaque dark purple, scummy white head with a pink hue. Aroma is intense raspberry tart. I could list other raspberry products as comparators, but you’ve already got the point. Body is fairly smooth, tingly carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is raspberry sorbet in a big way, FAB lollies. A bit syrupy, but the carbonation helps here, for a change. Has all the obvious syrupy raspberry fruit, some vanilla and creamy vibes too. I can’t help but like this even if it’s too sweet by my usual standards.

Les Trois Mousquetaires S.S. Kellerbier 3.5  
Les Trois Mousquetaires Brossard,Quebec
Shared bottle. Cloudy orange, off-white how. Strong caramel flower aroma, a touch of clovy/gluey spice. Dry spicy, light caramel malts behind. Enough grassy bitterness with a touch of lagerish harshness. Very smooth mouthfeel. Very good.

Firestone Walker Easy Jack 3.5  Clear golden. Fizzy. White head. Light, citrusy IPA. Really crisp and very refreshing. Slightly sour fruit aftertaste. 

Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 4.4  
Prairie Artisan Ales Tulsa,Oklahoma
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Pours black with a creamy brown head. Smell of apple, booze, oak, dark malts, chocolate and vanilla. Exquisite! Heavy sweet, apple brandy and oak blended with chocolate, vanilla, dark malts and dark fruits. Moderate bitter. Totally a very complex beer with deep rich flavors that blends together very well. World class stuff!

Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 4.1  Bottle, 0.375l. Hazy pale golden color with thin quickly diminishing white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma is funky, yeasty, vinous, grainy, citric and with notes of coriander. Taste starts light sweet grainy, bready and funky, follows by refreshing tart citrus, yeast and white wine, mouthfeel is crisp and dry, while finish is mild bitter. Light body, thin texture and average carbonation in palate. Nonaggressive funky witbier... 

Thornbridge Galaxia 3.8  
Thornbridge Bakewell,Derbyshire
On tap. Light yellow, cloudy with nice white head and quite nice lacing. Pleasant and fresh aromas of citrus with strong notes of passion fruit. Light to medium body, average bitterness. Very nice and very drinkable.

Black Market Aftermath 3.9  
Black Market Brewing Company Temecula,California
12fl oz can at home from Nose is citric. Body is opalescent yellow orange golden, head is big, white, frothy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, leaves, grass. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy quinine heavy bitter. Light to medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, strong flavor, nice one.

Oakham Inferno (Bottle) 3.4  
Oakham Peterborough,Cambridgeshire
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head. Hoppy and floral aromas. Similar flavours, a bit fruitier, no sweetness, quite bitter throughout.

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown 4.0  
Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids,Michigan
Kaffe är tydligt i både smak och doft. Doften innehåller även mörk chokladkola och knäck. I smaken kommer knäcken tillbaka, tillsammans med hasselnöt och mörk choklad. En mycket god öl, som säkerligen passar för lagring något eller några år. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Anchorage Galaxy White IPA 3.9  
Anchorage Brewing Company Anchorage,Alaska
Bottle at Cafe Sara, june 5th 2016. Hazy yellow body with a fine white head. Aroma is zesty and spicy with brett and tropical fruit. Taste is funky with choriander and lemon, wheat and tropical fruits. Dry and clean palate, with a citric mild funky finish with wood. Nice!

von Trapp India Pale Lager 3.4  
von Trapp Brewing Stowe,Vermont
Can from SlovakSniper (thanks Pat!),, shared at RBAG. Clean grains with a kiss of pink grapefruit and floral undertones, assertive bitterness. Nice.
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