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Bierwerk
Brewed at Camelthorn Brewing Company

Style: Foreign Stout
Western Cape, South Africa

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ColaKid (51) - - FEB 15, 2014
Saw this obscure African beauty on the beer list at the Vue Grande in Queenscliff VIC and had to give it a crack. Great stout from the boys in Namibia, keep it up! Itís better than the more more watery Ethiopean pale lagers we get out here. A rare gem and worth trying for sheer rarity. Nice!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. It says itís a product of Namibia on the bottle, but brewed in South Africa on this site, which is odd. Regardless of where itís come from itís a mighty fine beer, worth buying if you happen to find it. Iíd even go out on a limb and say itís the best beer Iíve ever tried from Namibia!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 11, 2014
Brown dark beer, small brown and stable head. The aroma has earthy, cheese, grass, nuts and roasty notes. It has a full body, the flavor is strong, full of caramel and coffee notes and at the end a strong bitterness overcome. Enjoyable beer. Actually I didnít understand why if in the label says is a product of Namibia, I didnít get the mark on my map. Well I guess is because Bierwerk is a South African brand, but in their internet page they didnít even mention it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
0.33l bottle @ Gaasa. As good as pitch black in the glass this one. Totally impossible to see through it even if Iím holding it up against the light. The head is quite good looking, medium sized and light ashy brown in color. Smells really nice. Itís quite sweetness-present, almost a bit sticky at first perhaps. I get lots of rich dark smokiness with dark roasted malts, dark caramel, sweet chocolate and a little bit of tar and leather. Smells really nice. Itís really easy and lightdrinkable. Almost creamy oily in the mouth and it has a good oily mouthfeel. Lite of coffee blended with something smoky and chocolate, lactose (cause it has a clear sweetness), some soft grassy licorice traces and even a little bit of nuts here. Lingering black toasted malty flavors. Itís most definitely a tasty and delicious African Stout. 17.10.2013

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3334) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive. Who would have thought that such good beer would come from Africa. Black with chocolate and malt aroma. Finishes long and a bit dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, dried fruit, coffee.
Body: Medium body, heavy carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, red wine, berries, dried fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
330 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Pitch black body with a rather fast disappearing beige head. Really nice, strong aroma of dark malt, moderate roasted, liquorice and a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is quite sweet, dark malt, moderate roasted, coffee, dark chocolate some molasses and some bitterness. Fine and well balanced body, long and sweet dark malt aftertaste. Nice, tasty and smooth, a bit too sweet by the end of the bottle, still a great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle wine store east fremantle Nice eaethy molasses flavours with coffee and other stouty stuff

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (808) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
This should have been my very proud tick for Namibia. Check the label: doesnít it say "Product of Namibia"? As per the commonest standard of Ratebeer, a beer that is produced in a country should be listed as being from that same country. Anyway, I did love this Namibian product. Glorious aroma of crŤme de cassis, very much like the Castle Milk Stout, from neighbouring country South Africa. The beer is dark ebony with a lovely creamy head. Flavours of dark chocolates and plenty of expresso, which does feel ok, in spite of my dislike for coffee flavours. Thereís also oak, oxo, leather, ash, with a dry, bitter finish. The beer is medium bodied, so it could be in a larger bottle. Especially if they reduced the alcohol rate. My second african stout (this time from Namibia) and it is again a favourite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 1, 2013
Country #80 ! Bottle 33cl from Henrik many thanks. A dark beer without head, nose is slightly vinous with a deep dark chocolate notes. Aroma is on chocolate and dry coffee, astringency and light ashes, heavy carbonates, lot of roasted touch, licorice. A robust foreing stout.


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