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Bierwerk Vlakvark

Formerly brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

Style: Bitter
Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
A traditional British bitter with an African twist. Home toasted caramel malts, South African barley malt and loads of freshly picked Southern promise hops went into this unique ale. It is a complex beer for its modest strength with a refreshingly dry finish. This beer is unfiltered and matured and refermented in the bottle. Pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17000) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle @ ABCBeers, Dean’s scared of beer tasting. Best before 2011 Thick white head. Hazy orange blond pour. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle @ ABCBeers, Dean’s scared of beer tasting. Two years past its due date. Hazy orange pour. Aroma is dusty, malty, grainy and murky. Flavor is malty bitter and aged sweetness. Should try fresh once.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kermis (11000) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle shared at the "Dean’s scared of beer tasting". Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma is dusty, cobwebs and grain. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with flat carbonation. Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9470) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
Slightly aged sample Dirty-creamy (-coloured), rather stable head over hazed amber-golden beer. Citrus, orangepeel, faint oxydation, bit of ureum, hops. Dried orange; finishing bittery and straw-like. Again light oxydation and slightly perfumey. Very spritzy despite the light dustiness; light body, but nowhere empty. Very tasty, pity that age had brought some oxydation. Fresh, I’m sure this rivals any original UK bottled bitter. Thanks, Mathieu

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
Orangegyllene i färgen med vitt skum. Fruktiga bittra toner i doften av jord gräs och gul frukt. Bra smak med fruktig malt och balanserad bitterhet i slutet. Bra för sina 3,8%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle at Øl og Mat (2011) i Kubaparken. Pours slightly hazy amber with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma with hops and caramel. Lightly sweet with a nice bitter finish. More flavour than expected. Easy to drink and quite refreshing on a sunny Saturday in the park. (2011-06-04)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2012
ambrato scarico buona schiuma grossolana persistente abbastanza luppolata lieve erbaceo lieve agrumato discreto corpo leggero caramello piuttosto gasata amaro medio buona secchezza

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
550ml bottle. Orange colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with hoppy notes. Flavour is malt, some caramel, bitter hops. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2011
500ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
6 Simple English-style bitter aroma, just a bit of earthy hop.
4 Bold orange, almost clear, lovely tight off-white head, very persistent, leaving spotted patches down the glass.
7 Again, a classic English style bitter. Some esters in the retronasals. Simple bready grains, and a lovely dry bitter hoppy tang, some grapefruit in there. Wonderfully attenuated.
4 Refreshing palate, mellow in the mouth, nice carbonation. Lovely finish, some resiny hops, a little grapefruity, some bark, some walnut paper too. Lovely and dry.
13 What a great bitter. Lovely at 3.8%. There are many so-called craft brewers who could learn a lot from this beer.

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