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Collective São Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

Style: Heller Bock
CapeTown, Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Unfiltered version of the Kreechr.

A tropical-fruit aroma greets you with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and an almost honey-like character before the biscuity, chewy malt backbone coats your palate with a smooth richness. The finish is elegant and dry, leaving you yearning for more... Food Pairing: Gammon, eisbein, pork crackling, german-style pork sausages, pulled pork. 500mlx20 6,5% ABV. 8 week brewing time. Ingredients: Barley, yeast, hops and water. Craft brewed in Bavaria.
Imported to South-Africa by Collective São Gabriel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2015
Hazy golden orange beer, medium white head, spotty lacing. Nose is malt, caramel notes, banana notes, fruity esters, mild sweetness and metallic notes. There’s something dirty about the aroma, but I can’t quite put my finger on it (messy corn?), it’s not that prevalent though. Furity and mildly creamy flavor with banana in the background and toffee sweentess. Some bitterness in the finish. Not quite balanced, but a grower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triskaideka (265) - Killarney, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2015
Sampled at beer tasting - poured out hazy gold with thin white head - aroma - fruit/mango. Taste - bread/biscuit with mango/fruit. Ok, but not mad about this - alcohol a bit too noticeable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thirstyrabbit (1536) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy bright golden body, medium tall head. Aroma has sweet cookies and some damp dishrag notes. Sweet starchy taste, sweeter than it needs to be. Finish has raw potatoes and sweet cookies. Quite bad. Should be called "Potato of the Deep".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (1072) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
0,5 l bottle. Unclear pale golden in the glass, one finger white foamy head. Some ripe fruits on the nose. Taste starts with malt, grain and hay. Some fruity elements and alcohlic sharpness in the second part. Not bad. But I have some problems with the "brewers" world wide philosophy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, straw and cornish. Bitter, light fruity, grassy. Toasted malt. Bitter and light cornish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (117) - LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
A bit gone off.. Hints of coriander, banana and some gone off fruits. But not in the bad way. It was kind a decent and interesting brew. Kind a liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2015
Interesting brew.. aroma like one of the dark brews, some weird coffee, honey, toasted caramel, but definitely not Belgian, some sweet fruitiness, banana, some grassy hops, bit piney, noticeable yeast presence. Mostly sweet, bit under carbonated. Nice but messy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
500ml bottle. Milky, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Strawy, yeasty and slightly fruity aroma, hints of mandarine, pale malty basis. Taste is slightly grainy, strawy, minimally sweet fruity, a touch of mandarine, grassy hoppy overtones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14078) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
Süßlich herber Antrunk. Hell würzig, die Süüe befindet sich gerade noch im angenehmen Rahmen. Grasige Beinoten, deutlich getreidig. Zum Ende spürbar alkoholisch, nicht brennend aber doch störend. 11/10/10/7/8/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle at Maisel’s Frankfurt Airport. Hazy yellow body with big head. Nose of fruits, apples, caramel too. Taste is malty, caramel, herbal. Smooth texture. Interesting RSA beer.

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