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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: 28   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beezzting (17) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 22, 2014
Nice floral aroma with spicy and grapefruit taste. Interesting, but not something I’ll try again soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1384) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from Villeneuve Wines. Hazy golden body with chunky yeast flecks floating around that slowly fades. Thin white head. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon and . Flavour of chalk, orange and caramel. Medium body with a powdery texture. Lively fizz. Basically a strong, sweet, yeasty Lager. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
WhoU (117) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle Jhb. Pours slight hazy orange gold with heavy carbonation and small white head. Aroma of slight fruit, biscuit and bread. Taste is vert slight bitter and sweet. Mouthfeel is bubbly carbonation. Overall not bad and interesting change with temp increase..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gozo, Coventry. Pale diaphanous yellow becoming fully opaque with an initially huge white foam. Aroma of Madeira cake, palinka, shrub and cherry blossom. Pretty decent strong lager with a sappy hop quality and a honeyed lemon and almond sweetness alluding at the ABV. Beeswax, lemon throat-sweet and eucalyptus hints. Full body with the bits in. Not bad. Although more tiddler than beast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
On tap at the Rake. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a small soapy white head. Aroma is fruit, over-ripe mangos and peaches and some malt. Taste is similar, fruity and sweet-ish with a final boozy kick. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, nice beer for a style I don’t dig much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleksander9 (425) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
Murky yellow with almost no head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, spice and some tropical hops. Unnatural oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste is fruit with alcohol. Overall: badly balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow appearance on pouring.Trace of hops but no really flavour. Left lots of sediment at the end. Nice name-after that its all down hill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (571) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 3, 2013
Aroma: Alcohol, bread crust, spices, Appearance: Clear gold, floaters, no head. Murky when roused. Taste: Rich sweet grains, crisp, medium bitterness, hops, alcohol, slight cirtus, cracker-like, dry finish, Palate: Alcohol warming, Medium carbonation, full body, buttery, carbonation bite Overall: Nice taste. The warming was unexpected, but nice. An good beer! I could have another pint or two. 500 ml bottle, poured. 5A. Maibock/Helles Bock

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Coolmac (53) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2013
Bananas on the nose, hazy gold appearance with thin head. Not sure I’ve ever tasted such a strong bubble gum flavor outside of a blue milkshake...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Dean (63) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 10, 2013
Cloudy gold pour. Little head, no lacing. Malt, buiscuity aroma. Sweet on the tongue, caramel, wheat, wholesome beer. Thick mouthfeel.

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