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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: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   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
berkshirejohn (5512) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
50cl bottle from Sunninghill Wines. A hazy straw coloured pour with a thick cream head; sweet aroma with some tropical fruit and banana; sweet and smooth in the mouth with a banana caramel taste and a milkshake consistency; some grassy hops towards the finish then lingering caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. This brew was a bit of disappointment. I was looking forward to real deal heller bock but this was lacking in malt richness and depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy light golden yellow with a fluffy bubbly white head. Aroma of biscuits, grassy, bread, pine, citrus. Taste is of apricot, peach, biscuits, bread. Foamy to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11672) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Blonde, hazy. Grassy notes in the aroma. Malty sweetish grassy flavor, bready with hints of chloride and toffee. pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2236) - 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 (291) - 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 (1579) - 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 (1172) - 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 (37603) - 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 (155) - 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.

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