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Collective São Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
CapeTown, Western Cape, South Africa

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark and malty, the appearance doesn’t prepare you for a crispness of taste. Lighter than it looks, it is very drinkable and beautifully smooth.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (1430) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Kensington. Slightly cloudy and yet thin brown colour. Initial surprise of some spicy hop. Malts are a bit thin, caramel, watery to be honest. This was a bit of a disappointment.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. A soft aroma of vanilla, malty, some bread and a little bit alcoholic. The head is dark white, foamy and light creamy with a long duration. The body is dark brown, nearly black. The taste is light bitter, light malty, some cardboard. The body is rather light and dry with a flat carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
malts... salt? cloudy brown with white lacing, malty and smooth but a bit generic

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ForlornHope (196) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a dark red-brown colour with a tight, off-white head. The bottle had some sediment, which stayed firmly at the bottom of the bottle. Not much aroma, a little nutty malt. Taste is quite sweet with some dryness. Pleasant mouthfeel, definitely a malt-driven flavour. Overall: OK. Inoffensive, but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (155) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 8, 2015
Poured from bottle dark amber with good head. Mild nose, medium mouthfeel lowish carbonation. Mild caramel flavours. Easy drinking

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (12409) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2015
KRS 270914. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is grain, roasted malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, roasted malt, hop, caramel, grain, metallic. Medium body. Boring beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1789) - NORWAY - MAR 17, 2015
From bottle at The Taphouse, Durban, with OEN and RS 16.03.15. Dark nutty brown. Fine off-white head. Aroma of medium.dark malt and toffee. Same in taste, with dried fruits, berries and roasted nuts. Good drinkability.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (5681) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
Für ein Dunkles recht malzlos, hier jedoch in die Richtung Schwarzes tendierend mit seiner recht hohen Perlung, den Röstaromen und ein wenig Kaffee im Hintergrund. Dabei jedoch erstaunlich süffig und erfrischend. Vollkommen in Ordnung.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (5732) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from Dilo in Bochum. The beer has got a deep medium brown colour with a steady low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of malt, roasted barley, woods, leaves, dark fruits, burnt caramel and dark bread. Mild and easy drinkable, not a bad one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (807) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours dark brown with a dissipating off white head. Some roasted malt and caramel aroma with banana, a little metallic. Sweet finish with chocolate.


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