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Collective São Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

Style: Premium Lager
CapeTown, Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mass-market brewery simply could not make a beer like this. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bursting with flavor, it has phenomenal body and freshness. Hazy to the eye, and full on the palate. 6 week brewing time. Barley, yeast, hops and water.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13609) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
500ml bottle from St Pancras Sourced Market. Cloudy pale gold with thin white head. Bready toasty lemon aroma. Decent unfiltered lager. I kinda liked it. Good bready cereal malts with some good lemony almost sauvignon blancy flavour. Yes, it’s decent, no off flavours no cardboard, yeah that’s pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Oct 2012 - nice lager, seemed noticeably better quality than your average. Earthy and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11161) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours light hazy yellow with a small, frothy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, light sugary, mild grassy. Medium to low carbonation, fine creamy and mild dry mouthfeel. Flavour has good malts, citrus, grassy. Fine bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2270) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy golden-yellow beer with malt, lemon and vanilla flavours followed by a slight spicy fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
Draught @ &Union, Cape Town. Hazy yellow pour, thin white head. Aroma is slightly fruity, a bit soapy, grainy and yeasty. Quite mild and round. Refreshing brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3786) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Not really that cloudy. Yellow, w/ small head. Lovely bottle label design. This is a lovely, reassuring Lager. A simple pleasure.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaser (2637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at elephant and barrell in franschhoek South Africa. Pours golden with fluffy head like a typical lager. Yeasty smell and aroma. Taste is similar to a Budweiser I guess. Not too distinctive

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (562) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours cloudy yellow with a quick dissolving head with little lacing. Feint citrus and hay aromas. Almost no bubbles are visible Dry finish, doughy, malty taste. Light carbonation. Medium bodies An OK beer overall, but not my favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Cloudy dull tan. A good head and a stoneware krug away from being a good-looking kellerbier. Aroma is appley, a bit malty. Medium body, too fruity, not enough bitterness or leafiness, lacks freshness, too yeasty. Basically, this tastes like a low-end kellerbier, like the getrankemarkt stuff, not the village brewpub stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle at several places. brewers union unfiltered lager Perfect level of haze on a luminescent gold body Resinous aromas and flavors with nice body Finish is dry but is sorely underhopped and the malt chatacter is meek Not super successful as a kellerbier but likable.


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