Collective São Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
CapeTown, Western Cape, South Africa


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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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle shared with Lyoli on the Eurostar, bound for Brussels; this will probably be the last lager of the weekend. Pours cloudy gold with a forthy, pure white foam head. Doughy malts nose with sugary white bread notes. Medium sweet flavor with strong dough, faint spices, faint hay. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes mostly mellow, though there is a slight bready crispness with further notes of hay and some straw, very light notes of corn and cereal, some white sugar. It’s a very basic lager, but it’s also quite refreshing in its simplicity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bertusras (1) - - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
Hazy beer with a superb scent. Crisp taste as it hits the tongue, covers the mouth in a sense of satisfaction. Might become my new favourite lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Kensington. Pours hazy light yellow with a big white head. The nose is light banana and wheat, sweet grain and syrup. The taste is more sugary breakfast cereal, more hints of banana-like wheat. Light yeast. Lightly watery finish. Light body, active carbonation. Overall, not particularly impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
A - sweet wheat A - golden with frothy head T - sweet P - thin  O - decent for a lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Unclear matt medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, pale malt, wheat - lager yeast and fruity notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, borring, sweet malt, light sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120122]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
For an unfiltered lager it is only the slightest bit hazy. A straw/honey colored pour. Big white head, creamy. Fades quick. Plenty of lacing. A lemony aroma with some pissy hops mixed in. Slight yeast aroma. A bit of fruit in the mouth. Lemon, bread, banana (slight) and a very yeast-like flavor. Almost like uncooked bread. Crisp, thin and dry. A bit of bitterness in the back. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Hazy lemon barley water in appearance with a white foam. Aromas are wheat and caramel with lemon. Banana and yeast with hints of metal. Flavours are caramel, wheat and biscuit malts with lemon and yeast. Lots of carbonation with a dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle 0.5l. A light yellow clour with a high white shortlasting head. An aroma of hay, cereal and a littel earthy. The taste is light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Poured with a nice sized, foamy, frothy, off white head. Color was a hazy amber. Aroma was bread, yeast, cereal, malt. Flavor is like nose with a nice bitter/sweet balance. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and short to medium in length. Not bad, although I’ve had a lot more distinctive "zwickels".

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