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
zacgillbanks (2444) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3507) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3891) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaser (2968) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (676) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.

   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 (11590) - 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 (4797) - 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.

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