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Collective S„o Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobršu Gršfliches Brauhaus

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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2010
20100515 Sampled at PilsnerPeterís 2nd Annual Spring Gathering. Who brought this, EDA? I really liked this beer, so no doubt Iíll never see it again. Tart, yeasty lager that reminded me of Gose. Sourdough bread flavors, doughy aromas. Slick mineral late, a vinous, limestone quality. Some nice lemony tartness. Would make a very nice session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5814) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
One of the first premium beers of the trip and for some reason the first picture i took of the trip... Aromas of crisp hay and cereal .. looks fantastic, great head and very good lacing .. quite a simple beer- cereal and hay follows into the mouth .. light creamy mouthfeel .. extremely well made .. iím happy that damn fence is gone oma..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2220) - 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 Iíve had a lot more distinctive "zwickels".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13599) - 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, itís decent, no off flavours no cardboard, yeah thatís pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a small head. Slightly spicy and quite complex. Eye catching label -not sure that the beer warrants it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10774) - 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. Itís a very basic lager, but itís also quite refreshing in its simplicity.

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.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7144) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
500ml bottle, Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Only just realised itís South African, not German. Clouded apricot colour with a slender white foam. Shrub, earthy grass, rubber, black pepper and sesame aroma. Good oily unfiltered lager with bread and sesame malt beneath thick sappy and lemony hop. Creamy mouthfeel maybe lacking a bit of sparkle. Slight dry-out to finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle at Yesprís - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Light malty, fruity notes, grassy, hay, earthy notes, some btterness, nice freshness.


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