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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
belgis (290) - - JUN 20, 2015
Bit weat in aroma! Looks perfect thick foam. Tastes sweet and slightly sour. Simple but long-term relationship.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gazza_b13 (8) - - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
Refreshing lager, no particular aroma to speak off, cloudy unfiltered appearance, easy tasting very easy on the palate, a session beer of note, nothing like the usual bland mass produced industrial lagers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2010
20100515 Sampled at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Spring Gathering. Who brought this, EDA? I really liked this beer, so no doubt I’ll 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....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 .. i’m happy that damn fence is gone oma..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2482) - 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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15043) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4278) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13956) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (966) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4112) - 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.

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