Collective São Gabriel
Brewed at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
CapeTown, Western Cape, South Africa


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Our unfiltered amber lager is an old, rare, and rather unique German style. Wholesome and buttery, with toasty, bready malts and hints of caramel and toffee, Berne is a smooth and naturally cloudy beer with grassy hops that deliver subtle balance to the palate. Malty, yet dry, simple yet elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
cloudy brown, small white head.aroma is malty, slightly herbal. flavor is malty ,sweet, slightly dry, slightly herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle at home in London, shared with Lyoli after a long day of cleaning, cycling, Kernel and London Fields. Pours cloudy amber with a fine, filmy white head. Nose holds lots of doughy toast. Medium sweet flavor, some toasty cereal, toasty sugar, some toasty dough. Yep. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild sweet finish, more of the same toasted malts, toasted dough and cereal, very mild toasted hay bitterness. It’s a fine dark lager. Quite refreshing overall, with very few faults - if any. I like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma. Caramel, bread, sweetness, herbs. Flavour: Sweetness, fruits, caaramel, sugar. Thin bodied. Ends sugary and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle (?, London)
Slightly farty eggy aroma. Deep hazy amber. Bread in the aromas too, and grainy. Taste is also grainy - sweet barley. A touch husky. Finish is a touch husky too, but with a pleasant biting bitternesss laster. Fresh hops in that, in fact, and certainly an approvement on the inauspicious start.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy brown with a cream foam. Aromas are toffee, caramel and rains with pear and hints of banana. Yeasty with chocolate. Lightly spiced with herbal notes. Flavours are sweet weetabix and toffee with autumn fruit and light citrus. Yeasty on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours a muddy unfiltered brown. Nose is toasty malts, some caramel and toffee. Taste is hops, lightly roasted malts and buttered toast. Very good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
500ml. Muddy particulated red with a dense slender lid. Good German-accented heady unfiltered lager aroma confusing shrub, sesame, thistle sap and banana. That flavour alive with the perfume of a Munchen summer evening beneath the chestnut boughs. Better than their other beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Last beer of the visit to &Union .. . Pours a dark murky tan brown, murphy brown?? .. . wow, an easy drinker here .. . the session beer of africa i say .. . yebo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
.5 liter bottle shared by EDA at PPRBSG 2010. Pours a light amber with a thinning head. Aroma is toasted malts, old caramel, oxidation, mineral, light metallic, and some grassy hops. Flavor is toast, biscuit, some crystal malts, pils, light cola taste, earth and stale oxidation. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Slightly cloudy bronze appearance. Strange aroma upon opening.. Poured with a small head and was pretty flat. Nice modern label which was more interesting than the beer.

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