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Szot Rubia Al Vapor

Brewed by Szot Microbrewery
Style: California Common
Santiago, Chile


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Similar to a Porter in color, our only Lager beer has a dry and spicy flavor. This beer is similar to a white wine. Its distinct flavor comes from the combination of a special yeast and different types of hops. Our Rubia al Vapor is fermented with a lager yeast brought from California, at higher temperatures than normal lagers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Thanks Will. Interesting, grassy hops, little bit of maltiness. Nice enough but unsurprisingly underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks Will. Big piney hop bite and bitter caramel, not too sure what style that is though but it may be an interesting pairing with spicy chili. Pretty average and unbalanced overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (2473) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2016
Super old bottle bought from the final days of Masuyo (now closed). Drank one week before best buy date. Heineken-like skunky nose with some light grain and pepper. Taste is well-balanced and rather light-bodied, but refreshing. Good bitterness on the finish with some white pepper. Not bad for being almost a year and a half old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sdaniel90 (916) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Murky wheat golden colour with a minimal offwhite head. Sweet, spicy aroma with hints of caramel, citrus zest, green grapes. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and quite bitter. Very refreshing and drinkable, with great herbal and malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Isetan Kyoto. Amber-orange color, quite cloudy, with a tall, fine head and evident carbonation. Very rich, malty nose, caramel, a bit of fudge. Almost more like a dunkel in the nose. Sweet malt, minerals, caramel, peaches, something a bit astringent, light hop flavor, then decent bitterness. Rather dirty in the malt area, yeasty, seems like they used extract. Not convincing. Heavy and cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4598) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
Rubia al Vapor, quite a nice looking pour - a deep cloudy honey amber with a thick beige creamy head with no lacing but a creamy film floating atop the beer. Malty and fruity aroma, not bad. Medium bodied with a spritzy carbonation. The taste is surprisingly bitter, malts, nuts, some fruitiness maybe occasional subtle hints of fusel. Not too surprising as this beer seems to have been made in February - the height of the Chilean summer. Overall not too shabby. My general impression is a bit more boozy than the 5.8%, nice malts, bitter caramel, a bit of fruits, reminds me of some Mikkeller beers I had ages ago... decent but california common doesn’t spring to mind. Actually as it warmed up it grew on me and became more appetizing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (1272) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 21, 2014
Aroma: Resin, bready, spice, alcohol, toasty, Appearance: Hazy amber body. Medium white head. Lacing, Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-high sweetness, hoppy, bread, pepper, burn, crisp, toasty, fruity, Palate: Medium-full body, creamy carbonation. Overall: Nice! Full flavoured. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 7B. California Common Beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
Medium amber colour. Thin head. Lightly spicy aroma, with delicate maltiness. Caramel taste. Touch of yeastiness and light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
(330cc bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, grain, sauna rocks, and lemon zest. Flavor of florals, pepper, lemon peel, caramel, grain, and light sulfur.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wirk (3) - - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Yeast, fruits, vegetables and malt aroma, a bit citrusy too. Cloudy amber colour. No head retention, flavour is sweet and slightly sour, dry after taste.... it feels a bit off, I remembered this beer much better than this.

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