Colombian Beers Reviews




GRM
2.9
Colombian Beers Roja (La Paisa)
Brown bottle, 330 cm3, lot 2, best before 20 07 09, gift from Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on July 3 2009; eye: copper, clear, slight effervescence, tiny beige head, nice lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light slop, slight hops, light fruity (cherry); mouth: malt, caramel, hops that arrives out of nowhere is a nice surprise, light fruity (cherry), finale is a bit thin in caramel with presence of hops, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, medium-light body, slight astringency, rather carbonated, lightly sour; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 cm3, lot 2, meilleure avant 20 07 09, cadeau de Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 3 juillet 2009; œil : cuivrée, claire, très légère effervescence, petite mousse beige, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger drèche, très léger houblon, léger fruité (cerise); bouche : malt, caramel, houblon qui arrive de nulle part pour surprendre agréablement, léger fruité (cerise), finale un peu mince en caramel avec présence de houblon, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, corps moyen-léger, très légère astringence, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement aigre; en résumé : correct
Friday, July 03, 2009

GRM
1.9
Colombian Beers Negra (La Calena)
Brown bottle, 330 cm3, gift from Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on June 22 2009; eye: mahogany, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: quite malty, fruity, light roasting, slight hops; mouth: malt, fruity, light roasting, acrid finale with light presence of hops, light-medium body, rather carbonated, slight astringency, light bitterness, thin; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 cm3, cadeau de Luc Bourbonnière (merci), savourée le 22 juin 2009; œil : acajou, opaque, petit anneau de mousse crémeuse, très légère dentelle; nez : très malté, fruitée, légère torréfaction, très léger houblon; bouche : malt, fruitée, légère torréfaction, finale âcre avec légère présence de houblon, corps léger-moyen, plutôt carbonatée, très légère astringence, légère amertume, texture mince; en résumé : ordinaire
Monday, June 22, 2009

probstblueribbon
1.8
Colombian Beers Negra (La Calena)
330 cm2 bottle via Lubiere (merci!), served cool in a tulip glass. 2007 03, Lote 02.

App.: Murky brown-orange with a decent light tan froth. Aroma: Spicy organic acid tang, hints of vanilla and some tired malts, a bit ashen and mineral. Palate: Medium-thin with fair effervescence. Flav.: Like the nose, there are slightly spicy organic acids, the malts are even weaker in the mouth; very thin finish with some light sour cherries and minerals.

This one is past its prime, but again, glad to have tried a Columbian beer.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

probstblueribbon
2.3
Colombian Beers Roja (La Paisa)
330 cm2 bottle via Lubiere (merci beaucoup!), served cool in a tulip glass. 2007 09, Lot 01.

App.: Murky reddish-brown with a frail white froth. Aroma: There are hints of sweet malts, tinges of caramel and maybe chocolate, but these are quickly overtaken by big tangy funk, much like a Flemish sour and not like an amber ale! Sour cherries, and lightly spicy. Actually smells pretty good! Palate: Medium-thin body and sparse carbonation. Flav.: There’s some spiced sour cherry, just barely a hint of caramel, strong metallic notes that are more evident on swallowing and a lingering cigar ash aftertaste that isn’t quite as bad as it sounds.

Well, clearly things are quite right here, but I’m still glad to have Colombia checked off the list. Merci encore, Luc!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lubiere
2.7
Colombian Beers Negra (La Calena)
A hazy dark ale with a thin receeding moka head. In aroma, light chocolate and a bit of lactic acid, sign of infection. In mouth, very light bodied, with light herbal touches followed by some light bitter chocolate. Not bad, but very thin.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lubiere
2.8
Colombian Beers Roja (La Paisa)
A nice reddish amber ale with a thick off white head. In aroma, a grassy aroma, with caramel malt and light lactic points, reminiscent of homebrew. In mouth, a lightly sourish ale with light grassy notes. A bit thin overall. BB 20-07-09. Bought from brewer’s other business, an engineering firm.
Friday, March 06, 2009