Beer Ratings: Raves

Adnams Jack Brand Ease Up IPA 4.5  
Adnams Southwold, Suffolk
This was delicious! Fruity and hoppy and very drinkable. Great strength and served about 18c . Will buy again

Saugatuck White Neapolitan Nitro 4.7  
Saugatuck Brewing Company Douglas, Michigan
Pours a golden color with a white foam head. Aroma is strawberry and vanilla. Flavor is sweet strawberry, chocolate, roast, and vanilla. Smooth and silky. Excellent.

Russian River Pliny the Elder 4.5  
Russian River Brewing Santa Rosa, California
Fat @ Russian River. Gyllenorange öl med ett stort gräddigt vitt skum. Mycket fyllig doft och smak med frukt, karamell, malt, tallbarr och gräs. En mycket bra kropp som balanserar all humle gör ölen mycket drickbar.

Grain & Grit Lemon Squeezy 4.6  
Grain & Grit Hamilton, Ontario
Pours hazy pale gold colour, very lemon forward, sweet and salty with a very sour finish.

Firestone Walker Napa Parabola 4.5  
12 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is wonderfully rich and complex, with lots of roasted malt, chocolate fudge, and a touch of red wine barrels. Flavour is incredibly decadent, with intense roasted malt, chocolate fudge, gentle red wine barrels, molasses, and vanilla. Rich, thick, oily palate, with a sort of treacly, chocolatey finish. The red wine isn't overly prominent, at least compared the intensity of the bourbon barrels in the regular Parabola. Exceptional.

Modern Times DDH Booming Rollers 4.7  
Modern Times Beer San Diego, California
Clear rich deep golden Under a sticky thin white head with a lovely citrusy floral aroma and complex dry hoppy floral resin. Lovely flavor with a complex dry hopped floral citrusy tone. Moderate bitterness and big flavor with a delicate and balanced malt undertone. Just a little Vienna to round it out with lots of tasty hops

Modern Times Mecha Planetoid (Aged In Maple Bourbon Barrels) 4.5  
Modern Times Beer San Diego, California
Pours coffee sable with a serviceable tan head. Aroma presents maple, bourbon, roast malt, chocolate and molasses tones. Flavor has bourbon, sweet maple, roast malt, earthy, chocolate and molasses notes. Texture delivers firm, smooth body and peppy fizz. Dairugger Fighting Formation!

Cloudwater DIPA (S•S19) 4.5  
Cloudwater Brew Co Manchester, Greater Manchester
440ml can brewed in England at 8.5%. Cloudy apple juice colour, except darker. Citrus tannin and fruit aroma with some malt. Small fair-lasting head. Moderate carbonation, a gentle tongue-pricking as the beer delivers grapefruit citrus astringency, fading into silky sweet tangerine and pineapple fruitiness and then the splendid sweet biscuit malt, mild but strong enough to hold its own completely. Perhaps some passionfruit too. Absolute corker of a DIPA - does absolutely nothing fancy, does absolutely everything well, and in superb balance. Only moderate depth, but what breadth! A real juice bomb in the mouth, with the considerable ABV indiscernible apart from the label. You can tell this is Cloudwater's specialty. Long may it continue!

Westvleteren 12 (XII) 4.6  
Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus Westvleteren, Belgium
Bottle at Au Bon Vieux Temps in Brussels. Very dark with a cream colored head. Dark fruit, toasted caramel, brown sugar. Moderately sweet, well hidden booze, yeasty and a little bitter. Lightly carbonated. Excellent. So many quads are too sweet, too boozy, etc. the beauty here is full flavor with perfect balance.

Forager Millerzzzzz 4.5  
Forager Brewing Company Rochester, Minnesota
One More Beer Festival 2019, Kraków Bardzo owocowy profil, trochę przypaw. Intensywna wanilia, bourbon, whisky. Z tyłu trochę syropu klonowego. Wykleja usta i podniebienie

Fremont Dark Star - Bourbon Barrel Spice Wars 4.5  
Fremont Brewing Company Seattle, Washington
Bottle pour at Weldwerks Invitational 2019. Pours black with beige head. Great use of spices, lots of cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, sweet. Smooth. Full bodied.

Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower (Bourbon) 4.5  
Tap @ Brody's American Taphouse The Hague. Poured murky dark brown with small half finger tan head. Aroma: plums, dates, figs, raisins, sultana, licorice, chocolate, caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, smoke. Taste: milk chocolate, raisins, sultana, bourbon, oak, vanilla, plums, dates, dried figs, dark roasted coffee, licorice, roasted nuts, caramel, fudge, nougat, sweet boiled dried fruits, whole wheat bread. Chewy and oily mouthfeel. A full body with a roasted and bittersweet finish full of bourbon and dried fruits. This is one amazing brew...unbelievable!

High Water Passion-ately Peach 4.5  
High Water Brewing Chico, California
Purchased at Sunset Beer Company from Los Angeles, California for $13.21, Passionately Peach is a sour ale aged in wine barrels crafted by High Water Brewing Company. The smell of peaches, lemons, and acidity are felt upon the nose. The appearance is a clear golden amber with a minimal white head. The alcohol content is 6%. Peaches are flavorful and juicy along with a lingering soft peach skin mouthfeel. Wild yeast delivers a moderate acidity to the comprehension and tarts the take. Red wine compliments and imbues with the yeasty feel. Lemon provides a fair sour bite on the take and offers a light, smooth undertone. Oak accents the peach and acidic bouquet. Passionately Peach is an appetizing sour ale. Peaches, acidic wild yeast, red wine, and lemon blend into a delectable drink. The red wine comes across wholesome while tangible to the wild yeast. The peaches and acidity dazzle as the lemon mellows the drink. The sour and tart pleases an accomplished palette while coming across a 3.8 out of 5 for a newcomer. I loved drinking Passionately Peach as it delivers a strong sour for sour beer fans. Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer. For more beer reviews, visit and like my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.”

Bruery Terreux Rueuze (2015+) 4.5  
Bruery Terreux Anaheim, California
[On tap at the Bruery Tasting Room, Placentia, CA. - ‘16 vintage, 5.8% ABV] A straw coloured pour with a ring of white head; gorgeous aroma - slightly tart apples, honey and grapes; sticky and wine-like in the mouth with more tart apple; and honey in the finish. Superb.

Delirium Tremens 4.7  
Brouwerij Huyghe Melle, Belgium
This beer is a great example how beer can taste different and on the other side well known. Sweet, strong and always welcome as a good old friend. A delirium you should try. I love it!

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