Bierwerk Rooibos

Formerly brewed at Camelthorn Brewing Company (Namibia Breweries)

Style: Saison
Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ComradeK (1259) - Sydney, - MAY 3, 2013
300ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold, with a huge white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving much lacing. The aroma is quite strange, with notes of caramel, rooibos and fairy floss, as well as some light funk. Lightly spicy hops up front are difficult to detect through the strong carbonation. They are followed by some mild spicy yeast and a pleasant combination of caramel malt, sweet, estery flavours and rooibos, still obscured by the carbonation. There are some more spicy yeast notes in the finish. This beer actually has some quite pleasant, albeit unusual, flavours, but they are spoiled by its ridiculous level of carbonation. Tone that down a little and it would be quite enjoyable.

Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Malmö. Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Very high carbonation. 080214

KnutAlbert (6792) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. This did not work very well as a saison.It tastes like a rooibos tea. Nothing wrong with rooibos, but it does not have anything to do with beer.

mkel07 (6394) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive. Good saison with a big of a alcohol burn in the throat. Hazy pale amber with a soft white head. Another great African beer.

Beer5000 (6734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
330 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Unclear yellow body with a huge, foamy white head that stays all night (probably). Not too strong aroma of spices, tea, flowers and soap. Quite unusually in the nose. Flavor is relatively sweet, light pale malt, spices, tea and some kind of unusually bitterness that made me think of tea (try to put the tea bag directly in the mouth when finished a cup of tea). Medium body and a rather long lasting slightly weird aftertaste ending up a bit acidic. Interesting as some kind of Saison, but unfortunately it did not work for me.

hirigalzkar (3271) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Interesting beer! The roiboos really works in this saison. It’s sweet like honey, flowery, herbal and funky enough. Good stuff!

thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle at Arakataka, Oslo. Hazy golden with a huge head. Fruity nose, hints of banana and peach. Surprisingly dry in the mouth, fruity. Original

finol (3500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Bishops arms Bellman. Pours hazy golden with a big white head. Nice tea aroma. Floral taste, light tartness, orange peel. A bit too carbonated.

NordicV (2501) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
Gulorange dimmig öl med ett fast vitt skum. Doft av jäst, syrlig citrus och viss örtighet. Även i smaken finns detta. Den lätt bittra örtigheten (antagligen från teet) märks tydligare än i doften. Torr munkänsla.

mzaar (3643) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Flaska. Ett helt fantastiskt vitt skum ovan en lätt dimmig gyllenfärgad öl. Doftar surt av citron, och örter och gräs fyller sen på. Citron, päron, örter, gräs och marsipan i smaken. Lätt torr munkänsla, lite som champagne eller cider. Vilken positiv överraskning!

gunnfryd (15281) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Cardinal. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is hop, malt, citrus, yeast. Flavour is sweet, dry, hop, tea, citrus, orange, apple, yeast. OK/Nice beer.

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