Theydon_Bois (21867) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle split at CBC Islington, thanks to Dave, 26/04/17.
Hazed golden orange with a decent off white covering.
Nose carries punchy tropical fruit notes, light spice, red berry rasp, straw.
Taste comprises raspberry pips, light strawberry yoghurt, grains, straw, biscuit.
Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Best Muesli Boost beer I've ever had ! Alengrin (6013) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2017
’Breakfast-themed’ BBP beer, a multi-grain beer with raspberry, bottle from Dranken De Moor. Gusher: a few seconds after removing the crown cap, foam started creeping out of the bottle neck, and this went on for several minutes more. The result: a towering high, very irregular, rocky, bath foam-like, egg-white head leaving behind thick patches of ’relief’ lacing but collapsing fairly quickly, over a cloudy, deep peach blonde beer with ochre-ish hue and dark bits of dead yeast at the bottom - not the most attractive beer in terms of looks, to be honest. Aroma of raspberry jam and fresh yellow raspberries, gooseberry jam, apple sauce, croissant dough, soggy breakfast cereals indeed, dried banana, sweet white grapes, yellow raisins, jasmin blossom, hay, peach candy, pineapple, tulips, moist white bread. Fizzy, lively onset, lots of fruity esters dancing around, the old familiar banana being present but not overpowering anything, peach, pineapple and starfruit, sweetish with sourish edges, in a sharply carbonated environment, very minerally and a bit numbing; all of this is seeped in a yellow (?) raspberry juiciness, adding sweetishness and retronasal sweet fruit aroma. Body is medium full for a near-6% ABV beer; lightly bready maltiness forms the core, but it quickly becomes quite obvious that other grains are at work here, with a kind of ’deep’, dim spelt sourishness and a lot of soapy, mildly sourish wheat being more forward than the creaminess of the oats or the spiciness of the rye. Esters dance along over this multi-grain basis, with that raspberry juice sweetness persisting at equal force, yet remaining ’credible’ and never becoming cloying at all. Ends juicy and grainy with still that sweet raspberry juice factor lingering about - paired with a deeper situated, bit herbal, mildly spicy hop bitterness and earthy yeast factors. The raspberry is very clear in this one, but in a smooth, sweet, almost perfumey way, without the umami-like tomato effects I expect from a beer with actual raspberries in it; I get the idea of presenting a beer which conceptually is intended to evoke a cereal- and fruit-rich breakfast, but since I hardly take breakfast at all, this idea is a bit lost on me personally. Yet they managed to convey the abstract concept of a muesli bar with bits of candied raspberry quite well, I have to admit - just too bad that once again, I am confronted with hardly welcoming gushing, so once again, this beer fails to convince me of BBP’s technical qualities. They really need to work on this kind of basic issues, even if this bottle was probably a bit too old and I can vividly imagine a beer like this functioning much better when fresh from tap at their pub in the Dansaertstraat - which reminds me that I need to get back there soon to catch up with their endless series of one-off experiments... JefVerstraete (3826) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle from Geers; Hazy yellow colour, lots of creamy rocky foam. Nose of grains, raspberries. Taste is fruity raspberry, tart, light sweet, muesli. Nice, but unfortunately too much carbonation. mike_77 (7370) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2017
Slow gusher with massive foaming head and a lot of chunky gunk. Tastes like a malty, yeasty Belgian blond with lots of floral and raspberry notes. Shame about the excessive carbonation. madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2017
26th April 2017
KyotoLefty (10931) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2017
Craft Islington bottle share. Thanks to Davey Wingman. Light haze on this gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, semi dry and reasonable carbonation. Mild seltzer. Good amount of sweet and ripe fruit, not particularly raspberry, more generic. Light finish. Fine.
Tap in Shinjuku. Lovely raspberry nose, some citrus, tart. Cloudy gold with a thick, low head. Sweet, milky, raspberry flavor including the seeds, smooth. Nice. jinroh (2581) - ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours nice hazy white yellow. A bit of foam. Nose is big in raspberry, yogurt and milkshake. Nice berry flavours. Creamy body and dry bitterness at the end. Silky and smooth.
Scopey (16548) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle thanks to Wingane. It pours hazy orange with a thick white head. The aroma is fresh, bready, sweet, honeyed fruits, raspberry and pear drops. The taste is crisp, dry, stewed red berry, apricot, apple, lemon peel, spice, grassy, grainy, earthy and wood with a smooth finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Pretty alright stuff. MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Kiwi, lime, orange, raspberries, sour red berries. Hazy, pale gold, massive, frothy, white head. Medium sweet. Super rich in redcurrant, raspberries, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Fruit Beer, intense raspberries. Bottle shared at CBC Islington tasting - thanks to WingmanWillis! The_Osprey (9916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2017
April 2017 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Big thanks to Dave. As ’Brussels Beer Project Morning Sunshine’, 5.7%. Hazy orange, still, foamy white head. Aroma is apple, raspberry and bubblegum. Body is light, frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is jammy, raspberry, bubblegum and apple. Decent. (3.6)