Batch 654. Age did not hurt here, it's smoother and less carbonated. Flavour's mostly the same, though. Lots of chardonnay, sweet, close to tripel'ish, some wood. A bit boozy, but does not drink like 10%. Gooseberries pair well with the wine and beer.
Batch 155. Solid west coaster. Malty sweet backbone carrying a good bunch of hops. Pretty bitter, lots of pine, but some fruityness as well. Grapefruit, orange peel. Lots of flavour, whilst easy drinking. All this style should be, done well. Bit too old.
Black, thick, no foam at all. Smells chocolatey and sweet. Thick mouthfeel, very smooth. Taste is sweet, lots of chocolate and a good bit of fruityness. Quite synthetic fruit, passion and raspberry.Can't detect coconut at all. Too sweet, sticky, rubbery.
Purchased at Jumbo
PKD 11.07.19. Gorgeous red colour. Smell is so much raspberry, lightly tart. Taste is tart raspberry, pretty dry considering how insanely fruity it is. Not very salty, or lactic enough for a proper gose, but definitely an extremely delicious fruited sour.
Purchased at Cardy's BierbunkerEarned the Beer of the World (Level 8) badge!
Batch 348. A proper TIPA all right. Boozy, pretty sweet and a ton of hops. Massive bitterness, piney resin, and a bit of grapefruit peel. Heavy drinker, all the flavours are there and it's a good example for the style.. but could do with something flashy.
Purchased at Beerdome
Cuvee Sofie is my favorite series of Alvinne, and this one is no exception. Peachy, smooth, sour base. Woody, slightly dry, vinous barrels. And then the berries, giving a slight zingy freshness, not overly sweet. All very well balanced, great one again!Earned the Better Together (Level 92) badge!
Batch 17.78. Smells as great as I remember, suuuper fudgey. Pretty high on the carbonation, cuts through the sweetness. Mouthfeel is creamy, thick. Flavour is so damn good: fudge, sweetness, rich, lightly bitter. Sharper than I recall, some sournes there?
Purchased at Jumbo
Great pinkish red colour, little to no foam, smells of raspberry. Taste is way gentler than most WBC's, only slightly tart. Lots of raspberry, but lots of pink pepper too. All very soft, but definitely not sweet, gentle and sticky. Drying, peppery fruit.
Purchased at BeerdomeEarned the Hopped Down (Level 35) badge! Earned the Pucker Up (Level 70) badge! Earned the Fruits of Your Labor (Level 26) badge! Earned the Tower of Beer (Level 58) badge!
Batch 209. And it all comes together. The bourbon got married greatly to the base. All flavours are there, + some bourbon. Gone are the rough edges and heavy bitterness, replaced by buttery and smooth bourbon and wood. Boozy monster, though. Nom.
Purchased at Van Erp
Canned 26.06.19. Damn! Looks like strawberry juice, smells like strawberry-lime juice. Pretty thick. Tons of flavour, some bitterness, nicely sour, quite salty (almost too) and sooo much fruit. Strawberry and lime mostly, blackberry in the back. Stunning.
Purchased at BeerdomeEarned the New Brew Thursday (Level 72) badge!
Old school west coast indeed! Bitter, resiny and firm. Good backbone, bit of sweetness, but only enough to support the hops. Massive bitterness, thick, pine, grapefruit, lemon peel. Little bit boozy, too. An excellent attempt, but not my favorite style.
Purchased at Jumbo
Canned 270319. Tons of fruit, tart, slightly puckering and a bit of sweetness. Salty in the back. Ridiculously fruity, biig raspberry flavour op front, with some guava to balance it out, giving it a tropical twist. Juicy and thick. How I love this series.
Purchased at Cardy's BierbunkerEarned the Riding Steady (Level 59) badge!
Smells like sour berries. Taste is super sweet, heavy sour and extremely rich. Tons of fruit there, so much raspberry jam. Missing the brightness of the fruit, just the sweet pulp there. This is what raspberry jam dissolved in sugar acid would taste like.
Purchased at Just in Beer
High carbonation, lots of foam going on. Bitter, very roasty, lots of coffee, hint of dark chocolate. Bourbon is subtle, adds a bit of sweetness, hint of coconut. Super flavourful, creamy mouthfeel, but the carbonation lightens it. Drinks like a 14%er.
Purchased at Cardy's BierbunkerEarned the God Save the Queen (Level 93) badge!
Canned 07/23/18. Sour gose with very tart elderberries, and you can tell. Lots of fruity, and really recognizable as elderberry. Slightly salty, some coriander, as it should. Very flavourful for the ABV, pretty easy drinkable, bit metallic though.
Purchased at Beer RepublicEarned the What Gose Round (Level 8) badge!
Canned 280619. Some monster of a TIPA this. Heavy sweet, thick, dense. Almost barleywine-territory if it weren't for the buckets of hops thrown in. Fairly bitter, boozy, stone fruit.. mango, green banana, kumquat. Ridiculously smooth, dangerous.
Purchased at Cardy's Bierbunker
Smells sour and fruity, with that typical Wild Beer Co aroma. Taste is heavy sour, with lots of fruit. Sharp berries, lots of apple, bit of oak. The sourness has been smoothed off a bit by the fruityness, even quite sweet. Lovely balance, refreshing.
Purchased at BeerdomeEarned the Better Together (Level 91) badge! Earned the Pucker Up (Level 69) badge! Earned the Fruits of Your Labor (Level 25) badge!
Canned 04/08/19. Purple! Smells fruity and yoghurty. Tastes it too, funnily enough! Very smooth and thick, lots of fruit, but way less sweet than I feared! Lots of berry going on, slightly bitter, nice carbonation, fruity sweetness. Just a bit bland..
Purchased at Just in Beer
Incredibly herbal, some dried spice, tonka?! Dark chocolate up front, fairly bitter. Not sweet at all, only a bit from the PX, in a very subtle way. Good body, creamy mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Interesting how this aged. Weird, but I like it a lot!
Purchased at Brouwcafé de MolenEarned the Wee Bit of the Scotch (Level 4) badge!
Bottled 30JAN17. Fairly dark. Smells vinegary sour, sharp, raspberry. Taste is heavy sourness, vinegar, but after a few sips the fruit comes along. Lots of cherry, with some raspberry freshness in the back. Pretty drying, lots of cherry lingering. Oak.
Purchased at BeerdomeEarned the Tower of Beer (Level 57) badge!