Beer Reviews

Knotted Root “Spirit Visions” Unfiltered Double Dry-Hopped IPA

Name: Spirit Visions Brewers: Knotted Root Brewing Company (United States) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 7.4% Review Year: 2022 Spirit Visions is an “Unfiltered double dry-hopped IPA” brewed with American 2-row, flaked oats, and white wheat by Knotted Root Brewing Company in Colorado. This Hazy IPA features Simcoe, Waimea, Motueka, and Amarillo hops. Reviewed in November 2022. STYLE GUIDELINES …

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Cerebral x WeldWerks “Open Source” Hazy IPA

Name: Open Source Brewers: WeldWerks Brewing Co., Cerebral Brewing (United States) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 6.3% Review Year: 2022 Two Colorado powerhouses, WeldWerks Brewing Co. and Cerebral Brewing joined forces once again to brew Open Source, a Hazy IPA featuring Nelson, HBC 586, and Strata hops. Reviewed last October 2022. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as …

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Small Gods x Maltkult “Lucifer’s Share” Speyside Whisky BA Wee Heavy

Name: Lucifer’s Share Brewer: Small Gods Brewing, Maltkult (New Zealand) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Wee Heavy) ABV: 10% Review Year: 2022 Lucifer’s Share is a Speyside whisky-fortified “Strong Scotch Ale” brewed by Small Gods Brewing and Maltkult from New Zealand. Reviewed in April 2022. STYLE GUIDELINES This beer is being evaluated as a …

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Brood Fermentation “2021 Harvest Ale” Chardonnay Lees Barrel-Aged Saison

Name: 2021 Harvest Ale Brewer: Brood Fermentation (New Zealand) Style: Wild Specialty Beer (Base Style: Saison) ABV: 5.6% Review Year: 2022 The 2021 Harvest Ale is a bottle-conditioned Saison brewed by Brood Fermentation from Nelson, New Zealand. This saison was barrel-fermented with organic Chardonnay lees and fresh Riwaka hops and was then aged for another four …

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Hopping Around: Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits

Hop around Quezon City (Philippines) for that “revenge beer sesh” at Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits you deserve so dearly. From traditional styles like the Belgian Witbier and Munich Helles to more experimental creations like a sour Saison brewed with mango, pineapple, toasted coconut, and rum-soaked oak chips, Elias has got you covered.   PUSHING …

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Equilibrium x Toppling Goliath “King AL” Double IPA

Name: King AL Brewers: Equilibrium Brewery, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. (United States) Style: Hazy IPA ABV: 7.9% Review Year: 2022 King AL is a hazy IPA brewed by Equilibrium Brewery in collaboration with Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. This beer uses the mash-up grain bill of Equilibrium’s MC² and Toppling Goliath’s King Sue before being massively dry-hopped with Citra …

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Evensong “Common Land” Mixed-Culture Barrel-Aged Ale

Name: Common Land Brewer: Evensong Brewing Style: Wild Specialty Beer ABV: 5.4% Review Year: 2022 Loosely inspired by the original British barrel-aged stock ales and French rustic beers, Common Land by Evensong Brewing (Herefordshire) features a grist of floor-malted pilsner, wheat, Château Arôme, and aged hops. This beer was fermented with a mixed culture including an …

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Craftwork “Milou” Grisette with Wit Yeast

Name: Milou Brewer: Craftwork Brewery (New Zealand) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Saison (Session Strength)) ABV: 4.4% Review Year: 2022 Milou is a Grisette fermented with Wit yeast by Craftwork Brewery (Oamaru, New Zealand). STYLE GUIDELINE This beer is being evaluated as a Mixed-Style Beer (34B) with Saison (25B) (Session Strength; Witbier yeast instead of Belgian …

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Craftwork “Siege of Liège” Mixed-Fermentation Barrel-Aged Saison

Name: Siege of Liège Brewer: Craftwork Brewery (New Zealand) Style: Wild Specialty Beer (Base Style: Saison) ABV: 7% Review Year: 2022 Siege of Liège by Craftwork Brewery (New Zealand) is a mixed-fermentation barrel-aged Saison featuring Sirop de Liège. This beer was fermented using a French Saison yeast before being conditioned on two large oak puncheons with souring …

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Craftwork “Grisette” Traditional Bottle-Conditioned Farmhouse Ale

Name: Grisette Brewer: Craftwork Brewery (New Zealand) Style: Saison (Session Strength) ABV: 5.5% Review Year: 2022 Grisette by Craftwork brewery (New Zealand) is the brewery’s take on the classic farmhouse ale brewed originally for the miners of Wallonia. Brewed with organic raw wheat and oats, this grisette is the brewery’s response to the 2014 Spelt shortage. …

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