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Beer Reviews
The Friday Beer - North Coast Old Rasputin

The Friday Beer – North Coast Old Rasputin

The Friday Beer – North Coast Old Rasputin   Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 9% Beer Advocate Score: 96/97 Rate Beer Score: Overall 100/Style 98 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Completely black, with red hues. Thick, tight, creamy khaki head. Nose: Dark chocolate, roast coffee, lightly toasted bread, fennel and raisins. Taste: Roasty, nearly smoked. Bitter dark chocolate. Espresso, with...
Four Brews - De Molen Rasputin

Four Brews – De Molen Rasputin

De Molen Rasputin Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 10.4% Beer Advocate Score: 93 Rate Beer Score: Overall 99/Style 86 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Jet black with a dark tan head. Yeast particles suspended. Nose: Chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, coffee, toasted nuts and raisins. Taste: Chocolate raisins, vanilla, slight licorice notes. Very bitter notes with citrussy hop tones and roasted flavours....
Four Brews - De Molen Tsarina Esra

Four Brews – De Molen Tsarina Esra

De Molen Tsarina Esra Style: Imperial Porter ABV: 11% Beer Advocate Score: 93 Rate Beer Score: Overall 100/Style 98 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Black with a burnt caramel head. Nose: Spicy bread notes, like rye crust. Sweet wort and mealy hints. Dark fruits, butterscotch and wood. Taste: Brown bread, raisins, chocolate, molasses and red wine. Charred fruit flavours provide a...
Four Brews - De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos

Four Brews – De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos

De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos Style: Quadrupel ABV: 10.2% Beer Advocate Score: 88 Rate Beer Score: Overall 98/Style 98 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Dark ruby, near jet black. Tight pillow of tan head. Nose: Molasses, slight Licorice and a hint of red fruit. Boozy,  laquer-like. Taste: Ultra sweet, with treacle and molasses, figs, prunes and rum following roasted bitterness. Contrast...
Four Brews - De Molen Vuur & Vlam

Four Brews – De Molen Vuur & Vlam

De Molen Vuur & Vlam Style: IPA ABV: 6.2% Beer Advocate Score: 86 Rate Beer Score: Overall 97/Style 96 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Clear golden. Enormous, tight white head. Huge carbonation levels. Nose: Apricot, peach and citrussy. Hints of Belgian spices. Taste: Orange peel, herbs and slightly jammy. Spicy piquant warmth to it, with a super bitter kettle hop...
Four Brews: De Molen

Four Brews: De Molen

De Molen De Molen is one of the Netherlands’ most famous and internationally respected craft breweries. Located in a breathtaking brewhouse, attached to a 17th Century windmill, their beers are no-frills, flavour-forward brews that let the liquid speak for itself. Menno Oliver founded De Molen in 2004, having taken up homebrewing and working for a...
The Friday Beer - BrewFist Spaceman IPA

The Friday Beer – BrewFist Spaceman IPA

The Friday Beer BrewFist Spaceman IPA With the BrewFist edition of Four Brews ending yesterday, now is as good a time as any to look at one of the Italian craft brewery’s most popular beers. We sampled BrewFist Spaceman IPA on keg at Tiny Rebel’s Urban Tap House. Style: IPA ABV: 7% Beer Advocate Score: 84 Rate Beer...
Four Brews - BrewFist Heimdall

Four Brews – BrewFist Heimdall

BrewFist Heimdall Style: Saison ABV: 7.6% Beer Advocate Score: No score yet. Go and rate it! Rate Beer Score: Overall 91/Style 80 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Very lively, a little hazy. Golden, white diminishing head. Nose: Peach, banana, earthy herbal spicyness. Sweet and fruity. Taste: Citrus hit with a yeasty undertone. Fades into a white fruit flavour and Belgian-like spice/banana...
Four Brews - BrewFist 24K Golden Ale

Four Brews – BrewFist 24K Golden Ale

BrewFist 24K Golden Ale Style: Golden Ale ABV: 4.6% Beer Advocate Score: No score yet. Go and rate it! Rate Beer Score: Overall 66/Style 93 – – – – – Tasting Notes Visual: Clear pale yellow colour. Large fizzy head. Nose: Grainy, bready malts. A hint of sweetness. Dusty, with faint citrus. Taste: Grass, grain and grapefruity hops. Dusty again with a...