Bunker Brew Co

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Gulden Draak 9000 Quadrupel – 10.5%

From Brouwerij Van Steenberge comes Gulden Draak 9000 Quadrupel at a mighty 10.5%. The pour aroma is mighty and strong, defining Belgian noble hops, a hint of grassiness and a sweet malty infusion. The pour overall is pretty crap, slightly red in appearance and the head degenerates to nothingness pretty quickly.  The taste is fully carbonated, with a sweet hop aroma that betrays the strong ABV somewhat. Mouthfeel is pretty good, yet really sweet and mingles the compact carbonation with the body of the beer to create a good texture. I feel that the beer needs some refinement and has overdosed the use of sugar additions somewhat, but overall, a good, almost sparkly example of a macro type quad beer.

Gulden Draak 9000 Quadrupel

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Piraat Beer – 10.5%

From the Brouwerij Van Steenberge comes Piraat Beer at 10.5%. A Strong noble hop aroma on decapping, with a sweet malty presence peering through. The aroma is slightly grassy and surprisingly aromatic. This is a very good beer. The body is full with a semi full carbonation. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and the alcohol presence is well masked in the beer. A thin white skin of head is left from a large initial head on decapping. Although there is nothing that stands out about this beer, it is completely solid and and so so tasty. very highly recommended.

Piraat Beer

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Brouwerij Huyghe – Delirium Red – 8.0%

From Brouwerij Huyghe comes the classic Delirium Red at 8.0%. Decapping gives a super fruity burst aroma of berry and cherry! the taste follows by a slightly sour sweet taste of cherry. Carbonation is soft and bubbly with an excellent mouthfeel, head retention is poor, with a little white skin on top. Initially I wasn’t too sure about this, however as a one off, it was interestingly different and pleasant.

Delirium Red Ale

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Lion Brewery – Lion Stout – 7.5%

From The Lion Brewery comes Lion Stout at 7.5%. A big sweet and fruity stout, brown sugar, dark fruits and excessive sweetness poke through here, much like what i would expect from a decent Dubbel. The pour is decent, thick and malty, with a superb body, a good head that gradually thins to a brown skin. A decent compact carbonation is formed on the pour with a stunning bitter sweet aftertaste, a big beer for the ABV with hints of coffee, figs and molasses. Half decent too!

Lion Stout Imported

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Ilkley Brewery – Notorious F.I.G. Dubbel – 7.5%

From the Ilkley Brewery comes Notorious F.I.G. Dubbel at 7.5%. On De-capping, the aroma is virtually nothing, but then, albeit tiny, a slight malty hint pokes through. As the beer warms, the mild hint of dark fruit comes through with a standard dubbel yeast aroma. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and malty, but the fig is completely lost. No head generation or retention and the carbonation is relatively low with a slight wine like aftertaste. The body hides the ABV pretty decently. Not a great Dubbel.

Ilkley Brewery Notorious FIG Dubbel

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Wilde Child – Outside The Box – Mandarin IPA – 5.7%

From The Wilde Child Brewery comes Outside The Box, a Mandarin IPA at 5.7%. A Massive initial head generation appears on de-canning, initially an odd aroma of vinegar and maltiness, bizarre!. The beer settles and the head completely disappears and now the aroma is now orange and deep maltiness, with a little soap thrown in. The appearance is fairly light, yet the malty flavour and backbone is quite apparent. A full bodied beer having an average bitterness, yet smooth on the mouthfeel with a hint of pith. Very different, but somehow a bit sickly sweet for my liking. I’m pleased for the experience but I won’t be stocking the fridge up with these.

Wilde Child Outside The Box Mandarin IPA