ANCLA

 

Style: Pale Ale   |   Alcohol: 5%   |   IBU’S: 16    |    EBC:6,5

Beer almost completely transparent, light golden in colour with a white dense and medium persistent foam, and forming laces.

Initially appear fruity scents of apricot, peach, green grape and some citrus. Then we can appreciate scents of fresh grass and touches of succulent plant. In the long run, citrus fruits become lemon and orange. All this aromatic composition rests on a firm cushion of raw dough and breadcrumbs sensations. In the background, there is a pleasant smell of candy that gives a sweet and very comfortable touch.

The body is medium but exhibits a very soft and velvety texture. This beer is very easy to drink and quenching. The bitterness is soft and refreshing. It enters slowly and fits perfectly to the set.

In general, the composition is retained, without stridency but rich in aromatic nuances moderately, refinedly and even delicately expressed. It suggests a pleasant almost poetic bucolicism.

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BLACK SEA

 

Style: Session Black Ipa   |   Alcohol: 4,5%   |   IBU’S: 40    |    EBC:60

Very generous and ivory head, quite persistent, of variable density and forming good laces.

Beer colour between dark amber and brown, very clear.
Smells of orange on a background of various caramels as well as toffee notes, everything on a consistent malt basis.

Pepper and licorice aromas can be identified. It could also be talked about cereals and bran. The roasted aromas are maintained in very discreet intensities and the profile of hops appears as a kind of cloud that surrounds everything and in which one can describe aromas of cut grass, fern, orange and undefined floral notes.

On the palate, the roasted notes express themselves more but keep modest intensities although we can identify roasted caramels (almost burnt) and cocoa at the end.

The texture is a little syrupy but nothing cloying. The beer in general is rather well attenuated. The carbonation is smooth, without aggressiveness and effective to lighten and add joy in the whole.

A very successful sensory construction, easy to drink and digest, good quenching and well balanced.

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COSTA BRAVA

 

Style: Golden Ale   |   Alcohol: 6%   |   IBU’S: 42    |    EBC: 6

Beer of golden color, moderately turbid and with a white, discreetly persistent and of variable density foam.

On the nose, hops begin dominating with lime, mango, papaya and other sweet fruit aromas. Also included are notes of resins, cypress, and cut grass. Very quickly, however, good grades of malt can be perceived in form of support which efficacy cannot be denied. Toasted aspects, bread crust, sweet bakery and some little-made caramel can be appreciated.

In the mouth, the hops are dominant with a bitterness that begins moderate and that increases until reaching a remarkable intensity.

The texture comes to counteract this aspect with great solvency. The beer remains clearly decanted towards the hops with a good aromatic counterpart.

I would highlight the combination of texture and bitterness as well as the aromatic profile that deserves special attention. In particular it can be said that the aromatic palette varies depending on the olfaction distance.

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DEVIL’S IPA

 

Style: Doble Ipa   |   Alcohol: 8 %  |   IBU’S: 100    |    EBC: 25

Amber in colour and slightly cloudy beer. The foam, of an ivory hue and variable density, persists moderately and generates slight adherences.

Aromatic profile of great complexity with mixed aromas of grass, leaves, succulents, resin, lemon, grapefruit, kiwi and lychee. The list would be long but we will end with melon, strawberry, toffee, caramel and candy. A very colourful aromatic profile!
The texture is very creamy, the body round and the effervescence discreet.

Bitterness is fast, intense and dominant. It introduces a very good expression of freshness and is remarkably persistent. The malt profile wants to counterbalance it, especially with its caramelized aspects. Despite that, it is somewhat overwhelmed.

The whole is quite drinkable and digestible enough for bitterness lovers. The general construction is very hops-oriented but has a strong and essential malt base where notes of candied orange and caramel are appreciated. The general game is an opposition to a high level of intensity between the texture, the body and the aromatic complexity on the one hand, and the strong bitterness on the other hand. It’s a set of forces, all in power.

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Full Of Hops “Quadrupel”

 

Style: Belgian Quadrupel   |   Alcohol: 10 %  |   IBU’S: 45    |    EBC: 85

Extras: Experimental hop HBC 472, fennel and rosemary

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Kremat

 

Style: Russian Imperial Stout   |   Alcohol: 10%  |   IBU’S: 52    |    EBC: 96

Very dark brown beer with ivory foam.

The initial sensation is of a great creaminess that is favorably associated with aspects of mixed red fruits and dried figs. A roasted profile can also be noticed with more cocoa than coffee but without any astringency. In the nose, everything is very compact and well mixed.

The effervescence is thin, nothing aggressive, and combines very well with a strong balsamic sensation. The texture is especially dense and the body, very round. Caramels and berries among which perhaps, blackberries, can be noticed.
The 10% of alcohol is completely integrated into the set. They can only be noticed by swallowing.

In general and despite its density, beer is easy to drink. The composition is very complex and a relation of forces is established at high levels of intensity. The roasted profiles, very strong, are well compensated by balsamic freshness and especially velvety texture.

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Liam

 

Style: Session IPA  |   Alcohol: 4,5 %  |   IBU’S: 31    |    EBC: 8

Great difference between the nose and mouth phases. The first is very rich, impacting and, at the same time, smooth. Includes aromas of grass, flowers and citrus, including tangerine and orange. In the background, there are to find resiny notes with almost nothing of wood. This profile is based on a cushion of pastry and candy with a special mention for fine pastry. One can also mention a considerable tone of vanilla.

In the mouth phase, the odors are a little lost and the balance settles definitively towards the hops, with a very fast bitterness, impacting and sensorially almost hegemonic without being aggressive or acerbic. It is round and particularly refreshing.

Very drinkable and digestible beer. Very thirst-quenching also. The final is dry even if it keeps a slightly sweet tone. It only dries the mouth very little. Body, texture and effervescence are in the same line of softness and lightness.
A well-bound composition, nothing complicated or extreme, but with a good push.

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PALE ALE

 

Style: Pale Ale   |   Alcohol: 4,5%  |   IBU’S: 25    |    EBC: 5

Very clear beer, between yellow and golden. The foam head is generous, dense, white, and mediumly persistent.

This beer, easy to drink and a very quenching, offers an entry based on malt, with bakery odours such as muffin or sponge cake and a rather sweet general background.

Hops are revealed with a very fresh profile, citrus notes or even sorrel as well and with some note of tropical fruit. There are discrete hues of pine resin and white flower like jasmine. In the nose, the set closes with a slight note similar to vanilla. In general, a very well structured and compact aromatic set.

The carbonation is thin and elegant. It may seem loose but over time it appears as very well measured.

Bitterness is slow and starts mild. Little by little it increases intensely until it dominates the mouth phase. The body is medium and the texture pleasantly velvety.

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S’AGÜIA

 

Style: Saison   |   Alcohol: 4,5%  |   IBU’S: 20    |    EBC: 7,5

Light yellow beer, almost completely transparent with a white and dense foam.
Very fresh and aromatic, with citrus aromas, where it is possible to find tangerine and grapefruit on a discrete basis of flour, grain, crude bread and a sweet taste.
The fresh characteristic is affirmed with notes of white flower and secondary fruity aspects of apricots.

The Saison character is quite discreet. It’s easier to find when the set is warmed up.

The effervescence is very thin and lively while the body is light and the texture silky. The sip is easy, digestible and the set is well quenching.
Bitterness is very slow, round and of good quality. It does very well its refreshing function.

In the mouth you can notice the typical spicy aspects of this style that also rounds the body without adding weight.

The overall composition is very well achieved. The combination of thin and cheerful effervescence with the measured and rounded bitterness is especially interesting.

I would recommend a fairly broad range of consumption and enjoyment temperatures.

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SOUR SKULL ALE

 

Style: Sour Beer   |   Alcohol: 7,8%  |   IBU’S: 16    |    EBC: 70

Very dark brown beer, almost opaque. Ivory colored foam, very little persistent.
The aroma begins with a general acetic profile in which smells of wood and malts move. In a second layer, slightly caramelized notes can be noticed that are combined with touches of fresh grass, apple and, above all, pear. In the nose, we finish the exploration with coffee and something even more roasted.

Hops are mostly expressed in a balsamic manner, a characteristic that is noticeable especially after swallowing. The acidity, mainly acetic, quite intense, works in the same direction to remove weight from the general construction and being refreshing.

In the mouth, the texture appears as very silky or velvety which is a good and effective counterweight to acidity.

A specimen that is well quenching, clearly oriented to the acid profile and that earns a lot to be taken quite cool. The general game lies in the shock between acidity confronted with texture, wood, balsamic notes and a very attractive aromatic general profile.

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VINYA HOP – MARSELAN

 

Style: Grape Ale – Fruit Ale   |   Alcohol: 7%  |   IBU’S: 13,5    |    EBC: 8

Straw-coloured and moderately cloudy, a disconcerting beer with an unusual aromatic profile. There are notes of citrus, grapes, raisins and apricots. Otherwise, there are notes of earth, wood and some mushroom. As if that was not enough, it is also possible to smell nutmeg and turmeric. A very complex aromatic profile.

In the mouth, the beer works very effervescent. Despite the intensity, this feeling remains elegant and refined. The body is light and the texture without any resistance. In the long term, some tannins are noticeable, maybe slightly astringent, but they are compensated by a slight sweetness that recalls “cotton candy”.

The acidity is respectable. It is reminiscent of cider or a high-end sparkling wine. In fact, in this phase, apple and again earth can be found. None of these sensations last long. In a short time, the mouth is clean. And, although a little later, there is a delicious balsamic sensation to enjoy. This is the only detectable expression of bitterness.

The set is very easy to drink despite its complexity. Alcohol, in contrast to its remarkable presence, is completely integrated in a set that, moreover, is very well done: it is elegant and highly professional.

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VINYA HOP – SYRAH

 

Style: Grape Ale – Fruit Ale   |   Alcohol: 7%  |   IBU’S: 13,5    |    EBC: 8

Straw-coloured and moderately cloudy, a disconcerting beer with an unusual aromatic profile. There are notes of citrus, grapes, raisins and apricots. Otherwise, there are notes of earth, wood and some mushroom. As if that was not enough, it is also possible to smell nutmeg and turmeric. A very complex aromatic profile.

In the mouth, the beer works very effervescent. Despite the intensity, this feeling remains elegant and refined. The body is light and the texture without any resistance. In the long term, some tannins are noticeable, maybe slightly astringent, but they are compensated by a slight sweetness that recalls “cotton candy”.

The acidity is respectable. It is reminiscent of cider or a high-end sparkling wine. In fact, in this phase, apple and again earth can be found. None of these sensations last long. In a short time, the mouth is clean. And, although a little later, there is a delicious balsamic sensation to enjoy. This is the only detectable expression of bitterness.

The set is very easy to drink despite its complexity. Alcohol, in contrast to its remarkable presence, is completely integrated in a set that, moreover, is very well done: it is elegant and highly professional.

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VINYA HOP – MOSCAT

 

Style: Grape Ale – Fruit Ale   |   Alcohol: 7%  |   IBU’S: 13,5    |    EBC: 8

Straw-coloured and moderately cloudy, a disconcerting beer with an unusual aromatic profile. There are notes of citrus, grapes, raisins and apricots. Otherwise, there are notes of earth, wood and some mushroom. As if that was not enough, it is also possible to smell nutmeg and turmeric. A very complex aromatic profile.

In the mouth, the beer works very effervescent. Despite the intensity, this feeling remains elegant and refined. The body is light and the texture without any resistance. In the long term, some tannins are noticeable, maybe slightly astringent, but they are compensated by a slight sweetness that recalls “cotton candy”.

The acidity is respectable. It is reminiscent of cider or a high-end sparkling wine. In fact, in this phase, apple and again earth can be found. None of these sensations last long. In a short time, the mouth is clean. And, although a little later, there is a delicious balsamic sensation to enjoy. This is the only detectable expression of bitterness.

The set is very easy to drink despite its complexity. Alcohol, in contrast to its remarkable presence, is completely integrated in a set that, moreover, is very well done: it is elegant and highly professional.

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