December Ratings 2000

Early December was a busy month beerwise. We had beers from at least four sources (A French beer haul, beers tracked down in Texas, some gifts from Germany and as usual a big bunch of beers from Don Bible). This time a French beer won the gold as teh complex and fruity St. Rieul Bière Blond Sur Lie walked away with the title. Not far behind was a tasty amber lager from new York, Brooklyn Oktoberfest.

Further down the list we find a real oddity. Rauchenfelse Steinweiss, this stone brewed wheat beer is one of the odder creations we have sampled so far (although South frican sorghum beer is pretty hard to beat...) We also find a new country, namely Honduras. Nacional Extra is not too bad for a tropical lager.


Beers rated in December '00
244St. Rieul Bière Blond Sur LieFrance3,9033-5-3+45-5-5,5%Ale, Belgian style
260Brooklyn OktoberfestUSA3,86444+4343 Lager, Dark
323MacTarnahan's Amber AleUSA3,774 4+3+4- 3+ Ale, British style
324La GoudaleFrance3,773+5433-44+7,2%Ale, Belgian style
339Ice Harbour Red Moutain AleUSA3,764+44+3+3+ 3- Ale, British style
390Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumGermany3,714-44+4423+5,2%Lager, Light
403River Horse Hop Hazard Pale AleUSA3,7044-5-33+ 3 Ale, British style
453LongShot Special English AleUSA3,654-33+44-44- Ale, British style
472August Schell DoppelbockUSA3,6443+4+3+3+ 3 Lager, Bock
546Caracole CuvéeBelgium3,543+4-4+4-2+439,0%Ale, Belgian style
646LongShot BockUSA3,443+24-4+3+43 Lager, Bock
675Reinaert TripelBelgium3,422+3-3+4+3+449,0%Ale, Belgian style
799La Reserve Maitre KanterFrance3,3445-2-3+3+3+3+6,1%Lager, Bock
811LongShot Molasses Coffee StoutUSA3,323+24-5-4-3+2 Porter/Stout
819Bon Secour Bière VivanteBelgium3,323+2+4-3+3+4-3+8,0%Ale, Belgian style
883Twisted Pine Red Mountain AleUSA3,283+33+3+3 4- Ale, British style
898Pyramid Broken RakeUSA3,2733+3+3+3+ 3+ Ale, British style
946Neuzeller Kloster-Bräu BockGermany3,233-43+3+333+6,2%Lager, Bock
967Kloster Bräuerei Oberelchingen PrälatGermany3,212+3+4+333+34,9%Lager, Light
1026Kapsreiter Landbier GoldbraunAustria3,1733-43-3+4-3-4,4%Lager, Dark
1058Erzgebirgisches WeinachtsfestbierGermany3,1423+43+3+3-3+5,6%Lager, Dark
1136New Belgium Sunshine Wheat BeerUSA3,083+3+4+2-33-3 Wheat beer
1147La Choulette AmbréeFrance3,073+2+3+34-3+2+8,0%Ale, Belgian style
1188Brandenburger Dunkles BauernbierGermany3,042+24-343+34,9%Lager, Dark
1211Samuel Adam's Pale AleUSA3,032+3+2+3+4-43- Ale, British style
1408Olbernhauer Bock Bier DunkelGermany2,9143-2+33+2+3-6,0%Lager, Bock
1424Berliner Bürgerbräu RotkehlchenGermany2,903-4+2+3-432-5,3%Lager, Light
1478De Troch Chapeau Exotic LambicBelgium2,8532-2+44-23+3,5%Gueuze/Lambic
1632Yellow Rose Pale AleUSA2,732+223+3-43+ Ale, British style
1691Shiner BockUSA2,683+323-33+2- Lager, Dark
1705Taylor & Bate Niagara Spray BeerCanada2,6733-2+2+3+32+4,8%Lager, Light
1771De Troch Chapeau Mirabelle LambicBelgium2,632+3134333,5%Gueuze/Lambic
1841Rauchenfelse SteinweissGermany2,573-3-3323+1+ Special
1863Stülpner-Bräu StarkbierGermany2,553+31+3-3+3-26,5%Lager, Bock
1918New Belgium Blue Paddle PilsnerUSA2,5024-2-2+3+3-3- Lager, Light
1957Braustolz PilsGermany2,4724-2+22334,9%Lager, Light
2103Nacional ExtraHonduras2,322332-3-2+2 Lager, Light
2290Samuel Adam's Cherry WheatUSA2,144-1+2-33-1+1+ Special
2360Yebisu Stout DraftJapan2,0423-22222+ Lager, Light
Rated by: Johan Zetterlund, Mattias Leidebjer, Per Samuelsson, Lars Samuelsson, Fredrik Huldt, Anna Hultén and Oscar Hansson

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Updated 2000-12-29 Per Samuelsson