8,8 Premium Strong Beer - Brasserie de Saverne
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Reviews by JayQue:
3.36/5 rDev -3.2%
I bought this can in Zermatt Switzerland while on vacation. Just submitted an update that this beer is not retired. There was plenty of it in the COOP supermarket. That being said, this is a pretty average beer. Pours a completely clear dark gold color with some good carbonation, and a small white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops, not all that pronounced.
Taste is malty with some grassy hops for balance. There is a bit of an alcohol presence but overall a fairly mild and pleasant lager flavor.
Mouthfeel is about average in richness with a bit of alcohol presence, fairly crisp and light for a high abv beer.
OK summertime drink, nothing outstanding.
07-27-2013 14:32:11 | More by JayQue
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3.58/5 rDev +3.2%
Got this beer from my brother after his trip to Switzerland. Presented in a black can with a double yellow circle surrounding a large "8,8" and ringed with the words "strong beer" in English, French, German and Italian.
This beer poured a hazy wet-straw color with a large creamy white head that quickly dissolved down to a thin skim. 8,8 had a lot of small streams of carbonation rising to the surface.
Smell was of caramel and bready malt with light citrus and fruity aromas mingled in. Also a faint bite of alcohol.
Taste started off with caramel malt flavor lightly spiced with pepper. A hops bitterness comes on in the finish as does a mild alcohol flavor and warming sensation.
Feel is medium-bodied, creamy and smooth.
Overall, an interesting beer but nothing to get all worked up about. Alcohol flavor really becomes pronounced as 8,8 warms up to near room temperature, letting the drinker know that this is no beer to be pounded down. Thanks to my bro for setting me up with this one.
10-08-2003 20:53:49 | More by Boilermaker88
8,8 Premium Strong Beer from Brasserie de Saverne
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