J B
(@jblovesbeer)

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Dedicated craft beer tasting and musing profile. Based in London/Surrey 🇬🇧 Personal IG: @sazerac213

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J B
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5 Hours Ago

I’m not going to lie: I bought this beer in France because it had a pig on the label. Sometimes you just have to go with your heart. The beer behind the label, Rince Cochon blonde from @brouwerijhaacht, was rather mediocre overall. Yellow pour, syrupy-ness to its movements, effectively no head; smelled sweet, tasted sweeter with peppery pangs and blips of Belgian yeast. What did I expect? 2/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #biereblonde #haachtbrewery #tuesday

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J B
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1 Day 5 Hours Ago

Has a chance to visit @tringbrewery a couple of weeks back. Odd setup I found, the taproom isn’t set up for drinking it, it’s a take-away only kind of vibe. So take away some of their ‘small batch’ offering I did! Earl Grey Pales, I’ve had a few, and mostly their are low energy affairs. This however was bold and punchy, orange with a touch of haze, minimal head, strong tea nose, cooling earl grey flavours with a soft hop background. Solid. 3.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #tringbrewery #paleale #monday

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J B
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2 Days 2 Hours Ago

Rounding off the birthday box was this Dark Chocolate & Cherry barley wine from @tinyrebelbrewco x @sirencraftbrew. Poured thick and purple with a brownish head, strong boozy nose that slapped you as soon as the can was cracked, thick and sickly sweet dark berries in the mouth and on the swallow. I don’t really do barley wine, so I don’t have much to compare it to, so I would say this was acceptable but very strong. 3/5 ... So that’s that! This box has taught me to be more mindful consumer of craft and to get my FOMO under check. #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #tinyrebel #sirencraftbrew #barleywine #sunday

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J B
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3 Days 4 Hours Ago

So this collab has divided opinion, a Tropical Sorbet IPA from @neonraptorbrew x @tinyrebelbrewco. Probably the best can art of the box set, colourful and eye-catching. The beer itself? I’m on the fence here: nice orange colour, effervescing with spiky fruit tones. The flavour was fruity with hop notes which somehow created the illusion of being a sorbet in the mouth despite not being frozen. So I was impressed with the subterfuge, but there was a plastic fakeness to it all which I found off-putting. Perhaps I preferred this simply because the others were so rank? 3/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #tinyrebel #neonraptor #ipa #saturday

J B
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4 Days 5 Hours Ago

“Imperial” Mocha Vanilla Shot Stout from @bigdropbrewco x @tinyrebelbrewco. Let’s start with the positive: it tasted just as it said it would, and many adjunct stouts fail this test so: bravo. That said it was very thin and body-less, but that was because it was alcohol free (0.5% ABV). I drank a lot of AF beer in Dry Jan, and it was mostly awful, this was better. My issue here is that this was in the birthday box at all: when I pay £54 for a birthday beer showcase box, I don’t expect a bloody SOFT DRINK! 😡 0/5 (on principle.) #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #tinyrebel #bigdropbrewingco #stout #friday

J B
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5 Days 5 Hours Ago

After the previous disappointment, I thought I’d treat myself to a safe, dependable NE IPA - a collab from the mighty @deyabrewery x @tinyrebelbrewco no less. Straight off from the pour I could tell something was wrong: where was the haze?! This looked and smelled more like a West Coast IPA than a New England one. Surely this will still be a smooth, fruity, juice bomb milkshake I told myself: No! It was piney and sharp 🤷🏻‍♂️ I’m almost giving up at this point. 2.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #deyabrewery #tinyrebel #neipa #ipa #thursday

J B
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6 Days 5 Hours Ago

And then the cage comes down(!) It all started going a bit wrong with this birthday box with this: Citra Session IPA from @tinyrebelbrewco x @magicrockbrewing. Looked the business on the pour, but the nose was thin and chemically, and the taste was pure scratchy chemicals from sip to swallow. The result was an @eldrainpour. How the hell can this sort thing get through a quality checking process? Effectively poison. Very surprised at #magicrockbrewing even putting their name to this. 0.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #sessionipa #ipa #wednesday

J B
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7 Days 5 Hours Ago

Next to roll out of the birthday box was this Belgian Strong Ale from @tinyrebelbrewco x @ukyeastieboys. Poured brownish with a sticky, off white head, smelling sweet and boozy. Tasted initially very woody, this was closely followed by pomegranate sugariness and Belgian tones. Almost cloying, but I found myself digging it anyway. 3.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #tinyrebelbrewery #yeastieboys #belgianbeer #strongale #tuesday

J B
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8 Days 5 Hours Ago

A new week, and another birthday collab box (procured via @crafttooting)! First up is a DDH Pils from @tinyrebelbrewco x @fourpure. Poured dark yellow with a slight haze and structured white head, thick lager-style nose, rather full feeling in the mouth but refreshing on the swallow with a crisp cut-through. Not groundbreaking, but acceptable. 3/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #tinyrebel #fourpure #ddh #pils #monday

J B
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10 Days 3 Hours Ago

...and rounding off #7sins7days, from @beavertownbeer x @vaultcitybrewing is WRATH! Oh no wait, it wasn’t included in the “7 Deadly Sins Birthday Box” for some reason, so really it’s a 6 Deadly Sins Birthday Box and a substitute. Questionable organisational skills from a brewery facilitating a vicarious piss up(!) To be fair, Double Chin DIPA is a decent swap. This beer is somewhat of an annual religious ritual for me. But sadly again, it felt thinner in the mouth this year, although still full of that traditional delicious Beavertown flavour. Overall, I think my love affair with Tottenham Hale is over. 4/5 #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #dipa #beavertown #beavertown7sins #saturday

J B
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11 Days 5 Hours Ago

#7sins7days: Time to slow things down with SLOTH from @beavertownbeer x @burningsoulbrewery. I had an inkling this would be perhaps the winner of the selection, and I was right. This was full of flavour, a rich Belgian heaviness, and full of body in the mouth. Pours brown and rather still, requiring considered sipping due to its booziness, would perhaps have been improved yet further if paired with some French fries and mayonnaise. 4/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #beavertown #burningsoulbrewing #quad #beavertown7sins #friday

J B
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12 Days 5 Hours Ago

#7sins7days: Introducing PRIDE from @beavertownbeer x @halebrewing. A honey saison presented in a @tempus_project style bottle I had high hopes for this. Poured bright golden yellow with a smattering of loose bubbles for a head, a gentle almost sourness on the nose, mild and sweet with a muted tartness. Acceptable, but no one is hunting down a second helping of this. 2.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #beavertown #halebrewing #saison #beavertown7sins #thursday

J B
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11 Days 23 Hours Ago

#7sins7days: Time for a return to form with GLUTTONY, a blackberry pancake barley wine from @beavertownbeer x @wanderbeyondbrewing. I was reliably informed that was a “sickly sweet, mess-maker of a drink” and that was a very accurate descriptor as three sips in I could really feel the high ABV. Looked like poorly made black currant squash, smelled and tasted of dark fruits and booze with hints of cough lozenge. Bizarrely enjoyable, but barley wine is too much for me 🥴 3.5/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #beavertown #wanderbeyondbrewing #barleywine #beavertown7sins #wednesday

J B
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14 Days 5 Hours Ago

#7sins7days: Today is all about ENVY. But sadly the envy is all mine, that is that I am envious of everyone who hasn’t endured this ‘beer’(!) The product of the bright lights of @beavertownbeer x @affinitybrewco, this called itself a Spiced IPA, only to be neither spiced nor an IPA. Pours yellow with a weak head, smelling of nothing, tasting like a sort of watery cardboard sort of saison? I’ve always liked Affinity’s work, this was below their standard. 0.75/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #beavertown #affinitybrewco #ipa #beavertown7sins #tuesday

J B
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15 Days 5 Hours Ago

#7sins7days: Next up is GREED from @beavertownbeer x @braybrookebeer. Billed as a Honey Marzen this was fairly pale yellow, sweet smelling, and active as though carbonated. The reality was flavourless, flatter than expected, sugar water. Pointless. 1/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #beavertown #braybrooke #marzen #beavertown7sins #tuesday

J B
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16 Days 3 Hours Ago

#7sins7days: For the first time in four years I had to miss @beavertownbeer’s birthday bash. To offset my pain, I ordered their birthday beer box to taste this years collab. First up was LUST from Team Beaver x @thebeakbrewery. Billed as a Valentine’s chocolate milk stout, it was pleasing that it was exactly as billed. Black, thicker than your average milk stout, cocoa and coffee nose, on the swallow there was definite Cadbury’s Black Magic vibes. 4/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #beavertown #beakbrewery #milkstout #beavertown7sins #sunday

J B
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18 Days 5 Hours Ago

West Coast IPA feels like it’s coming back after a long period of wall to wall New England IPA. Recency Effect from @magicrockbrewing feels a tongue in cheek dig at the beer scene, constantly chasing the new, collab-mad, fuelled by the fear of missing out. Guilty as charged. The beer was good, haze-free and hoppy. Make IPAs Clear Again! 3.75/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #magicrock #magicrockbrewing #ipa #friday

J B
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19 Days 5 Hours Ago

My limitation is only my imagination said @verdant. Well I have a pretty big imagination when it comes to Double IPAs, and this is the sort of thing it likes to conjure up for larks and giggles. It’s big, orange, frothy, mouthwatering, peaches meets mangos, creamy yet still hoppy. It’s everything I expect from this brewery, who seem able to swerve disappointing me with such majesty. 4.25/5 #beer #craftbeer #ale #realale #craftbrew #craftbrews #craftbrewing #craftbrewery #craftnotcrap #beers #beerme #beerlove #beergeek #beernerd #beerporn #beerstagram #beersofinstagram #hophead #ilovebeer #brew #jblovesbeer #london #tooting #southlondon #verdant #dipa #ipa #thursday