pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (thanx to jfb!!!):Pale golden, cloudy, some floaties visible, small and loose White head, moderately spicy (X-mas and cough-syrup and herbs de Provence) sourish-sweet nose; moderate sourish-sweet flavour, light bodied, a bit fizzy; light spicy and sourish finish. Like a diluted cough-syrup with a dash of lemon-juice...; no hope without hops!
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a thin but well retained white head, over a hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is coriander, light malts.....taste is light sour, with multiple spices including bay, caraway, lemon, finishing with moderate spice bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds tingle. This is a very different beer with multiple aromas and flavors, that are quite unusual. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Psytron (1152) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell of berries, grain, cardamom, pepper, glögg, ginger. Yellow-greyish muddy colour. White head that diminishes quickly. Aroma of yeast, basement, ginger, pepper, honey, some glögg. Apples in finish. Fruity, with "Christmas flavours". Lively and plentiful carbon. Rather exciting taste. Mostly sweet.
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is bright and hazy straw color with a thin and short head that quickly settles into a thin coating.
Aroma: A strong medley of herbs, maybe sage, rosemary and black licorice.
Taste: Crisp, possibly wheat, body with hints of lemon. The spices are subdued until a strong finish of herbs that lingers for a long time. Anise comes to mind on the finish. This isn’t very pleasant, it numbs my tongue a bit.
Palate: Crisp and light bodied.
Overall: This is what I expected, that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Not a fan of this, especially the finish. I’m glad I didn’t live in a time where I had to drink these.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, I don’t even know where to start with this beer. Pours a hazy straw yellow with thin white head that disappears quickly with no lacing. Aroma is of a flippin’ spice rack. I can’t even distinguish all of them with the exception of ginger and pine. Taste matches all too well and is a bit overwhelming. Aftertaste like I took a bite of a pine tree and is not very pleasant. I have to keep drinking it in order to not have the aftertaste. Very interesting beer, but not my style.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Proletariat w James. Hazy white-yellow, big white head. Aroma is fresh and grassy with notes of cedar sawdust. Taste is tantalizingly aweet and tart off the bat then mellows out and goes down like a wit or heffe or something with overripe banana in the aftertaste. Some astringency at the end as well. Pretty cool and complex and I like that it teases.
ansjelaah (1073) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
@ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting Geel, niet helder, minimale witte schuimkraag, ruikt kruidig, sauna kruiden, gember, smaakt kruidig, gember, bitter, zuur en droog, niet lekker
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy, pale yellow colour, white head. Herbal aroma, spicy, rosemary, caraway, reminding of nasi kruiden, the cheap "Dutch" spice mix for making "Indonesian" fried rice. Light bitter flavour, very spicy, bay leaves, angelic root. Finish bay leaves, herbal, angelic root. Strange and cool beer, but not a beer I could drink every day.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, De Molen. Thanks for sharing, jfb!)
nealblind (512) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow pour. Smells of rosemary, coriander, tart, bay leaves, celery, bitters(gentian). Very herbal. Flavor is clean mostly rosemary some wheaty brinyness. Minimally sweetened with assertive bitter on the end. Herbs are present, but not overpowering. Very good balance. Refreshing with a slight sour tart mouthfeel finish. Well done herbal beer.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BRU. Pours a murky gold with no head or lace. Spice bomb. Nose of pepper, cinnamon, ginger, anise, caraway. Medium to light body, tons of spice flavor, a bitter finish. Certainly interesting but I think one of these a lifetime will suffice.