LoFi (1595) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber to copper, white head.
Aroma: very sweet and filled with spices.
Taste: sweet maltiness, honey, spices, cloves and others associated with Christmas, but can’t identify them all.
Not very successful.
mike_77 (3380) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma and flavour have plenty of bay leaf, ginger and clove. Clean aftertaste.
mile (3123) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate and sweetish aroma, herbal spiciness (ginger), berry fruitiness. Body is average and sweetish flavor with herbal spiciness, berry fruitiness. Finish is average and sweetish, lots of Xmas spiciness. Spiciness + beer = no not work for me.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle. Pours pale golden with a white head. The herb aroma hits the nose at once. The same goes for flavor. A heavy focus on sage in this beer. An interesting beer to try out, and now i’m satisfied...
WilleLW (182) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour with a crispy head that sank down, but was much more durable than the FlyingDog version. Aroma with something similar to hops. Also malt, some rosted caramell, herbs and something perfume-like. Taste of malt, berries, herbs, some spices (but no strong flavours), some caramell sweetness and some hints of alcohol. Some small kind of bitterness is apparent. Fruity and easy to drink. OK body (maybe a little watery but still OK).
The "winner" according to me.
Beerhammaren (1163) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 .33l bottle from BD webshop.
Pours clear amber with medium head. Aroma is lots of herbs. Some malts, berries and fresh birch leaf. Flavor is very herby and some malts. One can taste Finnish forest. Pine, birch... Some berries and clear alcohol taste. Not bad beer, but very complex to rate. Somehow the aroma is a bit better than flavor.
scottw86 (1125) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly dark honey color with a small white head. Aroma has lots of berries with some malts. No hops in the aroma. Taste is sweet and fruity with some doughy flavors. Alcohol not noticeable. Some of the flavors are a little weird. The aftertaste has lots of blueberries with some cheese and bread. Overall it’s interesting, but definitely not an IPA. More like a blueberry summer beer.
fugitive (1392) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Color amber with mini white head. Aroma malt, spicy, sweet, perfume, caramel. Taste heavy sweet, spicy, ginger, perfume.
stefannilssons (1491) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Som sitt syskon är det här en ytterst märklig öl, doften är frisk med någon märklig kemisk ton. Smaken bär inslag av örter och tvål?!, kroppen är lite och balansen obefintlig. Slutsats: jag blir inte riktigt klok på den, smaken är stundtals god men den ger mig taskiga konnotationer, som sagt vansinnigt svår definierad.
peral2 (573) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from SB. So can You make an IPA without any Hops and without any bitterness at all? This is av very very fruity variance of "beer" but to answer the Question above; NO!