ekstedt (5482) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Well, the appearance was the only decent thing about this beer. The aroma is a mix of cheap pop soda and the perfumy small cubes used in public restrooms. Fizzy and thin. Sourish with harsh bitterness.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden beer with a small offwhite head. Herbal floral aroma, berries, spicy from rosemary, bready, hay, some raisins. Herbal flavor, fruity, berries, rosemary, hay, caramel, juniper berries, some pine. At least it’s better than the Flying Dog-version.
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours copper with a small white head. Smells hoppy, parfume and candy malt. Tastes acid, abit candy malt, abit herby hoppy with a similar finish.
Pyrmir (3417) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma rich in rosemary and laurels. Reminded more of food than beer. Tastes _very_ herby, almost like glühwein with a beer base. Not very good thou. They achieved good bitterness without hops.
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl, SB. Pours clear pale mahogany with a shortlived tanned head. Aroma is weak sweet berrymalty and fruity. Flavor is sweet malty caramel berry fruity slightly buitter. Finishes short with a sweet berry aftertaste. Not my cup of tea I’m afraid.
Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Bierzwerg, tasted next to Flying Dog’s International Arms Race. Deep golden, large and creamy off-white head. Lovely spicy and herbal aroma. Full-bodied yet the alcohol is quite far in the background, malty base but not too sweet, plus lots of spices that add a christmassy touch. Interesting, not bad at all!
jolo (921) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 33cl. A clear amber colour with a small tanned head. An aroma of malt, caramel, medicine and some spices. The taste is heavy sweet and light sour. A light body with an oily texture.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap/bottle, Csakajosor, Budapest.
Poured clear amber with a medium pillowy head that slowly went to a small lacing white one. Freaky aroma with juniper and herbs, laurel, rosemary, pine, dead fallen leaves. Medium sweet flavor with pine again, juniper, herbs. Yes, this is not an IPA but very interesting, good one!
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle from Bierkoning. This is a near-clear chestnut-orange colored one with a small light bubbly sidesticking white top. It smells sweet and spicy. Ginger, sticky caramel and something fruity. The herbal/spicy ginger dominates. Hmm.. Strange flavors. Not bad or anything, but definitely odd. It’s soft prickling on the carbonation with a light oily mouthfeel. More ginger in the taste, and that dominates here as well. I also get heather, burned sage and some honey. A bit sweet perhaps with lot’s of malty sweetness. A bit "wild" and really herbal, but surprisingly drinkable. 13.10.2012
Tjoxen (168) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with almost no white head. Aroma of herbs and alot of orange and grape fruit peel. Like how it smells when you have cut a grape fruit in half. Particles that looks like orange fruit meat. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Low bitterness with alot of orange in the finish. Completely different from Brewdogs version. Of some reason I find this more interesting than Brewdogs, mostly because this has less herbs. Ok, but i expected something more special!