Quack-Duck (8338) - 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 (3606) - 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 (173) - 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!
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Rake with Sarah. Pours a clear chestnut with no head. Aroma has notes of resin and berries with a hint of sweet grain and booze. Reminded me a bit of cough syrup. Flavor starts with sweet grain and fruits and has a bit of bitter pine towards the finish.
zimbo (631) - SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Confected soda pop nose. some Christmas spice. Orange colour, very fizzy with fast diminishing head. spice on tongue with a sickly sweet body.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a just clear amber with ruby highlights and a small white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells floral on the nose, berries and potpourri, sweet and faintly herbal, hints of heather. Smells like hippy soap. Which I guess is an oxymoron, but whatever. Medium bodied, sweet and herbal, overly herbal. Soapy and herbal, lots of twigs and berries coming through here. Overly floral, medicinal, herbal. Not all that easy to drink, lingering herbal notes. Not a fan.
Fiberfar (2) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours amber, with a white and foamy head. Aroma of herbs, spices and a slight hint of alcohol. A spicy taste, herbal as well. Interesting as an experiment, but nothing great.
Yorker (1418) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with an off-white head that leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma is spices, pepper, and herbs. Flavour is slightly herbal and spicy. Ever so slightly better than the Flying Dog version.