JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Clear copper with a small beige head. Sweetish fruity, spicy herbal aroma with some caramel. Flavor even has notes of winegum and red berries with a little tartness balancing the sweetness and a slightly bitter. Odd one, but quite refined and interesting.
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at brewdog camden. Clear copper color with no head. Aroma of cinnamon, herbs and ginger. Slight ginger on taste.
jesperhammer (4156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13-SEP-2012, bottle @home, brought by Sonni, from Fish & Beer.
Clear golden/orange with lasting tan head.
Perfumed with rosemary, mentol, orange peel, (sukat), cardemomme.
No real bitterness.
Do not like this one. Far too perfumed.
daniele (7959) - ITALY - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente spezaita zenzero chiodo di garofano inizio dolce poi quasi bilanciata radice buona beva menta leggero resinoso
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 330ml (Birger, BB 05/2013)
Clear copper color, steady beige head. Lots of herbs in the nose (oregano, tarragon), also some sweetish malty notes. Medium-bodied. Same herbs in the flavour plus some pepper. Fortunately in the flavour herbs and spices are not dominating so badly. Bready maltyness, maybe hints of liquorice. I’ve had similar Christmas beers before. Not too exciting.
JoseBravo (9) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting Ipa without hops because the herbs and berries, It remains me Fraoch (maybe because got heather too?) Liquorices, herbs( like a spanish herbs liquor), light caramel malt flavour. very heavy.
Beer5000 (5865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle at Christianssand Brygghus. Nice, clear, deep golden body with a small off-white head. Spicy aroma dominated på ginger and tea. Flavor is sweet, spicy, lots of ginger and no real bitterness. Medium body and the aftertaste become a bit sticky. Interesting beer, but I don’t think I will purchase this again.
Kavu (4024) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is bitter malts, some berries and lots of herbs. Flavor is bitter malts, berries, alcohol and again lots of herbs. It’s like there’s a built-in Jaeger bomb. At least it’s interesting and they’ve managed the zero IBU bitterness pretty well. Worth trying.
harrisoni (17164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At BrewDog Camden. Amber slighy haze. No head. Minty ginger aroma. Herby. Its alright if you like herbs in your beer. Drinkable
flying_pig (1410) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Brewdog Newcastle:
Fruity to begin with a lot of berries and sweetness plus some raspberries and floral notes with a touch of spice. There is some citrus and a bit of ginger towards the end as well but overall it is relatively light on the nose.
Reddish amber with a bubbly, thumnb sized head that settles to a thin lacing around the edges quite quickly.
Dry tasting with a lot of bitterness and a mix of berries and floral flavours with a strong ginger and floral finish backed up by some spice.
Incredibly dry on the palate with a medium body and a quite bitter yet crisp finish that is slightly grainy and with low carbonation.
A pretty average beer , there is good depth and lots going on but the taste and palate were just far too dry for my liking & certainly not one of Brewdogs better offerings.