kapusil (729) - HUNGARY - SEP 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle. Pours light amber with a very thin white head. Aroma of ginger with some sweet bubble gum. A lot of ginger and bubble gum in the taste as well. The zero IBU IPA is an interesting idea, but this beer is not extraordinary.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 33cl, new exclusive Scottish collab. brew Anno 2012, with spices and herbs, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex sweet brew, malty/spicy and slightly fruity, yet balanced, clear, small head, nothing special, yet original brew!
anders37 (18898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy herbal sage aroma. Fruity malty spicy sage flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy herbal finish.
TheCametron (2001) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Brewdog. Dark Amber with a very thin White head. Massive Sage nose. Flavour is Sage and some pine. Reminiscent of the Williams Pine beer but much worse. I really enjoy the taste of fresh Sage so this appealed to me to some extent. The bitterness is definitely conspicuous in it’s absence. The better of the two ’Arms Race’ beers. Both were fairly wack though.
jamestulloch (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Herbal and slightly fruity.
Appearance: Deep amber body. Hold its head slightly better than the Flying Dog version, though it still disappears pretty quickly. Medium carbonation. No lacing.
Taste: The malty notes are more prevalent than in the Flying Dog version. Herbal and fruit flavours. Not particularly moreish.
Palate: Thin, watery body with a slightly oily texture. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Brilliant experiment to brew a beer without hops - definitely something different! This is better than the Flying Dog version, or rather, less horrible.
RichTheVillan (4138) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; interesting challenge a no hop IPA, pours amber with a slight red with a frothy head that disappears quickly. You can smell botanicals and spice almost like gin. They have achieved a bitter taste but it tastes a bit like juicy fruit bubblegum that is loosing its flavour. Glad I’ve tried it!
Scopey (8452) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at BrewDog Camden. It pours very clear red-amber, with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The nose is bubblegum, candyfloss, Irn Bru, floral and spearmint. The taste doesn’t quite live up to the nose: dull fruit sweetness, diet Irn Bru, light bubblegum, well hidden alcohol, herbal and peppery notes, with a dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation and slick mouth-feel. An interesting experiment for sure, but I wouldn’t rush back for another...
tommann (2980) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours amber with no head. Aroma is sweet, floral, rubber and touches of berries. Taste has caramel malt throughout with some rosemary on the finish. Rubber on the aftertaste.
ration (2005) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
030912. Tap at Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma lots of spices and herbs, maybe coriander and ginger. Sweet citrus taste. Carbonation seems to disappear quickly from the glass. Medium low palate. Strange stuff as expected.
joergen (22867) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Clear orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, herbs and spices.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, licorice, herbs and spices with notes of flowers.