Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear copper to light amber color, virtually no head, just a slight off-white to beige lacing. Smell malts and overpowering herbs or spices. Taste malts, again a lot of herbs or spices, rosemary or lavender. I don’t know, maybe I’m completely wrong I always get confused with the different herbs and spices. Anyway, it also reminds me of dishwasherfluid, or whatever that’s called in English. Weird, full of herbs or spices and not my thing.
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Very clear golden orange colour with a head that doesn’t last long. Smells dishwashing soap, flowers, toiletrefresher.. Very soapy and shampooish. Tastes like it smells, but its actually okay to nice. Didn’t expect to like this. Fizzy carbo, medium body.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber/brown - white head. Spicy - rather high spicy aroma, kampfer, sweet malty, light citric, kardemomme, enebær, not too spicy taste. OK finish - aroma is far too spicy.
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - AUG 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fun concept and I am happy that I had the chance to try this. However, this did not work for me at all. Goes to show that nothing truly replaces hops ;)
haukur (1306) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
delightful spicy aroma, loads of herbs and spices. High amount of thyme or arctic thyme is propably used. fun brew, would serve well with game meat. Nice test
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle @ Kitty’s, Helsinki.
Pours a copper amber colour without a head. Aroma of sweet caramel, strong herbs and nuts. Flavour of kola nut, ginger, sweet caramel, grass and really strong herbs. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a sweet herbal finish. Weird. Not really an IPA at all. Actually reminds me of a Christmas brew with shitloads of spices.
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle @ Kitty’s, Helsinki
Pours dark reddish brown with a tiny head. Aroma of berries, spices, honey, ginger, cinnamon and caramel malts. Taste is very spicy with notes of berries, ginger, cinnamon and spices. Finish is dry and light with some spicy and malty notes. Quite untypical beer with a massive amounts of spices and berries. Would work better as a Christmas beer.
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330 ml bottle. Batch #164. Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland.
Reddish golden colour with tiny head.
Ginger, cardemon and some fruitiness in aroma.
Flavour is very strange, lots of spices, ginger, cardemon, cinnamon, maybe pepper, salty liquorice powder and more spices.
Fizzy. This is like xmassy ginger ale.
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mjs (4604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - batch 164, at Kitty’s, 20120804) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had cardemomm, malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were cardemomm, cinnamon, dill, malts, herbalness, sweetness and acridness. Aftertaste was herbal and sweet. A very strange brew that had almost none beer characteristics.