deanso (8458) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the wildeman.
Almost no white head. Citrusy aroma. Cloudy amber pour. Almost no carbonation. Pretty good attempt despite the lack of hops
JohnRMurdoch (4268) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Strange orange brown colour, no head. Hoppy aroma. Strange vanilla hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Very unusual. Not really my sort of beer.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Daft at Brewdog Camden. Brown copper colour with zero head. Grassy heral medicinal aroma. The flavour of rosemary is very strong in this beer. After flavour is woody / TCP. An intersting experiment, neither of these are good beers. The best thing about this beer is how it shows how important hops are. I was looking forward to a malt forward beer here, but i guess that would not be in the spirit of IPA.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Amber color. Pungent aroma of rosemary and ginger. Rosemary and ginger also tastes strong with some piney and earthy notes. Sweet with no bitterness. Aroma is not bad, but taste is unbalanced due to lack of bitterness. Why not use some bitter herbs?
daje (3782) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Grünerløkka Mat- og Mikrobrygg Festival 2012. Amber body, small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel and herbs, lots of berries. Malty and flowery taste, becoming sweeter and sweeter as I drink. It’s an interesting beer, could have been very good with some bittering hops, but I suppose that would go against the reason they made this beer in the first place
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better example of the style than the Flying Dog attempt. Smooth & herbal with strong warming alcohol notes. 1 up to Brewdog I feel.
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Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes caramel, elderflowers, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, elderflowers, and malt, leading to a dry finish.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one squeaked as the winner in the arms race for me. The mint tea and earthy nutty flavours seemed to be more palatable than the sourness of the Flying dog contribution. It does however have to heavy a malty body to cope with the delicate vegetal flavours. Ended up feeling it was too sweet by far.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Off keg at the brewdog bar notts. Really not a fan, tasted of syrupy water. There are some nice flavours lurking in there bit overall, no good.
jookos (5246) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber, clear. Nose is like walking in to one of those herbal/spice shops: ginger, lavendar, bergamot, some cinnamon, cloves, different types of herbs, teas, even some coca cola. With a good malt backing, of course. Body is quite full, doesnt feel hot, quite nicely balanced with all the herbs. This isn’t quite like a xmas ale, as it has that ginger freshness, but very spicy non the less. If you like hanging around spice stores or (the) body shops, this is for you.