Miksu (5027) - 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 (2611) - 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 (29987) - 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 (3080) - 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.
Beersiveknown (3568) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Keg@brewdog bristol.
Ruby brown with star anise and nutmeg on nose. Dry, sweet, herbal aniseed and caramel. Revised upwards
Bottle@home from Brewdog online.Ruby amber, no head. juniper, spearmint, toffee apple nose. Quite spiky carbonation, big flurry of spice then quickly fades to bready sweetness. Touch of cardboard oxidation.
Benzai (9436) - 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 (4473) - 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.