Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet bestillingsutvalget. Diminishing off-white head to a bright, golden-brown body. Dotted lacing. The aromas are reminiscence of dough with spicy herbs, ginger and clove (pepperkakedeig). Ginger, bread and raisin to the taste buds. Sweet and dry endnotes. Masked alcohol. Flat in the mouth. Alright as a kind of soft drink, but I won’t buy it again (Tromsø, 27.07.2013).
mmahut (957) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, OP. Body is orange with debris and no foam. Aroma is spicy, little bit sour. Taste is orange fruits, fruits, floral, honey, herbs such as elderflower, juniper. Light bitterness, probably from the herbs. Interesting beer. Body is medium, oily, with light carbonation.
Niller (675) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen. Pours golden with a white head. Malty and dark fruits aroma. Taste is sweet dark fruits, herbal and some alcohol notes. Light bitter finish.
elbernays (499) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep orange almost red orange with head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet floral but medicinal almost. Some sediment in bottle. Taste on initial sip was full of carbonation but this reduces. The beer is a strange one that almost tastes like a sweet dry white wine. It is very dry and bitter on the palate. This is an IPA thats missing some balance and it is odd. Still there is something I like about it which I cannot put my finger on.
berntholer (918) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
ivory white head that disappears fast without lacing. amber clear colour. aroma of clove, and clove, and even more clove and some detergent/dish washing soap. taste of soap and .. surprise .. clove! medium carbonation and body. makes me wonder if in the pre-hops era beers with gruut tasted like this .. i hope not! imho the best thing about this beer is the nice label ;) bottle 33 cl
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - JUN 20, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
apparentemente birra....ma forse non lo è... naso di erbe, un po’ liquirizia, un po’ di carrubba e poi boh... non sono però riuscito a berla. Avrei voluto dare di più per la sperimentalità, ma... non riesco... mi ha dato la nausea!!
visionthing (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Herbal aroma with ginger, caramel and something that reminds me of common wormwood. Quite sweet and flavoursome, but a bit strange. Certainly a bit different, but I’m not entirely convinced. Quite decent brew, but nothing I feel an urge to drink again.
RuneStumo (2184) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
17.06.2013. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen Storsenter. Golden colour with white head. Aroma of berries and herbs. Lots of herds and other spycy flavours. Mild malty body. Strange bitterness. Its dry and bitter but its not hops. Good flavours of hearb, but I cant determine what herbs it is. At the end its more like wood or spruce with flavours of some kind af tree or resin acids. Dry tounge. Interresting beer.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Gruit style with lots of herbs. Rosemary stands out slightly. Very unique, but I preferred the Flying Dog version.
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Deep copper, beige head. Smells of dark malts, spices, dark fruits and Fernet Branca. Heavy sweet, a sting of alcohol, dark fruits and that spicy herbal Fernet Branca again. Medium bitter finish,. Quite interesting; strange to call it an IPA though. Is it all just marketing?