ShaneJ (800) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep copper, juniper berries, cinnamon, , lavender, pot pourri, taste is slightly sweet. Not great, but I think they just win the International Arms Race from Flying Dog.
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 Bottle. Clear copper, slightly luminous with a thin white head. Herbal aroma, like a damp poo-pourri left under the Christmas tree. Tastes almost medicinal - thyme, rose and some citrus. Soft and oily. Interesting - like something found in a Victorian curiosity shop.
bhensonb (13208) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Utobeer stall in Borough Market. Pours amber with a slight white head. Aroma is medicinal. Med body. Flavor is either wood twigs or medicinal or both. Not particularly pleasant.
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark caramel colour with a bubbly, off-white head. The aroma is a little dry and malty. The flavour is plain, wih some resin and slightly medicinal. An interesting experiment that didn’t work. An IPA without hops is not an IPA. No real flavour, no body, not very exciting at all and hardly refreshing. Needs to be served cool to get anything from it.
WVBrU (61) - - APR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange with a light head that completely disappears within a few minutes. Smells spicy and fruity. Very sweet and malty with almost no bitterness. Sticky texture with little carbonation.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear orange/amber colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma is spicy like clove with fruits and some hop. The taste is sweet spicy, a little bitter. The aftertaste is sweet with spices.
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd September 2012
Bright clear amber beer, little white head. Light palate, dry and a little crisp. Sweetish herbs, touch of mint. Floral notes, little lavender. Whisper of bubblegum ester. Grains of paradise. Dry finish. This is a Gruit surely! Quite a sweet one at that.
mrmarrow (13) - Toruń, POLAND - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting one. I think it could be pine, maybe some juniper berries? Quite flat, no foam (when it got a little warmer, it resembled congac).
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not good. Pours amber with little to no head. Not much of a smell at all, little bit of hops. Taste salty on the tongue with a little hops on the back end. Really disappointing.
Lowenbrau (2856) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml bottle. Herbal tea, with some head. Some bitterness, weird flavours, too herbal, light body and carbonation. A really non pleasant one.