gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is ginger, malt, caramel. Flavour is ginger, malt, caramel, orange, herbs. Full body. OK beer.
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Hazy dark amber with a very brief head.
Sweet and spicy aroma; heather, pine and some broth.
Rather light body.
Flowery and spicy flavour; ginger, juniper-berries, heather and some elder-berries..
EdKing (1876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is bright chestnut/copper brown, white head. Lots of bubbles and carbonation in the glass, although less so on the taste. Nose is spicy. It’s like sarsaparilla or Vimto. Fruity and spicy. There’s cinnamon, ginger, juniper, clove, Coca-cola caramel. This is how I would expect an ale to taste before they used hops. It works pretty well.
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Herbal medicine, cherry cola, rosemary nose (and some herbs I can’t identify). Slightly hazy dull copper, little head. A sharp hit of herbs in initial; moves to a concentrated herbal flavors, which spread out into several things (again, hard to separate them); thins out and leaves long traces of herbs. Thin-medium body. Fun stuff... I suppose. Not as offensive as it might have been.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En botella.Color cobre con espuma que desaparece rapidamente,Aromas un poco mas herbaceos y florales que la de flying.Menos especiada.
Curiosa y mas bebible
Bamsen78 (3142) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with negligible white head. Distinct aroma of raw ginger and possibly fir tree needles. Ditto taste, enhanced by a fruity note in the long nose. Quite interesting, as the beer contains no hops. Dryish aftertaste. Not bad but nothing particularly impressive.
MiP (13599) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Spicy and herbal aroma, gingery and blackcurranty. Clear dark amber colour. Small frothy tan head. The flavour is like the aroma, spicy and herbal. Caramelly malt base. Has some ginger, but without much bite. Also juniper, I guess. Like a lot of the new types of christmas beer, but not bad.
TheJvd (864) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours orange with a white head that disappears fast. Herbal aroma of ginger and laurel. Sweet herbal taste and no real bitterness. Not very nice but much better than the Flying Dog.
Kristall-König (2244) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch süßlich, kräuterig, Rosmarin. Während des gesamten Verlaufs dominant nach Rosmarin. Kräuterig auslaufend, weniger bitter. Gewöhnungsbedürftig.
AxlLives (287) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle - pours hazy crimson/copper/yellow with small, lasting white head. Big nose, with lots going on. Hibiscus, potpourri, dried leaves, fragrant berries, pepper, incense, and other flavors. All spice. Little fruit. Taste is fragrant as well, if rather non-descript. Finishes with a touch of flat notes and cool banana. Oily. Not that great, though much better than local boys’ entry sad to say. Not a seeker or a keeper, but would do in a mighty pinch.