Kristall-König (2451) - Oldenburg, - 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.
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before 5/23/15, drunk 5/30/15
One year past the best before, but spices don’t really fade and it’s a 7.5% beer so I’m assuming this is just a token.
Beer is in fine shape with a caramel-amber colored body, bright and with a small eggshell head that slowly recedes to a ring.
Mint, spearmint, creme de menthe, rosemary, thyme and finally some light caramel in the nose. Awesome! Are people rating this as something other than a gruit??? Or did the year past Best Before date just let the spices mellow out a bit? Probably that. Anyways, I was bracing myself for the flavor and was very pleasantly surprised. Rosemary, thyme and light mint, with a soft, supple body bolstered by moderately sweet malt. Sweetens some with warming, but the spices help keep it in check. Not horribly complex but I love herbs, and this isn’t overdone at this point. Maybe they should have suggested holding on to it for a few years before drinking. Alcohol very well-concealed. Right up there with some of the better gruits and really the only thing I don’t like is the unnecessary 7.5% abv. If this were about 5% and a little less spiced, it would be phenomenal.
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. BB date 23.05.2013. ABV is 7.5%. Amber colour, huge white head. Strong aroma of wild berries and herbs, hints of spices. Fresh and fruity flavour, again notes of wild berries and herbs, including bog myrtle / sweet gale. Unusual, but interesting.
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazy orange beer with a small white head. Aroma is spicy and malty, with ginger notes. Taste is caramel malt and spicy, ginger, pepper. Dry and spicy finish. A weird beer
TEJA (1538) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Short beige head over a clear amber color beer. Resin aroma from woody spices like false rosmary and wormroth. A bit caramell and spicy taste and low sweetness. A new and interesting spice beer.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at BrewDog Camden on 13 Oct 2012. Poured a clear, bright amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma was big herbs, slight medicine and iodine, with floral notes and caramel. Bitter flavour, some almond, resin, spice, coriander and marmalade. Finish was fairly light; mineral, toffee, violets and chalk. Different.
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with thin off white head. Malty herbal aroma (mint basil I think). Taste is boozy malt, low carbonation and herbs. I drank this one 5 months after it's best but date, which may have improved the flavor ofer what others have indicated. Spicy, peppery finish.
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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a cloudy amber color with chunks of yeast settlingout and a thin off white ring for a head. The nose is minty and herbal with a little chocolate, wood, and something I can’t quite place. Based on the mouthfeel I wouldn’t guess the ABV is that high. A little limp on the tongue thanks to virtually no carbonation. Nice bit of mint, wood, ginger, something floral, and a little of that almost chocolate note. Not one I would like a ton of, but interesting. Glad I tried it.
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper, sweet ginger, light fruity, bit sweet and cloying, herbal.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of spices, some herbalness, carmal, and fruits.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from a PUB’R secret operative. Pours headless coppery with nose of sprucey hops, pine, vinyl, mild caramel. Tastes very sprucey, very unique, with caramel malt, hops, and a liquid band-aid flavor late. This one is a novel experiment, but not a good beer. This one blows worse than a new wife.