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Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 840   ABV: 28%
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Say hello to Ghost Deer. A defiant and irreverent, devil may care, supersonic bitch of a beer. Ghost Deer is a 28% fermented beer, the strongest ever fermented beer which is only ever served from a single handcrafted and authentic deer’s head.

The beer itself is a robust 28% blonde ale. After fermentation it is aged for 6 months in some amazing whisky, bourbon, rum and sherry barrels. There is only one Ghost Deer head and this beer will only ever be available on draft, served in a stemmed glass, direct from the mouth of the deer himself.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - Edinburgh, - NOV 27, 2012
6cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a light honey colour with no head. The nose has rum and raisin, maybe even dates with a suggestion of bread n butter pudding. The taste is somewhere between rum and brandy in flavour with a very big alcohol burn. The palate has very obvious alcohol as you would expect and this takes away somewhat from the general balance of it. Overall, though, glad they did it.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (975) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Very weird barley wine coming out of a ridiculous little bottle of 5 cl (or tapped from a reindeer’s head...). Could be, as they claim, the strongest beer in the world reaching an astonishing 28% ABV by fermentation alone, but the ageing on different liquor barrels certainly added to this. Litterally no head, like an unblended lambic, but looking more like a glass of cognac, with a very warm, beautiful copper colour, cristal clear. Extremely powerful, intoxicating and complexely structured aroma of any good spirit, reminiscent of brown rhum, figues in ’jenever’, calvados, honey, raisins, sweet white wine, pepper, cognac, whisky and candy. Equally powerful, almost agressive taste, very sweet but in a liqueurish kind of way, like orange liqueur, oily mouthfeel but not too sticky, cinnamon, amaretto, rhum, noble character with huge complexity and inevitably lots of warming alcohol in the finish, but much less wry than I feared, as in the best of single malts. Very remote from what most people understand as being ’beer’ but anyone capable of enjoying high-quality spirits next to beer, should be thrilled by something like this. I will never forget this experience and it only confirms Brewdog’s reputation as one of the most progressive and creative breweries in the Old World.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
Very special beer. Still got the bottle somewhere. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, 6cl, bb 1.3.2015. Pours dark golden with no head whatsoever. Aroma is oak, kandi and dried fruit as well as alcohol, vinous herbs, wine grapes and cognac. Full body without carbonation. Flavour is sweet with oak barrels, alcohol, juniper, anise and kandi, giving a herby sweetly alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottletje @ benzai. Amber color and no head. Smells whiskey, sherry, fruit, sweet. Tastes nuts, wood, fruit, alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle @ benzai shared by benzai. Amber colour with no head. Smells whisky, cider, perry, alcohol. Tastes whisky, some cider. This is almost pure whisky-light. Full body, no carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8104) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Miniature bottle [big thanks to kermis!] shared @ weekly tasting. Clear amber-ish color, no head. Aroma is alcoholic, but it has some caramel as well. A bit like a cider actually. Taste malts, alcohol, liquor, nuts, whisky, bitter. Warming alcohol burn in the finish. Quite pleasant overall.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
angel77 (849) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
Botella de 6 cl. En casa una noche de agosto de 2013 en Llamas. Esto ya es otra historia, entra en el mundo de los licores..., para mi no ya que a pesar de sus 28 vol. conserva sabores maltosos en el fondo que no tiene ningún licor de esos chungos. Es pues la primera vez que tomo una cerveza que supera a muchos licores de esos del montón que pululan por ahí (whisky, bourbon ... no por supuesto). De color cobrizo sin espuma alguna tiene un cuerpo fuerte y muy alcoholico, como no, Aroma muy intenso a maderas envejecidas y toques dulces de caramelo. Sabor muy potente pero contenido por los toques de madera; primero dulces de Bourbon mezclados con el Jerez y finalmente algo seco y salado del Whisky. Alucinante alucinante cerveza, imprescindible repetir unas cuantas veces o las que el precio de coste te permita claro. Ahí va texto integro de la etiqueta: If you are lucky enough to get your hands on Ghost Deer then be careful. This Schizophrenic delusional screw up of a drink is best enjoyed with vigilance and a dose of vagrant optimism. At 28% Ghost Deer is the wolds strongest fermented beer. A beer that is an audacious blend of eccentricity, artistry and rebellion. After fermentation this beer has been aged for 12 months in some amazing whisky, bourbon, run and sherry barrels """Si tienes la suerte de conseguir sus manos en Ghost Deer entonces tenga cuidado. Este esquizofrénico delirante tornillo de una bebida se disfruta mejor con una vigilancia y una dosis de optimismo vagabundo. En 28% Ghost Deer es la más fuerte de la cerveza fermentada del s wold. Una cerveza que es una mezcla audaz de la excentricidad, el arte y la rebelión. Después de la fermentación de esta cerveza ha sido envejecido durante 12 meses en un poco de whisky increíble, bourbon, correr y barriles de jerez""""

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottled 6cl @Beer Hunters
Clear deep amber color, no head. Vanilla, fresh wood, caramel and alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Lots of vanilla - very sweet - dessert wine. Lots of sugar, some burning alcohol. Better than expected!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (1934) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
6cl @ Cecil Late Fall Tasting. Clear amber body with no head. Dark fruit, port wineish, booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting… It pours clear with no head… fruity, port wine, liquor… glad to have tried this :)


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