Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013 as Voodoo Doll. Almost clear golden with an off-white head. Quite strong citric aroma with pine and some caramel malt. Flavor is refreshing fruity, pine, some marmalade and rather bitter. Medium body and bitter, fruity aftertaste. Another fine IPA from Brewdog.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, at 7.2%Vol, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2012, from Melger’s Haarlem, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly woody/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, good X-Mas brew
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Olutexpo 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.
Earlier Rating: 12/7/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Draught at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are caramel, spices, fruits, hops and malts. Quite strong taste.
Pyrmir (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @sbwf13. Hazy deep golden with off white head. Aroma with strong fruit notes, resin, pineapple and massive caramel. Taste is medium sweet, malty, high bitterness with lots of resin and pineapple.
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes. Clear golden yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells hops, citra, slightly malty, chives, nice. Tastes hoppy, tropical fruits, bitter, resin.. Lovely ipa. Medium body, nice carbo, crisp.
jookos (5604) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@bdsthlm. Coppery slight hazy. Really fruity, fruit desserty. Mangos, pineapple juice, tangerines. Feels actually quite fanta- like at times, for those who know that pop. Bitter super fruity body. Not much malts, only fruity hops in flavour. A very soda like beer. Nice to try, but I dont think I could do a session with it.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Copper amber, clear. Nose is loaded with hoppy grapefruit and pine, some tropicality/florals, caramel, malts. A bit of butterscotch and butter and.. honey? Body is slick, medium light. Good soft bitterness. I’m wondering where’s the xmas in here? Seems like a fresh hoppy ipa to me.
mike_77 (5569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong aroma of tropical fruits. Flavour also has that fruity, hoppyness too. Quite thick and syrupy. Sweet fruitiness, mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber beer with good head. Nose is very hopy on pine. Aroma is on fresh hops, melon, almond and grapefruit. Properly done but very near the other new beer from the brewery, became boring.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample @ Ølfestivalen på Nærbø. Clear dark golden body, medium creamy white head. Nose is oranges, mandarines, grass, red berries, hints of caramel. Taste is pine, lemon balm, grass, hints of garden herbs and pale malts. Bitter piney finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean amber bodied and stable head. Very piney which I’m sure was the idea behind a hoppy Christmas. Not woody or spicy, as typical Christmas beers, but a clean hop based beer that’s rather refreshing than warming. Body is light bitter for the style and a bit too clean to be interesting. And a Christ’s beer can be eccentric and over the top. This isn’t. This is a clean ipa that drinks nice enough but reminds me nothing of a special, warming, wintery or eclectic Christmas spirit. More of an after work thirst quencher. (33cl bottle from Bootlegger)