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BrewDog Zephyr

 (RETIRED)
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85
96
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
13% India Pale Ale (IPA) that has been in a grain whisky cask for 18 months with 30 kgs of fresh strawberries


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2010
Gold with white head and lace. Tart wheaty aroma. Wheaty, fruity, and some yeast taste. Very aggressive carbonation and medium bodied. different and delightful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2010
Bottle shared by Keith thanks fata. Aged in 1965 Whiskey Casks. Pours a golden body with an off white head. Light berries and woody cask notes. Whiskey, a mild dry wooden tone like sawdust. A modest warming hint of pine and berries. A nice ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Sampled at RBWG 2010. Fruity with a touch of sour and a sense of bitterness as well. Can’t say I would have guessed strawberries if I wasn’t told.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of strawberries, wood, florals, and whiskey. Flavor of oak, strawberries, earth, whiskey, and grass with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of peppery alcohol along with a spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light spicyness, touch of woody bitterness, growing spicyness with a peppery finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to Fata2683/Keith-750ml bottle-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is mild fruit, earthy. Taste is light/medium fruit, light malt/wheat, some earthy hops. Dry champagne yeasty. Plenty of effervescence. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2010
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield . Hazy golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is fantastic dominated by strawberries and whiskey. Hoppy taste with strawberries and whisky aftertaste. Quite unique and very interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Clear gold, copper and amber hues settle beneath a coppery head soft as cotton. Her body is brilliantly clear with nary a hint of haze. The nose is very light, nay, I say verily weak. As I struggle to gather what I can of her aromas, I detect faint strawberry lemonade and raspberry seltzer water esters. I swirl her contents in hope of releasing more esters, but to no avail. Caramel, buttered toast, burnt vanilla bean, golden pie crust, wet wood, and faint strawberry esters. Like a ghost, her nose is hard to see and even harder to capture. Moving onto her crystal clear depths, I draw deep not once but twice in search of her elusive spirit. Thin and sparkly, she bubbles across my tongue like seltzer water, bursting with strawberry and raspberry essences. Strawberry Italian ice, anyone? There is a bit of hard mineral water in the finish which is also where I find faint esters of pie crust, wood, and burnt wood. A few more quaffs and I am left most unfortunately underwhelmed.

It wasn’t horrible, but neither was it great. The BrewDog Zephyr was definitely not what I was expecting out of an ale aged with strawberries in whisky casks. More of a clean, simple, quaffing session beer which has its own merits, but even there it was underwhelming. I definitely think this is a beer where the final verdict is up to the quaffer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting] Buttery caramel aroma that is a bit perfumy (infected?). Hazy dark yellow. Buttery plum pediococcus(?). Strong ethanol and a very bright tang. Warming feel with a sweet finish that is clean but for a little tang.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
Clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma had strawberries, whiskey and malty notes. Flavour was sweet with strawberries, whiskey, malt and hoppy notes. Finished bitter and strong with warming alcohol.


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