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BrewDog Zephyr

 (RETIRED)
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96
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Fruit Beer
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009 Sour slight whisky aroma. White head. Golden coloured hazy in appearance strong in alcohol and sour with a slightly dry whisky malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle @ pre-GBBF shindig, August 2009. Hazy blond appearance - no sign of any colour deriving from the strawberries. Decent sharp stuff with some fruity acidity but I struggled to identify the fruit as strawberry. The IPA and whisky elements are relatively muted. Wouldn’t have guessed the ABV was as high as 13%. The various elements are quite well balanced in that none of them dominates too much. However, the rather odd combination means that, for me at least, this is more of an intriguing and interesting beer than an unreservedly enjoyable one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask self poured from the Rake cellar.
Semi hazy gold with a faint white collar. A strange and not altogether brilliant blend of whisky and strawberry on the nose. Faint peat and butter underneath. The flavour is similar but better. It’s clearly mad as a bag of spanner munching frogs. Lovely tart notes from the strawberries that works really well. I’m honestly struggling to describe this one. A very interesting brew but certainly not something I could drink a lot of. Whatever, BrewDog, your credit is good! Finally, thanks to James for giving the chance to get a hefty sample of something that otherwise, would have been very expensive.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of strawberries and oak. Fruity flavour of strawberries and oak with notes of berries and hops. Tart berryish finish.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy deep blond color. Aroma of strawberry jam; it reminds me some Dogfish Head… I just got a sip: undrinkable! Extremely harsh and bitter flavor, chemicals, some fruits and wood, but I really don’t want to drink the rest of the glass just to find out… disgusting, like the Dogfish Head I mentioned…

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol, malt, and berries. The flavor is acidic with notes of malt, wood, citrus, and fruit, leading to a tart fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Slightly hazy deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol and strawberries. Medium body, lightly tart with distinct notes of strawberries. Ends dry and lightly bitter. Very unusual and very interesting. 220909

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Off white dense head. Strawberries, fruits and light spice. Flavour of sweetness, grape, light strawberries and light fruits. Medium bodied. Dry. Grapish end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is strawberry and acidic. Mild sweet, phenolic and fruity flavoured of strawberry. Smooth phenolic and strawberry fruity flavoured. Mild citric and bitter flavoured into the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JW77 (22) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Going off notes , it pours a mostly reddish/orange color wit a good but light head. The aroma was crazy(good) and all over the place. It smelt of berries, vanilla, slight boozy smell, oak, and decent smell of hops. Flavor is equally crazy. Nice and tart but sweet, strawberries do shine thru but there is that great punch of whisky. Im not a huge whisky fan but it was well balanced for sure by the strawberries. I only wish i had more of this stuff


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