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BrewDog Zephyr

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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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ Weekend of Tarts After Tasting
Light light unclear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate fruity, strawberry, alcohol, tart notes, wood notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. It is sour, alcoholic and fruity (strawberry) sweet ... will love to re. rate this in good condition, both me aad the beer. ;O)) [20090530]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31235) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29369) - 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 (25085) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20861) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, medium white head. Aroma and flavour both quite wooden ipalike woith some berryish notes. Very wellbalanced semi-tart things. Huge thanks to magic dave6.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
30th May 2009
Aged in 1965 grain casks. Hazy gold amber beer. Dry and crisp palate. Highly unusual! Taste is dominated by fresh nectarines, peach and sublte splash of pineapple and even a little strawberry! All this fresh fruit is balanced by sourish whiskey and wood. A brave experiment that almost comes off 100%. If the sourness could have been dialled down a bit this would have been a remarkable beer.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiulijn (14790) - 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…

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 330 ml Bottle at home ... hazy amber ... fruit strawbery nose and its definitly strawberries ... smelll wonderfulll ... light fizzy ... bitter fruitys ... little hop ... again some strawberry ... little whiskey in background ...little zezty lemon peel... quite coconut ... bit bitter and just a bit rough in end ... WOW im glad i got a pre-release of this as the 750ml actual release is £200+ a bottle... AHH all rumour ... £25 a bottle. Didnt work for me... but im still tempted at that price ... Esp as money going to RNLI

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2009
33cl bottle as part of the limited 35 bottle pre release. I missed the Brew Dog day at The Rake and this is the one beer which I wanted the most and didn’t have and I had just consigned it to the growing list of "the one that got away." I had read about the 75cl bottles coming out and then MagicDave6 amazed me by showing me the Brew Dog site where I could get hold of a bottle of the pre release, which I bought straight away of course. Rich reddish gold colour, with a very thin white head. Some very rounded whisky, some kind of honeyed notes and then a definite fruit presence. An imperial IPA with strawberries aged in a whisky cask? I must admit I have my reservations before trying it, even though I’ve been after it for the past 6 months. A mixture of excitement and wariness. It is like strawberry shortbread. Definite biscuity undertone, with the strawberry there, but not dominant, but definitely recognisable. The whisky character is there too, but not overpowering, some honey. What is it? Well it’s a curiosity. I do very much like the shortbread biscuit quality to it. I very much like the lingering strawberry flavour that hangs in the mouth with just a sharp edge of whisky. A bit over carbonated that gives it quite a hard edge. After a very good swill in a bowl shaped glass, the aroma is more like something like Brown Brothers Tarango with a vinous strawberry edge. Staggeringly interesting. I can definitely say I’ve never had a beer like it. An experience. The least alcoholic tasting 13% beer I’ve had. The aroma is pretty good, the biscuit in the middle is good and the strawberry linger on the finish is lovely. The whisky on the aroma maybe takes a bit off the score and the palate is left a little less than full, but the finish is quite sublime with that strawberry shortcake flavour. Really quite an extraordinary experience.


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