jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-copper with good, foamy, beige head, fast dissipating with minimal legs / Curious, complex nose of honey, spun sugar, sage, lavender, cinnamon, pomegranate, nut / Medium body, somewhat thin, sweet with minimal hopping but not cloying / Flavors of black tea, honey, spun sugar, lavender, sage, oregano, ginger, orange peel, pomegranate, / As with other quirky DH releases, I give them great credit for pushing the brewing art as they do, but I don’t really want to have another. Could be nice as a digestif, though.
Borresteijn (5312) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl Bottle at WWT II. Clear copper amber colour, white head. Aroma of sweet bready malts, something light minty, wort, oatmeal porridge. Flavour is sweet, malty, bread, wort, something tart, raisins, spices, tart spicy finish. Medium-bodied. Not my kind of beer.
Benzai (9897) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ WWT II. Clear dark orange color, small white to off - white head. Smell is weird, plastic, chemical, yeast and weirdness. Taste lightly malts, lightly sourish, leaves, vegetables, totally weird and not nice imo.
deanso (6481) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
66.cl bottle sample at wwt2 via Mrhangover.
Thin white head. Clear golden blond pour. Lots of fruit in the taste.
Mad_Ferret (741) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist 4/4-13.
Clear reddish amber, no head.
Spicy and fruity with cranberries/pomegranate, red grapes, spice rack, wood. Quite nice!
Fruity tart and with a pretty dry finish. Cranberries, slight touch of oranges or mandarines, spice, woody dryness. It actually feels a bit like a spicy and heavy rosé wine. Long berryish aftertaste.
Medium to bigger body with low tickeling carbonation and slick to dry texture.
I like it! Feels almost like a wine.
Patrickctenchi (4710) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours semi-cloudy, brown-gold with a quick soapy head.
Very interesting...aroma is reminiscent of eucalyptus, spearmint and banana.
Flavour is sweet, berries, yeast, honey, spices.
Ktwse (2694) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish amber with no head. Aroma of overripe red grapes, hazel nut, myrrh, francincense. Taste is sweetish throughout but with a slight apple sourness. It's nicely balanced but body is a tad too oily.
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ansalon (1811) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with no head. Nose is fermented fruit with grapes and caramel. Taste is honey, grapes, raisins and quite a bit of tartness. Very experimental but good.
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travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at holy grail. Quickly disappearing head. Amber color. Clear. The smell is fruity, the fruit his right away, leafs, grapes, juice, wine like, sweet, badly fermented home brew. The taste is sweet, alcohol, fruit, cough medicine, and eh.
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bready wheat malt, honey, nuts, spicy herbal, fruity aroma. Aroma also has a Belgian yeast like character. Clear deep copper with a small off-white head. Black pepper, honey, fruity raisin, and earthy spicy flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very nice.