ben4321 (3355) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 12/3/12
Aroma: The nose is kind of herbal, with a little bit of spice, some lemon, and some orange
Appearance: This one pours a cloudy dark orange color with a small, fizzy off-white head
Flavor: The taste has some spice notes, a kind of odd herbal presence, and some light citrus
Palate: A light-mid body, it has a tingly feel, with an almost juice-like consistency, and an odd finish
I wasn’t a huge fan of this one, but it did sort of work based on what they were trying. Interesting really sums it up. It’s not an IPA, and it doesn’t totally work, but it is definitely interesting.
Countbeer (3671) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium sized, lively beige light tan colored head. Disappears pretty quick and leaves not much on top of an almost clear orange amber colored beer.
Smell lots of grapefruit, herbs, spices, corn, grains, ginger, dust and marzepin.
Taste is a mix if spicy herbs, grapefruit, orange peel, orange peel/grapefruit/plantish bitters, ginger, grains, some biscuit, clove drenched/cooked barley malts, some vegetables and more ginger and herbs.
Aftertaste is sharper, spicy and bitter herbs and spices, some fruits like grapefruit, lemon and grapes. And there is also some ginger in the aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a light watery texture.
Strange beer but not realy bad. In the beginning it’s quite tasty but after a while the mix of ginger and grapefruit does start to annoy.
mike_77 (2421) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very spicy with lots of ginger cake and bay leaf. Very thin and watery compared to the Brewdog.
Kristall-König (2007) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Geruch erinnert an Kräuterlimonade, weinartige Züge. Herb-süßlicher Antrunk. Mitte kräuterig und süß. Weinhefeartiger Abgang, verhalten trocken und bitter. Etwas irritierndes Bier.
mile (2450) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate and sweetish aroma, caramel, herbal spiciness (ginger), light berry fruitiness. Body is average and sweetish flavor with herbal spiciness, some caramel, berry fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average and sweetish, some caramel, herbal spiciness, some alcohol. Watery "beer” with lots of spiciness and too much alcohol in the finish.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle. Pours pale golden with a white head. The herb aroma hits the nose at once. The same goes for flavor. This version is a bit more subtle than Brewdogs. The herbs blends more in with the beer and makes it more drinkable. An interesting brew...
Beerhammaren (765) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.33l from BD webshop
Pours a bit hazy orange with low head. Aroma is bitter. Herbs, citrusfruits, lime, ginger(?) and white pepper and mango. Flavor is bitter. Herbs, citrus fruits, malts and roots. Refrehing actually and nice! A bit better than BD version.
WilleLW (154) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber colour with a crispy head that bubbled away quickly. Spicy aroma of pumpkin, rosemary and some elderflower and candy. Taste of some caramell, rosemary, floral, herbs and some berries. Special/odd taste, more like "lemonade" with malt than beer. Watery and thin body. Easy to drink and I guess it can be nice as a thirst quencher a hot summer day.
But the impressions were weak.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with thin, fizzy off-white head, which quickly dissipates. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malt, grass, straw, floral notes, spice, lemon, and light pine. Flavor is all sweet malts with some light fruit esters; some notes of caramel, oranges, and honey with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
1.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold with a white cap of head.
Aroma: Wrigly chewing gum. Double mint and or big red. I know one is mint and one is cinnamon, but it goes back and forth from those two particular odors. Also some dog shampoo.
Taste: Selson blue, pine, earth, mint.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.
Overall: In war, nobody wins, and in the case of this “Race” or “War”, we are all losers. This was barely drinkable, and I enjoy a good spiced/herb vegetable beer. The BrewDog version was even worse and stopped mid way through the tasting notes.