Idiosynkrasie (4584) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle [2012 vintage]. Slightly cloudy, dark copper colour with effervescent, huge, frothy, collapsing, off-white head. Spicy, herbal, malty aroma, hints of aniseed, coriander, sage, clove, "Pfeffernuss". Taste is slightly tart, dry, tannic, herbal, minimally soapy and fruity, some sour cherry, sage, aniseed, clove, a dry touch of rose hip. Extremely X-massy. OK aroma, but in the end the spicy mixture doesn’t really work for me in a beer.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 bottle. Opened Nov. 25, 2014. Beer had tons of carbonation when opened. Poured into a Belgian sifter glass and head was abundant. Carbonation excessive. Color and clarity was excellent. Light ruby red glowing brew with fruity (cherry and grapes) overtone. My only real problem with this beer is the aroma. Smelled like a sweaty locker room.
Overall I enjoyed the fruity flavor. Also a nice hint of lactic acid.
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy amber liquid with a small white head. Aroma of licorice, spices, bread and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of spices, bread and raw sugar. Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Really eccentric. Reminds me of Glühwein for sure, in a bad way...
kappldav123 (5340) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Sourish-spicy aroma. Starts malty-spicy, notes of some herbs, modest dry. Finish milder, spicy-malty aftertaste. Interesting beer!
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served hot at Max’s Belgian beer fest. Cloudy ruby red color. Aroma of gluhwein!!! Taste is also mulled/spiced, herbal, but not too sweet. reminds me of Christikindlmarkt in Germany.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Looks really nice this with a warm amber red cloudy body. Really glowing in the glass and it has a small mild beige sidesticking head. Smells really means to describe. It’s a little sour ish with lots of spiced elements. Wood and nyper - rosehip. Pumpkin! That’s it. Smells a bit like pumpkin and traces of ginger. It’s near flat on the bubbles and gliding oily in the mouth. Red berries in the taste, more rosehips. Not to sour at all, but it has a little hint in the back. The spices comes forward again but not before the aftertaste. One of the betters I’ve had from Loverbeer. 03.05.2014
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
03.05.2014, tap @ CBC:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is strange slightly sour-ish spiced and perfumed, cloves, ginger, citrus peel, caramel malts, raisins, cardamom, soap, grass. Taste is slightly sour-ish harsh, grass, oak, sorrel, ginger, cloves, soap, almond essence, pine. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Meh!
Borup (7016) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, fruit, malt, acidic and herbal notes.
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Light amber with off white head. Aroma of spice, winter beer, malt, tart notes. Taste is very spiced, anise, sweet with tart notes.
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and star anise. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Sweet finish. 030514