jamestulloch (829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Hazy ruby/brown body with a faint white film. Light lacing. Aroma of blood orange, rye and aniseed. Flavour is very unusual - plain crisps, apricots, wood, light spice and a hint of strawberry flavoured Hubba Bubba. Dry finish. Thin body with a very oily texture. Soft carbonation fizz. A really unusual beer that tastes a bit rough around the edges but is certainly complex and interesting. The apricots come through well.
maneliquor (2284) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hack and Hop. Pours a very murky brown with no head. Nose is full of spice and zest. Taste is loaded with spices and citrus peel. Rosemary and lemon come to mind. Mild stone fruits follow. Different stuff. Not bad
Pyrmir (2425) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Reddish amber with white head. Aroma is spicy, apricots and funk. Taste of apricots, malt, grass with a medium bitter finish that also carries some fruit. Decent
renffisch (672) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at cbsc, dark amber colour, cloudy in appearance, big off white head. Very yeast almost farmyardy nose. Almost mushroomy flavour, radiant round mouthfeel but not quite mine
Idiosynkrasie (2757) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with huge, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity, yeasty aroma, hints of apricot, a peppery spicy touch, floral and herbal notes, rosemary, lavender. Taste is minimally tart, fruity, floral, herbal, minimally soapy; an earthy and nuttily malty touch in the finish. Fizzy carbonation.
Lukaduke (1476) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep chestnut color with a half finger of gaseous eggshell foam that rings out quickly. The nose is nutty with traces of spicy wet wood and musty barnyard and sweet malt. The palate follows the nose with a flat and pretty lifeless body. Notes of leather, straw and heavy round malt presence mingle with a slight fruity sweetness and funky must. Lots of oak lingers with hints of vanilla, not even sure this has any barrel age to it, but it reads like a flat oxidized beer that has some peasant qualities but for the price tag is a major disappointment.
nazzty (744) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy and tasty. Anise, apricots, earth and wood. Interesting taste experience.
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 nov 2013, tap. Rosy amber, faintly cloudy. Nose is spicy, apricots. Thin body and fizzy. Soft apricots, grassy hops, bitter finish, maybe a touch of rye malt. Okay.
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BOSSbrewer (1030) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours and amber gold. Thin head. Aroma is spicy. Flavor has cardamom and spices. Not pleasant. Fairly sweet. Not enjoyable.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 330m ABM. Deep ruby color, small steady off-white head. Slightly tart, earthy aroma with hints of berries. Light to medium-bodied. Not so much Bretta in flavor, of course some. Berries, earthy cellar notes, some spices (allspice). Meh.