Cunningham (8375) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
Amber golden colour wih a small white head that soon vanish. Nice aroma with a lot of pepper and some fruity notes. Medium pluss body and slightly sweet. What a great and complex flavour. Yummi. Spicy, pepper, caramel and a bit fruity. Holy ghostship mmmm. Smooth carbonation. Flying Dog won this competition by far!Slipstream (2702) - USA - APR 18, 2013
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Trollhättan, Sweden]
Wow, why such low ratings? Too unusual perhaps? I liked it! Aroma of strawberry rhubarb pie, grass, a dash of lemon, and a touch of brett or other Belgian yeast perhaps. Superbly extreme brewing assignment - a zero IBU IPA - huh?? Which I guess means no hops? There must be an interesting blend of leaves and spices here. This would be a really nice summer brew. Pretty darn special to be truthful about it. StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
A hazy, orange red beer with a weak white head. A spicy and fruity aroma, plus a light herbal nose in the background. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter hop flavour, that's bolstered by a potent herbal flavour, thyme and burnt rosemary, plus a grassy element thats. Reminiscent of "Bärwurz". This is then followed by a sweeter orange peel with clove and cinnamon spice. All vying for attention right the way through to the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer Stall in Borough Market. Pours hazy copper/amber with a transient head. Aroma is sort of pickled peach. That can’t be right, there’s no vinegar, but the spice sort of fits. Near full bodied. It’s a little peppery spicy, and it still reminds me of pickled peach. There’s certainly a hint of sour. After awhile it seems to go to pepper and fruit. There’s a continuing pepper/sour/fruit flavor. This is really different. Maybe it’s really, really good. I am torn. Certainly A for creativity and effort. Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2012
Red cabbage. Apple juice. Juniper berry. This tastes like one of my favourite Dutch dishes: beef stew with red cabbage and apple. I liked it this way, but I can imagine that people not into this style really dislike it. But hey, there are hoppy beers for you.
pras (602) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Surprised at the low ratings on this one. I think its just the Brewdog fans being sore about losing to the Yanks from across the pond. Color is a nice amber, crystal clear, no head whatsoever. Aroma is of sweet malts, somewhat fruity and sweet. Flavor is bitter with an earthy quality. I pick up some herbs in there, especially rosemary. In balance with the malt. Flavor is sweet. This is an interesting beer and I don’t think I have ever tasted anything like it.