Is this closer to the orig recipe (ie thirsty dog's)? Looking to brew that one not the GL one, not a huge fan of their beers really. Last year I heard that Heinens was doing taste tests between GL xmas and 12 dogs. I think it was almost 8-9/10 each time for 12 dogs. We did our own test last year and we too had 8/10 to 12 dogs. I think it's a way better beer. Anyone try the Troggs Mad Elf, wow that was good as well, be careful how many you drink though it can really catch up to you.