ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is herbs (mostly bay leaves) citrus, and ginger. Flavor is lemon zest, limes, ginger, and bay leaves. Thin burning mouthfeel and medium length finish.
AmEricanbrew (6231) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy golden with a fleeting white head. Big spice rack aromas with ginger and rosemary. Light/medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Good flavor is ginger, caraway,with other herbs and spices on a tart wheat base brew. Enjoyed this one.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours cloudy, light yellow, white fizzy head. Aroma is very light herbs, tea, flowers. Flavor is herbs, flower tea, medicinal. Mouth feel is light, soft body with medium-high carbonation. A Very interesting beer....I liked it.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky yellow pour with no head. nose is very spicy and some pumpkin? thin on the palate with a very spicy pumpkin flavor.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy white with a white head over it. Aroma is salty, gatorade powder, chamomile, bay leaves, fennel, pepper, ash, caramel, and other various spices. Taste is very herbal with rosemary, fig and very much tea like. Light carbonation. Very strange and I am glad to have had it.
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, light hazy yellow color, good whipped foam, strong menthol aroma, flavor has a lot of potpourri and herbs, vegetal finish
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow golden with fluffy white lacing head. Aroma immediately reminds me of the dentist’s office, spicy and herbal with a distinct paste quality, crushed mint (and L. says a bit of chamomile!) and a light malt base. Interesting, though I think I still long for Heavyweight. Again, strange to have such a dry mf and taste with no hops. Creamy medium body, some incense, could it be sage? Easy drinking, balance with true craftsmanship! How to rate one of these?
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal in evey way, Rosemary, ginger and everything else. Very unique beer that I personally could not drink on a day to day basis. It should pair well with some roasted red meats, or game, or perhaps used to boil brats. Glad I tried it.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SoLan, thanks Alan. Poured a hazy yellow color with a quarter-inch white head that faded to a ring. Interesting, spicy aroma with hints of ginger, caraway, wheat, and a moderate earthy, spicy fruitiness with hints of lemon zest, orange, and some anise. Crisp, lightly tart entry with some light lemon and a smooth wheatiness that transitions into a moderate spiciness with hints of ginger, caraway, anise, and rosemary that finishes lightly dry with a nice peppery flavor. Moderate carbonation with a nice crisp, dry mouthfeel. Nice beer, I like it.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow with no head. That is one spicy mamma jamma! Rosemary, black pepper, flowers, cinnamon and mint al lin there. Complex herbal palate is fairly peppery and finishes with a distinct rosemary note. Very refreshing, almost gingery. I could drink a lot of this - have I met a gruit I don’t like yet?