mmalon3 (12) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Earthy, spicy with some citrus and ginger
Appearance : Golden with slight cloud haze. The head is frothy white and dissipated pretty quickly.
Taste: The taste is clean and slightly tart. The ginger and lemon are refreshing and linger long enough to enjoy the next drink.
Overall this is an exceptional beer and definitely one of the most unique ones I’ve enjoyed for a long time. Highly recommend this one.
high_on_hops (532) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head and lacing. It has a mild aroma of light malt and numerous spices like bay leaves and anis. The same spices a throughout the flavor leading to a clean, spicy finish over a medium-light body. A very interesting brew.
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JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by my brother. Clear yellow in color with a thin white head. Aroma of rosemary, malt, pine and citrus. Malty flavor giving way to grapefruit peel, plants and rosemary before a very bitter finish.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Pale gold to straw, with weak head and no lace. Just spice and herbs. I cant see anything else. Unpleasantly strong and cheap perfume like. Dry, slightly sour and bitter. Hard and nasty flavor. Just leaves a horrible flavor and mouthfeel.
Not for me. This shows why the purity laws were introduced. No technical faults
allfreej (549) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a very cloudy yellow, moderate head and lacing.
Nose is very herbal and medicinal. The anise really comes through in the aroma.
Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.
The flavor is dominated by the herbs and spices. The bay leaves are pretty strong, as is the anise. No malt or hop character.
Glad I tried it. It is certainly interesting, but I would have a hard time finishing a pint. It did drink easier after the first couple of sips, so perhaps it’s something that grows on you. Tasted this one as part of a craft beer class at the Holy Grale in Louisville.
Pergish1 (1) - Raleigh, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is great for food history buffs. My modern palate noted the flat, almost lemonade taste followed by a heavy herby aftertaste. It wasn’t something I’d drink every day ... unless I were a European laborer back in the 1400s with a very meat-starch-heavy diet. This would go great with the food of the time. Nowadays, I might serve it with barbecue.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
floral, grass, citrus, herbs, leaves, ginger, clove, hay, toothpaste ,golden, pale, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, chalk, limestone ,light body, thin feel, lively, flat, astringent,
robgibbens (387) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale, muddy looking yellow color with minimal foam. The aroma is mild ginger. Refreshing aroma. Flavor is bitter with a dryness. Rosemary comes through nicely. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Interesting beer.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Rosemary, Chardomum, Grassy
T: Rosemary, Grassy, Hay
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, so freaking earthy with the different combination of spices, great beer....especially for $3.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (thanx to jfb!!!):Pale golden, cloudy, some floaties visible, small and loose White head, moderately spicy (X-mas and cough-syrup and herbs de Provence) sourish-sweet nose; moderate sourish-sweet flavour, light bodied, a bit fizzy; light spicy and sourish finish. Like a diluted cough-syrup with a dash of lemon-juice...; no hope without hops!
drjay44 (2447) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a thin but well retained white head, over a hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is coriander, light malts.....taste is light sour, with multiple spices including bay, caraway, lemon, finishing with moderate spice bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds tingle. This is a very different beer with multiple aromas and flavors, that are quite unusual. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7