DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 <i>Half-liter bottle.</i> Definite herbal medicine smell when opened. As I pour, smell offers lots of ginger and some menthol. Hazy yellow with a few strings of bubbles and a head that’s gone quickly. Taste brings in that ginger, but then I also catch the anise (licorice), caraway and bay. That was with the list of spices on the to guide me, of course, I’m guessing that ’gentian’ is the source of the camphor note. In fact, it’s pretty good for my stuffy nose and sore throat that’s kept me off beer the past few days. A nicer herbal brew than anything from Celestial Seasonings, for sure. hopscotch is right: if this beer were around more often, I’d keep some handy.
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw yellow, very light looking, clear.
Sage like, lavender, kombucha type acidity.
Ginger paste heavy, lemon grass.
Slightly sweet finish for watery base. Bitterness is astringent, like mouth wash and black pepper. Different, more refreshing than anything.
tnkw01 (1672) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Gold in color with a nice head. Aroma and taste both was like some kind of old timey medicine. Just average. Wouldn’t want to drink again.
ttoadee (1155) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow pour, small but persistent white head. Nose is spice and yeast. Bitter. Middle is ginger up front, something floral, and rosemary. Finish is herbal. Unusual.
Beerman6686 (6009) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a light orange with a white head. Lots of little dloaties in there. Aroma was of Ginger and botanicals. Flavor similar, cedar like and kinda weird.
Art (2838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by estover. I dug this. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma of herbs/botanicals and ginger. Taste is well balanced. Slightly sweet with tea-like qualities. Refreshing.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale yellow. Nose of spices, bay, sour. Tastes flowery, spicy, with berries, anise, and a complex spice profile. Not bitter, but still balanced and not overly sweet. Very light malt / wheat backbone. Somewhat medicinal.
WillRunForBeer (1992) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. Bottle stared at Chris’. Pours golden straw with a scant white head. Aroma is very herbal, ginger, basil. Flavor is bitter melon, ginger, perry. Strange.
AirForceHops (5660) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, thanks for the share. Hazy gold color, nice flowery aroma. Lemons and spice.
Very floral nose with ginger and the bay leaves the brewer talks about on the label. Yep, rosemary as well. Very herbal. Massive dry texture and finishes with the array of spice toward the finish. Yes this is indeed a gruit that not many brewers do. Interesting.
AdamChandler (4187) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy light yellow. Nose is loaded with lemon and ginger. Taste is sweet, a touch of honey, dry finish. lots of ginger, some graham cracker, clean overall.
poisoneddwarf (2174) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Aroma is extremely floral, herbal--honeysuckle, basil, licorice, ginger are what I’m smelling. Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head with decent retention. Taste is floral, herbal, lightly tart (lacto?), finishing very dry with quite a bit of un-hop-like bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation fine, body thin. Very interesting and tasty.