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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
5 Grass is a refreshing yet substantial beer that is pale in color and nicely hoppy. With this beer, we wanted to invoke the brisk, clean aroma of the desert. The recipe makes use of three unique hop varieties as well as some carefully chosen herbs and spices - juniper, sage, and Tasmanian pepperberry, among others - to give a beautiful outdoorsy scent. With itís smooth clean malt flavors and a unique, complex nose, 5 Grass is like a refreshing walk in the wide open spaces.

In Aztec mythology, 5 Grass was the symbol of life. In this worldview, nature is not inanimate, but is filled with life. Every bug, every flower, every plant is alive and filled with a spirit; each relies on everything around it to sustain and create a living world. 5 Grass invites us to reflect that we are a part of this web of life and that there are forces in nature that can intervene in our lives, which we are best served by knowing and respecting. By knowing nature, we come to know ourselves

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Had it out of a bottle. Smells like ine, grassy, and citrus notes, with a thin yellow head and a clear amber hue and a taste of of spivey hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Draft. Pours a clear copper with a finger of white head. Aroma of grass and light citrus. Taste is light bitter. Grass and light orange citrus. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. Great summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10044) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Teh spices make it almost smoky and it didnít do it for me on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Mohogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is spices. The spice flavor dominates the beer. I didnít really notice the hops. The head went away rather fast. The beer was flavorful though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had this again recently and itís actually much better than I remember. Definitely tastes a bit like Iíd imagine a campfire would- woody, herbal, some heat on the back. Juniper and sage prevail, with a nice balance between booze, herbs, and carbonation. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (4929) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Aroma is malts and a medium hint of juniper berries. The flavor is citrus, malts, juniper berries and a tangy/tart finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle at Trattoria 10 in Chicago....pretty hip place for a craft beer. Anyway, it was sort of a disappointment. Very mild hop nose and initial taste....some interesting tastes...guess thatís the Tasmanian pepperberry....but overall without a major APA nose or taste...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Solid. Lots of hops but with a funky car taste. Mild mouthfeel. Grass and wet cement. Medium finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours a coppery amber with a white head leaving terrific lacing. Aroma has sprucy pine and a lot of spiciness. Taste is of sweet malt, some resin and juniper berries, with some tangy spices. Somewhat subtle and light. Finishes sweetly tangy. Would have guessed a saison from the aroma, drinks more like a light pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottled. I like grass, and I like the places this attempts to go, but it ultimately comes across as weird, like sugar in a health drink with a few drops of liquid smoke. Medium bitterness, full of promise, but it just doesnít taste very good to me.

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