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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Draft on tap at Bad Apple (Chicago, IL). Stopped in after picking up a bunch of Half Acre stuff for trades and drinking because I saw this bad boy was here. Pours a rich orange amber hue with healthy glow, deeper coloring, orange and copper and some fiery deep sunset. A touch dulled with frothy brighter white head that dies to a film, laces ok overall. Aromas are a bit muddled with touches of grass, bread, pale malts. A gentle earthy element grows, lively touch of cactus, faint lime, grass, peppery spice, earth, herbal quality dance in as it warms and breathes a bit more. Mellow touch of citrus. Initial is fairly interesting, offering lighter end of medium bodied on the palate with a touch of girth. Touches of bready malts, cereal grains, distinct earthy and lime element, rind, touch of brush, bitter dryness, gentle spice earthy pepper quality. Middle shows a touch of toast, growing dryness and a distinct biscuity malt sweetness. Moves back into a dry, earthy, and gentle spicy backend and finish. Earth, grass, brush and mellow spice, citrusy lime rind. A fairly unique experience with a good dryness and earthy quality up front, moving into that distinct malty middle and quickly out again into the finish, firm dry and bitter qualities, earthy spice and herbal qualities. Seems quite well constructed as an experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
From the bottle this pours a somewhat hazy amber body topped by a combination creamy/rocky eggshell head... a well sustained head at that. In the aroma, the hops are secondary to the spices and herbs, the blending giving a dry grassiness, pine, some floral, and a light dab of citrus. The malt, soft caramel, gives a good base on which to merge all the interesting tastes from the complex (but not heavy handed) mixture of spices, herbs, and hops that works in a peculiarly satisfying way. The finish is dry and spicy. This is a well developed and carefully brewed beer that will assuredly be repeated.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4983) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Crisp light copper and golden coloured body with a bit of a bronzed glow and a thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright grassy and grapefruity hops with a pinch of malt and some light sugars noticeable as well. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a very mild hop flavour, some touches of malt and not much else at all - very bland and weak. Aftertaste shows some very mild sweetness and grassy hop notes, but not much to write of. Overall, a pretty poor offering that is bland, uninspired and very simplex - no deep flavours at all or anything after the first five seconds. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Binnyís in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 04-November-2013.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4520) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle: Slightly cloudy amber with a large, frothy, vanilla head. Peppery, citrus aroma. Flavour is a strange, creamy blend of herbs, spice, grass and citrics... Different, but very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4451) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Location: Draft at the Haymarket, 5/28/14

Aroma: The aroma has plenty of spice, to go along with the grass hops, and bread
Appearance: It pours a darker copper color with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste is heavy spice, grass hop and bready malt notes as well
Palate: The body is medium, with a spicy tingly that take over the mouthfeel
Overall Impression: Lots of spice here. Pretty nice beer though. I enjoyed drinking it. Would happily try this one again in the futurre.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4430) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Smells are creamy and smooth, almost canít describe it. Yes, from the first taste I say its creamy too! One of the more really creamy beers Iíve had for a while. Good creamy overall beer experience, yes creamy. Weirdly creamy, but interesting and fun. Liked this.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (4321) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (3675) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Great looking clear bright orange pour (draft at cheesies) with thin head. Fruity and citrus aroma. Tangerine dominates the taste Very dry aftertaste and mild hops. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3646) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Aroma of juniper, grass, spice, mild smoke, some pepper, some earth. Definitely a different smell. Lots of pine and floral notes as well. Flavor of grass, pine, strong juniper. Very earthy. This is a quite different ale. Itís nice, though. Medium body, lively carbonation. This is certainly different. Interesting stuff here, guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Tap. Nice aroma. Copper with small head. Ginger beer. Nicely spiced with a little bite.


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