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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 it’s 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5521) - 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 (4816) - 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 Binny’s in Chicago (South Loop), Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 04-November-2013.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4172) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Smells are creamy and smooth, almost can’t describe it. Yes, from the first taste I say its creamy too! One of the more really creamy beers I’ve had for a while. Good creamy overall beer experience, yes creamy. Weirdly creamy, but interesting and fun. Liked this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4066) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (3999) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3969) - Cox’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3491) - 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. It’s nice, though. Medium body, lively carbonation. This is certainly different. Interesting stuff here, guys.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Draft at state and lake. Pours a hazy gold with a frothy head on top. Nose is herbal and somewhat spicy. Citrus and grass with some pine herbal notes. Interesting. Some woody malt and grainy notes as well. On tasting, moderate bitterness with more of the citrus and sage notes. Again, wood and light sweetness. A really neat beer and well structured.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Tap. Nice aroma. Copper with small head. Ginger beer. Nicely spiced with a little bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
The first impression of this beer is that it is way too much. Too much herbs, too sweet, to aggressive. The sweetness is berry(y), there is a lemongrass (like) and juniper character to the beer and it is all pretty strong. I wasn’t sure if I’d bee able to finish it. In the end, it was good. Tried with Matt and Nick at Old Town Social in Chicago in 2012.


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