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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a rich amber with minimal carbonation and a frothy, off-white head. Spiced grass aroma. Not enough hops for the "Hoppy Ale" on the label. Had an unusual floral, grassy taste. Hard to describe, but Iím not a fan of this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. A juniper / spruce, woodsy note is fairly predominant on the nose, accompanied by a sweet watermelon and bubblegum combination. Thereís also some grass and floral notes in the background. It pours a hazy orange amber with a creamy looking head. An abundant, sheet of head layers the glass, and the head reduces down to a light froth, almost cirrus cloud like, atop the beer. A medium / medium-light sweetness combines with a dry, spicy medium-light bitterness at the finish. Lots of soft carbonation give the medium-bodied beer a creamy-ish texture (maybe a bit of an oily quality). The sweet bubblegum body finishes dry, and clean, with a bright juniper flourish.The aftertaste turns back to the bubblegum notes with a touch of resin dryness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (300) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
It's fine ... A nice sweet taste to it. Would like more all around hop play. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Not much aroma. Clear orange with a white foam. Taste is very grassy & herbal. Not what I was expecting. Good carbonation. Generally not a flavor I enjoy. Definitely a unique beer. More beer please...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryrpat (121) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Nice joppy taste can definitely taste and smell the grassy desert. Has a slightly jeavy taste at the end but i would try it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 12, 2012
This is one seriously unique beer. A pale ale with nice sage and pepper notes that kind of cloud the beer being categorized as pale ale. If you sit down and just enjoy it for what it is you will have a good time.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a light amber clear color. Looks beautiful. Aromas of grassy hops. Hops are apparent but not overpowering. Spices add some interesting flavors. Mouthfeel too light. Feels like no backbone to the beer. That was its critical downfall for me.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Nice thick off-white head very nice lacing. Very hazy orange color. Smells grassy and skunky like weed, actually pretty good. flavors of cinnamon, pine, ginger, orange peel and a little syrupy. A better than average beer but not anything spectacular. The smell got me excited but it didnít deliver on the flavor. its worth a shot though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmarron (5) - EVANSTON, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
Definitely a specialty Amber Ale beer. This beer includes a variety of malts, I believe a small portion of smoked malt and several herbs (White Sage, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender), imparting an unequivocal earthiness on this beer. Many I know have had a very dramatic first impression of the aromas and flavor, and a much different sensation on their second try. That is not unusual as your senses have a memory and expectation after the first time.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shernandez (3) - - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
This beer was pretty good. However it was a little too hoppy for my tastes.


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