cmarron (5) - EVANSTON, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ben4321 (3824) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Lots of spice here. Pretty nice beer though. I enjoyed drinking it. Would happily try this one again in the futurre.
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (3483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: pours a lot darker than I anticipated... A deep, almost coppery orange with a big, thick foamy light sand colored head. Aromas are mostly citrus but some grass and earhy spices too. The taste is a bit of a letdown, the hops lose out to the heavy malt flavors, and the spices don’t really go anywhere... Mediocre beer.
Christpuncher (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is not a good beer I hate 5 rabbit anything. Herb vega stand beer sucks. Smells like radishes. Had at jose house.
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OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, hoppy, yet quite soothing with an almost chamomile like quality. But the bigger question is how does an obscure local like this end up on the list at the Airport Hilton with the big boys?
ARH (338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. There’s 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.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thick American ale, with some raw, grass flavors that seem to match the name well. Nice head and cloudy amber.
edgallow (1941) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grass and citrus. Taste is malts, sage, lemon and grass.
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 didn’t deliver on the flavor. its worth a shot though.