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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 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


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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (459) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2955) - 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.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the Mundelin beer fest. Pours a clear amber gold with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice grassy pine note with backing sweet bread. Flavor has a nice grassy note with backing light grains and a hint of light flora. Quite drinkable.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Draft at Tap House Grill, Westmont. Dark amber color with a thin but sturdy head. I smell a bit of fruit and think at once of the Nelson Sauvin hops I was introduced to recently. I now see the spice list in the description, but at the time, the only addition I could think of was maybe some lemongrass. A lingering bitter edge on the sides of my tongue. Sunny and complex hop and spice note. Some grassiness, some dried, bitter hops. Took me a while to finally notice the malt in the background: crisp like a lager, but still fully textured and sticky on the lips.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3916) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2012
At Rockwell’s. Slightly cloudy amber colored beer. Interesting herbed and spiced. Piney and peppery with a solid but appropriate amount of hops. Nice. Serving: Tap


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