Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBESG ’12, Vienna. On tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of hemp, light floral notes, a little fruity. Flavour is light sweet, light malty, hemp, light floral, hint of veggies, light bitter finish. Light-bodied. Decent.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 500ml. Trade med Cunningham. Delt med djoeye på Nerstranda 22 Jul 16. Gylden. Lett uklar. Lavt skum. Heftig smørmaltaroma. Smaken syrlig frukt. Ananas. Holder seg syrlig. Veldig uklar siste kvelling.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3     Lasting: 3     Lacing : 3
Intensity : 5
Yeast : XX   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 2   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : XX   Pale : XX   Vienna : 3   Biscuity : 3   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : XX   Honey : 2   Cereals : 3   Grainy : 2
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 5   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : 5+   Grassy : 4
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : 2   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : 1   Length : 4
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Crisp : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX
Comments: I’ll be damned! They managed to do a good hemp beer, but then again, it can’t be too hard with such a great basis as their märzen. Very perfumey indeed, concentrated nose with a floral outburst. It does feel much duller in mouth though and somewhat thin and overly herbal compared to the powerful nose.
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a very hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops, heavy cactus juice and grass, light butter and pale malts. flavour is mostly the same, yeasty and tropical, with notes of banana and caramel, the cactus juice being dominant though. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Torben Matthew’s Tasting, Aarhus, Bottled, 181110. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt and characteristic hemp spiciness. Flavor weak with notes of spice.
erickok (5372) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange brown and a frothy white head. Floral, bit soapy lemon. Really nice. Taste is okay as well. Medium bitterness. Surprising.
skortila (5272) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brewpub. The aroma has malts, some flowers. Clear, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste has light bitterness, light sweetness, malts, forest fruits and is a bit flowery. Nice.
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
was much more full bodied than other hemp beers I have tried, but retained its heady character and in Seiben Stern fashion kept a clean malt character.
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle brought from Vienna by a friend (thanks Ivana!)
A little past its bb date but still ok. Murky orange-yellow body with a medium sized white head taht took its time to go away. Strong yeasty nose. The taste is hoppy, with an obvious presence of hanf, nicely spicy/herbal. Yeasty, light acidity, long yeasty aftertaste. Ok overall I guess. Just a little off (the yeast is too prominent). Might rerate it at the brewpub.
chinchill (4262) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 .5L mug at Siebensternbräu in Vienna. Luckily, I tried this ’gimmicky’ beer.
The brewery’s description --"golden lager with a sweetish, herbal twist; The aroma of whole hemp leaves" -- is on target. This slightly hazy, golden lager has a bone head that leaves exceptional lacing. The aroma features malt + herbal + meaty smoke; the latter being unexpected and virtually undetectable upon tasting.
Medium/full body with excellent carbonation. Creamy smooth yet a bit lively too.
Hemp flavor? ... yes, I think ... an unusual herbal flavor in any case. spice and hops and baked bread in the fine aftertaste. Excellent sweet/bitter balance.
O: a unique lager with a substantial malt and herbal base. Enjoyed from start to finish. If in Vienna, worth the trip.