Darkmagus82 (1954) - - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear amber color with a billowy white head of foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and a very persistent thin foam of white bubbles on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a grainy and spicy smell with lots of spice of coriander and cardamom. Along with these aromas are some sweeter smells of caramel and a bit of a corny smell. Other smells of a floral and herbal nature are there as well, giving a rather sweet but spiced smell to the brew overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a decent showing of caramel sweetness and some spice of coriander and clove. As the taste advances more and more spice comes to the tongue all while some herbal and floral flavors greet the tongue. While these new flavors come, some of the sweetness fades, all while a little bit of a graininess works its way in. With a hint of a yeastiness and some earthy and almost juniper flavors coming at the very end, one is left with a somewhat drier and rather spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a brew of 6.3 % with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. For the style it was decent and complimented the mix of spice, floral/herbal, and sweet flavors rather nicely, although a little thicker body may have amped up the flavors a bit more.
Overall – While not the best pale out there it was a nice one to try. It had a decent showing of spice and herb/floral tastes all while keeping a more easy drinking feel and flavor profile.
ramboraffe (999) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, Göteborg 2015. Golden with white head. Smell is spicy with thyme, anis and tea. Taste is spicy with herbs and fruit. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Very interesting beer with unusual spices that are quite balanced with the beer.
leosanches (41) - - MAR 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cerveja dourada, translúcida e sem espuma. O aroma é muito peculiar, com toque de especiarias arábes, principalmente de algo semelhante à alecrim. O sabor é tão peculiar quanto o aroma. O toque de especiarias domina o sabor e não se sente a presença do álcool. A drinkability é um pouco prejudicada pela força dos temperos arábes, que também afeta o aftertaste. Carbonatação é alta, e o corpo é leve. Cerveja muito exótica, vale experimentar mas não é boa para o dia a dia.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber with 3/4" warm Cadbury-cream head, moderate coarseness, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is tart herbs: parsley, lemongrass, some juniper, and mint/eucalyptus (turns out the mint was correct, but I missed the sage, thyme, anise, sumac, and chamomile... I need to cook more- I have not idea what those taste like off of the top of my head.) Body is water, slightly starchy, medium-light carbonation, moderate coarseness, soft. Medium-light burn. Flavor is considerabel medicinal herbon a semisweet, light malt backbone. Birch sap? Overall: neat spicing - wish there were more beers to learn from like this. Drinkable but not delicious.
Gusaint (2) - anapolis, BRAZIL - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uma cerveja extremamente complexa. Me surpreendi com notas de menta e temperos árabes. Estranhamente combinados.
Complex, that's explain the beer. Mint and some arabic condiments.
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danielyabu (1352) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing clear average-density dark yellow body. aroma: very unusual hints of mint, anise, chamomile, sage and thyme (those were named on the label) and I could also sniff out white pepper and nutmeg, with slight hints of cardamom. if: light sweet. ff: light sweet and very light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish. Há ainda a adição de sumagre, cujo aroma nunca senti e portanto não posso afirmar em relação a sua presença no bouquet. Maravilhoso e exótico sabor lembrando os aromas presentes no bouquet. Muito diferenciada. Sente-se bastante salvia, anis, hortelã, cardamomo e coentro no paladar, muito condimentada. Uma das PA mais diferenciadas que já degustei, se não a mais. 180 s
b3shine (6400) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft to taster at HopCat in GR. Looks solid; a completely transparent golden orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of a strange mix of herbs and spices; something from pizza sauce that I can’t put my finger on. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Not my thing.
goozen (3300) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Clear amber colored brew with an sweet bitter taste, herbal hints likes an Arabian herbmarket (anise, thyme, sage and mint). Interesting beer devolopment from this part of the world.
FunkyF (311) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Prov på Örebro öl & Whiskey. Lus med vitt skum. Tydlig doft av timjan. Smaken är väldigt lätt med inslag av timjan.
superspak (3226) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, lime, tangerine, apricot, chamomile, mint, tea, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hops, spice, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, lime, tangerine, apricot, chamomile, mint, tea, herbal, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, tangerine, chamomile, mint, tea, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of hops, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced pale ale style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of hops, spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.