Greavsie (8) - - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding. Lucky enough to run into the brewer Mazen Hajjar at the Archive Beer boutique in Brisbane & sampled several of his beers. My companion's first words were "it smells like food" - and indeed it does - think thyme, sage, mint - or the aroma of an oregano-laden margarita pizza. This gives way to a deliciously balanced dry ale, amber in colour and complex in flavour with an agreeable dry finish.
crossovert (10335) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honestly this is a heck of abeer, dark, clear brownish gold pour. Smell of lemon, chamomile, and sage. Flavor is herbal and almost savory, sumac and sage dominate. Cant even tell there is mint or anise in here they blend in marvelously.
MadIndian (2705) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Some definite spice / clove aroma. A bit thin for my taste and the anise was ehhh, but it was ok and the mint finish was interesting.
AndySnow (5982) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma of malt, spices. Flavour is dominated by spices, some herbs, a hint of citrus.
Foxbush (1624) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle This is my first Lebanese beer. The ale poured a clear amber color with almost no head only a white collar. The aroma was mint like. The taste was much more complex with citrus peel, mint, hops and grass. The ale was somewhat watery with soft carbonation. The finish was also complex with mint and spices letf as an aftertaste.
cfrancis (2865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden yellow with a moderate white top. Aroma is sweet spice that is sharp and sweet bready malts. Taste is odd, almost a honey and other spices dominate the palate with a nice base malt to round it out. The spices though just throw me off too much.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy herbal aroma. Malty spicy herbal chamomile and sage flavor. Not so found of the spices in this. Reminds me of a Italian/Turkish Pizza restaurant
nimbleprop (6661) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours a deep orange with some thin, sudsy white head. Nose is all spice, it’s interesting because I get a TON of the sumac, mint is definitely there too, grains of paradise, lavender, some soap. Flavor is odd too, more nutmeg and cardamom, some light mint, some soap, a little tannic, sumac there too. Medium, herbal finish. Very strange.
mkel07 (4669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Coppery colour initially but changes to a deep amber. Decent had that stays for a while then quickly collapses. The flavour is quite peppery and leaves a dirty earthy aftertaste, musty even.
guylefleur (4) - - APR 18, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! This beer is different. These guys really pushed the boat out with this one. Pours out a deep amber color with a good head on it. The aroma is a spice cabinet with sage, wild mint, anise and more. It is difficult to tell where the spices start and the hops end. The spices are dominant on the palate without being bitter. Definitely worth a try.