chinchill (4137) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very distinctive and lightly spicy, so I had to investigate. 961 says "with ingredients such as za’atar, sumac, mint, sage, anise, and chamomile. The use of such herbs and spices makes this distinctive craft brew truly Lebanese."
The aroma is mild-moderate in strength with a complex spice blend with herbal and floral notes.
Spicy, mildly bitter flavor. Again, complex and interesting. Mixed spices linger on and on afterwards. Might be better with a bit less spicing.
Feel: medium body and near medium carbonation.
A very interesting and distinctive brew dominated by za’atar.
llkc (1432) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
duft: citron, oregano, tørret tomatter. blomster
Smag: malt smag. timian . sød. ikke så meget smag som i duften
DroolYeast (943) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Remarkable aroma of thyme. Overrules others aromas, not much else to smell
Pours light amber with small white head. Very small head is lasting.
Moderate bitterness. I find it hard to taste because of the thyme aroma.
A very interesting beer, great for stews and seasoned meats.
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr würzig nach Thymian, Oregano. Geschmack bitter würzig, dabei stechen die Gewürze stark heraus.
Ed5388 (3109) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Guy at the stand (who reminded me of Oori from You cant mess with the Zohan) told me to get ready to have my mind blown. Wow was he right! This was one of the strangest and worst beers of the night!!! Poured a hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma of strange herbs and grain. Yuk. Taste was just as bad. Pale malt, light herbs and spices. Gross!
trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours yellow with off-white foamy head, thyme and sumac aroima, low carbonation, a lot of spices to taste including sumac and thyme, longish finish. A veruy interesting beer, one of the most original ones I’ve tasted.
conway (2210) - - JAN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy off white head. Aroma and taste are both dominated by a lot of tough to pin down spices. Lots of cardamom. Medium fizzy palate. Interesting.
graham_murphy (575) - - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brave and interesting. For the first few gulps I loved the impressively strong taste of thyme but then the novelty faded and I would have preferred the beer without it. Other than the spices the beer is smooth with a slightly sweet malt and delicate hops. Interesting. Worth a try. But probably not one I’ll come back to.
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bitterer und deutlich gewürziger Antrunk. Etwas herb, die Gewürze lassen das Bier trocken erscheinen. Herb würziger Mittelteil, zum Ende auch malzig. 8/8/7/8/11/8
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clean amber color with a low, white, quick fading head. Aroma has a tone of herbal nose to it. Smells like the pizza beer fad of the early 2000s with a strong sage and oregano-ish herbal nose. Not much else comes through the herbal presence. Flavor has a very strong herbal flavor with a very light note of pepper at the end. Body is light with a low amount of fizz. Overall this a blah beer. The herbal flavor this brew has is not one I would consider a good choice for a brew. Definite drain pour here.