ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Lebanese craft beer, how could I refuse this?
A: Pours a clear golden-copper color. Not much head is to be found, it’s about one fingers high, shaded white, and not very impressive looking even before it fades quickly. Some lacing is left on the glass, at least.
S: It’s hard not to be intrigued by the aroma. Cinnamon, sage, coriander, green tea, chamomile, and mint all hit the nose in a big way. Not much of a malt backbone or hop presence here - this one seems designed to showcase the various spices, and it’s a success in that regard.
T: Not as interesting as the nose, likely due to the fact that all the spices seemingly blend with one another. However, there’s still enough to like here, such as the thyme/sage notes on the opening and the minty finishing kick. I think this would be better if the maltiness or hop profile was beefed up slightly; flavor-wise, the spice character (though showcased quite well) needs a bit more malt/hops to really shine.
M: This is really light-feeling and crisp. Not the driest brew in the world - which is understandable - but I’m still amazed at how drinkable it is. It goes down superbly, without the aid of strong carbonation to do so.
O: One of the strangest brews I’ve had in a while. I’d call it a partial success; it shows off the spices well, but the base beer isn’t quite interesting enough to keep up. Still, I’d much rather drink this over the legions of generic English pale ales on the market right now.
ramboraffe (977) - 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 (33) - - 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 (999) - 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 (1351) - 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 (6270) - 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 (3257) - 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 (283) - 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 (3167) - 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.
MSBrindbergs (521) - Solna, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska på Printz.
Libanesisk hantverksöl, hur mäktigt?!
Klar bärnsten med lätt vitt skum.
Doftar kryddigt och lätt av dyvatten.
Ganska klen i smaken, men fruktig och kryddig.
Tunn i munkänslan.
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