Davros (1787) - Melbourne, - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber with a large head.
Smells like lebanese bread, with a massive thyme hit. There’s a little sweet malt underneath but lebanese bread is the perfect descriptor here.
Flavours follow along the same line but the herbs also add some astringency and medicinal notes. A metallic character works its way in too.
Nice idea, and the aroma is great but it doesn’t quite work. Perhaps if the base beer was maltier.
Jmar33 (49) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. All the spices listed in the description are prominent in the smell and taste. The pale ale part is pretty decent too. Wish I was drinking this while eating Lebanese food
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Bottle at HopsScotch, 1/17/14
Aroma: The nose has some citrus hops with a good amount of spice/pepper
Appearance: It pours a clear amber color with a small, off-white head on it
Flavor: The taste is much the same, clean, with a nice mix of spice and citrus flavors
Palate: The body is medium, leaning a little light, with average carbonation, and a dry finish
I thought this was a pretty nice beer actually. I’m surprised it has such a low overall rating. I would definitely call this underrated overall.
chinchill (1269) - 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 (198) - 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 (63) - Odder, 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 (3467) - 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 (1621) - 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 (561) - 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 (1071) - - 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 (212) - - 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.