JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light gold, small head. Subtle head, citrus, a bit of funk. Light, delicate, very reserved. Some citrus zest, coriander, but cloaked in earthy, organic herbalness. Definite earthy green tea on the back end. Refreshing. Green tea is hinted at rather than a primary flavor note.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bir & Fud on 7/6. Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Nose is grass, flowers, and light malts. Flavor is sinmilar with more pronounced tea notes. Finish is slightly bitter.
VillageBeerVin (17) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall bottle from Village Beer Merchant. Poured a hazy, bright, golden straw color with thick white chunks of yeast sediment. Little to no head. Mellow aroma of fruity, herbal hop with light, sweet malt.
Mouthfeel: Not too lively as far as carbonation goes, but by no means flat. A bit chalky, perhaps from the yeast.
Taste: Reminds me of morning at camp....Foresty herbal/flower flavor from the hops, musty and sour, finishes with the sweetness and bitterness of green tea. Tastes like a french blonde or saison meets german pilsner and a cup of green tea
Overall: My first bottle of this last year seemed to have a bit more carbonation, but was still an intriguing brew, especially for a tea fanatic. If only the pricetag was a bit lower....