Inbreak (2539) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 30.06.2013, cask @ the brewery / restaurant:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity spiced, light malts, thyme, yeast, hay, citrus, leafs, dough, hops. Taste is slightly dry grassy, light malts, hops, thyme, grass, leafs, citrus peel. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fits perfectly with various food. This is actually the best food beer I’ve ever had. And honestly, I can’t remember ever having a beer that’s actually been better with food than without.
Kita (1365) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Birreria, NY. Pours a bit cloudy amber with thin creamy white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of heavy thyme, mild caramel, some citrus and grassy hops. Taste starts with light sweet malt, following is fresh herbal and fruity, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Aroma is fabulous, otherwise it lacks carbonation and is too bland...
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewed & on tap at Eataly Chicago, April 14. Poured on cask here, complete with Guinness-style sinking bubbles feeding a dense head. Hazy amber color notably different than a regular pale ale. Smell is a bit light, guess the tight head is not giving anything away. Taste has thyme right on the tongue in just the right proportion. Reminds me of a freshly-made spaghetti sauce; just no tomato. Mild cask mouthfeel is a bit thin. Both thyme and alcohol creep up on me as I go through the tulip. Luckily its dense flavor made me want to sip and savor slowly.
rhsiung (1047) - USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ eataly/chicago-birreria. they were nice enough to give me a half glass of gina and a half glass of sophia -- and just charge me for a glass of sophia. loads of thyme is right, wow. out with fruit, in with spices.
Radek Kliber (6594) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Birreria
Aroma mild, floral, clean hop approach. Mild herbal hints with refreshing qualities. Classic, fine aromas workmanship, 8-
Appearance hazed amber, hint of gold. Medium bright white top.3+
Flavor and Palate : Mid bodied with full malty body. Smooth ,easy going. Perfect carbonation level. Refreshing, gentle and ultra smooth. Herbal blend with clean hop finish. Excellent hen paired with food.
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Birreria. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a small head that holds up for a while. Smell is floral hops with sweet lightly caramelized malt and the slightest hint of thyme. Taste is a flavorful lightly caramelized malt with herbal floral hop flavors and just the slightest hint of thyme shines through. Mouthfeel is medium body with a mild carbonation. Overall the thyme adds a lovely layer of complexity without being intrusive or singular in flavor.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the brewpub. Pours with a hazy orange hued body with a frothy white head that lasts. Aromas are of orange, spicy, hoppy and herbaceous. Thyme, earthy and malty. Flavors are of thyme, herbal, herbaceous, hoppy, medium bitter, dry and floral. Some malt backing. Lasting citrus. Light carbonation. Dry finish. Very interesting and pretty tasty.
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Birreria. Thyme pale ale. Smells like an Italian garden, great. Mouth wash, medicinal body, fresh. Thyme and mint . Sweet, tasty and refreshing. very interesting
boto (1928) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Birreria: This one poured a hazy, orangish color. There was a small off white head on it that didn’t linger too long, or leave much lacing. Interesting nose. I can smell a bit of the thyme. Light malts, a hint of pine and grain also. The taste is OK. Very subtle flavors. The thyme is there, but not overdone. Malts, hint of bitterness. It is a little hard to describe but it is good. A nice, unique beer.
Jow (2534) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap on cask at birreria. Pours orangey yellow with floral and citric nose. Tastes of orange peel, herbaceous, thyme, malt, hops, and biscuits. Solid tasty brew.