Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub. Batch 1, bottled April 2012. Pours a cloudy, deep amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened dark caramels and a touch of bread with some herbal spices, earth, and floral fruits. Rosemary, coriander, grass, a hint of smoke, and a light lemon. Flavor is lightly sweetened caramel up front with a slightly tart lemon, herbal spices, and earth. A touch of breadiness to the caramel in the middle with more rosemary, coriander, ginger, and florals. Caramel gets a bit deeper towards the end as this finishes with lots of florals and herbal spices as well as a touch of acidity. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and a moderately fizzy carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. Lots of florals and spices with a deeper caramel backing while being a bit thin and fizzy. Not bad.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. My first gruit, I believe. A very fruity, complex and unique profile. I like herbal in beer and this has a subtle herbal tint to it, without feeling overspiced in any one direction. Somehow this manages to taste hot, bubblegummy, and homebrew-sweet in the end. Some rough edges smoothed would make this very interesting.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is light caramelish and herbal. Grassy, herbal and spiced flavoured. Rosemary, nettle and some liqourice. Dry, malty and spiced finish. Herbal and caramelish malty finish. Grows on me and likely the best none-hopped brew.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with notes of spices that drive into a malty and herbacious mouthfeel. I thought I would not like this but it really played of the malts very nicely.
vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark amber pour with some light head. Spices over take flavor, with some light fruit and oak flavor in the background. Rosemary and lavender spices really fill your nose.
AGAquino (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cambridge Brewing. Slightly dark ambar color, with no head or lace. Has no hops, but bitter is present. Floral aroma and flavor, somewhat vegetal, but very nice strange brew
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Sim rate (Tap at the brewpub): Smells of sage & rosemary, thyme & coriander. Spiced like a Belgian Christmas beer. So overwhelmingly spiced. Again in the flavour it’s just too spiced. Sage & rosemary again. Very Belgiany hops & malt.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Brewpub. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Lavender, ginger, and birch. Loads of spices that overshadow everything else in the beer. A flavorful explosion of spices that can be a bit overbearing with such a low ABV.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at EBF 2010. Pours a nice hazy medium copper- a bit darker than some gruits- decent head which fades a bit. Aroma is earthy, herbal, lightly spicy, very flowery with ginger, grass, rosemary, almost a lemongrass hint, and a bit of lavender- light toasted malts and mineral. Flavor is a bit funked out, toasted malts, earth, mineral, grassy, flowery- almost a hibiscus fruity flower pepper, herbs, with a bit of mustiness. Flavor is mostly clean- a bit of astringency and bitter from the herbs and spices but is pretty nice overall.
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Floral and herby aroma. Golden coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.