Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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 (9179) - 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.
Alphadelic (2133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, powdery looking orange. Based upon the description I’m expecting some thing rather special however the smell is rather easy. Hints or charcoal and liqorice. It actually smells of refried beans. Big green oregano flavours with orange juice that is on the turn and a tongue numbing absinthe touch. There is depth here with slight sourness and dusky rose petal floral notes. Pickles? Unfortunately watery. An interesting beer utilizing many pre-hop flavourings. Really green and in truth, highly exciting.16
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at GABF 2008. Hazy amber pour with white head. Nose of grains, cereal and doughy yeast. Flavor is a bit hoppier.
BroSpud (2025) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Included as part of a sampler at the brewpub. Tried many of the offerings over several visits to the brewpub. I remembered liking pretty much everything but do not remember specifics. Will no doubt retaste many of these at future visits.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with moderate white head. Aroma of yarrow, grass, rosemary, fennel, some citrus, and light smoke. Flavor of floral hops, candi sugar, rosemary and other herbs.
BeerandBlues2 (11979) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2008. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, cereal, grain), average hops (herbs), light yeast (dough) with notes of sage. Light bodied, slick texture, flat carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. The pour is very hazy and dark, a dusky orange-amber color on full display. A minimal, quickly fading, fizzy white head leaves no lace. The nose shows a virtual bouquet of herbal and floral notes, rosemary, lavender, and chamomile all featured prominently. Ginger lingers somewhere in the background. I think my wife put it best when she said, "this beer smells like a bar of girly soap." Indeed. The flavor reminded me more of herbal tea than anything, a neutral malt background spiked with lavender, mint, and rosemary, hints of cinnamon and clove lending mild, earthy spice. A touch of oats lends smoothness. Moderate in palate stature and carbonation, the low ABV lends drinkability despite the strong herbal presence. This is well made, but, ultimately, it just isn’t my thing.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BA BBF 06. Aroma: spicy with some malt. Taste is the same, low amount of bitterness, which is normal for this kind of beer. My first gruit, would like to try another one.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crappy beer, froma crappy brewpub. Wait, the cubano sandwich was very good however. Too much flowers and anise.