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 (1684) - , 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 (11940) - 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 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (2008) - 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 (474) - 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.
MaBeer1972 (1292) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another strange brew from CBC. I suppose I wasn’t atune to the historical aspect. I think I should give it another try, and try to be more open.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is fantastic, very authentic and for those looking for sort of a history lesson of "ancient herbed ales" this is the text book. It poured a dark brown that left a thin tan lace that quickly disappeared. The aroma is very floural(rosemary, wheat, grass), chocolate, flowers, very aromatic. The taste is surprisingly sweet upfront followed by bitter flower/tree bark balance (if you ever have the chance to eat edible flowers that is the bitterness I’m talking about). It is then finished with a nice malty honey base that is so pleasing. This beer is great, with the combination of belgian yeast and the the fresh herbal tastes this is a treat.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Having sampled various homebrewers versions I was reluctant, but as my gf was already handing me the IPA she wasn’t going to finish I decided to try it. Maltier than other ones I’ve had, but as I knew it would be, lacking the hops I love. Complex and full, but still leaving me yearning to return to what I know and love, unlike the satisfying ventures to the oddities of Belgium.