yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. A clear, pale golden, almost yellow, beer topped by a white head of moderate size. Rather grassy, lightly piney and quite herbal nose with some hayish maltynes. Less on the herbal side in the flavor, although still that’s the dominant compound. Thin on the palate, with a decent carbonation level. Pleasant bitterness towards the end. Certainly not my favorite beer in any way, interesting though, and it has some resemblence to a classic German pilsner, but I’d rather have the real thing. The beer that is. 130711
Rob_D_UK (1279) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This smelled quite like cannabis which was different. It poured a very pale yellow colour with a tiny head. Taste was similar to smell and quite watery. Very low carbonation.
BlackHaddock (5072) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Saw some 33cl bottles of this lurking in the fridge of a Giros joint in Mykonos Town while on holiday (early May 2013): had to try it.
Murky, cloudy lagerish yellow colour, what head arrived soon left the area.
The taste and aroma were a bit strange: not sure what flavour ’hemp’ actually has, anyway this beer definately had something different about it, Guava?
I can’t say I really enjoyed my bottle, but I do things like this sometimes just to annoy the wife (hunt down new beers, then pay over the odds and don’t like them).
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not that great really, promises more than it delivers. Aroma a little skunky hint. Flavour .... maize??? Not getting any hemp or anything at all unusual ....
czar (5967) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle from stepdad - thanks. drain pour. clear pale yellow with a decent white head and retention. some piss and skunk, flowery, astringent tea, some lemony and peppery notes. average carbonation, light body - oily, decent grassy-herbal-citrusy finish.
maekchu (2826) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from local Yamaya. Big pissy Saaz-like nose (is that the hemp?) with a grassy background. Hazy pale straw. Light bitterness in initial; bitter grows along with a touch of cereal and some cardboard; final is more or less balanced, has a metallic note, and leaves a slight burn. Like a crude Czech pils. Better finish writing this before the "hemp’ kicks in.....
jdjuice (472) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Why? It doesnt taste much different from a non hemp beer. Only somewhat unique characteristic is a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Otherwise, nothing special.
visionthing (3767) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle in Madrid. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and herbs. Sweet and malty with a lightly dry finish. Ok beer - easy to drink. (2012-08-16)
Swaroga (1824) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Well filtered, clear yellow/golden with no head. Nose : lager malts, skunk and grass aromas, citron zest. Sip : Water like density, water texture with annoying carbonation, that foams still in the throat. Little sweet with some citrus bite, bitter hop and metallic flavor in the end and the aftertaste is strange, leaves a layer that feels like i burned myself with hot beverage. Overall It’s skunky and fresh but NEEDS cold temperature.
AndySnow (5156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Yellow colour With a thin white head. Grassy hemp aroma. Hemp flavour.