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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Brewed with mint and persimmon.
2005 batch: 11%
2010 batch: 13%


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2012
On tap at Churchills. Pour was clear orange. Zero head and lace. Aromas of horseradish, mint toothpaste, parsimmons, pure shrimp cocktail sause. Taste is cocktail sauce, cherry quad, spearmint. Really weird beer. Couldnt drink alot of it but its def intriguing. Overwhelming fishiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
Pours golden with a disappearing white head. The aroma is very unique with mint and hints of berries and bread. The mint reminds me of Andes candies. The flavor is rough with sweet caramel, alcohol, overipe fruit and milder hints of mint. The finish is rough and very alcoholic. Hard to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Herbal persimmon and stone fruit aoma. Tastes of persimmon immediately followed by a big pepper mint flavor and finishing with a citrus taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Tap at the Regal Beagle. Lightly hazed deep gold with a small white head. Nose was candy sweet with light booze. Finish was candied fruits and a little boozy. Iím glad I only got a sample.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
On tap at Urge Pub in Poway/RB. Hazy orange-amber. Nose spicy like a sour and grapes. Taste is big sharp spicy alcohol to raisin and aspirin. Taste doesnít match the nose at all.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Initial smell is strawberry to me then the mint kicks in. Pours orange/red. First taste is mint and then spiciness. The taste really lingers before turning medicinal. Some beers get better the more you drink. This is the opposite. Getís harder to drink. Maybe mint and beer donít mix.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Tap. This batch is reportedly 13% ABV. Pours with a hazed orange body with no head. Aromas of spearmint, oak, cola, gum and dates. Flavors of peppermint, medicine, spearmint, chocolate, oak and a ton of alcohol. Very powerful on the mint. Interesting, but not in a enjoyable way. Dry, tannic, boozy and very estery.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/02/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

hazy light amber, fine white head, sweet hoppy and minty aroma, overwhelming minty flavor, weird

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.7/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Draught at Lucky Baldwins Delirium Cafe, Sierra Madre
What a unique and intriguing beer! Peculiar but pleasant, packs a helluva punch. Menthol, eucalyptus, and other medicinal (but in an intentional way, not an off-flavor) flavors predominate. Strange and funky, I am oddly drawn to this beer..... and then the floor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Clear bright orangey amber appearance. Sweet, malty, tropical fruit aroma. Rich, sweet flavor, thickish, slightly syrupy. Orange fruitiness, yeasty and mild spice. Sweet malty finish and hearty alcohol warmth.


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