JStax (2400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours a pale gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is slightly skunky with some grassy and grainy notes peaking through. Taste is more sweet than anything. Some grassy notes do come through, but just lightly. Not my thing, I guess.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml->snifter. Gold with lacy white head. Strong herbs, with rotting and burnt wheat. Tstes is fullof wheat, grains, char, and hay. Very dusty. Not a fan.
WallStirctly (57) - - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral,herbal, fruity, acidic. Tastes like an ancient brew to me, smells like vomitted spaghetti sauce. Gave it a solid score based on fact it accomplishes what it set out to do.worth the try to taste the ancient brew, just don?t buy 8 of them to chug during football game (you?ll puke).
LinusStick (2703) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a cool and odd beer. Aroma was very earthy and almost nutty. Almond and baked bread. Pour was a nice spritzy and light gold with a one finger white head. Taste, again, was full of herbs and earth. Tastes like some weird kind of freshly baked bread with a wheat or seed Iíve never tried. I have no clue what dom-palm fruit or zaíatar is but Iím guessing thatís what Iím tasting here. Nice experiment and nice to see them do a sessionable beer in this series. Not great, but good and easy to drink. Nice carbonation too
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pretty light comparatively to their other beers. Very interesting earthy flavor.
tricyclist (472) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer smells and tastes like pizza... itís kinda creepy. Iím smelling parsley, thyme, red sauce... seriously, itís not fantastic... the flavor is somewhat similar, but with more herbs noticeable... Iím glad this is a sample, not a full pour.
pinkie (321) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aromatic spices in this beer are likely at first to remind you of "feet." Then, bread and middle eastern cuisine. If you read the reviews no one really knew what this was supposed to taste like so I recommend trying it anyway. Pours a golden straw color and a nice thick head that doesnít last very long. Mouthfeel is "syrupy." The more you drink the more you will notice the spices in the beer. No real hops taste in this and it has has low carbonation as well which makes it sweet in a weird way. The fruit ( whatever kind of fruit that was) is noticeable because the flavor of it seems to go very well with those spices. Itís the strangest beer I have had but Iím not sorry I bought it. The bottle is freaky cool.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lightly hazed golden ale with a super thick frothy lacing off white head. In aroma, strange herbal and soapy malt, with load of coriander, and light iron notes. In mouth, a nice malt with myrrh, honey, cardamom, incense, interesting. Tasted Nov. 24 2012.
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting brew. Not over baked, like some of the far out ancient series attempts. Reminds me of an english pub cask ale. Light in carbonation. Slick body. The various herbs are subtle but there. Easy drinking.
finn1918 (178) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 bottle. Pours a deep clear golden orange with three fingers of fluffy white head. Aroma is predominantly wheat with some subtle spices and orange. Taste is very sweet with the spices adding a touch of crispness. Very clean finish with no discernible hops. This is a good beer, but at nearly $13 for a bomber, it is way overpriced. It is a neat insight into what beer might have been like 4,000 years ago.