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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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We resurected this ancient style of beer, brewed with no hops, for our final Brewhouse Rarities release of 2012. Floral aromas greet the nose, followed by sweet and roasted malt notes with subtle smokiness and herbal tea-like bitterness. Specialty Malts: Wyermann Vienna, Roasted, Black, Smoked, Flaked Barley. Specialty Ingredients: Horehound (for bittering), Heather and Lavender (for flavor and aroma). Hops: None.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tap at Rustico. Pours clear dark amber to brown with a medium, creamy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is juniper berries, spruce, salt, and toast malt with light fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with medium spices and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a dark maroon appearance with a cream colored head. Big lavender, heather, potpourri, slight dark fruity aroma. Fairly sweet, mild caramel, slightly roasty/smoky, a bit fruity, very floral, soapy lavender flavor. Not a big fan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4544) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Aroma was a bunch of herbal notes - definitely can recognize the lavender. Flavor was about the same - enjoyed it enough as it’s a strange, different brew. Odd.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Draft at Fireworks Pours brown with a thin head that disappears quickly. Smells a bit like tea leaves. Floral, almost perfumed on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3153) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On draft at rustico Akexandria VA. Pours a cola brown with an off white head. Aroma of pie spices. Flavors of pie spice and malt. Smooth finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Serving: draft at Fireworks Leesburg. It pours a hazy amber and smells like a juniper filled pine tree. Unfortunately it tastes about the same. Perhaps true to style, but there is just too much pine and not enough other flavors. Not one I would want more than a few ounces of.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Amber brownish and clear with a tan head. The aroma is spices, herbs, floral, sweet malts, tea and cinnamon? Similar flavor with light toast/roast. Light to medium body with a crisp feel and a lingering spiced finish. Interesting.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2013
On tap at the brewery. No hops! That aspect was different and pretty good. The part I didn’t like was the herbal, floral taste. I have yet to have a good experience drinking beer with lavender.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft at rnh. Dark purple color. No head. Not really a fruit beer but good. It's your standard magic hat 9 beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Easiest way I could describe the taste was that of a light bodied scotch ale. Pours light brown with moderate head. Aroma slightly roasty and very malt forward. Obviously, no hops. It’s very well carbonated, finishes light and clean.


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