BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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!
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ajnepple (2564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
snoworsummer (2500) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at rnh. Dark purple color. No head. Not really a fruit beer but good. It's your standard magic hat 9 beer
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dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.