badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2004 first impression was good: a nice and strong chamomile smell as well as a very tasty chamomile flavoring....although very weak in nature, i enjoyed this beer...the best way i can described it as is REFRESHING (especially if you have been drowning yourself in strong stouts all evening!!!) :-)
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with a strange chamomile odor, perfumy and very strong. It’s a light Kolsch-style beer dominated by the perfuminess of the added ingredient. taste is light and really reminded me of the Heather Ale from Scotland. Refreshingly strange.
Silphium (3177) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Founders. Hazy yellow/straw body, thin off-white head. The beer is called "Chamomile" and the namesake dominates both the flavor and aroma. I imagined sitting next to a box of Kleenex on a snowy winter day, sipping on this beer from a tea cup between sniffles. Behind the strong chamomile flavor was a light, somewhat tangy malt body. An interesting concept but uninspired attempt.