Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. A very interesting beer. Pours an amber-red with a soft, white head. Nose is quite fruity with floral notes. Flavor brings to mind cranberry juice. It’s sweet and quite fruity, with some of the bitter bite of cranberry. There is a raspberry herbal tea thing going on as well. Some unique spiciness adds to the fun. Finish is smooth, body and carbonation are standard. Not like anything else I can remember having.
JohnnyJ (4080) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Pours an orange brown, with off-white head. Light roasted malt, sweet dark fruits (not heavy), bread, ginger, spice, and a strange bite, almost sour. Very different, but I didn’t really enjoy it too much.
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Carlsbad. Pours hazy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is butterish and mild roasted malty. Ginger, citrusy and caramelish malt flavoured. Ginger and citric finish.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a reddish-brown, chestnut color with a thin layer of off-white foam on top.
S: The first whiff of this beer really caught me off guard. I was expecting it to be overly sweet, but in fact, it has a very herbaceous nose. Among all things, there is the aroma of mint, rosemary, and a touch of tartness.
T: Again, I was not entirely sure what to expect here. The slight tartness definitely comes through, and so do the herbs. There is also a bit of sweetness that might be honey. The slightly savory flavors of rosemary and sage make this a very interesting flavor indeed.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: I’ve never had one of these beers before, so I was not quite sure what I was getting myself into. That said, it was fairly interesting (and good) and a type of beer I’d look to try again.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like blueberries and rye bread to me. My retard olactory system can’t pick up much else except some motherfucking flowers. Fuck. Dark amber pour, foam ring around the edge. Flowers, blueberries and some motherfucking herbs man. Flower petals, starch, hmmm...
crackedmachine (464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby-brown with very little head. Sweet aroma, difficult to identify exactly, but notable molasses and herbs. Flavor is sweet, but not at all cloying, nor malty, and with a subtle sourness. This is so different from most American ales that it’s hard to describe exactly, but definitely delicious. Impressive. I’d love to have it again.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10th rating of this beer. On tap at Stone. No head at all. Ruby amber in the glass. Nose is light. A bit of spice. No carb in the glass at all. Taste is fruity and mellow. Melon and plum. Interesting.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear reddish dark brown with a fizzy head. Rose and sweet spice aroma and taste with a strong heather finish. Delicious.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the linkery. Pours orangey with a tan head. Nose is sweet and strange. Taste is sweet, spicy and vinous with a weird bite.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a dark reddish-brown body topped by a medium thick, off-white head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a nice light spicy note and hints of dark fruit. Medium to full bodied and smooth.