crackedmachine (445) - 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.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Omgwtfbbq?!? Nose is out of this world. TimE hit the nail on the head w/ rhubarb. With that is something between harmony and cacaphony with tart and sweet and funky bitter herbs. The rosemary and yarrow are certainly there with herbal funkiness. Tart and vegital with pumpkin seed, yarrow (if you have tasted it you know what it is), and more rhubarb rounded off by tart cherry sourness. Finishes with an autum spice sache’ of roasemary, cinnimon, spruce, and juniper. These beats be bannanas!
badlizard (5519) - 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.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at OBrien’s. Brown color. Sweet malty aroma. Lightly sweet taste. Low to no bitterness, but you wouldn’t guess it had no hops, unless someone told you. Easy to drink. Very nice.
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.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Thrash Zone. Big spicy aroma, I sense ginger. Crazy. Dark brown-orange color. Sour! Caramel, tons of spice, cherry, yes, strawberry rhubarb pie seems to fit. Also sour candy drops. Wild. Unlike any beer I’ve tried. Great.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, nontraditional for green flash; meaning i consider these guys the kings of hops. Pours a bruin body with a tan head. Spicy with heather and floral notes, light tea and sage. Spicy with a sweet malt bill. Gruit is always a treat to drink.
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber red. Off white head. Freshly baked rubarb and strawberry pie with the sourness to go with it. Very malty. Unsweetened strawberry slurpy, slight sour- very strange. Top marks. I love this. Nothing like i’ve tried before
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. cellar stock bottle which poured a hazy, copper/brown color, with creamy tan head foam that held on for awhile before diminishing to a creamy ring & film, and some patchy lacing. The aroma was spicy, caramelly sweet, a hint of mint, ginger snap, fruit as fig, and a little cherry lozenge. The flavor was lightly roasted and a nice melding of the aroma notes, less the mint. Interestingly flavorful, and a good style to go hopless, since hop flavor is usually not much of a factor in a majority of hopped versions.
riversideAK (5557) - 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...