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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Hop-less is a Gruit ale brewed without hops. The base beer is much like a traditional Scottish Export Ale but it’s brewed with Marsh Rosemary, Sweet Gale, Yarrow Flowers, Rose Hips, Heather Tips, and Elder Flowers.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crackedmachine (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2010
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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 15, 2010
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
clear reddish dark brown with a fizzy head. Rose and sweet spice aroma and taste with a strong heather finish. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 24, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 15, 2010
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2426) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
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...


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