clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tastes like weeds (heather). Not too great - definitely not a sipping beer.
freekyp (1475) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very floral nose. Light amber with little head. Dry, winey finish. Acidic floral flavor.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cloudy orange/yellow with barely a whitehead. Smells like cat urine and malt. Very different flavor, floral taste.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The color of onion skin and a lacing head that has now dissapated. Aroma is similar to cat piss. I don't know what that is, but it is also flowery and a touch malty. A flavor of flowers and a hint of chocolate, some spices and a decent bitterness. A dry finish. Overall not too pleasant...but, worth trying for something completely different.
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The strange aroma is ... strange ... but thats alright ... it pours a hazy orangeish-brown with no head ...
it feels fine in the mouth ... light and refreshing ...
the flavor is the real story here ... very floral, sweet and refreshing ... i can imagine the taste would be hit-or-miss for most people, but its definitely unique and refreshing ...
a think a lot of the lower reviews here are from people were expecting it to taste like something they usually buy ... but c'mon, how can you pass up the chance to try brewed heather?
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear medium golden, with a thick white head, slowly dimishes to a good lacing. Aroma is sweet, flowery, grassy, like a spring day. Flavor is clean, spicy, sweet, flowery. Hints of rosemary in both the aroma and flavor started to come through about midway. Body is medium, ends dry, lingering flavor.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer looks OK in the glass and smells good, but it came off as being a little weak in the flavor department. The main thrust of the flavor had a watered-down leathery taste that detracted from the beer.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I may have to go against the grain on this one. Smelled like it was from 2000 BC (that is how far this beer dates back according to the bottle) Brewing has come along way in 4000 years. Take advantage and get another beer! You may want to try to be "old school" I guess.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet! Literally. I definitely enjoy traditional beers, and stuff off the beaten path. Pours a bright hazy orange gold, with a thick white head. Aroma is very wierd, mostly malt with a bit of grassy outdoorsiness. Flavor is malty, but with an odd new twist, very much like the Heavyweight Gruit Ale. Finish is extremely dry, almost sour, with a bold sweetness that stays on your tongue forever. Interesting and well worth the $3 or so for a bottle.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy light orange. Head fades quickly. Early malt flavor fades into a grassy/spice finish. Interesting. I've had it before and remember liking it better than this bottle.