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Hermitage Ale of the Hermit

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Here is what brewer Peter Licht says about this brew: "There seems to be some confusion about what ’ale of the hermit’ is. It is not that our brewer lives in a cave,... Let’s just say that he doesn’t get out much. Alone with his beer, his thoughts turn inward and backward. What about the way beer used to be made here in the new world? Old methods, old hop varieties, oak-aged, complex, challenging...."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, small creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint herbal, cedar, caramel. Flavor is same, baseball and woody. Medium boss

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Clear dark amber color witrh fleeting ivory foam. Dry caramel, tea leaf aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Lightly sweet spicy caramel flavors with some black tea leaf, drying cardboard finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours a hazy brown color with some indistinct sweet aromas immediately noticeable. A little nutty and toasty with a very strong alcohol flavor. The faintest bitterness lingers afterwards.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (492) - California, USA - APR 3, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy amber/brown color, very thin head. I love the aroma that is coming off this beer. Very sweet and malty with a hint of raw grains. The flavor is similar. It has a nice malty sweet finish. My only complaint is that it’s fairly thin. I’d like a little more body for this type of flavor, it feels kind of watered down. A decent brew. Nothing to write home about.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a long duration, fruity, caramel, dusty hops, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5327) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours cloudy deep golden with a small off-white head.Aroma of malt,floral and peachy hops, yeast and maybe some lacto.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some floral and peachy notes.medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt and not that many hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg, Early Winter Tasting, 2011. Pours unclear amber with a small bubbly head. Pepper, yeast, fruit, cinnamon, peach, vanilla. Medium bodied. Dry and bitter end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (9834) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, little acid, hops, little citrus and toffee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (12671) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. An unclear, dark amber beer with a quite small, light beige head. Piney, citrus-peelish aroma with caramel maltyness. Seems to be a bit old this one. Medium body, quite dry, with flavors of caramel malts, citrus peel and some, but not enough, bitterness. Bitterness and caramel in the finish. Not very interesting this one. Not bad, but just uninteresting. 111105


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