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Hermitage Ale of the Hermit

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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...."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Binny’s in Highland Park. Pours an unclear amber with an orangey head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has sweet fruits, malt, a toastiness, some wood. Taste is of sweet toffee malts, some grapefruit, some grain, spicy pine and heavy resin. Somewhat dank and somewhat oak-y. Medium bodied with just a touch of alcohol presence. Finishes with length, and bittersweet. Interesting flavor, unfortunately not in a positive way. Decent, nothing more. 13.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6557) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"an "amber ale" listed as a BSA on ratebeer for some reason, but listed as a wood-aged double ipa on the breweries site. kind of a poor example of any of the three. a little fruity, no belgian aspects. the wood either mutes the hops too much, there’s not enough, or it’s a little old. an ok beer that i wouldn’t seek out."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (9101) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Sample at Tied House. The beer is a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Hops, citrus and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short resiny hops aftertaste. Average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a perfect layer of fluffy foam head where as the liquid was a dark tea brown hue that seemed to glow. As for the nose, there was a delicate presence of caramel malt and a background of citrus fashioned hops. The flavor is crisp and has a nice balance to the grained caramel like malt and a taste of hops that are very different. Has a bready profile with perhaps a lurking touch of oats.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (4084) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (588) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6298) - 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.

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