Beerman6686 (5340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a lighter orange color with a beige head. Aroma was medium citrusy hop notes and lots and lots of spice bush. Flavor was almost all spice bush, very bitter and herbal and just not appealing to me.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewery side on 6/24/11. Cloudy amber pour with a thin off-white head. Spicy and citrusy aroma with some malt and what smells like Belgian yeast, but is probably the rye and spice combo. Bitter grassy flavor to start, then some spicy and herbal character (with coriander being the standout) before a bitter finish.