TysonBeerhound (52) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Itís a big boy: 75cl and 6% and comes in a stylish, minimalist design with just a gold label attached to give any clues to its contents. Full marks for design, then. It poured a hazy amber with good carbonation and a healthy white froth on top. The aroma was promising; a little herbal with ginger spice and some rosemary.
The beer was medium-bodied and hid the strength well. Initially it seemed herbal in nature, rather sweet followed by a pepperiness. However, the rosemary soon takes hold, followed by another wave of rosemary and then more rosemary. There is something of a bittering finish, but itís quickly replaced with, yes you guessed it, rosemary.
This beer can be summed up in one word: ROSEMARY. I like rosemary but here it completely overwhelms the malt and everything else. This is definitely a specialist beer. Interesting, yes, but although it may be a good match for pork dishes or something of a similar nature, itís just too much on its own.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Aromas of rosemary and pilsner malts with some yeast. Similar flavors with slight pepperiness. Medium body with lively carbonation.
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33 cl, at Bryggens ōlbar.Clear golden with a decent white head and some nice lacings. Intense herbal nose with strong notes of rosemary and honey. As the australian bartender said: It has a nose reminding of the filling of a stuffed turkey! The flavor very much follows the nose with sweet notes of fruit, yeast, floral hops and bready malts. Medium bitter. Interesting, but a tad to sweet, especially in the finish.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
muddy brown, enormous white head. major gusher. rosemary dominates, citrus, cereal, peppers. moderately sweet, slight bitterness and tartness. medium-light body, fizzy carb. way overcarbonated overall.
jsquire (3402) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber color out of the cute little champagne bottle with a fizzy off white head. Nose of honey and rosemary. I get a medicinal sense out of this which interferes with my enjoyment a little. Rosemary flavors with some soap, honey, and spice. Sort of like a rosemary scone. Too much carbonation on the tongue. Interesting beer....
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy golden with white head and good lacing. Aroma is all sweet rosemary. Taste strong with rosemary and nice malt background and light honey aftertaste. Overall a good beer with dinner.
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 29th, 2013 split with Jay and Michelle.
Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of rosemary.
Taste: Light bitterness, citrus, hints of rosemary.
Palate:Light medium body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A really interesting SHV beer...really nice for when I had it, on a nice summer night. Interesting, would definitely have again.
Meldots (4) - - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely herbal aroma, hints of rosemary and honey. Beautiful golden hoeny color, white head, tiny bubble and lacing. Wonderful rosemary and honey notes, balanced malt profile. Mediun body. Overall I love this beer!
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a mostly retentive white head. Aromas are sweet, fruity, estery. Rosemary, grapefruit and ginger. Medium alcohol, mildly acidic. Flavors are spicy and sweet with strong rosemary. Off dry finish, lightly spicy, some alcohol flavor noticeable for the low-ish abv. Lively bubbles, medium-low bodied.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-conditioned 330ml. lightly hazed amber body with a very thin white head and little retention. heavy ginger and star anise / licorice nose with minimal malt or hop expression and only a light doughy yeastiness. medium body, medium sweetness, low bitterness, medium to medium-high acid. very much like ginger ale in the flavor, and if it werenít for the barely-noticeable alcohol and round, chewy body, I would guess blind that this is soda. itís effervescent, sweet and spicy with no noticeable hop flavor but some bitterness. Iím really surprised to see no ginger in this beer at all, but I can see how the rosemary gives a similarly spice / root / bitter vegetable leaf (bay leaves?) flavor. canít say itís something I enjoy that much, but itís made rather well, no noticeable flaws. a little too sweet for my liking, and unidimensional ginger (i mean rosemary) flavor throughout.