madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
26th December 2013
Clear amber beer, tidy white head. Palate is lightly crisp. Mild minerals. Light creamy malt, medium sweet. Fairly big rosemary with a slight minty vibe. Finishes slightly dry. Pretty herby but pretty drinkable.
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mucho ruido y pocas nueces, a base de marketing y "premios" se van haciendo hueco pero a mí no me convence. Huele a romero y caramelo halls, deja la boca seca, muy dulce y con romero por todas partes, muchísimo gas, casi efervescente, satura un poco.
Sarpa (629) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl @ west hervanta. Ours hazy orange, small head. Herbs, spices in the aroma. Yeast citrus, soap in the flavour.
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fermentoren, Copenhagen, Dk.
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with rosemary and some roasted notes.
Jetulio (86) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance....... Amber hazy beer with head colour white of 1.5 finger aprox
Aroma............... rosemary, honey and yeast . malty aroma with predominance of honey touch
Taste........ Rosemary and malt notes overwhelming hop presence, touch of bitterness is missed.
Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation
Overall............ a very recomendable winter ale, in my opinion with hops touch in the end could be amazing, but it is a nice ale.
Migmar (214) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown, cloudy, small head on the edges. Very fruity, spices and honey. Medium sweetness, very light bitterness. A bit odd combination of tastes. Still probably the best Spanish beer I have tried so far.
Rugamu (88) - SPAIN - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buena cerveza levantina, algo diferente, una rubia con una amplia gama de olores a romero y miel, algo no muy habitual por estos lares. En boca, todos esos sabores se notan también, consiguiendo una sensación muy muy agradable. Repetí en la taberna de los conspiradores sin dudarlo y cuando pueda volveré a tomarme otra.
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, spice, & some grain; Flavor of malt, some honey, spice, and grain; Decent.
TBone (11730) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Barcelona. Slightly hazy pale orange-amber color, small white head. Herbs in the aroma: rosemary or oregano. Light to medium-bodied. Malts, herbs then light bitterness in the finish. Honey is lurking in the background. Herbs usually don’t improve beer, this one included. Quite Italian touch in this one.
ansermadide (1430) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You can smell this oddity from feet away. It smells more like a heavily herbed olive oil than a beer. And man... it is strong. Cute bottle. Saying that this is unfiltered is an understatement. Normally you may get yeast and/or hop sludge at the bottom of your bottle, but this is a different story. That aroma that carries to the nose from such a distance, as if carried by a slight breeze, is reminiscent at first of a strange aftershave. Or, perhaps, it smells like you’re just been seated at a table at an Italian restaurant. First impressions: this is not a beer. Yet, it does actually contain malts and hops to my surprise. Technically, it is a beer.
Once you get some in your mouth you start to notice some of the honey. It’s obvious now that the honey helps smooth out some of the sharpness in the nose. And after you take a big enough of a whiff of it, it really starts to smell more like an herbal honey cough drop, as a friend of mine suggested. It’s hard to stomach at first, but it grows on you. The bottle suggests serving at a colder temperature (45°), and it’s obvious why as a warmer temperature really releases the rosemary. Other than the strong herbal flavor and a touch of honey smoothness (think honey cough syrup), there’s not much else to the flavor at all. No malt or hops are that present. If anything, maybe a hint of caramel malts to compliment the honey. It’s thin, watery, and herbal, a little like a cold cup of rosemary tea sweetened slightly with honey. This is definitely not your session ale by any means. It may be potent, but for what it is, it’s not that offensive. Drink in small amounts or reduce in a pan and drizzle over some garlic bread. Maybe baste your Thanksgiving turkey with this as it’s roasting in the oven.