AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby color with a tiny ring of head. Aroma is spruce, pine needles, parsley and lavender. Holy hell, it tastes just like it smells. The finish has a lingering spruce and herbal kick. THIS should be named Prescription Gruit! damn fine traditional ale, but be prepared for the herbs. Honestly, I really kind of like it.
kevinsenn (1055) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Magnolia. Hazy brown. Aroma of light spice and molasses. Taste is slightly rootbeer-esque... sweet but not too sweet, caramel, liquorice, spices, spicy finish. Interesting, and good enough.
monk191 (874) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very interesting, classic style beer. Pours a beautiful thick red-brown. Smells like strawberries and herbs, and fermentation. Taste is very sweet, with some more strawberries. Very different taste then any modern beer. Had on tap at Magnolia.
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deekyn (1165) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a - pours a hazy golden light cola with high tan head. Hazy effervescent brown M - light medium palate, lightly tangy, simple palate. T - strong pumpkin seeds, very floral, with honey and dough. o interesting honey flower wheat 3.1
lusikka (6179) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a brown colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of strong toasted almonds and raisins. Flavpur of strong and pungent almonds, toasted malts, grassy hops and bread. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Rich nutty and malty finish. Surprisingly good.
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Acidic and roasted malt aromas with a bit of an herbal spruce note. Some chocolate, toast, and a bit of toffee maltiness. Light bitter on the palate, lots of roast, spruce, and a light herbal note. Some hints of toast, a bit of grass, and a nice toffee sweetness.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a deep, cola hued body with a medium sized tan/off-white head that fades. Aromas are nutty, caramel, brown sugar, cola, sarsaparilla, walnut, light clove, medium spicy. Flavors are malty, honey, brown sugar, nutty, cola, chamomile tea and slightly floral. Low bitterness, a bit herbal with a malty balance. Dry finish with a touch of tannin left on the tongue. Medium to slightly fuller bodied, medium-low carbonation. Very slightly warming, but otherwise the alcohol is quite well hidden.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the Blue Palms Farmer’s Market FestivALE. Another beer where the spices underwhelm. Not a bad beer but not too exciting to my palate. A bit boring actually.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wish I could remember more of this beer to properly describe it. It’s an ok beer, but nothing to get too excited about.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Served a dark black-brown color with a finger of frothy tan-chocolate colored head. The head faded down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of herbal and spices. There is some cardamom, coriander, sage, and rosemary. There is also some pepper and just a touch of dark fruits.
T - Starts off with the herbs and spices with a nice mix of coriander, pepper, and rosemary. There is also a just a touch of grain as well. Through the middle, the spices and herbs get a bit stronger and more complex with a bit of fruit coming through. The finish is a mix of cardamom, pepper, and rosemary that lingers.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and almost a bit roasty on the tongue.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice mix of spices that all balanced out very well and tasted much more rich and complex than most other herbal ales.