ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a clear red-orange with a finger of frothy, slightly pinkish head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, yerba mate, hibiscus, bay leaf, other spices, lemon zest, and a bit of other fruity esters.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some hibiscus, lemon zest, and yerba mate. Through the middle, some bay leaf and other spices some through with some more herbs and a bit of honey. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts, hibiscus, yerba mate, lemon zest, spices, and some fruity esters.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and herby finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced beed. The herbs and yerba add some nice complexity without being overpowered.
Proeferius (94) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with little head. Medium body with little carbonation.
Yorker (968) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a little bit of sediment and a tiny white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is herbs, spices, pepper, and berries. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a dry finish.
bytemesis (2433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to my wife. Pours clear red with a medium fizzy pink head that dissipates quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is herbal, floral, fruity, raspberry, honey. Flavor is about the same, quite herbal and floral, bit of a bite to it. Medium sweet, a bit tangy as well. Medium body. not bad, for sure an out of the box beer.
high_on_hops (532) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a nice beet red with a small, bubbly white head. It has a light aroma of hibiscus with the Yerba mate hiding in the background. The flavor is light, with the malt and hibiscus up front, and the bay leaves and Yerba mate showing up in the middle, along with a slight wheaty bite followed by a slightly spicy finish over a light body.
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skoisirius (1442) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this once the year it came out a few years back. Remember enjoying the light blend of the mate with the hibiscus. The beer behind floats around like a medium-bodied pale.
ajnepple (1463) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle from Aggie Liquors. Pinkish red and slightly hazy with minimal head and no lacing. The aroma is tea, floral earthiness, honey, herbs, spices and bready malts. Similar flavor with a pretty light body. Pretty interesting.
Koelschtrinker (9890) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Säuerlich bitterer Antrunk mit gewürzigen, schnell schwächer werdenden Aromen. Saurer werdend, geringe Kirschnoten. Weiches trockenes Finish, Hibiskus. 6/8/7/8/9/8
Brouwerij (849) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark orange red with essentially a finger of rapidly settling head. Aroma is herbal, bay leaves, hibiscus, yerba mate. Flavor is fruity, mildly tart, hibiscus up front with a pleasant herbal, creamy yerba mate finish. Light carbonation, light body, and smooth texture. Very drinkable, intensely herbal beer. A very interesting beer, enjoyed this one.
bmsulliv (156) - - MAR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No hops???...................................::.::::: via Beer Buddy for iPhone
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th May 2012
Hazy amber beer with a noisy peach coloured head! Light crispy palate, dry. Hibiscus sweetness. Mild herby citrus from the bay leaves. Adds up to a fruity mid. Finishes dry with herbal coolness. Not bad, certainly different. Minerally crisp. Nice beer but I could not drink a lot of it.