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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An organic pale ale brewed with yerba maté, source of the ancient South American tea prized for its energizing and nutritional properties. Mateveza showcases the pairing of organic yerba maté and cascade hops. Yerba maté’s earthy, herbal notes are the perfect compliment to the crisp, citrusy character of the cascade hops. Mateveza is brewed and bottled by Butte Creek Brewing Company, a gold medal winner at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival® that has been brewing organic since 1997.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Earthy aroma, citrusy, very floral, interesting, something i just can’t place, great aroma though. Pours pale golden color. Very different flavor, floral, earthy, citrus hops, very vegetable like flavor. Very mild.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Terrible beer. Now to the specifics. Cloudy hefeweizen look to the beer with white head. It smelled herbal, organic, and lightly hopped. The taste is similar to the smell and is herbal, but very watery, with a lightly bitter finish. Bland, but mostly smooth, and what taste there was, was a sort of funky tea like taste. One of my least favorite beers for sure. If you’re not crazy about whatever the heck, "yerba mate’ " is, or you don’t need to try a SPICE/HERB/VEGETABLE style beer, there is no reason to drink this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Sampled in a 22oz bottle from BevMo. Had a very nice pour, golden brown and hazy. Overall a very nice beer, with a smooth palate but limited on the flavor. Probably woudlnt purchase again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bomber sent home from The Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Beer is clear, medium caramel brown with a small, off-white, frothy, quickly and mostly diminishing head.<P>First impression is earthy herbal and bright hop dovetailing nicely. Malty with light notes of toasted grain, subdued biscuit. Perhaps lightly raw/worty; Hoppy with moderate lemon zest, evergreen-leaning herb; Yeasty with a trace note of sweat. <P>The flavor is lightly acidic, lightly sweet, light/moderately bitter with a long, lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.<P>Working, but not captivating.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle (mini caffeine beer tasting). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot, grapefruit), with notes of wood/bark, medicinal herbs. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Interesting and somewhat unusual. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
22 oz bottle: consumed on July 9th 2007. Poured as a pure golden with fizzy foam of topping. Aroma was light with noticeable malt and some light notes of herbs. The flavor was strong with a green leaf and fizzy carbonated ginseng type taste. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
650 mL bottle. Hazy orange amber with a small fluffy white head. Citrus aroma with something kinda earhty and pungent, which I presume is the yerba mate. Citrus taste with a crisp earthy finish. It’s certainly unusual.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and hops. Flavour of caramel, mint, spices, fruits and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma is herbal, grassy, citric and hoppy. The taste is spicy, herbal, citric and hoppy. Medium body with a light bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle. Spare fizzy white head that very quickly subsided. Golden color. Aroma was floral, herbs, citrus, grapefruit and some fruity and what I thought was star anis, menthol and spicy notes as well. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Average duration finish with a hint of the star anis. Somewhat strange experience.


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