jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden coloured body with a bright orange glow and a non-existant off-white head. Aroma of malt, herbs, spices, floral notes, lavender and quite a bit of yeast. Light-bodied; Sharp citrus and very herbal flavours with the rosemary and yeast really coming through. Aftertaste has a bit of light sweetness, plenty of citrus and lemons and a good earthy, perfumey character. Overall, a decent gruit with more of a floral and sweet citrus note than I usually see, but nice to sample and even better that it’s bottled instead of only being on draught. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 30-January-2014.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is herbal with sulfur and rosemary. Taste is weird and herbal with rosemary, tea, apples and some fruit.
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark honey color. No head or lacing. Aroma is a bit like champagne. Flavor is of sour apples. I always like trying new stuff so was happy to grab this as a single. It was different, but I miss my hops. This had more of a wine cooler taste to me.
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at Lansing beerfest. Amber with minimal head. Buttery and chemically...ehhh
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Not bad color. Everything else is mediocre at best. Too light. Too plastic. No redeeming flavors
574deadzone (884) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange-golden with a thin eggshell head that settles to nothing leaving touches of soapy lace. Interesting and complex nose of tart apple, dustiness, some hearty dough, baking soda, light citrus, and touches of hard to describe herbal qualities. Taste is way tart, hardly sweet (more as it warms), maybe a touch bitter. Lighter side of medium bodied, puckering with tartness, with a fairly abrupt dusty finish though the tartness hangs around in the corners of your jaw. One of the strangest brews I’ve had in a while, but I like it. Fans of puckering sours should enjoy this. Also worth seeking out for aspiring beer historians, as the herbal mix in this is pretty standard from what I read on the subject. Yarrow is pretty versatile and good for you. I just wish I had some to compare for aroma’s sake to see if I could pick it out on the nose. Regardless, a nice refreshing brew, if maybe a bit imposing with the massive tartness.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours hazy amber w/ thin rimy head, aroma is dried apricot, orange rind, just a bit of the rosemary coming through, bracingly tart, salivary glands going nuts on this one, loaded with citrus, effervescent and spritzy on finish, really refreshing and tasty if not overly aggressive
flatmatt (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours pale amber with a small white head. Smells of strawberry, tart, raspberry. Flavor is sour berry, a bit of rosemary, with a biscuity base. Actually very nice.
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Holy Moses!!! What just happened to me?? I poured this flat and poorly carbonated apple juice looking thing into a glass, took in a whiff of apples and garabage disposal spice (yeah, it’s kind of a mix of the two) and took a big sip only to swear into the phone while talking to my boss. Great job,
Mt. Pleasant, my boss now knows I f-bomb from time to time. A second sip starts with bananas (not kidding!) before quickly moving through apple cider and then apple cider vinegar and ending on landfill. All of these cause a twitch and by the time this settles in the gullet I am completely worn out. Only 11.5 ounces to go if I want to call myself a "surivor..." I guess it gets a little better (or I become disabused to it), but man... Just man...
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle - Pours lightly hazy gold with no head. It smells of caramel, herbals, spices, and maybe a touch of fruit. The flavor is sweet, spicy, and then sourish and the latter is not in a pleasant way. It’s an off taste that pretty much ruins the rest of this light bodied brew. Drinkable but mediocre.