superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/8/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a one finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, rosemary, light caramel/nuttiness, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of herbal spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, light caramel/nuttiness, rosemary, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of herbal spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice gruit style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of herbal spices, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Rating #3900. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Spices and herbs abound in the aroma. I definitely got rosemary but no idea what myrtle is supposed to smell like. Mild rosemary in the flavor overtop of a decent amber ale. Light hops and spices throughout. [9/9/15]
czar (7040) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours hazy very light golden with a small white cap showing poou retention and lacing. rosemary, bitter herbs, flower petals, hibiscus, lemon peel - sharp lemons in fact - naturally tart?, very spicy and herbal - lemongrass and dill, light acidity - cuts well into that (probable) sweetness, lightly doughy pale maltiness, wheaty, hint of sweetness - honey. moderately low carbonation - slightly lacking, lightly bittering and astringent, herbal-grassy-citrusy-lemony firmly tart finish. enjoyed quite a bit - although i suppose it is not naturally tart unless one of these spice/herb is.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (Sault)-Pours a light amber with no head. Aroma of hops, malt, and spices. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not bad but not my cup of tea.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Lightly hazy, golden-orange with an off-white head that settles quickly to a small ring around the top. Herbal forward aroma of lavender, rosemary, grass, black pepper, flowers, & a moderate fruity sweetness that leans towards read grape... Almost wine-like in a small sense. Iíve had another beer with "yarrow" in it & remember a similar aroma, but itís hard to describe (other than, well... "yarrow"). Itís familiar to me. Actually reminds me a bit of juniper. A little sweet. Different. Taste... unexpected. Sour? Is this supposed to be sour? Tart apple skins & a huge, white grape juice flavor with an almost puckering tartness. Undertones of those herbs... Iíll say "yarrow" again with rosemary, leaves, & lavender. Tingling the saliva glands. Herbal & sour white grape finish with a hint of lemon. Honestly, Iím not sure if this is supposed to be sour, or if itís just infected... But I think it works (strangely) well & really, this isnít a bad beer at all, if youíre expecting an herbal/sour hybrid.
jgb9348 (5465) - 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 itís bottled instead of only being on draught. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís 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 (688) - 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 (1612) - 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 (521) - 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