czar (5215) - Québec, 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 (3491) - 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 (2952) - 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. I’ve had another beer with "yarrow" in it & remember a similar aroma, but it’s hard to describe (other than, well... "yarrow"). It’s 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... I’ll say "yarrow" again with rosemary, leaves, & lavender. Tingling the saliva glands. Herbal & sour white grape finish with a hint of lemon. Honestly, I’m not sure if this is supposed to be sour, or if it’s just infected... But I think it works (strangely) well & really, this isn’t a bad beer at all, if you’re expecting an herbal/sour hybrid.
jgb9348 (4981) - 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 (659) - 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 (1523) - 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
574deadzone (1156) - 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