walleye (1042) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
when I opened the bottle I got a whiff of pickled vegetables that you get in a middle eastern restaurant, in the glass it turn to a light skunky smell, after letting it sit for a few minutes stated getting orange, honey, herbs, lemon. flavor lemon that started to go bad and some spices did not care for this
RespertFTW (117) - - 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 (538) - 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 Iíve 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 aromaís 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 (384) - 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 (871) - 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 (2219) - Western, 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, itís 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 (3169) - 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. Itís an off taste that pretty much ruins the rest of this light bodied brew. Drinkable but mediocre.
BigBeer45 (1118) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this drink had a hazy burnt orange pour with darker orange and amber colors at the sides and top of the glass, and made a one finger (almost) white head that fell quickly to a ring without no cover, it left some spots and small rings of lacing on the glass, and the bottom of the bottle was mostly covered with a thin layer of medium brown sediment,
this ale had aromas of pear and orange fruit, some earthy herb, pale malt, very faint pepper, and a little fruit sweetness,
there were flavors of pale malt, some fruit, and some faint herbs with some fruit sweetness and tart, this beer had a fruit like tartness that came out as it warmed up, the finish had some bitterness and was drying on the palate, I think the herbs additions gave this drink the dryness at the finish which was nice,
this beer had a less than medium mouth feel,
a so-so ale.
Pailhead (3859) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate herbs/spices (I can pinpoint rosemary, but I have zero experience with the other two) with light lemon grass, citrus, and a touch of fruit. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with some very fine sediment and an orange-tinged off-white head that fades to a thick ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of herbal notes...too quick to really pinpoint anything. The finish is all moderate-heavy lemon sourness. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I canít say I like herbal lemons. While Iím no Gruit expert, I donít think this is supposed to be sour. Whether it is, or isnít, Iím not a fan.
paintedmaple (211) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 I like that MT Pleasant has the huevos to make a gruit, but they didnít bring any herbs to the brew. The result is a wheat beer tasting beverage wimpy enough for ladies night. Gruit is earthy, herbal and has half a shamanís medicine bag in it. Címon, make it real or donít bother!
Update: Came across a 12 oz bottle of this at T-Giving and it was much better than the previous experience (at the World Expo of Beer). Outstanding herbal complexity and a refreshing sourness that met the herbs in the middle. Well done, Mt Pleasant, well done!