kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on our Great Lakes beer tour. Amber color with light beige head. Aroma: herbed bread. Amazing flavor!! Yummy! Pertect to drink with italian food or chees.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy GoT. Pours a clear, dark cherrywood color with a frothy, foamy, beige head. Nice, broken bands of sticky lacing cling hard to the glass, coating it almost entirely. The nose is a virtual bouquet of spices, everything from zesty gingersnap cookie to cinnamon, rosemary, and sage coming through. I even picked up some mint, which lends a uniquely fresh scent. Underneath, a fairly neutral cookie malt base looms, allowing the spices to dominate. Flavors are mostly the same, with subtle caramel malts and the aforementioned herbs and spices combining for quite the intense experience. That peppery combo of ginger and cinnamon again stands out to me, though the green herbs are also prominently displayed. Relatively light bodied and balanced on the tongue, it drinks fairly easy but fails to truly impress. Decent and interesting brew. Be prepared for an herbal barrage though.
GodOfThunder (1244) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Hoppymeal for the growler. This was a weird one. Aroma and flavors are pretty much dominated by the sage. I really can’t say that I enjoyed it. It tastes like something I would rub on my chicken before roasting it. Very herbal, but the kind of herbs I really wouldn’t consider to go hand-in-hand with beer. Nice try, but just a little too much.