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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The intensity of this unfiltered brew is immediately evident with spicy, herbal notes of sassafras, wintergreen and licorice. These are balanced with the sweetness of caramelized sugar, molasses, and vanilla.


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2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2006
bottled. Where to start?... well the positve here is the smell of this fucker, and maybe originality... THE END. Maybe a little more is needed to prevent me from drinking this again. Starts out very medicinal & herbal, but all of this gets very muddled. I have the feeling tons of extracts and syrups were used, though I could be off. Half-way through was the end for me, just TOO MUCH GOING ON, IN TOO MANY DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
Well I finally scored a four pack of the brewer patriot series. This beer is weird folks. Brown pour with a shitload of floating particles. Aroma of sasparilla, syrup and spices. I have no idea if this beer was actually good or not. It was weird with a capital W! Taste was very sweet and spicy with sasparilla, and A&W rootbeer notes. I dont think this was any good fresh. No way!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
23rd July 2009
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy amber beer. Slightly dry palate. Medicinal herb bitterness and then some sweet fisherman’s friend sweets. Slight smoky note. Finishes with more of the same. Very unusual tasting beer. Nicely balanced between herbal bitterness and spicy sweetness. Goes down very well. Complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8047) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Very odd little ale from Sam Adams. Very high concentration of molasses in nose and mouth. It scored well with me, but I don’t know if I’d drink it again (if it were even available). Rated 9/10/06

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brown body with an off white head. Licorice and hints of birch and burnt and caramelized malt. Hints of vanilla and light woodiness, not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 29, 2009
Dark pour with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is a little smokey and sweet and very herbal with some grain. Taste is sweet and odd with some grassy spice and some moss. Caramel and molasses and brown sugar sweetness with a little tingle from anise and vanilla. Strange.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Drank on monday April 27 2009. Noah’s B-Day! Poured into a Samuel Adams Lager glass. Muddy brown in color, small head. Funky aroma of sassafras and licorice. All kinds of floaties in it... Taste is actually nice. Rootbeer characteristics. Licorice, sassafras, molasses, touch of vanilla and some sugar. Texture is average. Unique beer that I enjoyed sipping on. Huge thanks to stfun (josh) for hooking me up. This one can now be squashed off my wants list!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to daknole. Dated October 2006. Dark dark cloudy brown-orange with a quick white cover. Great vanilla, sasafrass root beer and slight molasses aroma. Taste is lots of vanilla and sasparilla, molasses, licorice and lingering root beer. Very good, but possibly difficult to drink much of.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Well I finally scored a four pack of the brewer patriot series. This beer is weird folks. Brown pour with a shitload of floating particles. Aroma of sasparilla, syrup and spices. I have no idea if this beer was actually good or not. It was weird with a capital W! Taste was very sweet and spicy with sasparilla, and A&W rootbeer notes. I dont think this was any good fresh. No way!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Ummm...quite strange. Definitely like old-fashioned root beer, but with alcohol. I have never liked the more old fashioned style of root beer, like Barqs..so this was not really my cup of tea. Did not really care for any of the flavors, but it was interesting to try.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Smelled alot like root beer and and a little like anise. The more i drank and the warmer the beer got, tasted more like anise and less like root beer. Good at first and I could barely finish the bottle. Nice try but not for me.


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