Shag (2531) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark golden color with a white head. The aroma uhhh woah. It smells like a used bong, sage, citrus, coriander, 3 day old orange chicken, and wet grass. The flavor is somewhat better than the aroma but not a whole lot. Way way too many spices going on with one. Some citrus, rye, sage?, ginger, old bread, coriander. This beer is all over the place. Iíve enjoyed most from the SA summer pack so far, but not this!
wildbeercat (321) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Blue Moon glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Lots going on here. Definitely some spiced orange. Thereís some rye presence here too. Very strong aroma.
Appearance: Hazy, somewhat translucent, burnt yellow. Sudsy white head that fizzes away slowly.
Taste: Rye is the dominant flavor in this one. Itís backed up by that nice spiced orange, but itís mostly rye. Interesting.
Palate: Medium body, decent finish. Flavors hang around a little bit.
Overall: Very interesting beer. Unlike anything Iíve had. Itís an adventure! Itís really tasty too.
ben4321 (3461) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Rodmanís, 4/20/13
Aroma: The aroma is very rye, with a pretty big spice component, and some citrus as well
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a white head and some lace
Flavor: The taste has a lot of spice and rye, with some citrus sweetness, and mild bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, and it has an alright feel, but not a great one
I actually found this one to be pretty interesting. I liked the way the rye and spice components worked here even though they ended up dominating the rest of the components. Still, this was a decent beer, but not a standout.
JohnGalt1 (272) - , Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the summer mixpack.. hazed golden.. short lasting white head with little lacing.
The nose is sage heavy, I thought at first it was cardamom.. peppery and light sweet citrus zest..
Despite all the weird spices and herbs, I think this is pretty tasty..
Light body and medium carbonation make for a burpy brew, but it is still tasty... would work well with authentic Thai.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a half finger of off-white head. Aroma of coriander and orange citrus. Taste is lightly bitter. The rye spice really comes out along with the coriander and orange citrus. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively, mouth-filling carbonation and a very long rye-spice finish. Overall, really good. Not what i was expecting but i would absolutely buy a 6er of this.
jeremytoni (2881) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Light bitter malty flavor with a quick finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Rating #66. Hazy gold/yellow pour with a white head. Spicy coriander aroma, a little earthy. Bitter orange peel flavor and a spicy rye thing going on. Interesting. (2719)
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured a cloudy yellow color with aromas of sage, corriander, light rye and some earth. Flavors are light wheat with some sage and corriander, decent beer overall, but not the best of their lineup.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got with the seasonal 12-pack at Krogers on Broadway in Knoxville, TN.
Cloudy yellow. Fast, small white head. Aroma: Sage, citris, coriander. Flavor: Sage dominates other spices, bread. Sage finish.
Itís not a bad beer by any means but I think Mr. Koch got a tad happy with the sage and forgot the Rye.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice banana notes, yeast, maybe a little bit of orange. Appearance is a cloudy orangish golden with a thick white head that diminishes slowly. Taste is rather suble a can taste to rye in there with an overtone of the witbeir, banana, light orange, and clove. Palate is medium carbonation and an aftertaste of lingering rye notes. Overall, Decent stuff easy drinking. Nothing that will blow your socks off. Cheers!