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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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The Holy Herb is a malty farmhouse winter beer. The name refers to hyssop, a medicinal plant with a minty and bitter character that was added to the kettle. It’s also aged on eucalyptus wood staves and bark, which provides some earthy and cooling qualities to its flavor. A contrasting fruity aroma comes from a Belgian yeast that fermented the beer in open top tanks. IBUs: 18


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
HAF. Light hazy brown pour with a thin head. Aroma is pine, spice, spicey yeast, and some weird vegetableness. Flavor is spicey yeast and wheat with some of the pine. Not bad, interesting to say the least.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Peppermint nose, some mild toasty grain. Dark ruby. Sweet cherry body, softens into a pillowy apple body, great soft finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
August maroon color with light head. Bouquet of pine forest and deep woods. Full of earth and bread crusts. Very tart and herbal bitterness. A bit underbodied for the cauldron of witches herbs it supports. Minty marsh rosemary finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2010
I thought the eucalyptus was a bit strong...but other than that it seemed to be interesting but the eucalyptus was a bit much

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Draught. Poured light brown with a medium white head. Herby aroma, rather like a spice tray. Flavour was a bit too herby, the malt was overshadowed by the greens. I have to give Upright kudos for trying, but this was not to my taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap @ The Bier Stein. My favorite saison! Poursa cola brown with some head. Aroma is juniper, dae kon, eucalyptus and brett. Just a small bit of brett in this one, it really brings out the herbal flavors in this strange but beautiful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at the Upright tasting room. Dark amber with a smooth white head. Nose is fruity and earthy. The yeast esters are starkly different from their normal house strain, no pepper notes going on. The herb and wood subtleties come out as it warms, giving a dry almost musty wood note and a bit of almost minty sharpness. I enjoyed the malt forwardness of this, true bier de garde style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2009
This was my favorite beer at the PDX Holiday Ale Fest. It smells like a pine tree wrapped in rosemary. The body is light, almost effervescent, sparkling, and playful. A nice malty body, sweet yeast, and ends with lovely sprig of mint.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Holiday Ale Festival... Poured hazy amber with an off-white head. Earthy, piney and loads of spices. Yeasty, wheat-like and malty. Light hops and vegetable-like qualities. Fruity finish.


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