McTapps (5202) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight. Pours out in a hazy amber-golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of .....well, garlic. Garlic with some sour bready hints. Taste of garlic, garlic paste, acid, wheat and bread. Finishes off like sour garlic. Little bit thin. Little bit "shaking the body through". Very special. Wouldnít buy it again and didnít really enjoy it, but it is was it is called. Well-made.
MichaelAwesome (5202) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got that one at the Garlic Farm where the garlic seems to be from. Well, that beer is...garlic. The nose is crazily garlic and nothing else. The taste is more compliacted and versatile with fine sour moments of berries and a bit of lambic. Tough to rate that one. But it is definitely something special.
minutemat (2043) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
500ml bottle @ the Fourth Shrewsbury Bottle Share April 2014, courtesy of Luc. Sounds wrong, looks wrong, tastes wrong. This is basically liquid garlic bread. As soon as the pouring began the aroma was quite overpowering. I like garlic as much as the next man, but this is too much. Good for a novelty but thatís it.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle bought by Luc to the fourth Shrewsbury bottle swap on 28th April 2014: my beer of the night. There was even a garlic bulb in the bottle, as if you couldnít tell it was a garlic flavoured beer! Mid-brown with no real head to mention, it smells and tastes of garlic: I like garlic. Not sure I could have had a whole bottle without some sort of food (chips would have been fine), but my large pour enabled me to know it does what it says on the label: itís a garlic beer.
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. Cloudy orange-amber coloured with a strong aroma of garlic. It has a sour spicy fruity flavour with malt notes, biscuit and pretty strong garlic on the finish.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nov 2012 - bottle. Garlic smell. Definite garlic taste followed by mild malty beer. A bit like drinking the water from broth or a thin stock. Not terrible, but not in any way enjoyable either. Iím a fan of garlic and so I could drink a fair bit, but gave up due to boredom.
JoseBravo (9) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very good for cooking or for drink with hot curries or even steaks. I drank part in a glass and the rest went to the pan with angus burguers and was awesome!
joe19612 (2049) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown colour with a thin white head, no carbonation. Strong garlic aroma, the taste is all garlic with a dry finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottled. A brown beer which pours completely flat. This really is gross. I like garlic in all its forms. Actually scrap that; I donít like garlic beer. The aroma is vile. Liquid roasted garlic. It really is disgusting. Itís impossible to raise the glass to your lips without your stomach churning. The first sip reveals a passable roasted garlic flavour. Seems hot. The base beer is plain and the garlic appears to work. But after two or three sips the novelty wears off and it becomes putrid. This beer is unnecessarily expensive. Visitors to the garlic farm on the IOW seemingly lap it up. I do wonder how many repeat purchases there are. Doesnít work on any level. I poured away three quarters of a bottle which it pains me to do, but thereís only so much Iím willing to subject my body to.
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2011
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
[500ml bottle, The Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight] Pours a strange russet beige colour with a murky haze, even with the majority of sediment retained in the bottle - along with half a clove of garlic, floating around like a dead fish in an aquarium. The aroma is all garlic, that instantly recognisable smell of Italian or Asian food. Thereís some sourness in there as well - but that obviously doesnít make it any more appealing. Strangely the first taste isnít that strong - thereís a vague mustiness that reminded me of composting vegetable matter. Then, however, the garlic hits and dominates the flavour and the aftertaste. It certainly doesnít disappoint, if thatís what you were after - if it was meant as a novelty then fair enough, but as a drinkable beer it falls short on every level