Brewed by Yates (Isle of Wight)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Sandown, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 1.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zacgillbanks (2249) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Osprey87 (1586) - WALES - MAR 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoseBravo (9) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
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!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2011
[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 [11012011]

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2011
Bottled @ tasting cgarvieuk. Bottle includes peeled garlic clove. Hazy orange colour, white head. Repulsive in-your-face aroma of very strong old, cooked garlic. Hesitant first sip tastes like sweet malts and fruits, some caramel. Bit of garlic that disappears fast. Credits for the novelty factor, but the smell is awful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pale yellow and very hazy nose is like fresh garlic bread - very strong garlic bread. Itís shocking at first to smell this in a beer but the aroma is so nice that i wanted to drink it though was equally nervous. med body and mostly flat - and there was a whole garlic clove in the bottle ugh! nasty! tastes like imitation garlic. add to that the fact that beer and garlic do not mix! to be honest, the nose was actually nice. but the taste is a mediocre english bitter with a terrible garlic taste that butchers the beer.

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