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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A medieval brew made with no hops and with yarrow, sweet gale, Labrador tea, mugwort and sweet woodruff

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF ’10. Orange, slightly hazy. Sweet aroma with a hint of sweat. Thin, ugly vegetal taste. Slight dryness. Well, perhaps I would have been kinder if I had read the commercial description, which is as pretty as a speech from Shakespeare: "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,/ Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,/ Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,/ With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine." But I still hated the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011 From cask. Pours hazy dark brown to orange with a small white head. Aroma is dark malty and roasted, slight spiced too. Sweet malty and slight spiced. Bitter and roasted malty. Sweet and caramelish into the finish. 6-3-6-3-11=2.9

From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is slight phenolic and malty. Mild spiced, yeasty and slight phenolic. Spiced and herbal, slight phenolic. Ends dry and malty, light spiced.6-3-6-3-13=3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Cask, GBBF 10. Hazy gold with no head. Aromas are caramel with light citrus. Brown sugar with bready yeast. Flavours are sweet sticky caramel and light pear with some spritzy yeast and lemon. Quite cloying on the palate and a bit of a muddle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardGretton (4405) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Cask@GBBF 2010. Cloudy amber beer with a light head. The aroma is mildly ginger and the flavour is sweet and ginger. Overall a disappointing weakly flavoured Ginger beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF (I think, Craig chose it and Loz went & got it) Trade Day 03-08-10 Pours amber, lifeless and hazy. This is sweet, mead like with some honey, in fact its a cloyingly sweet mess, not my thing at all. Not a great start. A6 A2 T4 P2 Ov10 2.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 VT Brewers Fest - Poured a golden amber in color with a small whitish head that quickly faded. Aroma is of fruit, herbs and honey. Flavor was very interesting with plenty of fruitiness (apples mostly), flowery herbs and a tannic quality not unlike tea. Some flavor of honey too. Finish is short and slightly sour. I liked it and so did my non-beer drinking wife.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Sampled at vt brewfest 2010. Pours a hazy golden color with an off-white head. Aroma was herbal with light fruit and notes of tea leaves. Flavor follows the aroma with a hint of honey and a touch of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
Very interesting beer. Aroma is medicinal herbs and fruits. Flavor is herbs, minimal sourness, lots of fruits and almost zero bitterness with tea and some medicinal notes. A nice time travel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2010
In short: A herbal fruity sweet beer of some kind. Very very bland.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Partly cloudy dark golden body topped by a shor-lived off-white head
In long: Nose is very herbal with notes of parsley, green tea and even camomile. Taste is a letdown. Body is lifeless. Ripe apples, flower juice, juicy honey/caramel, some rot, mint. An overall sensation of drinking a pint that has been sitting on the open for a full day. A big disappointment considering the other top notch quality beers I had on that day at this brewpub. Drinking this lame beer I was having as much fun as a quadriplegic with a cup-and-ball toy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6138) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Sampled on BQ2010. Draft at Flatbread Brewpub in VT. This beer is incredibly unique - boasting uncanny similarities to an actual tea. The aroma is light tea leaves, very herbal aroma. The flavor is actually closer to a tea than beer

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