Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jredmond (7334) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried on Beer Quest 2010 with all the guys. This was number 20. Pours a medium gold. Not much head and none of it lasts. Aroma is sweet. Some apples and light sourness. Flavor follows the awesome aroma and is sweet fruits.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub in Burlington VT. Right away tastes alot like hebal tea.. Sweet honey flavors. Barkeep mentioned the effects of mugwort, and it’s relaxing qualities. I def can see that, reminds me of camomile tea. A bit of peppermint and mint leaves as well. I’ve never had a beer like this and give mad props to the creativity and resorection of an acient style. Uber medieval
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
The cushy body of this yeasty Gruit delivers diverse herbal and flowery tones on simple caramel sweetness, leading to light bitterness and dryness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the cloudy russet.
-The bready yeast’s dominance tends to dominate the flavor profile. Did I get a pint from the bottom of the keg?
-The soft bubbling showcased the herbs quite well while making the beer very drinkable.
-The herbal are well integrated, but must be more expressive when the yeast is not as present.
On tap at the brewpub.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Very sugary sweet, extract aroma, with mild herbals. Flavor is dry malt up front with a pure sweetish finish. Very uncomplex and boring. Where are all those cool spices and herbs they used? Who the hell knows.
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger - hazy copper - tastes very belgian inspired - a lot of fruity esters and a nutty sweetness - some honey tempered by an acidic kick - floral, with an indistinct herbal bitterness - a bit of rye and caraway - quite a nice beer.
Lubiere (12702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish amber ale with a thin big bubbled off white head. A pleasant apple and maple aroma, with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. In mouth, a sweet light malty drink, which still need to ferment for a bit. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30 2008, with Sponge and Goldorak.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of all sorts of spices, herbs, flowers, not surprising i couldn’t pick out exactly what they were seeing the list here. Flavor again all sorts of this stuff going on that I can’t really describe, but it was quite gorgeous to me. Malt is basic, supportive, doesn’t get in the way of the crazy spicy and herbal character jumping all about. I quite liked it.
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Amer Flatbread. Nice golden color with zero head. Weird beer, almost like a slightly carbonated herbal tea and this one certainly wasnt my "cup of tea"