TonyDiUlio (653) - 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 (1961) - 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 (8396) - 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 (3257) - 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 (5280) - 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 (10873) - 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 (10163) - 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"
TaktikMTL (6358) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En fût. Verre de 20 oz chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de thym avec une pointe de banane et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’herbes et de fleurs. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #1846)
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub, No head, deep golden color, herby aroma. A sweet herbal elixir that has a light taste of sage (although it has none). Considering there are no hops this beer still has a bit of balance, but remember it is a gruit. A nice beer, but one goes a long way.