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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Special Herbs began as an experiment a few years ago when we decided to age a bit of our Reggae Junkie Gruit in Old Tom Gin casks. After a short time the beer tasted dull, but several months later it picked up some natural acidity along with the botanical aspects from the residual spirit in the oak. We loved the profile for having so much brightness and depth in the nose while maintaining a crisp and wine-like mouthfeel and finish. This new batch represents the first of annual releases for the Special Herbs, and in addition to two gin barrels we also mixed in two third use wine casks that were full of spent peaches carrying their own mix of yeasts and bacteria, contributing even more layers to this wild beer.

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4.3
RasmusOtt (3396) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2019 Bottle thanks to bursprak. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Notes of nice saison esters, floral, slight tart, green apples and weak barnyard.

4.1
fletchfighters (1833) - WEST RYDE, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2019 750 ML bottle hazy orange, white head that falls to a thick, thin collar. Good spotty lacing. Nose is herbal, earthy, soft stonefruit and gin. taste is very earthy and herbal. Some Oak and gin. Some stonefruit. Wicked beer. Fun to drink

3.3
kevinator (3867) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2019 Brewery said this was gruit. Interesting with earthy and herbal notes. Grain centric with a low hop profile. Enjoyed it.

4
Bule (2315) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2017
750ml bottle pours an orange color without any head. Mild apricot flavor. A lot of flavors that balance the gin barrel well.

4.3
Marheb (6366) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2017
(En fût à la source): Acidité de fruits à noyau, sauvagerie gazonnée et une longueur fruité citrique lumineuse inexplicable. Superbe Gruit.

4.3
slowrunner77 (17396) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Hazy golden orange. Very aromatic funky saison/sour blend. Herbal with nice gin botanicals standing out. Funky, tart white wine and oak, yeasty. Lemony citrus flavor and pucker, light spice. A touch gassy but otherwise superb.

3.8
bdleedahl (2434) - , Saxony, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2017
Very veggy, but super clean and quite sour. Super well made, these guys do it right. Portland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Clareeses (304) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 On draft at the brewery, which we finally found! Aroma 7 /10: winey, grape notes Appearance 4 /5: clear golden with frothy head Palate 4 /5: Bubbly and bright with a robust mouthfeel Taste 8 /10: not intensely sour. There is a distinct Juniper berry flavor as well as fruity notes - peach, pineapple, lemon, orange. Finishes like a chardonnay with some very faint floral and Juniper notes. Overall 18 /20: i honestly haven't tasted a sour like this before. Lots of butter, fruity, and floral complexity makes this incredibly interesting on the palate. Final: 4.1

4.2
Klimaet (3595) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2017
Tap @ Tin Bucket. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aromas of citrus, lemons, lactose, ginger, light bitter herbal notes. Taste has ginger, lemons, citrus, orange and a light lactic finish. ALL CAPS when you spell the man name!

3.7
stchloe (1203) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Very light flavors but very complex and distinct, nice wild ale yeasts with a bit of fruit, wine, and floral herbs.


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