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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
5 Grass is a refreshing yet substantial beer that is pale in color and nicely hoppy. With this beer, we wanted to invoke the brisk, clean aroma of the desert. The recipe makes use of three unique hop varieties as well as some carefully chosen herbs and spices - juniper, sage, and Tasmanian pepperberry, among others - to give a beautiful outdoorsy scent. With it’s smooth clean malt flavors and a unique, complex nose, 5 Grass is like a refreshing walk in the wide open spaces.

In Aztec mythology, 5 Grass was the symbol of life. In this worldview, nature is not inanimate, but is filled with life. Every bug, every flower, every plant is alive and filled with a spirit; each relies on everything around it to sustain and create a living world. 5 Grass invites us to reflect that we are a part of this web of life and that there are forces in nature that can intervene in our lives, which we are best served by knowing and respecting. By knowing nature, we come to know ourselves

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2.7
ryrpat (375) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Nice joppy taste can definitely taste and smell the grassy desert. Has a slightly jeavy taste at the end but i would try it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
pablo951 (674) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Had it out of a bottle. Smells like ine, grassy, and citrus notes, with a thin yellow head and a clear amber hue and a taste of of spivey hops.

4
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Draft. Pours a clear copper with a finger of white head. Aroma of grass and light citrus. Taste is light bitter. Grass and light orange citrus. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. Great summer beer.

3
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Teh spices make it almost smoky and it didn’t do it for me on a hot summer day.

3.2
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Mohogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is spices. The spice flavor dominates the beer. I didn’t really notice the hops. The head went away rather fast. The beer was flavorful though.

3.5
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had this again recently and it’s actually much better than I remember. Definitely tastes a bit like I’d imagine a campfire would- woody, herbal, some heat on the back. Juniper and sage prevail, with a nice balance between booze, herbs, and carbonation. Enjoyed.

2.7
wlajwl (6866) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Aroma is malts and a medium hint of juniper berries. The flavor is citrus, malts, juniper berries and a tangy/tart finish.

3
dwm1034 (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle at Trattoria 10 in Chicago....pretty hip place for a craft beer. Anyway, it was sort of a disappointment. Very mild hop nose and initial taste....some interesting tastes...guess that’s the Tasmanian pepperberry....but overall without a major APA nose or taste...

3.3
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Solid. Lots of hops but with a funky car taste. Mild mouthfeel. Grass and wet cement. Medium finish.

3.3
AWISLguy (3162) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours a coppery amber with a white head leaving terrific lacing. Aroma has sprucy pine and a lot of spiciness. Taste is of sweet malt, some resin and juniper berries, with some tangy spices. Somewhat subtle and light. Finishes sweetly tangy. Would have guessed a saison from the aroma, drinks more like a light pale.


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