sccp1910 (251) - BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Lebanese craft beer, how could I refuse this?
A: Pours a clear golden-copper color. Not much head is to be found, it’s about one fingers high, shaded white, and not very impressive looking even before it fades quickly. Some lacing is left on the glass, at least.
S: It’s hard not to be intrigued by the aroma. Cinnamon, sage, coriander, green tea, chamomile, and mint all hit the nose in a big way. Not much of a malt backbone or hop presence here - this one seems designed to showcase the various spices, and it’s a success in that regard.
T: Not as interesting as the nose, likely due to the fact that all the spices seemingly blend with one another. However, there’s still enough to like here, such as the thyme/sage notes on the opening and the minty finishing kick. I think this would be better if the maltiness or hop profile was beefed up slightly; flavor-wise, the spice character (though showcased quite well) needs a bit more malt/hops to really shine.
M: This is really light-feeling and crisp. Not the driest brew in the world - which is understandable - but I’m still amazed at how drinkable it is. It goes down superbly, without the aid of strong carbonation to do so.
O: One of the strangest brews I’ve had in a while. I’d call it a partial success; it shows off the spices well, but the base beer isn’t quite interesting enough to keep up. Still, I’d much rather drink this over the legions of generic English pale ales on the market right now.
Aroma citrico e marcante. Cor amarelada turva. Sabor seco, adistrigente e refrescante. Leini (2054) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2017
330ml bottle, purchased from SAS. Clear bright copper body with a low white head. Aromas of ginger, cinnamon, coriander and some sweet fruits. Flavor is a bit similar, but with a more distinct bitterness and more herbal/tea flavor punching through.
Perhaps this would complement the Libanese cuisine perfectly, but on it’s own the herbs and spices just takes over everything imo. ANZUShophunter (446) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle from Fifth Element, Southbank. A grassy aroma with anise and other spices coming through. This beer has a lot going on and the pale ale style is just a blank canvas for the experience. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle in Lebanese restaurant in NYC. Golden body with slight head. Nose spicy and floral. Taste malty with spices and caramel notes. Pretty good. thedm (6177) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a semi-transparent light orange brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was musty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mild rye mild spice breads and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
adamnase (681) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle @Tabbouli, Stockholm. Wow! here is much going on! lots of spices, ta´kes me to Another country right away. Aroma: floral hops, hay, herbs, black tea?. Appearance: clear dark golf/amber, medium frothy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense floral hops, bitters continue, not getting too strong, some spices and herbs. Interesting and far better than expected. blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured amber-gold in pint glass. Spicy aroma and very spicy taste. Too spicy for me, but I was forewarned by the deScription. I agree with the reviewers who suggested food with this beer. I would have enjoyed it more than I did. hirigalzkar (3158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Semi dark maltiness. Heavy spiciness. Slightly sweet. Slightly smoked. Good with food. Nische (2224) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle at Tabbouli. Clear golden with white head. Spicy aroma with herbs and grain overpowering. Same in taste, very herbal and spicy with some fresh citrus behind it. Very original, but a little bit too much. Paired quite well with the food though. Pyrmir (6084) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
330 ml bottle at Meza. Deep golden with white head. Aroma is very herby, thyme, sage and almost nothing else. Taste is similar, very unbalanced.