litio (4) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2005 does not count
very good summer beer.
weak alchol grade make this beer perfect if you’re thirsty in hot summer. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Comes in a 1 liter swing top bottle. Pours a blshing orange-amber with a small white head. Thankfully, this has none of the explosiveness that the Cassissona had! Aroma is unique, to say the least! I smell rose water, rye bread, tart berries, peppery spices, and some Brett-like notes. Taste is soft flowers, mellow rose water, pepper, touch of dill, sweet malts, and light tart fruitiness. Body is light but well carbonated. Ends with more spices, rose water, bread, light tart fruits, and light earthiness. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Yellow body with white head. Nose had trace floral, spice and sweet. Taste was spices, complex and hard for me to nail down. Tasted like flowers? Weird, in a good way. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
The body is a hazy light ambered toppede with a thick, well sustained solid head that does some fine lacing. The aroma is sweet and yeasty backed by scents of roses, citrus and dark fruits, honey, and hot spices. It has a complex merging of flavors, liberally spiced, and has a wheaty tartness to wrap it up. Dry finish. Refreshing and tasty.3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2007
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UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Sampled from a 1L bottle, 2007
badgerben (5123) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Poured near the end of the bottle so the yeast was most likely heavy, but I don’t mind since the yeast smelled and tasted fantastic. Nice soft funkiness in the nose, some sour and peppery basil/herb/spice aromas, the black pepper is certainly evident, and I pick up some lavendar floral scents and something resembling spiced berries and wood. Lightly tart flavor, tingling the tongue, then turning pasty while still remaining peppery all across the palate, start to finish. Even some grassiness in the finish as well. Good stuff. Weird beer and I like weird beer. 3.8
draft @ the brewery in 2009
heavily spiced, unkempt floral/soap character. soapy and messy. 3.4
Courtesy of Brewfiend. Hazy gold color with a medium head. Strong citrus hop aroma. Very fruity taste, predominantly grape, grapefruit and tangerine. Quite unusual, but good. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2008
ah, i know i’ve had this before but i guess didn’t rate it the 1st time, this bottle comes from thecheeseman! thanks! Very floral aroma, perfumey, with some spice in the nose too. Pours a golden amber, now i’m down to the end of the 1L bottle and its extremely chunky! Funky spice as soon as it hits your mouth, some green olive, pepper, some funky tartness, with all the different flavors going on you can definitely taste the kent goldings, very interesting flavor! So good and easy to drink with the 3.8% abv. Great beer. MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Second tasting, from the tap at Bir&Fud, Roma:beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
The body is nowhere as thin as the bottled version I had had and the flowers and pepper are a lot better expressed. This is clean, immensely drinkable, creative and well put together. Blend a Rosée d’Hibiscus with a Route des Épices and you’ll get something similar (but a tad heavier). 3.8/5
First tasting, from the bottle:
My Bottom Line:
Sweet pot-pourri notes and pointy pink grapefruit pith ride this slender and quizzical estival quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Chunks of yeast abound in the cloudy beige topped with a slim veil of foam.
-In the same "flowery, light, and quenching" category, I would much rather go for a Rosée d’Hibiscus.
-Is it the spice and flower blend, or is lactobacillus creeping up on this one?
-The citrusy fruitiness is dangerously close to that of a cleaning agent in its chemical leanings.
-Bubbles are big are take up a lot of room in the palate.
Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of honey, citrus and other fruits and spices. Good flavor of honey, fruits including citrus and spices, there is some dryness along the way. The body is light with a powdery texture and gentle carbonation. This beer is interesting considering the low abv%. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2008 Artebirra Pasturana 2008: nell’aroma il pepe predomina un po’ su tutto il resto, mentre nel sapore sbucano sambuco e miele, però non ho percepito molto di più; non mi pareva molto in forma, dovrei assaggiarla di nuovo per capire se è stata una sfiga mia o se è sempre così. Un poco una delusione.
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