yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at Lucky Baldwin, Pasadena. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Solid ginger and cinnamon spiced aroma. Flavour is citric, light caramel malty but also extremely overspiced. Sweet and spiced ginger finish. Terrible out of balance. Ungstrup (37677) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Draft at Lucky Baldwin. An unclear golden beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and sage. The flavor is sweet malty with spicy notes of sage and notes of alcohol, leading to a dry bitter and alcoholic finish. omhper (25160) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
Sampled draught at Lucky Baldwin, Pasadena.Oakes (17699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
Clear golden, lively, rich head. Rich gingery aroma. Sweet and fruity and rounded, fairly soft mouthfeel. Rich and mouthfilling with herbal notes and drier salty finish.
Cloudy dark straw colour. Big nose mixes sage with bubblegummy, slightly clovey notes. Fizzy mouthfeel. Lots of sage, yeasty spiciness. Quite a bit of late sweetness. Not sure it’s entirey cohesive but it’s fun and enjoyable all the same. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a light golden color with a fair amount of haze and a large, fluffy, white head.
S: There is definitely some sage in this beer. The sage actually dominates the aroma to the point where very little else comes through. Maybe a bit of sweet malts.
T: I was surprised by how well balanced the sage is in the flavor. Certainly, there is a lot of it, but it is nicely balanced by an intense malt sweetness and even some hints of vanilla and coconut (strangely enough). There is just a hint of bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a clean, smooth carbonation. Almost creamy, in fact.
D: I was not expecting to enjoy this one much, and my fears were reinforced after smelling the beer. But I suppose that’s why we drink it.
DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/3/16] Draught at The Good Hop in Oakland. Clear golden. Strong sage aroma. Flavor has sweetish malt, a bit of fruitiness, a tart note, and lots of sage. Medium-bodied. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Opaque amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, Belgian spicy, white pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian spicy, white pepper, some alcohol. Moderately full body. Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Sample at O’Brien’s in San Diego. This brew is a hazy amber-gold color with a medium thin and creamy white head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing. Aroma of fresh sage and ginger, along with touches of malt. Light-bodied with a sweet spiced character. Flavors of ginger and sage up front, with some sweet malt and tart apple following closely. The finish is spicy and fruity with a lingering sweet spicy aftertaste. Unique and tasty. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/29/2006marcus (10232) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
hazy amber, thin beige head, wonderful fresh sage aroma, dry malt flavor with just enough hop to balance, just a touch of the sage in the flavor to add complexity and a touch of bitterness, very drinkable
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours copper with a decent off-white head and an herbal aroma. There is a a sweet caramel malt flavor with some heavy duty sage and some banana ester.