shrubber85 (11672) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at brewpub. Milk, apple, orange and malt aroma with a hint of smoke. Cloudy amber color with small head. Sweet apple, malt, and citrus hops flavor. Works pretty well. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
GTMW 2009. Poured a slightly hazy, bright orange color with a white head. Smelled of hay, cereal, and a bit of grass. Medium bodied with grass and pale malt notes. I also got a hint of smoke. DrnkMcDermott (3161) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Great Taste beer sample #6. Rating #10 for this beer. Quite cloudy, golden color, still a decent head in a narrow taster glass. Smell is hard to define, a good, basic beer smell is there with just a touch of spiciness. For a pale ale it’s not quite that hoppy. Still got the spiciness, probably from yerba matte. Certainly a decent beer that I’d like to try more of. Lans (19) - , Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2009
On tap, Cumberland Brews Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a light orange head. Nose contains lots of citrus hops (some lemon and orange) and an earthy green tea scent from the yerba mate. Taste is similar, with the yerba mate adding an interesting earthiness to the sharp hops, and really complementing the slight matliness. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, a very refreshing and delicious beer.
On tap at brewpub
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Making it to Cumberland on a slow Saturday afternoon I had a hard time picking a starter beer. Eventually I settled on this one. Florally pale ales have their place in the world and one of them is on a warm fall afternoon. This one is worth checking out if you are in the Louisville area and it’s on tap.
Aroma / Appearance - The amber brown body had very little head. Green tea, malt and a little nuttiness meld in a mellow haze. Sitting there with time to waste I savored every minute of this. If I weren’t rating I would have already been on a second pint.
Flavor / Palate - Moderately hop it washes smoothly down the throat. Sugary green tea leaves a faint impression on the tongue. Dangerously drinkable it was gone in less time than I remember. I could easily have finished off several of these with a few hours to spare.
Picked up a growler of this from liquor barn. Pours amber with a small cream colored head. Aroma is citrusy/flowery hops, and the taste is nice and rounded with a good malt profile and nice bitter finish. merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Draft sample is a hazy amber with an average offwhite head. Aroma is citrusy hops, caramel, and an odd earthiness. Taste has the same strange earthiness which I assume is the Yerba Mate, but it merges seamlessly with the toasted malt and citrusy hops. I really liked this one and look forward to having it again. 502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 12, 2008
On tap at draft. Good nut brown with minimal head (because Cumberland bartenders don’t know how to pour a beer... see my other Cumberland ratings). The aroma is pretty subdues but has some nice hop notes with a bit of a malty backbone. Flavor is unique, though not pale ale-ish. It has a weird roast malt flavor with an almost sour finish. Medium bodied on the palate with a lingering finish. Overall: good and unique brew. laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
I really liked this one. surprisingly since i really don’t like yerba mate. it was nice and sweet with a great earthy undertone. i wish i had gotten a growler to go... NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
From what I’ve been told, Yerba Mate tea tastes like dirt. I didn’t get that from this beer. Got more of a sweet earthiness reminiscent of sweet tea. Some citrus hops come through as well. Nice and very drinkable. Pour is deep red with fluffy off white head.