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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We resurected this ancient style of beer, brewed with no hops, for our final Brewhouse Rarities release of 2012. Floral aromas greet the nose, followed by sweet and roasted malt notes with subtle smokiness and herbal tea-like bitterness. Specialty Malts: Wyermann Vienna, Roasted, Black, Smoked, Flaked Barley. Specialty Ingredients: Horehound (for bittering), Heather and Lavender (for flavor and aroma). Hops: None.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
This is interesting but not really enjoyable. Tastes and feels more like tea than beer. Pretty thin and watery with weird vegetal and herb notes on top of a weak porter-like base. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.7
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a dark maroon appearance with a cream colored head. Big lavender, heather, potpourri, slight dark fruity aroma. Fairly sweet, mild caramel, slightly roasty/smoky, a bit fruity, very floral, soapy lavender flavor. Not a big fan.

3.2
ajnepple (6606) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Amber brownish and clear with a tan head. The aroma is spices, herbs, floral, sweet malts, tea and cinnamon? Similar flavor with light toast/roast. Light to medium body with a crisp feel and a lingering spiced finish. Interesting.

3.1
Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
roasty, earthy, woody, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, full body, medium body, creamy,

3.2
Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On draft at rustico Akexandria VA. Pours a cola brown with an off white head. Aroma of pie spices. Flavors of pie spice and malt. Smooth finish.

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tap at Rustico. Pours clear dark amber to brown with a medium, creamy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is juniper berries, spruce, salt, and toast malt with light fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with medium spices and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.3
magsinva (1250) - Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tap at fireworks - pours root beer brown, mostly opaque. I’m getting the heather on the nose. Palate is medium, finish a touch dry. Not a lot of bitterness. Taste is wheaty sweet. Overall, probably my 3rd or fourth in this style, and by far the best so far.

3
DiarmaidBHK (4891) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Draft at Fireworks Pours brown with a thin head that disappears quickly. Smells a bit like tea leaves. Floral, almost perfumed on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!

3.3
radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Aroma was a bunch of herbal notes - definitely can recognize the lavender. Flavor was about the same - enjoyed it enough as it’s a strange, different brew. Odd.

2.6
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Serving: draft at Fireworks Leesburg. It pours a hazy amber and smells like a juniper filled pine tree. Unfortunately it tastes about the same. Perhaps true to style, but there is just too much pine and not enough other flavors. Not one I would want more than a few ounces of.

2.9
BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft at rnh. Dark purple color. No head. Not really a fruit beer but good. It's your standard magic hat 9 beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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