bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007 SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Green Dragon: Pours a hazy orangish yellow with white head. Immediate aroma of fresh mint leaves and some cranberry tartness underneath. Very potent and crazy aroma, i smelled this one for a few minutes before even trying. Flavor is...minty! Lightly malty and wheaty with a slightly creamy typical hefe body, the cranberry shows up in a light sweet and tartness but the mint is the primary flavor, it is strong but i did not find it overpowering. This is one unique brew, i quite liked it but wouldnt drink a lot of it. Reminded me a bit of fruitcake.
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of cranberry and mint. Golden amber color with a lacing white head. Whoa. It’s mint, followed by cranberry. So the malt sweetness is balanced by cranberry bitter, and the mint dominates the finish. Adventuresome. Try it before you die. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2007
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Spicy nose of fruit and hops. I didn’t pick up much mint in the aroma, but the finish it gave a nice coolness to it. The berries were a bit tart and gave a nice edge to the finish. Very refreshing beer. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 On tap at Green Dragon in Portland, OR--Poured a clouded golden-copper-orange with a medium-sized white head. Nose of sharp mintiness and herbal essences coupled with sweet, dry cranberries. One of the most unique beers I have ever tried. Flavor is slightly medicinal and numbing with bittering hops. Creamy and wheaty. Reminiscent of a tea blend mixed with an American hefe ale. Very nice.